For individuals and couples struggling to conceive in Northern Virginia, there is a beacon of hope. Shady Grove Fertility, the largest fertility clinic in the Greater Washington D.C. area, announced recently that they were moving their Annandale, VA location to a significantly bigger, full-service facility in Fairfax. Patients in the new facility will be seen by doctors David Saffan, M.D., Eric Levens, M.D., and Rachana Garde, M.D. 

Shady Grove has been serving infertile patients in Virginia for twenty-five years, with locations in Arlington, Fair Oaks, Leesburg, Woodbridge, Haymarket, Dulles-Aldie, and now Fairfax. Overall, the practice employs nine reproductive endocrinologists and one reproductive urologist in the Northern Virginia area, many of whom were recently named a Washingtonian Top Doctor in Infertility. The practice is much bigger, with locations in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. Overall there are 41 doctors spread between 28 locations. 

The fertility center helps individuals and couples who meet the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s standards for having trouble conceiving. That means no success with unprotected intercourse when the female partner is under 35 years old, 6 months if aged between 35 and 40, and 3 months if the woman is older than 40. There are also several health and/or genetic conditions that make it a good idea for a woman to seek help before conceiving. 

According to a press release, the new center is state-of-the-art: “Virginia patients will also soon benefit from the opening of Shady Grove Fertility’s newest IVF laboratory and procedure center in April 2018, located in the new Fairfax, VA office. The new space is over 6,500 square feet and is home to physician offices for patient consultations as well as dedicated andrology laboratories for procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), sperm preparation, and patient monitoring. The state-of-the-art embryology laboratory is located next to a spacious ambulatory surgery center with 5 recovery bays, 3 embryo transfer rooms, and 2 operating rooms.”

This year, the practice achieved a milestone of 50,000 babies born as a result of their work since opening in 1991. Shady Grove prides itself on staying up to date on the newest research and technology in the field of reproductive medicine, as well as its excellent patient care and word of mouth. In fact, 96 percent of Shady Grove’s patients say that they would recommend the practice to a friend or loved one. 

“Continuous research, innovation, and a commitment to stay at the cutting edge of reproductive science, all hallmarks of our practice, improves outcomes for patients and helps more couples conceive,” Dr. Levens stated, neatly summing up Shady Grove’s appeal.