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Leading U.S. Infertility Practice Opens Boston IVF The Maine Center in Portland, Helping Build Families in Maine
Date:2/24/2010

PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston IVF, a leading medical practice providing specialized infertility treatment since 1986, is expanding its patient care services in Maine and has opened Boston IVF The Maine Center, offering local patients state-of-the-art care closer to home. Boston IVF The Maine Center will provide a full range of cutting-edge infertility treatment options, educational and support services and exceptional, personalized care that patients have come to expect from Boston IVF, now more conveniently located in South Portland.

"We have been providing infertility care to women and men in Maine for over 10 years, and we are delighted that we now have the opportunity to not only deliver the highest quality care, but to make it more convenient and less stressful for our patients to receive state-of-the-art treatment closer to home," said Michael M. Alper, M.D., Medical Director, Boston IVF, and Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School. "Women and men struggling to have a baby now have access to expert staff and exceptional facilities, without having to travel hours away from home."

Boston IVF The Maine Center will offer the full range of infertility and reproductive health services for both men and women experiencing trouble getting pregnant, from simple drug therapies to the advanced Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), male infertility services and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a screening procedure to identify embryos at risk for certain diseases.

Boston IVF infertility specialists, Dr. Alper, Alan Penzias, M.D., Surgical Director at Boston IVF, and Robert Sasso, M.D., are seeing patients at the new, full-service infertility treatment center in Portland. Drs. Alper and Penzias will continue to also see patients in Bangor, Scarborough and Lewiston.

"Boston IVF has been a part of the local infertility community for more than a decade and we look forward to continuing to provide expert infertility care to our patients in Maine," added Alper. "Boston IVF The Maine Center's team of trusted specialists offers patients knowledgeable, compassionate infertility care, in a comfortable and supportive environment close to home."

Dr. Alper, Medical Director, co-founded Boston IVF in 1986 and is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He fulfilled his residency at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, where he also completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Alper is an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Penzias, Surgical Director at Boston IVF, is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital/ Harvard Medical School and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Penzias is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His book, "The Boston IVF Handbook of Infertility," co-authored with Dr. Alper and Steven Bayer, M.D., has been labeled as "the premier resource" in the field.

Dr. Sasso received his medical degree at the Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of Utah Medical Center and his fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Dr. Sasso is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons in New England.

About Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse (six months if the woman is over age 35) or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term, and affects 7.3 million people in the U.S., or 1 in 8 couples. Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. 

Boston IVF is a leading center for cutting-edge reproductive technologies and exceptional patient care. With more than 30,000 babies born since 1986 and 12 convenient locations throughout New England, Boston IVF is considered among America's most experienced fertility centers. Please visit our website at www.bostonivf.com for more information.

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