Category: In the News

In the News: A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments

A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study

Article by: Lindsey Jacobson, ABC News, July 18, 2018

“Forty years after the first ever “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown was born, 33 percent of American adults report using fertility treatment or knowing someone who used fertility treatment to have a baby, according to a new study.” Read the article here.

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From Left: Louise Brown, world’s first IVF baby, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Angeline Beltsos.

Louise Brown Visits Chicago Before Turning 40

World’s First Test Tube Baby Visits Chicago Before Turning 40

Article by: Steve Miller, WBBM News Radio, June 6, 2018

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Louise BrownLouise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby is turning 40 this summer, and she is in Chicago Wednesday at the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International. Read the full article here.

The Midwest Reproductive Symposium International, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is an educational event that began in 2003 to promote the timely discussion of issues relevant to reproductive medicine. Founded by Vios Fertility CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, the primary objective is the provision of high quality, appropriate, continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and business experts engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

In the News: World’s First IVF Baby for Infertile Couples’ Rights

The World’s First IVF Baby Turns 40 — And She’s Now Fighting for Infertile Couples’ Rights

Article by: Jaclyn Anglis, First for Women, June 5, 2018

We can’t believe it’s been four whole decades since Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, was born in Bristol, England. But Brown, who paved the way for countless infertile couples to have babies, does indeed turn 40 on July 25, 2018. As she prepares to celebrate her birthday this summer, it’s worth taking a look back at how far we’ve come since her historic birth. Read the full article here.


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Vios Fertility and the Midwest Reproductive Symposium international were honored to welcome Louise to Chicago to celebrate her birthday and learn more about her incredible journey as the world’s first IVF baby. Dr. Angeline Beltsos (far left) and Dr. Amber Cooper (second from right) celebrate with Louise at her birthday party!

A Message From Vios

March 15, 2018

Dear Patients and Friends of Vios Fertility Institute,

In recent news, fertility clinics in both Cleveland and San Francisco experienced a situation where storage tanks holding frozen tissue malfunctioned potentially damaging thousands of eggs and embryos. As of today, it appears that over 500 patients may have been affected between the two programs. These extremely rare occurrences are a stark reminder of the importance we place on cryogenic systems that hold frozen eggs, embryos, sperm and other tissue at IVF clinics. Read some cryopreservation FAQs here.

We share in the sadness for all those involved including patients and their team of care providers. These clinics are very well respected in the field of fertility and this reminds us that things can occur from natural disasters, technical malfunction and the element of human error. Moreover, we want to take a moment to reassure you about the safety of your eggs, embryos and/or sperm that is stored with Vios Fertility Institute. It is also important for an organization to remember what they stand for and value. At Vios, our core values are Vision, Innovation, TeamwOrk and PaSsion. (more…)

REI Dr. Ellen Hayes Joins Vios Wisconsin

Renowned Specialist Dr. Ellen Hayes Offers More Options for Those Facing the Heartbreak of Infertility

Dr. Ellen HayesJohnson Creek, WI. (March 6, 2018) – To help more parents-to-be in southern Wisconsin get closer to their dream of growing their family, Vios Fertility Institute is pleased to welcome Ellen Hayes, MD, FACOG to its Johnson Creek clinic, located at 540 Village Walk Lane, Unite G, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, 53038. A board-certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist, Dr. Ellen Hayes marries fertility consulting with innovative treatments to increase a patient’s chances of a healthy, successful pregnancy. (more…)

Renowned Urologist & Male Fertility Specialist Dr. Rodrigo Pagani Joins Vios Fertility

Addition of Dr. Pagani Allows Vios Fertility Institute Chicago to Treat Infertility in Both Women and Men Onsite

CHICAGO, IL. (March 2, 2018) – Since opening its doors to parents-to-be two years ago, Vios Fertility Institute Chicago has provided women with compassionate care to treat the leading causes of female infertility. With the addition of urologist Dr. Rodrigo Pagani, Vios is now able to help men become the fathers they want to be through the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of male fertility issues onsite. (more…)

Vios Merges with Dr. Jabamoni’s Practice

Vios Fertility Institute Merges with the Practice of Reena Jabamoni, M.D.
Partnership Brings Dr. Jabamoni’s 40 Years of Care to More Chicagoland Families

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. (September 5, 2017) – Vios Fertility Institute is proud to announce a new collaboration and new office in Hoffman Estates. Since 1974, Reena Jabamoni, M.D., S.C. has helped couples become families and individuals become parents through her work as a nationally-renowned, board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility (REI) Specialist. Now she has taken the next step in her 40-year career by partnering with Vios Fertility Institute to share her knowledge with more families in Chicago’s northern suburbs. (more…)

Vios Fertility St. Louis Merges with CRMW

Merger of Premier Fertility Clinics Brings
Vios Fertility Institute St Louis to Chesterfield and Southern IL

  1. ST. LOUIS, MO. (July 27, 2017) – For individuals and couples on both sides of the Mississippi River, receiving world-class fertility treatments from caring specialists is easier and more accessible than ever before. Vios Fertility Institute is excited to partner with Amber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG of The Centers for Reproductive Medicine and Wellness to expand its growing network of clinics across St. Louis and Southern Illinois. With its newest location in Chesterfield, MO, Vios can serve patients in West County closer to where they work and live, helping reduce the stress that comes with battling infertility.

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Two New Locations, Three New Providers

Vios Fertility Institute Grows with Two New Locations, Three New Providers
Latest Expansion Increases Care, Compassion for Patients in Illinois and Wisconsin

CHICAGO, IL. (July 24, 2017) – For many of the 7.5 million women in the U.S. facing infertility, seeking treatment can be an overwhelming, and in many cases, a time-consuming, process. Vios Fertility Institute is dedicated to making accessing family planning services and receiving fertility treatments as easy as possible. By opening two new locations and welcoming three fellowship-trained, board-eligible reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists to our growing team, we can serve patients closer to where they live and work and provide them with quality care on their schedules. (more…)

Vios Opens IVF Lab in Chicago

Vios Fertility Institute Chicago IVF Lab Opens in West Loop
State-of-the-Art IVF Laboratory Enhances Patient Experience and Scientific Outcomes

CHICAGO, IL. (April 26, 2017) – Individuals and couples wishing to experience the joy of parenthood but facing the heartbreak of infertility often require in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to make their dreams come true. With Vios Fertility Institute’s own IVF lab at 333 S. Desplaines in Chicago, local patients as well as national and international patients, have direct access to world-class IVF embryology services that give them the best chance of conceiving.

Already renowned in Chicagoland for its IVF, intrauterine insemination and other cutting-edge fertility treatments, Vios expanded to offer patient consultations, perform exams and deliver IVF procedures in one convenient location for parents-to-be. The new Vios lab is located in the former University of Chicago IVF lab, and has been enhanced to utilize the finest IVF equipment available today. This also allows Vios to better meet the diverse needs of its patients in a warm, welcoming environment. (more…)