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What Makes NCCRM Different From Other Fertility Clinics?

Your Premier Center For Reproductive Health In NC

The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine/Talbert Fertility Institute is the premiere center for reproductive health in North Carolina and the East Coast. It was established in 1992 to provide advanced reproductive techniques to couples who dream of having their own child. The physicians of NCCRM are fertility specialists. One of our founders, Dr. Luther Talber, is credited with performing the first successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) in North Carolina.


NCCRM has an on-site laboratory that operates continuously with a full-time laboratory director who constantly monitors all aspects of our patients’ treatments. Our embryologists perform state of the art assisted reproductive procedures, including: micromanipulation procedures such as sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, embryo cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Our laboratory focus is to combine your eggs and sperm to achieve fertilization. We perform frozen cycles rather than fresh cycles. Only centers that have a great freezing program can perform this, as the quality of embryos after thaw is critical. Our practice is one of the best at the new technique, known as vitrification. This is the method we use in our egg bank. Eggs are very sensitive to freezing and we have had wonderful success with frozen eggs. Embryos are less sensitive to vitrification, so it has made frozen embryos a much more successful procedure than in the past.

Freeze all cycles also allow us to be more aggressive with stimulation since we trigger in a manner that will never cause hyperstimulation and hyperstimulation is the riskiest part of IVF. This cycle allows a patient to stimulate once and transfer embryos as needed in the future. (NCCRM can usually freeze 8-10 embryos after one stimulation cycle.) In addition, freezing all your eggs allows those worried about having too many frozen embryos for the future, to only fertilize a couple of eggs and freeze eggs for future use as needed. Finally, research has also shown that frozen cycles have resulted in healthier babies that have a higher birth weight.

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In order to learn more about our procedures and how we can assist you with your fertility plans Contact Us Today. For patients in the Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill areas, you also can call 919-233-1680 to make an appointment at our Cary office. For patients in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Charlotte areas, you also can call 336-273-4490 to make an appointment at our Greensboro office. You can also Request an Appointment Today!


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