Patient Spotlight: Rebecca Cleere

In 2013, Rebecca was diagnosed with stage 2 endometrial cancer. After learning the treatment would likely leave her infertile, she chose freeze her eggs with Dr. Walid Saleh at SIRM Dallas. The team at SIRM Dallas was honored to play a role in Rebecca’s journey and to help her preserve her fertility and the chance of having a child in the future.  Rebecca bravely faced several challenges over the next few years, including a hysterectomy.  In 2016, after marrying the love of her life, Rebecca and her husband returned to SIRM Dallas in hopes of starting their family. Rebecca’s previous cancer treatment meant that she and her husband would need the help of a Fertility Specialist and would need a surrogate to have a child.  Rebecca’s journey took an incredible turn when her sister offered to help and to be her surrogate.  Together, with the help of Dr. Saleh and the expert team at SIRM Dallas,  Rebecca and her husband achieved their dreams of becoming parents, and they welcomed their beautiful daughter this past December.

Read more on Rebecca’s special journey in her own words below!

On the Staff at SIRM Dallas:

“Everyone we have come in contact with at Dr. Saleh’s office has been awesome. The financial counselor, Karen, helped and was so patient with us on the financial side. Our nurse, Heather took the time to sit down with my sister and I. She never rushed us out the door and answered every question we had. She was also great about returning calls. And I can’t forget Dr. Saleh. He is a true professional, but has a great sense of humor that make a difficult process a bit easier. It was a 3 year process and the entire staff was great the whole time.”

About Her Experience:

“I would say the process was long and had a lot of waiting, but was definitely worth every second. The staff took great care of myself and my sister who is my surrogate. Infertility can be such a taboo subject to discuss and as a woman is so difficult to come to grips with the fact that I couldn’t have my own baby. I am so thankful that I learned about SIRM Dallas.  Dr. Saleh took the time to look at my case specifically and understand the unique needs that I had. I never felt like a number and always had personalized attention.”

Her Message:

“Don’t give up. There is hope. My biggest piece of advice would be, to be patient. Trust the process, trust the doctor and pray. I would also suggest to have a strong support system including spouse, siblings, family and friends. Don’t be afraid to share. Let other share in your joy and sorrow.”

 


What other patients are saying...

Jul 15, 2019
My experience with Dr.Saleh was the best ever!! Me and my husband had been trying to conceive a few years so I was looking online and just happened to pick him! I'm so very happy that I did..He is the best and the whole staff is so nice and friendly and helpful and now we are expecting twins !! I thank God for it all and this amazing doctor and staff...
Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Saleh is everything you could want in a doctor of any kind - but especially for something as scary and disheartening as infertility. My husband and I believe that the first "miracle" in our story was being referred to Dr. Saleh. We had a positive outcome in the first round of IVF against very poor odds, but even if that had not been the case I would be writing this review. He was so kind, positive and thorough from the first meeting on. Nurse Heather and the rest of the staff were so helpful and caring as well. I highly recommend this practice.
Jun 19, 2019
The absolute best Doctor and staff in the DFW area! I highly recommend you use this caring Sher Institute!!!
May 24, 2019
We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce we are pregnant with the help of God and Dr. Saleh! First round of IVF was a success. We would 100% recommend this doctor to anyone struggling to conceive. Thank you again Dr. Saleh!
Mar 2, 2019
The only regret I have about going to the Sher Fertility Institute is not going sooner. If you are on a fertility journey then you understand the value of seeing the same nurse, everyone knowing your name, and everyone knowing your case. I was never made to feel like I had too many questions, and I was encouraged to email any questions about medication or timing as needed. Very thankful to have just heard the heartbeat today, and am so thankful for the experience I have had with these wonderful people.
Feb 12, 2019
1st Round = SUCCESS!! From our first appointment, Dr. Saleh and his staff were our extended family. When TTC, the emotional toll it takes can be taxing, but having a medical team behind you and genuinely cheering for your success is so overwhelmingly comforting. I can not recall one occasion I was unable to reach their staff members or get answers to my questions. Everyone from the front office staff, billing, nurses, embryologists, phlebotomists and of course Dr. Sorry aleh were nothing short of absolutely amazing!! Dr. Saleh is so funny, but he his very serious about creating families. He thoroughly explained our options, the plan for success and personally called us to communicate results quickly. Appointment scheduling was flexible and accommodating. The medication instructions were easy to follow and the pharmacy orders shipped straight to door (so easy!) We honestly do not have a single negative feedback experience. Our baby is due 9/29 and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Thanks To Our Family at SIRM.
Jan 10, 2019
I strongly recommend this place to anyone. Though we didn't need any fertility treatment, other places we visited were more business oriented than Dr. Walid Saleh. Dr. Saleh's primary focus is the patient and not money making. He encouraged us to first try us on our own instead of looking for medical treatment. He guided us on tracking ovulation and timing and with god’s grace we succeeded only in our second month. If you are trying to get pregnant and have any questions or doubts, I encourage you to contact Dr. Saleh immediately. Trust me he will not try to make money out of you by suggesting unnecessary IVF or other treatments. May go bless Dr. Saleh and his team.
Jan 5, 2019
I absolutely recommend Dr. Saleh and his staff. I started my IVF journey 5 yrs ago with another Dr. I liked my Dr but after 2 failed cycles I decided to look elsewhere. After meeting Dr Saleh I had a great feeling. He explained things where we could easily understand them. He was always professional and caring. All of the staff was very friendly & my nurse Lisa was amazing. She was always available to answer all of my questions and openly honest when she needed to be. We got pregnant 1st cycle which ended in miscarriage. We tried again a few months later which ended in a successful pregnancy!!!!! I had my healthy baby boy April 15th, 2018. We are set to try again with Dr Saleh next month for baby #2.
Dec 22, 2018
Dr. Saleh and his team were a blessing for us. They were all so kind and attentive, especially Lisa- bless her heart. Dr. Saleh himself was so positive and thoroughly explained everything to us in an easy and understandable way. He was honest and extremely positive with every interaction. l bombarded their team with so many questions and concerns. Yet, they were patient and never made me feel like a bother the entire time. We are now expecting twins and couldn’t be happier that our family dreams are coming true. Many thanks to all of you, your work is not in vain!
Oct 26, 2018
We would like to express exactly how much we appreciate, Dr. Walid Saleh and his dedicated Nurse, Heather. Especially, Heather she has been very diligent in our situation. When we have a question, she gets back with you immediately. There is no replacement for Heather, she is on top of her game and is a great asset to SIRM. Dr. Saleh couldn't ask for a better right hand and that's Heather. The entire office is in fact very, nice and helpful. Dr. Saleh is very down to earth and actually has a conversation with his clients. Hands down, they have made our experience less frightening. Heather, has great work-ethics, and a wealth of knowledge, that is rare these days.