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Updated Supplement List Jul 26th, 2019

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Retirement Announcement from Dr. Ayers Mar 27th, 2019

This spring marks the 35th birthday of my first "IVF Baby". I have enjoyed caring for your family and being a part of your fertility journey. I am writing to let you know that I am retiring from the practice of Reproductive Endocrinology. My last day with Gago Center for...

Zika Travel Information Mar 18th, 2019

When pregnant or trying to conceive, please avoid traveling to Zika Areas. Please see the CDC posted Zika areas at: CDC Zika Travel Information

Laura’s Hope Masquerade Charity Ball Sep 26th, 2018

The Laura’s Hope Masquerade Ball is October 12th at the Oakpointe Country Club and you’re invited! Join us for dinner, dancing and entertainment! please contact us to purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or to donate auction items to our Silent Auction! Tickets are $125, we also have many sponsorship levels...

Should I have my IVF center perform Assisted Hatching? Jun 5th, 2018

Hatching of the blastocyst is a critical component of the physiologic events culminating in implantation. Conversely, the failure to hatch may be one of the many factors limiting human reproductive efficiency. The clinical application of assisted hatching has been proposed as one approach toward the enhancement of implantation and pregnancy...

Is In Vitro Fertilization expensive? Jun 5th, 2018

The average cost of an IVF cycle in the United States is $12,400.  Like other extremely delicate medical procedure, IVF involves highly trained professionals with sophisticated laboratories and equipment, and the cycle may need to be repeated to be successful.  While IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies are not inexpensive,...

How is infertility diagnosed? Jun 5th, 2018

Couples are generally advised to seek medical help if they are unable to achieve pregnancy after a year of unprotected intercourse.  The doctor will conduct a physical examination of both partners to determine their general stat of health and to evaluate physical disorders that may be causing infertility. If no...

How many embryos should I have transferred back? Jun 5th, 2018

The objective of infertility treatment should be the birth of a single, healthy child. Many of the treatment options presented to infertile couples, however, are associated with high risks of multiple gestation. Moreover, many couples view multiple gestation as desirable and are unaware of the risks they pose to both...

Does In Vitro Fertilization work? Jun 5th, 2018

Yes. IVF was introduced in the U.S. in 1981. Since 1985, when we began counting, through the end of 2006, almost 500,000 babies have been born as a result of reported Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures (IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, and combination procedures). IVF currently accounts for more than 99% of ART...

Do I need Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)? Jun 5th, 2018

The purpose of ICSI is to assist the fertilization process when a man’s sperm count is abnormal.  Whether it is because the number of motile sperm is very low or the morphology is excessively poor, the technique involves the delivery of a single sperm into a single egg.  Since 1991,...

What causes infertility? Jun 5th, 2018

The most common male infertility factors include azoospermia (no sperm cells are produced) and oligospermia (few sperm cells are produced).  Sometime, sperm cells are malformed or they die before they can reach the egg.  In rare cases, infertility in men is caused by a genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis...

What is In Vitro Fertilization? Jun 5th, 2018

In infertile couples where women have blocked or absent fallopian tubes, or where men have low sperm counts, IVF offers a chance at parenthood of a “biologically related” child. In IVF, eggs are surgically removed from the ovary and mixed with sperm outside the body in a Petri dish.  After...

What is infertility? Jun 5th, 2018

Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs one of the body’s most basic functions: the conception of children. Conception is a complicated process that depends on many factors: on the production of healthy sperm by the man and healthy eggs by the woman; unblocked fallopian tubes that...

Gago Center For Fertility’s Food Drive Dec 12th, 2017

This month we will be hosting a Food Drive for Gleaners Food Bank at our Brighton location! If you would like to join us in supporting our community, bring a donation to your next monitoring appointment or drop off anytime during our normal business hours.

Gago Center for Fertility Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Ayers Aug 3rd, 2017

We are excited to announce that Dr. Jonathan Ayers has joined the Gago Center for Fertility and Gago IVF team. Dr L April Gago and Dr Jonathan Ayers have combined their REI/Infertility practices at  Gago Center for Fertility.  With a combined 50 years of experience in caring for patients with...

Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF is awarded AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Jul 14th, 2016

Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF is awarded AlUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation   The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is pleased to announce that Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the area(s) of gynecologic, first trimester obstetric, with...

CDC ZIKA Guidelines for Couples Trying to Achieve Pregnancy May 5th, 2016

See the Zika Guidelines from the CDC for couples trying to achieve pregnancy using the link below: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/thinking-about-pregnancy.html

ASRM Bulletin Regarding Zika Virus Apr 7th, 2016

Look here for the most recent update from The American Society of Reproductive Medicine regarding the Zika Virus.ASRM Bulletin Regarding Zika Virus

Homewood Suites by Hilton offering discounted room rates to Gago IVF patients Oct 7th, 2015

Homewood Suites by Hilton located in Brighton, MI is now offering discounted room rates for out of town Gago IVF patients. This will allow patients to stay at a comfortable location just minutes away from Gago IVF when they are in town for procedures and visits. In addition to a spacious...

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) Apr 27th, 2015

Gago Center for Fertility/Gago IVF a fertility clinic and IVF lab is creating patient care packages to support patients on their infertility journey. The package includes guides to supportive services, fertility 101, and a Common Thread bracelet to promote infertility awareness and support in the community. The Common Thread bracelet includes a lotus charm,...

Robin Silbergleid reading Mar 5th, 2015

We are delighted to tell our patients about an exciting event as part of Women’s History Month. Our friend Robin Silbergleid will be giving a reading from her book “Frida Kahlo, My Sister,” along with a discussion of ekphrasis, and writing about the body at RCAH Center for Poetry at...

Open House: November 2014 Oct 24th, 2014

We have a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Gago Center for Fertility and meet our warm staff. On Saturday, November 8th from 1-3 pm, we’re offering a tour of the office and a chance to win a free IVF cycle!* RSVP by Nov. 1st to let us know if...

Gago Staff Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Oct 7th, 2014

We were so lucky and proud to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor recently.  Families from all over the world come to Ann Arbor for their state-of-the-art hospitals and they need a safe and nurturing environment while they’re going through a hard time. The House provides a temporary, inexpensive “home away from home” for...

Gago Fertility Now Offers Oocyte Vitrification! May 14th, 2014

In addition to our IVF services, we are now offering oocyte vitrification at our Brighton location. Call us to schedule a consultation regarding our oocyte vitrification or egg freezing program. Phone: 810-227-3232

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine At Gago Wellness! Apr 30th, 2014

Gago Wellness is up and running right next door to Gago Fertility, and Krissy Clark, MSTOM, Dipl. OM has joined the team offering acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to create a completely integrated and holistic experience for Gago Fertility patients. Using acupuncture alongside your cycles can improve blood flow and...

Gago Wellness Open House on October 3, 2013! FREE Yoga Class!! Sep 25th, 2013

Please join us for the Gago Wellness open house! Free yoga class! Drawing for a free acupuncture session! Date: 10/3/13Time: 7:00PMLocation: 2250 Genoa Business Park DrSuite 130Brighton, MI 48114 Visit the Wellness section of our page to get more details.

Now offering embryo donation with Gago Center for Fertility Mar 19th, 2013

Now offering embryo donation with Gago Center for Fertility and www.nightlight.org

Dr. Renee Page, M.D. Mar 13th, 2013

Gago Center for Fertility is excited to announce that Dr. Renee Page, M.D is joining the practice next month. The addition of Dr. Page will help facilitate the continuation of exceptional care at Gago Center for Fertility.

Free Online Informative Materials Mar 6th, 2013

Informative materials are provided online for patients at www.reproductivefacts.org.  On the website you will find fact sheets that are free to download and print as well as booklets that are available as free electronic files.  All materials are provided in English along with 33 of the materials available in Spanish, with...

Dreams Can Come True With Financial Assistance For IVF! Mar 6th, 2013

http://attainfertility.com/article/ivf-cost-grants#.UPzWO–KFW8.email  

Dr. Gago Rated Number One By SART For The Highest Fertility Success Rates! Mar 6th, 2013

Dr. Gago Rated Number One By SART For The Highest Fertility Success Rates!

Ask about Resolve Infertility Peer Led Support Groups Available Mar 6th, 2013

Meeting times and location to be determined

We are excited to announce our new Ann Arbor Location Mar 6th, 2013

Gago Center for Fertility is located at 1000 E. Stadium Blvd., Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. We will be doing consultations and monitoring at this location. Please call 810.227.3232 for an appointment.

We are excited to announce the formation of LAURA’S HOPE… Mar 6th, 2013

We are creating a Non-Profit, Laura’s Hope, that will support families with the cost of IVF. We are looking for a couple of people who are interested in donating some of their time to help us launch this exciting initiative.  If you are interested in helping, please email us at holly_huestis@gagofertility.com....

Are You Interested in Being an Egg Donor? Mar 6th, 2013

Egg Donor Informationhttp://www.arr1.com

Metanx Mar 6th, 2012

If you are prescribed to take Metanx and do not have insurance coverage for that particular medication, here is an alternative. Each Metanx tablet contains the following:-Folic Acid 3mg-Vitamin B6 35mg-Vitamin B12 2mgYou can take these three tablets in place of the Metanx tablet to receive the same supplementation.

We are now offering operative hysteroscopy with IV sedation in our office. Apr 29th, 2011

Our patients are excited that we are now offering operative hysteroscopy in our Brighton offices. This offers patients a more intimate and private environment.  The IV sedation also supports a quicker recovery.

Gago Center for Fertility now partnering with Resolve for Infertility Peer Led Support Group. Mar 6th, 2011

Monday, July 11 from 7-8pm. Location: Gago Center for Fertility Brighton Office, lower level meeting area. Contact: Kelly Sellar at 810-599-4485. 

New “Lansing Office” Opening Tuesday September 28th Aug 8th, 2010

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Lansing Satellite Office at:   Michigan Centers for Fertility 1515 Lake Lansing Rd. Suite O Lansing, MI 48912

daVinci Myomectomy Jun 1st, 2010

A new category of minimally invasive myomectomy, da Vinci ® Myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System — the latest evolution in robotics technology — surgeons can remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control. Among...