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Los Angeles Reproductive Center - provider profile and satisfaction report



Locations: Encino, CA, USA
Contact: Dr. Nurit Winkler
Email: drnuritwinkler@gmail.com
Phone: 818-946-8051

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  Surrogacy agency?
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Year founded:
Employees: 18


About Los Angeles Reproductive Center:*

Los Angeles reproductive center (LARC) is a cutting-edge fertility center located in the heart of LA. The center, founded by Drs. Nurit Winkler and Marc Kalan, proudly serves the LGBTQ community both locally and internationally. LARC offers a unique combination of advanced reproductive technology and intimate, personalized care resulting in exceptional patient satisfaction and the highest pregnancy rates. In fact, LARC has one of the highest success rates in the country, consistently ranking above the national average. LARC has an in-house egg donation program and an onsite state of the art IVF laboratory directed by world renown professor Berry Bher. LARC also offers attractive financial packages such as “unlimited embryo transfers”, “embryo banking” and more. The center works closely with local and international egg donation and surrogacy agencies, and our physicians are personally involved every step of the way

* This description was provided by the service provider.


Ratings and reviews - from our Surveys

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Fertility clinic satisfaction - overall score (out of 10)

  Clinic score
Count: 12
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic experience

  Clinic rating
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of journey)
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Responsive, informative and supportive
Count: 10
Not Applicable: 0
Egg donor options, screening and matching
Count: 6
Not Applicable: 0
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
Count: 5
Not Applicable: 0
Accommodation of international parents
Count: 6
Not Applicable: 0

Clinic recommendation rate

Value Percent  
Yes 100.0%
Total Responses 10
Average 1.0

Clinic reviews and comments

Very Professional and very human being
very Professional and very humain
We are satisfied with the surrogacy process with Dr Winkler. She has been a very careful and passionate doctor. And we are also satisfied with the service that her clinic provided. Even we didn't have an actual appearance in her clinic because we are from overseas, our questions can always be resolved promptly and informative. And the staff is responsive.
From the moment I met Dr. Winkler I felt comfortable with her. After much research we interviewed several Reproductive Endocrinologists. We are both very particular with whom we would choose to trust with our fertility care. Dr. Winkler is extremely well trained and has pregnancy outcomes that are well above average. She is up-to-date on the cutting edge research in Reproductive Technology and takes the time to explain all of your options and which ones she thinks would be best for your particular case. After choosing what I feel is the best Reproductive Endocrinologist in the country, we couldn't be more pleased. We were so fortunate to get pregnant with our surrogate on the first transfer (using our embryos with my husbands sperm and my egg- I was 40 years old and my husband 47). We delivered a healthy 7 lb. 15 oz baby girl in October 2013. I have recommended Dr. Winkler to many friends without hesitation. Beyond her being extremely clinically competent, she has a bedside manner that is reassuring yet realistic. She always answered our many questions completely. We felt like we had an excellent team caring for us on our fertility journey. We can't say enough positive words about Dr. Winkler (her partner Dr. Kalan was very nice as well- I had to see him once when he was on call), her staff and the embryologist. Honestly, how can you really say "thank you" to someone who made your dreams of a family come true? I am forever grateful for Dr. Winkler's competence, caring, and grace.
We are a German couple and we only can say good things about Dr. Winkler. She is not only a Doctor she is more then this. She is very emphatic, understanding and she always has a answer for your questions so that you always feel more then a patient. We had two cycles there and everything went so great. At the first cycle ( fresh transfer with two embryos) our surrogate became pregnant with one baby and at our second cycle ( frozen with 2 embryos) our surrogate became pregnant with 2 babies. We are so thankful for everything and only can say Dr. Winkler is the best !!! We absolutely recommend her!!
(2018, International parents) La dottoressa Wrinkler è sempre stata gentilissima, il fatto che conoscesse l'italiano mi stato molto d'aiuto. Mi sono sempre trovata bene con lei, e ha sempre provveduto a soddisfare le nostre richieste ed esigenze. Sia via Skype sia via telefono. Ha avverato il nostro sogno con questo meraviglioso bambino. Onestà e limpidezza ci hanno sempre accompagnato lungo il percorso. Quando guardo negli occhi del bambino vedo tutta la felicità e la speranza che ci ha a accompagnato in due anni di percorso. Grazie alla clinica e alla dottoressa, ottimo staff.
(2018, International parents) Dr Winkler helped make our dream come true. Being two females from New Zealand our options for creating a family were quite limited. We decided to take control of the situation as best we could and go to the US to do IVF. It was scary and very overwhelming just thinking about the whole process but once we found Dr Winkler things became much easier. She truly is a guardian Angel. We spoke many times via Skype before we went over and she put us at ease with her wonderful caring manner and obvious intelligence and experience. Because of the realities of nature we had a bit of a roller coaster ride but the whole way through she kept us positive and optimistic. Today we have a beautiful 3 month old baby boy and we couldn't be happier. Dr Winkler will always have a special place in our hearts and we would recommend her and her wonderful team to anyone around the world who is having difficulty creating their own family.
(2018, International parents) After some conversations with some friends of us from Israel,Dr Winkler was highly recommended to us! Every question was quickly answered, she was always present with us and within this very stressful process, we felt that she was always there for us ! So big THANKS for that
(2018, International parents) We absolutely loved working with Dr. Winkler! We did IVF with a surrogate. She really took her time to explain all the steps along the way, we could always ask questions. When decisions had to be made she explained us clearly the options with pro's and cons and gave us her opinion but left us the freedom to make choices. She gave great advice from all the experience she has. We trust her and took her advice, she knew what she was doing! With a great result. We had some bumps along our journey to become parents but Dr. Winkler was always there, supportive, compasionate and positive! She was easily reachable and always replied or reached out to us when needed, so all the communication always went well. We would definately work with Dr. Winkler again and would also recommand working with Dr. Winkler to other intended parents.
Wonderful experience with the clinic. Everyone was very accommodating and helpful. Would highly recommend to prospective parents!

Journey statistics for service provider

Number of IVF / IUI cycles done until journey resulted in a birth

Value Percent   Count
One 81.8%
Two 18.2%
  Totals 11
Total Responses 11
Average 1.2

Type of transfer that resulted in pregnancy (if done IVF)

Value Percent  
Egg donation - fresh 12.5%
Egg donation - frozen / egg bank 12.5%
Frozen embryo transfer (from your previous cycle) 75.0%
Total Responses 8

Known / Anonymous egg donation

Value Percent   Count
Unknown 100.0%
  Totals 6
Total Responses 6
Responses "Other" Count
Left Blank 12

Egg donation source

Value Percent   Count
Intended mother (no donor) 12.5%
Independent Egg donation agency 62.5%
Fertility clinic 25.0%
  Totals 8
Total Responses 8

Demographics / family makeup

Gay / straight

Value Percent   Count
LGBT 100.0%
  Totals 5
Total Responses 5


Value Percent   Count
United States 83.3%
Switzerland 16.7%
  Totals 12
Total Responses 12