The countdown begins: three fertility specialists, two new locations, and one SGF Colorado grand opening is set for May 17, 2021! We are proud to lend a helping hand to families out west with the same cutting-edge fertility care we’ve offered all patients since 1991. Please join us in giving a warm welcome to former University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine (CU ARM) physicians who are taking the helm at SGF Colorado: Shona Murray, M.D., Alex Polotsky, M.D., and Cassandra Roeca, M.D.
While these three physicians bring decades of shared fertility treatment experience to their patients, they will also provide training to the University of Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship program to prepare future physicians, too.
Like our East Coast offices, SGF Colorado’s new Colorado Springs and Denver offices will collectively offer the following fertility services:
With this move, we will also expand access to our renowned donor egg treatment and gestational carrier programs, the largest in the nation with more than 8,000 babies and counting to its credit. As a practice, we recruit and medically, psychologically, and genetically prescreen all prospective, ready-to-cycle egg donors before listing them on the SGF donor registry.
Find an SGF Colorado Location Nearest You
SGF welcomes 12 SGF babies born every day and is honored to help individuals and couples overcome infertility at our new full-service fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in Colorado Springs and Denver.
The Denver will be equipped with a state-of-the-art embryology laboratory and ambulatory surgery center with five recovery bays and an operating room. Egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and/or surgeries will be performed at SGF Colorado’s Denver location.
SGF’s newest (tenth) full-service embryology laboratory located in Denver, CO, 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 simulate 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.
The Colorado Springs center offers patients along the Southern Front Range and surrounding areas excellence in advanced fertility care. The office is conveniently located 2 ½ miles from Interstate 25 in Briargate across from Memorial North Hospital.
The Colorado Springs location will be home to physician offices for patient consultation, intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures, endocrine and andrology laboratories, as well as cycle monitoring services, such as bloodwork and ultrasound.
Get to know the 3 SGF Colorado Docs
Like many Coloradans, Drs. Murray, Polotsky, and Roeca are wilderness explorers at heart, enjoying all the skiing, biking, and hiking the mountains have to offer. And while all three physicians are outdoorsy in nature, they’re equally passionate about helping patients overcome infertility.
Q&A with SGF Colorado Docs
Q: How do you feel about joining the SGF Colorado team?
Dr. Murray: It’s long been my commitment to put patients on the most direct path to a baby. My decision to join the SGF Colorado team was made simpler by their long-standing commitment to evidence-based medicine, and to their sense of professional collaboration. Patients benefit from a network of strongly affiliated, connected physicians who stay in frequent communication and unite under the same mission, to advance the standard of care.”
Dr. Polotsky: I am incredibly proud to continue in my role teaching our next generation of REIs, while at the same time join the SGF family. My respect for SGF spans many years as I’ve long admired their ability to increase access to care through exclusive financial programs, their commitment to innovation, and their delivery care model that seeks to always put patient needs first.
Dr. Roeca: SGF is known as a pioneer in many ways, shown through their commitment to research, innovation, collaboration, and education. I’m proud to be a part of a practice of this caliber, home to award-winning physicians who continuously and safely push the envelope and offer the very finest in care.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
Dr. Murray: I always listen to my patients, both from what their words and clinical testing tell me, so we can find a treatment path that’s right for them. It’s important to understand that each person is unique, and each situation is unique.
Dr. Polotsky: Every patient’s comfort level is different, so I respect that when determining a treatment path forward. I like to give my patients options.
Dr. Roeca: Listening to my patients and their experience is the single most important thing I can do to understand why someone is struggling. It is important to me that my patients feel heard. This provides a basis for trust, mutual respect, and shared decision making so, together, we can effectively help them achieve their reproductive goals.
Q: Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
Dr. Murray: Every patient I meet inspires me. Although I have been a reproductive endocrinologist for over 25 years, I learn something new from every single patient.
Dr. Polotsky: I had the honor of working with a couple who now has three healthy and beautiful children. Unfortunately, after they welcomed their first child, the couple experienced secondary infertility and the heartache of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts. One of the cornerstones of my philosophy is that patients should be in the driver’s seat as much as possible, so we worked together so that her first child could have a sibling.
Dr. Roeca: I am always inspired by my patients. Their willingness to be emotionally vulnerable about their most personal experiences in my office is inspiring. I see strong people every day in my office who are walking a long, difficult path and display such tenacity and courage; I am inspired daily to go above and beyond to help my patients achieve their reproductive goals.
Looking for a Fertility Specialist in the Colorado Area?
New patients may schedule an appointment at either of the SGF CO locations by calling the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or submitting this brief online form. Established CU ARM patients may schedule appointments by contacting CU ARM directly.
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