Houston, TX, January 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Houston IVF recently opened a new state-of-the-art Infertility Center on the campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The 26,000 square-foot facility, located at 929 Gessner Road and the I-10 Freeway, provides a one-stop shop for infertility treatment, and includes four embryo transfer rooms, two egg retrieval rooms, and a certified laboratory deemed ‘one of the cleanest in the world’ by Antonia Gilligan, President of Alpha Environmental, Inc.
The new infertility center is one of the centerpieces of the new $500 million, 36-story Memorial Hermann Tower, which the hospital is promoting as ‘the new center of Houston medicine,’ and the largest structure on the I-10 corridor in West Houston. Recent additions to the Memorial City campus are aimed at providing the quality care of the Texas Medical Center without the perceived logistical inconvenience. “Couples coming to Houston IVF can be sure that they are receiving world-class care in a calm, peaceful, and pleasant environment” said Timothy Hickman, medical director of Houston IVF.
Hickman notes that the planning for the new center took over a year. “Our layout is modeled in part after the Cornell program in New York City, where all services are offered in a skyscraper-like facility, and modeled in part after our sister clinic, the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, which boasts one of the best IVF laboratories in the world.” Houston IVF occupies the 23rd floor of the new structure, doubling the capacity of their previous offices.
In addition to assisted reproductive technology (ART), the center will offer counseling services to patients, and provide clinical and andrology laboratory testing services in the new center. Houston IVF’s fertility experts will also be available at two additional locations throughout the greater Houston area: The Woodlands and the Texas Medical Center.
About Houston IVF Founded in 1991 by Dr. Timothy Hickman, Houston IVF is one of the nation’s leading infertility treatment centers, providing a broad range of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility care to the most advanced In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technology. Along with Drs. Laurie McKenzie and Rafael Cabrera, Houston IVF achieves live birth rates significantly higher than the national average across all age groups. For more information visit their website www.houstonivf.net.