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Comments from Our Patients
My husband and I tried for 7 years to have a baby. We did 9 IUI’s. 8 failed and 1 resulted in a pregnancy, which we ended up losing early due to a miscarriage. It was then that we decided to find another doctor. After a recommendation by a friend we began seeing Dr. Shaykh.
We knew from the first visit he was going to be an amazing choice for us. Dr Shaykh and his staff made us feel like having a baby was just as important to them as it was to my husband and I. he treated us like friends and made us completely comfortable in what can be a very stressful time in a struggling couple’s life. We never felt like we were just another case for him (which we had felt that way with other specialists in the past). Everything was explained and made very easy for us. The best choice for my husband and I was invitro.
The egg retrieval and embryo transfer was all done in Dr. Shaykh’s office which made things very smooth and less stressful for us. We also loved the fact that we could reach Dr. Shaykh at any time. For example early in my pregnancy began to bleed and on my way to the hospital I personally spoke with Dr. Shaykh and he let me know he wanted a phone call immediately after I found out what the doctor’s said. I felt he was truly as concerned as I was.
Thankfully I didn’t have a miscarriage and we have now been blessed with a beautiful baby boy! He is my miracle and I owe so much to Dr. Shaykh and his team. I thank God and The Assisted Fertility Program for everything. Today my baby is 23 months old and every day since the day he was born, my life has finally been complete and I know without a doubt my purpose in life was to be a mother!
You might not remember us. You did the tubal reversal in September of 2010 for my spouse Bonnie. Without any additional medical intervention, she is now expecting. I cannot thank you enough for what you've helped us both achieve.
I was referred to Dr. Shaykh in 1986 for infertility at his memorial office. After numerous infertility tests. I ended up having to have tuboplasty surgery, within a month I was pregnant. Thanks to Dr. Shaykh, I have two beautiful girls, Whitney 24 and Ashley 22.
Thank you Dr. Shaykh!
In April 2010, I had a tubal reversal after 18 years, and only 9 months later I became pregnant. I had a very easy pregnancy, no problems (I'm 40) and on October 17,2011, my husband and I welcomed our son Augustas Richard into the world at a healthy 7lbs. I just want to thank Dr. Shaykh for giving me this wonderful blessing again. I never thought I would have another child, considering we only had a 25% chance to conceive after the surgery! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!
From my 20’s on, I knew that there was something wrong with my reproductive system. I never had normal menstrual cycles and my weight had been up and down since I was 25.
My friend who had been to Dr. Shaykh for in-vitro to have her three girls told me how knowledgeable Dr. Shaykh was with a great bedside manner. She told me that he really cares about his patients. Knowing my history, I never even bothered to try to have a baby with my husband before consulting with Dr. Shaykh. It’s a good thing, because I would have been trying and getting nowhere fast.
He diagnosed my problem on the first exam as polycystic ovary syndrome, and he told me that my chances of getting pregnant were slim without an intervention of some kind. He took the time to explain all of my options and gave me his opinion, but ultimately he left the decision up to my husband and me. Being 34 at the time, I decided to go the in-vitro route.
The first time, I did not get pregnant, and Dr. Shaykh was very disappointed and was willing to do what I wanted to do every step of the way. The second time, I got pregnant!!!! I had an extremely tough pregnancy due to nausea and borderline pre-eclampsia, but Dr. Shaykh and his staff was there for me every step of the way and treated me with the utmost dignity and respect.
I was so impressed with him and still am today that I have decided to stay on with him and his staff as a patient. He gave me Matthew, the best present I could ever ask for, and I will always cherish what Dr. Shaykh did for my family and me.
Dr. Shaykh, My twins will be 23 tomorrow. Thank you so much for this gift.
You are the one who made this happen. Speaking of "GIFT" that was the procedure I had, way back when. 1989 I am the one that had all 8 eggs fertilize. You ended up sending me to Ferrell, Quinlon, and Costillo. Well, it was a long journey getting there 23 yrs ago, but wouldn't have missed it for the world. Speaking of "WORLD" it is a small one. I work in Surgical Per-OP Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne I Pre-Op on Dr. Chamoun's patients.
He know's and speaks highly of you . Once again Thank you and your staff for my two wonderful gifts! Hoping you are well. Debra
Emily Grace and Daniel Aiden- those are our fraternal twins that were born on July 12, 2006. We would not be experiencing the long awaited joys of parenthood without the help of Dr. Marwan Shaykh and his staff at the Southwest Virginia Fertility Center.
We had tried to become pregnant for several years unsuccessfully. I underwent major surgery for a severe case of endometriosis. After a long period of healing, still no luck. My surgeon and gynecologist at the time suggested IVF as an option. So we visited a fertility center that was out of state.
They were a very large facility with a large patient load. We decided after meeting with a doctor that we were going to try a cycle of IVF. We never actually saw that doctor again, we always saw a different doctor at each visit for ultrasounds. We were confused about the whole process and always felt kind of in the dark.
It was hard to reach a nurse or doctor if we had a question about a medication. We just didn’t feel like we got the individual attention that we needed to feel confident about the process. After many weeks of six hour roundtrip drives, many in the snow, hotel rooms, early appointments, daily shots, and a lot of anticipation….we had to stop the cycle due to a lack of eggs of the proper size according to the doctors there.
We first heard about the Southwest Virginia Fertility Center through a family member who worked at Lewis Gale Hospital. We set up an appointment. We immediately liked Dr. Shaykh and began an IVF cycle with him shortly after that. Unfortunately our first attempt with him was unsuccessful. We were again discouraged. After about a year or so, we decided to try again.
We trusted Dr. Shaykh and went back to talk to him again. This time he suggested using donor eggs. With our history, we felt it would be our best shot. We began another IVF cycle in the fall of 2005. Dr. Shaykh was always available for questions. We had problems several times with receiving our medications thru the mail order company due to bad weather. Dr. Shaykh did all he could to make sure we were able to get those medications any way possible.
We always felt comfortable talking to Dr. Shaykh and he was always able to answer us in a way that didn’t make us feel like we were just another case. He never hurried us; he always made sure we understood every aspect of the process. He was very caring and down to earth, unlike our previous experience at the other facility.
We were due to have our pregnancy test done right after Christmas. We were so nervous and anxious. I let my husband answer the telephone when the nurse called to give us the results. I WAS PREGNANT!! Not only was the test positive, my levels were very high, possibly indicating more than one baby. We went back to see Dr. Shaykh in a couple weeks to confirm the presence of the egg sac.
He was so excited to tell us there were two babies growing!! It was a dream come true times 2! I had no problems during the pregnancy. My water broke about six weeks early. The babies were healthy and beautiful at 5 lbs. 8 oz. and 4 lbs. 10 oz., born two minutes apart. Our family cannot begin to thank Dr. Shaykh enough for his commitment to help us. He has the greatest expertise and skill to help couples that thought all hope was lost.
Sincerely, Dana and Jason Bowling
We are in our late twenties and early thirties, and we never thought we would have a problem conceiving a child. After the frustration of trying to conceive for over a year, and after taking countless fertility tests later, my husband and I found ourselves in the office of Dr. Marwan Shaykh.
Dr. Shaykh's vast knowledge of infertility and infertility treatments also made us feel extremely comfortable with him. To go along with Dr. Shaykh’s intelligence, he also has a great sense of humor and bedside manner. These attributes, along with a very friendly staff, made us feel very at ease during the process. Upon talking to Dr. Shaykh and weighing our options, we decided to try in-vitro fertilization. Dr. Shaykh did an excellent job of explaining the procedure.
In February of 2006 we started our IVF cycle. We were both very nervous, but Dr. Shaykh was supportive and caring throughout the entire process. After Dr. Shaykh performed the transfer of the fertilized eggs, the two-week wait began. On Friday March 10 I went to his office for the pregnancy blood test. Two hours later we received the call that would change our lives forever. “You’re Pregnant!” called out Tina, in a very excited voice.
The pregnancy was wonderful and on November 1st we welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world, weighing 9 pounds and 5 ounces. We thank Dr. Shaykh for helping us conceive our son.
Hello, my name is Kelly. Me and my husband first came to you in April of 2011. I wanted to personally thank you for helping us. We delivered a healthy 7 pound 15 ounce baby boy on February 22, 2012 @ Lewis Gale Hospital. Thanks so much for your help!
I don't know if you guys remember us back from July/August, but you helped us concieve a beautiful baby boy! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful boy.
He was born April 11th at 5:29am via c-section. He weighed in at 9 pounds 8 ounces; 19 inches. He was a very healthy boy!! Now he is a month old and weighed in at 13 pounds and 22 inches. I call him my Chunky Monkey!! We want to thank everyone once again for helping us grow our family and for being so nice and wonderful to us. Hopefully our paths will cross again.