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The Center for Fertility and Gynecology

Bringing New Life into the World with Egg Donation and Surrogacy

For families who are facing infertility or non-traditional family units, parenthood may seem like an impossible dream

But with egg donation and surrogacy, families of all backgrounds can expand with the help of healthy, smart, young women.

Curious about the benefits of choosing an egg donor or surrogate at The Center for Fertility and Gynecology in Los Angeles, CA?

4 Unique Benefits of Working with Our Los Angeles Clinic

Highly Qualified Candidates

Our center only considers the healthiest, most qualified women in all of California for our egg donation and surrogacy programs. Our database is filled with compassionate donors who want to help families just like yours.

Affordable Options

Because we have our own egg donor database, your treatment will be much more cost-effective than if you worked with a donor agency. A single cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) with egg donation starts at just $12,900. 

Proven Success Rates

Because of our extensive experience, careful diagnostics, and customized plans, our live birth rates are consistently higher compared to the national averages. We do not outsource our work to ultrasound technicians or nurses; our doctors perform every step of the process themselves.

Accepting of All Families

The Center for Fertility and Gynecology is a supportive setting that proudly accepts families of all backgrounds, including LGBT patients. We also work with various third-party lenders to allow patients who are on a budget to pay for their treatment on a monthly payment plan.

The Egg Donation Process

Egg donation can help overcome a number of fertility issues. The Center for Fertility and Gynecology can help you choose a carefully screened egg donor. Next, we can perform fertilization, embryo transfer, and all other services needed to help you achieve pregnancy.

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Want to Donate Your eggs or Use an Egg Donor? Contact Our Fertility Center.

Dr. Michael Vermesh and Dr. Tannaz Toloubeydokhti
Dr. Michael Vermesh and Dr. Tannaz Toloubeydokhti

Dr. Michael Vermesh and Dr. Tannaz Toloubeydokhti have helped many families in Tarzana, Bakersfield, Greater Los Angeles, areas in general throughout the state of California, and around the globe grow through personalized fertility options including egg donation and surrogacy. Our center has achieved outstanding success rates via IVF and other fertility treatments, and we can find an option that suits your family's unique needs. Our doctors are affiliated with several organizations, including: 

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

To request a consultation at The Center for Fertility and Gynecology, book an appointment online or call us:

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Highly Recommended by Patients

Laura G.

Laura G.

March 6, 2019

Dr. Vermesh is an amazing Doctor with a great staff. We had been trying to conceive for 10 years so we decided to try this place out because of their reviews. I could not be happier. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. the staff was friendly and helpful and we never waited when we went into the office. Thanks to Dr. Vermesh and his staff we now have our 3 week old daughter and plan to go back when we are ready for our second. We are so thankful we found this clinic and would highly recommend them. View On Facebook

Tarun C.

Tarun C.

January 22, 2019

Dr. Vermesh is the best doctor. Compassionate and incredibly knowledgeable. Office and staff are very very helpful. They know exactly what you need. They really take good care of their patients. Highly recommended!
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Are You an Intended Parent?

You can start the treatment process by reviewing our database of highly qualified egg donors. Visit Our Database

Are You a Potential Egg Donor?

Are you considering egg donation? Your decision could change a family's life. Before contacting our fertility center, intended egg donors should understand a few key considerations regarding the process: 

  • Anonymity: Your cycle will be anonymous unless you are donating eggs for someone you know. This means that the recipient couple will not know your identity and you will not know theirs. However, the couple will see your photograph in order to assist with matching your looks and qualifications with their needs.
  • Benefits: Becoming a donor offers several financial and emotional benefits. Egg donors will be compensated for a completed cycle whether or not the recipient conceives. You will also be able to help a couple have a family, which is noble and altruistic.
  • Requirements: Egg donors must be between the ages of 18 and 30. They must also be healthy. A free pelvic ultrasound and pap smear will be performed on all donors. A detailed explanation of the entire process and additional criteria, as well as a history and physical examination will be provided free of charge to potential donors. Psychological or genetic testing may be necessary prior to the initiation of an egg donation cycle. These will also be provided to the donor free of charge. Lastly, egg donors must be willing to provide our fertility clinic with their pictures. These photos will be used by potential recipient couples to assist in your selection. The photos will be returned to you upon request.
  • Commitment: The complete cycle duration is approximately four weeks. You will need to take daily injections during this time. These are virtually painless and easy to administer in the convenience of your own home, or you may come to the office for administration.

Contact us today for more information. We offer convenient services to patients in Tarzana, Bakersfield, and other areas throughout the state and abroad.

A Brief Overview of Egg Donation

Egg donation has been widely performed in the United States since 1986, and we began offering the service at our Los Angeles clinic in 1990.

During the egg donation process, oocytes (eggs) from a young woman are fertilized in our state-of-the-art laboratory, either with the sperm of the recipient's partner or selected sperm donor, to create embryos. These embryos are transferred into the patient's (the recipient) uterus to develop into a baby. This procedure enables women with severely diminished ovarian function or genetic abnormalities to carry and deliver their own child. For same-sex couples or women who cannot carry out their own pregnancy, the egg can also be transferred to the uterus of a surrogate.

2 Types of Egg Donation Programs


In an anonymous donation, the intended parents do now know the identity of the egg donor. However, a detailed bio and photographs will be provided. 


In a known egg donation, the intended parents ask a friend, relative, or acquaintance to provide the donor eggs and assist in starting or building their family. 

The Egg Donation Process Is Completed Over 8 Steps

Woman having blood drawn

Prior to being included in our donor pool, egg donors undergo a preliminary screening including a detailed medical history and physical exam. They will also participate in a discussion of medical, social, emotional, financial, and legal aspects of egg donation.

Nurse reviewing paperwork

The intended parents will then choose a specific egg donor. A large selection of highly qualified, anonymous egg donors is available through our Los Angeles office or various agencies. You may also choose to receive an egg from a friend or family member. 

Woman undergoing ultrasound
Second Screening

A second round of extensive, detailed screenings and other tests of the donor takes place. This might include various genetic, psychological, and physical evaluations. Which steps are deemed appropriate may vary on a case-by-case basis.

Graphic image of ovary

Next, the egg donor will undergo ovarian stimulation while the recipient (either a surrogate or parent) undergoes uterine preparation. Egg donors will receive injectable medications, which stimulate the development of multiple eggs for harvest. Meanwhile, recipients will receive a combination of injectable and oral medication to prepare their endometrium for the egg.

Egg cell
Egg Retrieval from Egg Donor

Egg retrieval is a simple, minimally invasive procedure used to retrieve the eggs from the ovaries. This procedure is performed under conscious sedation (twilight sleep) and guided by ultrasound for even more precise, comfortable treatment. Because egg retrieval is performed transvaginally with the help of a small needle, there are no incisions involved in the outpatient procedure.

Fertilization process
Egg Fertilization

We will then use the recipient partner's sperm or donor sperm to fertilize the egg in-vitro (in the laboratory) or utilize intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Our on-site lab is built specifically for assisted reproductive technology (ART) to ensure the success of this step. Overseeing the entire process gives us an incredible amount of control from start to finish.

Human embryo
Embryo Transfer

The fertilized egg, or embryo, will then be transferred into the recipient, which could include a surrogate.

Cryopreservation process

When possible, we freeze any remaining, high-quality embryos for use in future fertility treatments. 

Are you unable to carry a child because of reproductive challenges, genetic abnormalities, or a non-traditional family structure?

Our Fertility Specialists Can Also Help You Select a Surrogate

Surrogacy is a variation of egg donation where the "egg donor" is the patient herself, a known egg donor, or one of our anonymous egg donors, and the "recipient" is the gestational carrier or surrogate who provides the embryos with a uterus to develop in.

Although the baby is born to the surrogate, he or she is immediately received by the intended parent or parents.

Surrogacy is frequently chosen by couples struggling with infertility as well as gay couples due to the benefits it offers, such as:

  • The opportunity to have a child genetically related to both parents
  • The opportunity for parents to be highly involved in the pregnancy and birth of the child
  • Very high success rates
  • A faster process than adoption

The Surrogacy Process

Surrogacy involves a woman carrying a pregnancy for intended parents or a parent who cannot carry a pregnancy themselves. The Center for Fertility and Gynecology can help you select the right surrogate mother to help you grow your family. We can also facilitate the preparation of a surrogate mother's uterus and perform embryo transfer to achieve pregnancy.

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Surrogacy Is a Great Option for Families with: 

Medical & Uterine Issues

If you have had recurrent miscarriages, had a hysterectomy, or have polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis, surrogacy may be an option.

Failed IVF Treatments

If you have been unable to conceive using treatment with IVF, then surrogacy may be a more efficient path to becoming a parent.

LGBT Parents

Many non-traditional families and gay couples who wish to have a genetic tie to their child may also opt for surrogacy to achieve their dreams of parenthood. 

Our team will guide you through the entire surrogacy process from screening to selection to childbirth so that you feel informed about your decision.

What Patients Are Saying on Google

Kierra S.

Kierra S.


My experience was amazing to say the least. Dr.Vermesh and his team made our process great. We are expecting twins and couldn’t be more excited.
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Courtney W.

Courtney W.


I can honesty say that this is best doctor’s office!!! I switched over from different ivf doctor and Dr.Vermesh was kind and patient. His staff are very professional and polite. I am currently pregnant after my first cycle. My husband and I can’t thank him enough for giving us excellent care!!!
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The Center for Fertility and Gynecology

Dr. Toloubeydokhti and Dr. Vermesh
Dr. Toloubeydokhti (left) and Dr. Vermesh (right)

The Center for Fertility and Gynecology has been providing comprehensive fertility services since 1987. We use innovative techniques to achieve some of the highest pregnancy rates nationwideDr. Michael Vermesh and Dr. Tannaz Toloubeydokhti are proud to be affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

For more information about our practice, serving patients from Tarzana and Bakersfield to around the world, contact us online or call (818) 881-9800 today.

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