Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Expands and Opens State-of-the-Art IVF Center in Tampa, FL, Making Access to Care More Convenient

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 General News
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SGF brings the highest level of fertility care to the Tampa Bay area by opening a new IVF center.

TAMPA, Fla., July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), one of the nation's leading fertility

centers and home to 85,000 babies born—in affiliation with Women's Care Florida (WCF), a premier provider of women's health care throughout Central Florida—announced this week the opening of its newest full-service in vitro fertilization (IVF) center in Tampa, FL, bringing access to top quality fertility care closer to home and more convenient for patients.

SGF's new full-service embryology laboratory is equipped with the latest technology to give patients every advantage on their journey to conceive, including HEPA-filtered clean air ventilation systems, heated work stations that stimulate the in vivo (Latin for "within the living") environment, anti-vibration tables that prevent harm to specimens should the table shake, highly sophisticated inverted microscopes to better evaluate embryo growth and development, and advanced incubators and media, to name a few.

"Through SGF's dedicated research and continuous innovation, our center stays at the cutting-edge of reproductive science to improve outcomes for our patients and help even more people conceive," says Celso Silva, M.D., M.S., of SGF's Tampa Bay, FL location.

The Tampa center is home to the ninth embryology lab operated by SGF, joining the largest freestanding IVF laboratory in the United States in Rockville, Maryland as well as Atlanta, GA; Chesterbrook, PA; Fairfax, VA; Richmond, VA; Towson, MD; New York, NY (opening this Fall); and Santiago, Chile. The SGF Tampa lab will operate under the distinct leadership of nationally and internationally known Michael J. Tucker, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Director of SGF's IVF and Embryology Laboratories.

In addition to the opening of the new IVF center, SGF's Westshore office on West Cypress Street relocated to the 3rd floor (Suite 302) of the same building. This move allowed for additional offices for private, comfortable patient consultations, and a more spacious waiting room.

SGF Tampa Bay has also expanded their medical team in order to best serve patients by welcoming Cortney White, CRNP. Cortney, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, will be assisting with monitoring appointments and procedures in the Westshore office.

While SGF is relatively new to Tampa Bay, its demand already prompted the need to open a second location in Brandon, FL. This second office offers greater convenience and access to care for patients in the Tampa Bay area. The Brandon office is led by board certified reproductive endocrinologist, Shayne Plosker, M.D.

"I am most proud to be a part of SGF because the practice puts compassion and excellent patient care first. SGF is incredibly innovative and has been a leader rather than a follower in all aspects of reproductive care. The practice respects the needs and contributions of its patients and its team members," says Dr. Plosker.

Patients may now schedule an appointment by calling the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or submitting this brief online form.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 36 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit


SOURCE Shady Grove Fertility

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