Free Second Opinions Offered at New Shady Grove Fertility Center Locations

Oct 23, 2012, 08:50 ET from Shady Grove Fertility Center

In celebration of their grand opening, SGFC's Philadelphia area centers in Chesterbrook and Wyomissing are now offering free consultations to patients through November 16, 2012.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility Center (SGFC), the nation's largest fertility center, now has locations in Chesterbrook, PA and Wyomissing, PA to serve patients in the Philadelphia area. In celebration of their grand opening, both locations are offering free second opinions to new patients through November 16th.A free second opinion includes a medical consultation with a physician, valued at $300. Dr. Isaac Sasson and Dr. Abraham Munabi will provide fertility patients with a full range of state-of–the-art diagnostic, treatment and financial options for female and male infertility.


"We are very excited to have Dr. Sasson and Dr. Munabi join our team and to lead our expansion into the Philadelphia area," says Dr. Robert J. Stillman, board certified reproductive endocrinologist and medical director at Shady Grove Fertility Center.  "Our reputation for treatment success and patient service, combined with unique financial options, has encouraged more and more patients to cross states and even international borders to seek treatment at our center; we see patients from all 50 states and more than 35 countries. We are especially proud to now offer Philadelphia area patients the same world-class care."

Shady Grove Fertility Center offers several unique financial programs to aid in covering treatment costs and accepts most major insurance plans. Programs can cut treatment fees by 30-40 percent for self-pay patients, and can even offer a full refund if a couple does not have a baby. Financial programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Shared Risk 100% Refund Option – The Shared Risk 100% Refund Program offers IVF and donor egg patients up to six treatments for a flat fee, with a guaranteed, 100 percent refund if treatment is not successful. More than 1,000 patients enrolled in the Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for IVF or donor egg treatment just last year. Most patients who use donor egg participate in this financial program.
  • Shared Donor Egg – This program reduces the cost of donor egg treatment by up to 50 percent or can be combined with the 100 percent refund option. An extensive database of fully screened donors is currently available online.
  • Shared Help Discount Program provides up to 30 percent off all testing and treatment for qualified patients. Since its inception in 2009, 85 percent of applicants, more than 1,300 patients, have received discounts.

"For most patients, treatment costs are the most prohibitive barriers to seeking help," explains Dr. Isaac Sasson. "Last year 2,350 patients used one of our exclusive financial programs to access care. Couples in Philadelphia now have access to a wide range of financial plans and local offices, making treatment accessible and convenient."

Known nationally and globally for superior pregnancy success rates, Shady Grove Fertility Center has offices in 20 locations across the northeast. More than 30,000 babies have been born with the assistance and expertise of SGFC during the center's 20-year history. A team of 28 physicians stay up-to-date on the latest medical advancements and industry research to provide most cutting-edge treatment options such as frozen donor eggs and genetic screening of embryos. Shady Grove Fertility Center has helped families in all 50 states and more than 35 countries, and is recognized nationally for high pregnancy success rates.

Isaac E. Sasson, MD, PhD, FACOG, who treats patients at the Chesterbrook center, received his medical degree and PhD in genetics from Yale Medical School. He went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinical fellowship at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Sasson is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Sasson treats patients with a full range of state-of–the-art diagnostic and treatment options for both female and male infertility.

Abraham K. Munabi, MD, FACOG treats patients in the Chesterbrook and Wyomissing centers. Dr. Munabi has been treating patients for over 22 years and has received several industry awards and recognitions. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and has also completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the National Fellowship Program at NIH, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Munabi is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology.

Patient inquiries and appointment requests should call 888-761-1967 or visit

About Shady Grove Fertility Center

With more than 5,000 IVF cycles and nearly 900 donor egg cycles performed annually, Shady Grove Fertility Center is the largest and one of the most progressive fertility and IVF centers in the United States, producing pregnancy success rates that are consistently higher than the national averages. Twenty-eight reproductive endocrinologists, as well as PhD scientists, geneticists, and over 400 highly specialized staff care for the thousands of local, national and international patients who seek treatment through the center each year. Shady Grove Fertility Center conducts clinical research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and is part of their subspecialty training fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. In addition to participating with over 20 insurance plans, Shady Grove Fertility Center has developed a number of treatment and financial programs, such as Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, Multi-Cycle Discount Option for IVF, Shared Donor Egg, International Donor Egg, and Shared Help, to make treatment more affordable for more couples. More than 30,000 babies have been born through the assistance and expertise of Shady Grove Fertility Center during the center's 20-year history. Shady Grove Fertility is a member of the Attain Fertility Network.

SOURCE Shady Grove Fertility Center