The journey to becoming parents can be one filled with challenges, hope and, ultimately, endless joy. Our goal at Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego (RPSD) is to accompany you on your journey with world-class medical treatment, care and compassion.
A Promise of Personal Care
At RPSD we are honored to be part of each and every patient’s unique journey to becoming a parent. It is a privilege to be entrusted with such a transformative experience, and one that we treat with the utmost sensitivity and respect. Your relationship with your physician begins the day of your first appointment. All of your office procedures–from initial diagnostics and interim monitoring, through the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure and all ultrasound examinations–will be performed by one of our expert physicians. They will design a customized fertility treatment plan, carefully monitor your progress and always be available to answer your questions.
A Commitment to Excellence
We are a passionate group of fertility doctors and staff members who have been successfully treating couples for over 20 years. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Gabriel Garzo and Dr. David Meldrum, RPSD delivered the first Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) baby in San Diego County in 2001. Our unique relationship with the Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego enables us to be clinically based and gives us access to cutting-edge research so we can provide the very best to our patients. Dr. Gabriel Garzo, Dr. David Meldrum, Dr. Antoni Duleba, Dr. Irene Su and Dr. Heidi Cook-Andersen all have full time or clinical faculty appointments and regularly participate in the teaching of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows, OB-GYN Residents and medical students.
A New Era of Treatment
The main emphasis of our practice is single embryo transfer. We believe it is the most effective way to help patients and reduce risks, resulting in greater success achieving healthy pregnancies. As one of the few fertility treatment centers in the country placing a major emphasis on single embryo transfer, we have taken care to optimize the process. In the past, the viability of the embryos was compromised by freezing them; a newer cryopreservation technique called vitrification has greatly improved the quality of frozen embryos. They are now virtually as healthy as fresh embryos. Another important advance is Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), wherein each embryo is tested to determine whether all of its chromosomes are normal. By transferring only a single, chromosomally normal embryo, multiple pregnancies are dramatically reduced, and the mother’s and the child’s health risks and the rate of miscarriage are dramatically decreased.
National and International Recognition
Patients travel great distances to be treated by our physicians. This is due to our extraordinary success rates with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), which are significantly higher than the national average. We have been recognized by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology for achieving these results with a lower number of embryos transferred, reducing the risk of multiple pregnancies. Nationally, our physicians have been featured in People magazine, ABC Nightline, The Oprah Show and The Best Doctors in America. Internationally, we are recognized as leading practitioners and researchers in the field, and our doctors are frequently invited to speak throughout the world. Our physicians have been featured on major European television and radio networks, and in several European newspapers.
A Belief in Communication
Open communication is extremely important during fertility treatment. Our experienced nursing staff will work with you one on one, explaining every aspect of your treatment. Your personal IVF coordinator is available to you, by phone and email, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You will have personal and direct consultation with our highly respected embryology laboratory staff. They maintain our personal approach to care in discussing your results, explaining them in detail and continuing constant communication with you. Individualized fertility treatment plans, continual physician care and open communication takes time, but we believe this is how success is maximized. When anxiety is replaced with relaxation, and fear is replaced with trust, your body is in a much healthier state to successfully achieve a pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.