The WFI Laboratory
Find Cutting-Edge Technology at Our Fertility Center in Los Angeles
Science holds the key to addressing cases of infertility. Technology helped pioneer treatments such as in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination, and a state-of-the-art laboratory can be the difference between success and failure in your journey to conception. You want to choose the California fertility clinic with the most up-to-date tools to maximize your chances of getting pregnant or getting a surrogate pregnant.
The better the technology your clinic uses, the better your shot at achieving your dream. Western Fertility Institute knows this, and that’s why we employ the most advanced techniques with our patients based on the most current research and theories. Does this approach work? Yes, it does — the proof is in our outstanding, higher-than-industry-standard success rates.
What Treatment Options Does Your Encino Fertility Clinic Handle?
We provide a range of third-party reproductive treatment options for couples and individuals trying to conceive, including:
- Artificial insemination: Donor sperm is used to fertilize an egg.
- In vitro fertilization and frozen egg transfer: We can fertilize an egg or donor egg with sperm or donor sperm outside of the uterus, then implant the fertilized egg in the uterus of the intended mother or surrogate. We can also freeze embryos for future use. We have a FET Cycle success rate of over 80 percent.
- Surrogacy: A surrogate carries a fertilized egg to term for a couple. It may be the product of their own egg and sperm or some combination of donor eggs and sperm. We have a surrogacy success rate of above 80 percent.
Why Are We the Best California Fertility Clinic?
We are the best because we get the best results, and we hold your hand while we do it. Our lab is not cold or impersonal. We get to know our patients, donors and surrogates, and we treat them as real people. This is the difference between our clinic and many others you may find around the state.
While we rely on technology, and it’s a huge part of our success, we also recognize that ultimately, fertility treatment is about human connection and the desire to have a child. You cannot measure these emotional aspects in the lab, and we put the highest priority on them throughout the process.
State-of-the-art IVF Laboratory
Our team of experts maintain the highest standards while employing the latest and most sophisticated technology to ensure optimal results, giving your eggs the best chance of growing into healthy embryos.
The Western Fertility IVF Laboratory includes andrology, endocrinology and embryology services. The combined effort of these laboratories contributes greatly to our continuing success. For more information please visit the Success Rates section of our website.
Meet your IVF Lab team
Man Li, M.D., PhD | IVF Lab Director
李满 博士 | 试管婴儿实验室主任
Dr. Man Li is director of the Western Fertility Institute IVF laboratory. She earned her doctorate degree in Human Reproductive Medicine in 1998. Dr. Li’s commitment to outstanding patient care is why she focuses her attention to every incredible detail. Along with the other members of our team, Dr. Li enjoys the happiness that comes in seeing the success our patients have on their path to becoming a parent fulfilled. Those success stories are what drive Dr. Li and fuels her passion for embryology and human reproductive medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Li enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Hyang (Hailey) Park, M.S. | Senior Embryologist
Hyang (Hailey) Park, MS is a senior embryologist at Western Fertility Institute. She received her MS degree in biotechnology from the university of Daegu in Korea. She has been involved in human assisted reproductive technologies since 2000. She was trained and served as an embryologist at CHA global organization until 2012. She brings experience, quality and knowledge to the Western Fertility Institute embryology laboratory. She is a member of American Association of Bioanalysts and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She recognizes that she is blessed to have such a wonderful specialty to help people realize their dream of having a beautiful family.
Yufen Xie, M.D., PhD | Senior Embryologist
Dr. Yufen Xie is a senior embryologist at Western Fertility Institute. As a dedicated senior embryologist, she is responsible for the daily operations of the embryology lab, including blastocyst vitrification, ICSI and embryo biopsy. Her greatest desire is to help people achieve their dream of having children. She received her medical degree (M.D) and OB/GYN residency at the Zhong Shan University, School of Medicine in China, followed by her PhD degree in Medical Genetics at Essen University, School of Medicine in Germany. Dr. Yufen Xie completed her postdoctoral Fellowship in the Embryo and Stem Cell Research Laboratory at the Wayne State University in Michigan. She has presented her researches in embryo and stem cell at meetings around the world and has published over 30 papers in the field of reproductive medicine. She is a member of American Association of Bioanalysis.