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Michael J. Glassner MD

Main Line Fertility

About

Extraordinary fertility care is about having a state-of-the-art laboratory, the ability to partner with patients for personalized care, and a track record of proven successful outcomes. With more than 150 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility, Main Line Fertility is the leading fertility provider in the greater Philadelphia area, and hosts patients from around the world who seek their care. The Main Line Fertility care team is proud to foster an inclusive, compassionate and supportive environment for all of their patients.

Treatments and Procedures Offered:

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Egg Freezing
  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • In House Donor Egg Program
  • Embryo Donation
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Oncofertility
  • Ovulation Induction
  • INVOcell
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
  • Carrier Screening
  • Clinical Research Trials
  • LGBTQ+ Family Building
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Awards and/or Certifications:

Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor 2010-2019
Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2010-2019
Main Line Today Top Doctor 2010-2019

What is your typical process for working with a new patient?

It’s important to listen to my patients and understand their needs and partner with them to create a personalized care plan.

What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Patients should look for a Reproductive Endocrinologist that they connect with and make them feel comfortable asking questions. Communication, accessibility and a clear outline of short term and long term plans for treatment are a must. Patients should also ensure that the laboratory has state-of-the-art technology and the physicians have a competent and compassionate care team.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

I was a product of fertility treatment in the late 1950’s - I guess I was literally born with it in my blood!

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a patient?

Every patient is so special and the desired outcome is the same regardless of the treatment. The heartfelt tears when patients graduate from the practice pregnant always get me.

What makes your business stand apart?

I never take the patient experience and our responsibility in it for granted. As a practitioner it is my honor and privilege to be allowed to be part of my patient’s intimate journey to parenthood. Every patient needs to be given the utmost respect and sensitivity - as if they were a member of my very own family.

What should patients know about your pricing?

We understand that affording treatment can be daunting to a patient facing infertility. I believe that finances shouldn’t stand in the way of starting a family. Payment plans are available to help make treatment accessible. We are also very proud that 80% of our patients will conceive without the use of IVF which can save patients a lot of money. Offering the latest technology - such as INVOcell and Preimplantation Genetic Testing - saves patients money and ensures optimal outcomes.

Testimonials:

"Dr. Glassner let me ask questions and cry. He mourned with us when the unthinkable occurred. He listened when I told him about my research. He gave us real facts. He celebrated our success. His care team lovingly welcomed us appointment after appointment, let me vent and calmly responded, hugged me when the news came and when the tears came. They held their breath with us at ultrasounds and pregnancy tests and cheered us on the whole way. This journey isn’t one I would wish on anyone, but if you have to go through it, I highly recommend Dr. Glassner and his care team at Mainline Fertility."

“When we first came to Dr. Glassner in 2013, we were at the end of our rope. After losing four pregnancies, we felt we would never get to be parents. But after one round of IVF with Dr. Glassner, I was pregnant and we welcomed our baby girl in May 2014. I thought we had finally figured out the magic formula and that having our second child would be a breeze. I was wrong. After a fluke, natural ectopic pregnancy in January 2015, I went through four more rounds of IVF, one frozen embryo transfer and one IUI. The first round of IVF ended in a chemical pregnancy, the next three failed, the FET failed, and the IUI resulted in yet another ectopic pregnancy. It was determined that my egg quality had rapidly declined in the two short years since I had conceived my daughter, the ectopics were unexplained and things looked bleak. We could have quit and there were days when I seriously considered it. But we persevered. To say that Dr. Glassner was supportive would be an understatement. I really felt that his heart broke with ours with each failure. He listened to us and our frustrations, spent time after hours on the phone with us answering questions and offering support and never once let us feel that we couldn’t be successful again. Before moving on to other options, we decided to give IVF one more try in July, and we were finally successful. Some days, it doesn’t feel real after everything we went through, but I am so glad we persevered and didn’t give up hope. Dr. Glassner and the staff of Main Line Fertility are amazing and we honestly cannot recommend them enough.”

“My wife and I are both physicians in Philadelphia involved in the care of children, and we now have our own healthy baby boy as a result of the exemplary care that we received at Main Line Fertility. We did extensive research on the IVF centers within the city (also eliciting the opinions of other physicians we know that went through this process), and we could not be happier with our decision to go to Main Line Fertility. Dr. Glassner does a remarkable job of balancing professionalism and personality. I genuinely believe that this is the best IVF option in (and around) Philadelphia, and I would strongly encourage any couple considering IVF to see Dr. Glassner.”

Keywords: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Egg Freezing, Gestational Surrogacy, In House Donor Egg Program, Embryo Donation, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, Oncofertility, Ovulation Induction, INVOcell, Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), Carrier Screening, Clinical Research Trials, LGBTQ+ Family Building, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Awards

Top Doctors: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Hospitals

Primary Hospital: Main Line Health Systems