The Reproductive Medicine Group (RMG) is Tampa Bay’s largest local infertility practice with locations in North Tampa, South Tampa, Clearwater and Brandon, Florida. In 2004, The Reproductive Medicine Group opened its doors to the RMG IVF/Surgery Center. Located at 5249 E. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa, the facility is the only one of its kind in the Tampa Bay area housing two fully certified operating rooms, a procedure room, with an adjacent comprehensive IVF laboratory, which includes embryology.
The goal of the physicians and staff of The RMG IVF/Surgery Center is to provide their patients with comprehensive, expert care in a nurturing environment. Our patients have rated their care at our center in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction, per surveys conducted randomly through PatientTrak.
The facilities are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC) indicating the Center’s strong commitment to quality medical care.
In addition, we are very proud of the RMG IVF/Surgery Center’s commitment to infection control. Both 2018 annual data and 2019 YTD data maintains the historical Surgical and IVF Center’s infection rate of zero percent, per Oncore Inc’s reporting.
For more information about the Center, please call us at 813-989-0120.
Surgery Center Procedures
The RMG IVF/Surgery Center was conceived with the goal of providing our patients a first class site for their gynecology and fertility surgical procedures with all of the comforts and convenience of remaining under one roof. Our Surgical Center has an intimate rather than intimidating feel. Our goal is that you never feel like a number, instead that you are a part of the RMG family. At our IVF and surgical center, we aim to do everything possible to put you at ease. We are equipped with the most up-to-date technology and safety features. Our anesthesiologists are all board certified physicians affiliated with AdventHealth Tampa.
At the RMG IVF/Surgery Center, we offer every out- patient procedure associated with improving your fertility including:
- laparoscopic surgery to treat endometriosis
- tubal disease
- hysteroscopic surgery to treat uterine abnormalities
- tubal reversal surgery
- and every aspect of in vitro fertilization.
For our urologic procedures, we are associated with Dr. Howard Heidenberg, a board certified urologist with specialty training in male infertility. Urologic procedures performed at the RMG IVF/Surgery Center include vasectomy reversal, testicular biopsy, MESA, TESE and EEJ. Our IVF laboratory is adjacent to our operating rooms allowing for cryopreservation of sperm including that retrieved from MESA/TESE, oocyte (egg) and embryo cryopreservation.
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Egg Aspiration & Embryo Transfer (Virtual IVF Tour)
- Assisted Hatching
- Pre Implantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Oocyte Cryopreservation
- Sperm Cryopreservation
- Tubal Reversal
- Laparoscopy and/or Hysteroscopy
- Vasectomy Reversal, with or without sperm cryopreservation
- Electroejaculatory Procedures (EEJ)
RMG Surgery Center Physicians & Providers
The following health care practitioners and providers render services in the RMG IVF/Surgery Center. To determine network participation, please contact them directly.
The surgery center physicians of The Reproductive Medicine Group are specialty trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic adhesions, tubal disease, uterine septum and endometrial polyps. Tubal reanastomosis is performed with small incisions to minimize recovery time.
Drs. Sandy B. Goodman, Betsy McCormick, Samuel Tarantino and Timothy Yeko are the partner physicians of The Reproductive Medicine Group. All physicians are board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility. All partner physicians have consistently been named to the “Best Doctors in America” list by US News and World Report.
The Reproductive Medicine Group, PA
5245 E. Fletcher Avenue, Suite 1
Tampa, Florida 33617
Physician Referral Service
If you need the name of a physician who performs outpatient surgical procedures at our centers, please contact our physician referral service at (813) 676-8826.
RMG IVF/Surgery Center, Inc. is a Florida Corporation that is owned by four individual physicians, each owning equal shares: Sandy B. Goodman, M.D., Betsy McCormick, M.D. Samuel Tarantino, M.D. and Timothy Yeko, M.D.
In addition to offering comprehensive care for female patients, The RMG IVF/Surgery Center provides full evaluation and treatment for male factor infertility. In cooperation with trained, board certified urologists, services provided include vasectomy reversal with cryopreservation of sperm, sperm retrieval by epidydimal aspiration or testicular biopsy (MESA/TESE), and electroejaculation.
3140 S. Faulkenberg, Road, Suite 203
Riverview, Florida 33578
Greater Florida Anesthesiologists, LLC.
5380 Tech Data Drive #101
Clearwater, FL 33760
Corporate Phone: 727-573-7777; Medical Records/Patient Billing: 727-290-6991
RMG Surgery Center - Staff and Facility
The staff of The RMG IVF/Surgery Center is pleased to welcome you as our guest for the day and will strive to ensure that no detail is overlooked in making your visit as pleasant as possible. The attention is on you, from the moment you arrive until you are discharged; our staff will keep you and your waiting family informed and as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care and service to our patients and families.
The Center’s spacious surgical suites are completely equipped with advanced monitoring equipment, which allows our specialty trained personnel the ability to provide the highest quality of individualized care. The Center is staffed by our professional and competent nurses and support staff all of whom have extensive, specialized training and experience.
- Our nursing clinical staff is experienced in outpatient surgery. They are selected for their professionalism and compassion. All our nurses are ACLS certified.
- The RMG IVF/Surgery Center offers cutting edge surgical technology as a convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional hospital settings.
- The RMG IVF/Surgery Center is designed to provide safe and efficient care for adult patients.
- Outpatient surgery allows patients a safe return home on the same day to recuperate in familiar surroundings.
Reliance Pathology Partners, LLC
5747 Hoover Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33634
813-490-7213 or (888) 747-9576
1400 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
201 Industrial Road, Suite 410
San Carlos, California 94070
The amount not covered by your insurance company will be estimated and a deposit may be required preceding surgery. A staff member will attempt to contact you prior to your pre-screening visit to discuss financial arrangements.
If you have any questions regarding charges or financial arrangements, please call 813-676-8850.
The Reproductive Medicine Group’s IVF/Surgery Center Achieves National Accreditation
The Reproductive Medicine Group’s IVF/Surgery Center is certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The facility is the only IVF/Surgery Center in the Tampa Bay area to have received this prestigious accreditation.
Status as an accredited organization means The Reproductive Medicine Group’s IVF/Surgery Center has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by the AAAHC. Over 1,300 ambulatory health care organizations across the United Stares are accredited by the AAAHC.
Accreditation underscores their long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of quality care to the community they serve. The Reproductive Medicine Group is proud to have their efforts recognized with this accreditation.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facility and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office based surgery centers, single and multi-specialty group practices, college and university health services, dental group practices, community health centers, occupational health centers and managed care organizations.
The Reproductive Medicine Group’s IVF/Surgery Center is located at 5245 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa, and was designed to serve as a Center of Excellence for Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization treatment. The center houses physician and administrative offices, two fully certified anesthesiology staffed operating rooms, a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory and a comprehensive endocrine and andrology laboratory. The center is also equipped to provide advanced ultrasound and gyneco-radiologic procedures using digitized imaging and fluoroscopy equipment.
Drs. Marc A. Bernhisel, Sandy B. Goodman, Betsy McCormick, Samuel Tarantino, and Timothy R. Yeko are the physicians of The Reproductive Medicine Group. They are board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as subspecialty boarded and certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Each physician was recognized this year by his or her peers as Best Doctors in America, and have over 75 years of combined experience. The physicians of The Reproductive Medicine Group serve as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology disorders through technologies such as: tubal reananstomosis, IVF, ICSI, assisted hatching, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, TESE, MESA, tubal micro-surgery, treatment for recurrent miscarriages, uterine congenital anomalies, as well as medical management of polycystic ovarian syndrome and other complex reproductive endocrine disorders. The group is specially trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic adhesions and tubal disease. Their IVF pregnancy rates are among the highest in Florida. The practice has additional offices in Brandon, Clearwater, and South Tampa. Please call 813-914-7304 for more information.
Patient Pre-Op Instructions and Forms
The Reproductive Medicine Group has compiled separate patient pre-op instructions and checklists based on which procedure that you will complete. Please download and print out the checklist and follow it precisely. If you should have any questions, please call us at (813) 914-7304 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST and we will be glad to assist.
- General Surgery** Pre-Operative Instructions (Non– IVF)
- Aspiration and Transfer ** Pre-Operative Instructions/Telephone Call
- MESA/TESE/Vasectomy with or Without Cryopreservation of Sperm ** Pre-Operative Instructions
- Patient Consent for Resuscitative Measures
- Advance Directives/Living Wills
- ASC Patient Bill of Rights
The RMG IVF/Surgery Center is AAAHC accredited facility. At the time your surgery is scheduled, preliminary insurance information will be obtained from your physician’s office.
In accordance with Florida Law, the RMG IVF Surgery Center will provide the prospective patient or patient in writing or by electronic means a good faith estimate of the Facility’s anticipated gross charges based on the prospective patient’s or patient’s procedure as indicated by the prospective patient’s or patient’s physician at the time of scheduling her/his procedure. Prospective patients or patients should be aware that actual cost may exceed estimate provided. If the prospective patient or patient has insurance coverage for their procedure, the contracted insurance rates will supersede the gross charges estimate. The facility does not employ its own physicians. Each physician or provider of service follows his/her own billing and collection procedures. Prospective patients or patients will receive a separate bill from her/his physician, anesthesiologists, and any applicable laboratory or pathology services. RMG IVF Surgery Center makes every attempt to keep fees affordable, however, fees for services to be performed may be less at another facility. For national, state, and local price transparency, please visit http://pricing.floridahealthfinder.gov. This website provides prospective patients and patients with service bundle information, which is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services. Actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient.
At any point, prospective patients or patients have the right to request a personalized estimate, update to a previous estimate and/or an itemized statement which includes a description of facility fees, charges from each department or service area by date, the contact information for health care provider, and the contact information for billing questions and disputes. Prospective patients or patients shall be provided an estimate or itemized statement or bill within 7 business days of request.
Collection Procedures Policy
Prospective patients or patients are responsible to understand their insurance coverage and their financial responsibility. Prospective patients or patients are encouraged to contact her/his insurance company for anticipated cost sharing responsibilities. Payment for services performed at RMG IVF Surgery Center are required prior to services being performed. If the prospective patient or patient has insurance coverage, RMG IVF Surgery Center will bill any in-network insurance carrier (provided below) upon completion of the procedure. For insurance carriers where RMG IVF Surgery Center is out-of-network, the prospective patient or patient will be responsible to pay for their procedure out of pocket and submit a claim to their insurance carrier for reimbursement. Any remaining balance due deemed to be the prospective patient’s or patient’s financial responsibility after the his or her insurance carrier has processed the claim will be billed to the prospective patient or patient. If a balance remains unpaid by the due date, RMG IVF Surgery Center will make 3 attempts to collect payment. If payment is not received after the third attempt, the account may be turned over to a collection agency. If the patient is unable to make payment by the requested due date, the prospective patient or patient should contact our billing department at (813) 676-8850 to discuss options. At any point, prospective patients or patients have the right to request an estimate, update to a previous estimate and/or an itemized statement which includes a description of facility fees, charges from each department or service area by date, the contact information for health care provider, and the contact information for billing questions and disputes. Prospective patients or patients shall be provided an estimate or itemized statement or bill within 7 business days of request.
Insurance Plans Accepted
RMG IVF Surgery Center, Inc. contracts as a network provider or participating provider with the following health insurers and health maintenance organizations:
Aetna Healthcare www.aetna.com
Evolutions Healthcare www.ehsppo.com
United Healthcare www.uhc.com
Services may be provided in our ambulatory surgical center by the facility as well as by other health care practitioners who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility.
Patients and prospective patients should contact the health care practitioners anticipated to provide services to the patient while in the center regarding a personalized estimate, billing practices, and participation with the patient’s insurance provider or health maintenance organization (HMO) as the practitioners may not participate with the same health insurers or HMO as the center.
Surgical, anesthesia, laboratory and pathology services may be billed to you separately.
Financial Assistance & Charity Care Policy
RMG IVF Surgery Center does not offer discounted services for charity care. If the prospective patient or patient is unable to pay for her/his estimated deductible, coinsurance, co-payment prior to services being provided, the prospective patient or patient is advised to contact our Billing Department to discuss options available at (813) 676-8850.
Nondiscriminatory & Civil Rights Compliance
Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements Nondiscrimination Statement:
Discrimination is Against the Law:
RMG IVF/Surgery Center, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. RMG IVF/Surgery Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
RMG IVF/Surgery Center, Inc.:
Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact Monica Kappel, RN.
If you believe that RMG IVF/Surgery Center, Inc. has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Monica Kappel, RN
Administrator for RMG IVF/Surgery Center
5249 E. Fletcher Avenue,
Tampa, Florida 33617,
Telephone: 813-989-0120 ext. 1291, Fax: 813.899.0698
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Monica Kappel is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
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