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...

Aug 3, 2018
The personal attention you receive from Dr. Saleh and his team is unparalleled. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful. We highly recommend Dr. Saleh.
Jul 17, 2018
I would highly recommend Dr Saleh and his team for any fertility needs. He was very patient and thorough with us throughout our visitations and I am happy to announce that we are currently pregnant with twins on our first try after 3 years of trying. He is such a huge blessing and did not disappoint in any way. He is exactly what I heard about him. Thank you Dr. Saleh for making my dreams come true.
Jul 16, 2018
We highly recommend Dr. Saleh! He is such a kind, knowledgeable and professional doctor. We could not have been happier with the care we received from all his staff. Everyone was so helpful to answer any questions we had and very caring throughout our treatments and surgeries. They truly became like family and I am so pleased to now be pregnant! With Dr. Saleh I always knew I was receiving the very best of care.
Jul 13, 2018
Dr Saleh and his staff are 1 in a million. I give them 5 star's. 👏👏👏👏👏
Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Saleh and his staff were outstanding!!! I couldn't have gone to a better doctor for our fertility needs!! On our 2nd attempt we got pregnant!! The staff were always there for us and so pleasant and so helpful!!! I recommend Dr. Saleh and his staff to anyone having fertility issues.
Jun 28, 2018
My husband and I had a good experience here. We conceived on the first try with my son who is now 18 months old. The staff were friendly and professional. We appreciated that we were given a choice of how and what we wanted instead of just told what to do.
Jun 14, 2018
My husband and I have used Dr. Saleh for two rounds of IVF. We were blessed by both working the first time -- but do know this can be incredibly challenging and painful for some. Dr. Saleh and his staff take the time to review your medical history, talk through options, answer questions and walk alongside you through the entire process! The office has a positive atmosphere and they are always available to answer questions - via phone or email. Their knowledge and approach to infertility is one I would trust over and over again! I HIGHLY recommend using Dr. Saleh and his team!
Jun 14, 2018
Dr. Saleh and his team are FANTASTIC. Don't be thrown off by the office interiors stuck in 1984. Dr. Saleh has such a great way of explaining things, and you can email him directly at any time with questions. My nurse was Lisa, who was also great....super responsive and very helpful with my never-ending list of questions. Highly recommend!!! My husband and I just "graduated" as we are 6 weeks pregnant after only one round of IVF, so I am perhaps a little biased, but we had great results!
Jun 12, 2018
I highly recommend this clinic. I have been treated with care and professionalism and a lot of patience. Dr Saleh and all the staff are very kind and understanding.
May 14, 2018
We fully recommend SIRM to anyone looking for fertility help. Dr. Saleh and his staff have been amazing throughout our entire journey. He always positive and helps you to understand everything you need to know. His nurses are wonderful to work with as well.