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...

Feb 19, 2018
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I was brought to the Sher Institute by a relative who was seeking an egg donor. Not having kids of my own or knowing anything about infertility, Dr. Saleh and our nurse, Heather, made what would normally be a stressful and nerve-wracking ordeal, one of the best experiences of my life. They were kind, informative, and patient (even when I had a million questions). I learned so much through this experience and I am so thankful that the staff at Sher were there to guide me through it.
Feb 12, 2018
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The second we stepped into Dr. Saleh's office for our first consulation, my husband and I both had an overwhelming confidence that we WOULD conceive our second child with Dr. Saleh's help. His vast knowledge was evident from the getgo - he immediately presented an alternate (and ultimately correct) explanation/diagnosis for our 1.5 year long secondary infertility than the one given to us by 2 different obgyns... One precedure later, we're pregnant! We didn't end up having to go the IVF route, but if we did, we know that Dr. Saleh would have been successful in that too! Thank you, Sher Institute!
Feb 12, 2018
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First thing I'll say is that I'm very picky with doctors, especially concerning my reproductive health since it's such an important and private are of my life. Dr. Saleh is probably the best doctor I ever had, and I just wish I could stayed with them throughout my whole pregnancy. I found Dr. Saleh trough extensive google search after I had two miscarriages. The first meeting with him was great, he was patient, knowledgable, and personable. Explained in detail all possible causes of miscarriages and which tests we might need. We completed several tests, and received all lab results really quickly - often same day or the very next day. He started me on Metformin due to my insulin resistance and I was supposed to have Clomid started next month (could't do it that month due to a cyst), but surprise = we got pregnant that month naturally and so far pregnany is going well! I'm pretty sure medication and supplements Dr. Saleh recommended helped though! Dr. Saleh is genuine, funny, and really feels like he cares about his patients. I wish he was an OBGYN too so I can stay with him for the rest of my pregnancy. Can't recommend him enough!
Feb 1, 2018
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I love DR Saleh... the best of best DR in town and not many DRs will make you feel comfortable and or treat like a family member, but it happens only where DR Saleh is. I am so glad that I found DR Saleh and I have referred many friends to him, who got pregnant with twins and triplets. Best thing is that whenever I needed help to had any question then DR Saleh replied to my email within minutes and that too out of his way. He has no ego and I have never seen him upset whenever I asked questions/ questions and questions. God bless you DR Saleh and You were/R and will always be my only one favorite DR since I been to almost 20 different DRs and that too across US, but I could never find a DR like you.. you are very smart/ knowledgeable/ helpful and considerate. Lots of love and respect Rhea and Manish
Jul 13, 2017
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Love this clinic! Everyone was amazing, caring and understanding! I hope to have my second IVF treatment sometime soon.. would recommend them to anyone needing any infertility treatment. I was one of their lucky treatment winners..
Apr 28, 2017
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We are beyond grateful and feel blessed that we found Dr Saleh. After many years of infertility due to severe endometriosis, severe adenomyosis, diminished ovarian reserve and overactive natural killer cells, we can say now that we overcame infertility. We have two beautiful babies. Colby from our fresh IVF cycle and Charlotte our frozen embryo. He has an incredible team who cares about their patients and takes time to explain every procedure. If you are in a search for a knowledgeable Doctor in infertility, Dr. Saleh is the one
Apr 6, 2015
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After much struggle with infertility, I was able to get pregnant on my first IVF cycle with Dr. Saleh. His expertise and bedside manner were top notch. He was able to diagnose and treat my fertility issue, when my prior RE had not. The staff was consistently available, responsive and supportive. And now....I have a beautiful 3 month old baby boy.
Sep 29, 2012
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Dr. Saleh is hands down the best. I was on the try to have a baby train for almost five years. I saw two other specialist in this time and nothing compared to the professional treatment we received at the Sher clinic. Our triplets turn one year this month!!! Thank you Dr. Selah and your dedicated team!
Aug 7, 2012
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My husband and I started our journey in Oklahoma and did a ton of research on fertility centers. After talking to Dr. Saleh on the phone we decided he was going to be our doctor, and I will never regret that decision. After 3 IVF cycles we are now pregnant with our first baby. The entire staff at SIRM was always supportive and caring towards us, we consider them a part of our family and we are forever grateful. We will never be able to express our thanks in words but we share our experience with others knowing SIRM will give others the best care they could ask for.
Jul 15, 2012
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Dr. Saleh and his staff were very supportive and helpful. We tried to get pregnant for more than 2 years but it didnt work. Thanks god we went to Dr. Saleh and from the first IVF attempt my wife got pregnant with a twin!! I highly recommend Dr. Saleh!