INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility

About Bennett Fertility

Our fertility institute, named after gynecologist Henry G. Bennett, MD, has been providing advanced fertility treatments since 1985. We offer cutting-edge assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), micromanipulation, pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT), cryopreservation (freezing and storage) of eggs, sperm, and embryos; and egg, sperm, and embryo donation.

Who We Are

We are physicians, nurses, scientists, laboratory technicians, and support staff dedicated to providing state-of-the-art infertility services combined with compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness. We practice the science and art of reproductive medicine in a high-quality yet caring environment. We measure success not only by our superior pregnancy rates but also by the positive feedback and gratitude from patients who have not yet succeeded in their quest to have a child.

The success rates of INTEGRIS Health’s Bennett Fertility Institute are available on www.sart.org along with national and clinic-specific statistics. The new guidelines for advertising, published recently by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), of which Bennett Fertility Institute is a member, restrict us from comparing our results to other programs. We emphasize, however, that for the 17th year in a row our success rates in terms of live births per in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure have remained consistently high and a great source of pride. Please call us for a detailed discussion of our success statistics.

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.” 

- Langston Hughes

Reshef with couple 

History of Bennett Fertility Institute

In 1984, Dr. Royice Everett was contacted by a new IVF program in the region wishing to start a satellite program in Oklahoma City. After a short period as a satellite, Dr. Everett, Dr. Tony Puckett, and Dr. David Kallenberger decided to open a new independent IVF program at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Joined by Drs. Fenton Sanger and Michael Seikel, they founded Bennett Fertility Institute (BFI) in 1985. A generous donation to enable the creation of the institute was made by friends of the family of the late Dr. Henry G. Bennett, who served as a mentor to Drs Kallenberger, Seikel, and Everett as a clinical faculty member at the University of Oklahoma (OUHSC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Drs. Wortham, BFI’s laboratory director, and Bundren from Tulsa joined the institute at its founding.

Dr. Bennett, a widely-respected gynecologist at Baptist Medical Center, received his gynecology training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Howard Jones, Jr., one of the pioneers of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and infertility in the United States, whose wife Georgianna was one of Dr. Bennet’s classmates, gave the dedication lecture during the opening ceremony in 1985, addressing ethical issues in assisted reproductive technology. The concern and awareness of moral and ethical issues has, and continues to be, an integral part of the institute's operation since its establishment.

The first birth from an IVF procedure at BFI occurred in 1986.

In 1995, Dr. Eli Reshef joined BFI as its medical director.

Other milestones for BFI include:

  • 1995: Egg donation started
  • 1996: Intracytosplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • 1999: Blastocyst (advanced embryo) culture and transfer
  • 2005: Laser-assisted hatching (AH)
  • 2013: Egg freezing
  • 2016: Pre-implantation screening (PGS) and pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD)

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