The Importance of the Lab


When you select an IVF clinic, the role of the embryology laboratory cannot be overstated.

All of Dr. Sills’ patients benefit from the skills of our embryology specialists. Here, we have a hard working & highly regarded interdisciplinary team of reproductive laboratory experts involved with each case. Our laboratory team advances the state of reproductive science knowledge on a daily basis, one baby at a time!

Dr. Sills recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to world-class reproductive care, which is a major driver of the CAG research and education portfolio.

Representative publications:

Sills ES, Palermo GD. Human blastocyst culture in IVF: current laboratory applications in reproductive medicine practice. Rom J Morphol Embryol 2010;51(3):441-5.

Hayrinen LH, Sills ES et al. First Irish delivery following sequential, two-stage embryo and blastocyst transfer. Irish J Med Sci 2012;181(3):349-51.

Sills ES, Takeuchi T et al. Identification and isolation of embryonic stem cells in reproductive endocrinology: theoretical protocols for conservation of human embryos derived from in vitro fertilization. Theory Biol Med Model 2005; 2:25.

Sills ES, McLoughlin LJ et al. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and prophylactic human embryo cryopreservation: analysis of reproductive outcome following thawed embryo transfer. J Ovarian Res 2008;1(1):7.

Sills ES, Murray GU et al. Clinical features and reproductive outcomes for embryos undergoing dual freeze-thaw sequences followed by blastocyst transfer: critique of 14 consecutive cases in IVF. Fertil Steril 2009;91(4 Suppl):1568-70.

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E. Scott Sills, MD PhD and the Center for Advanced Genetics (CAG) is a reproductive medicine clinic located in Carlsbad, California USA, in North San Diego County, and serves the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Bonsall, and Camp Pendleton. The fertility clinic specializes in in-vitro fertilization (IVF), frozen embryo transfer (FET), blastocyst transfer, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening/testing of embryos (PGD, PGS) for possible genetic abnormalities and gender selection, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), intra-uterine insemination (IUI), surrogacy, donor cycles, male-factor infertility, Essure® removal, treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss, and fertility preservation (egg freezing, sperm banking). Dr. Sills is published over 100 times in peer-reviewed publications and just published his book “Fighting at the Fertility Front,” a book that covers infertility, treatments, and issues that are unique to military personnel. CAG is committed to building families, including assisting those of the LGBT community. We offer low-interest fertility treatment financing to make having a baby a reality for virtually everyone.
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