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...

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.
May 11, 2018
My husband and I had a very good experience here. We conceived on the first try with my son who is now 18 months old. I'm now pregnant with our second. (Thankfully, we also conceived on the first try.) 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.
May 7, 2018
Dr. Saleh and his staff have been amazing and attentive throughout our entire experience. He always has a positive attitude but helps you to understand risks and possible outcomes. His nurses are wonderful to work with, especially Heather. We would fully recommend SIRM to anyone looking for fertility help.
May 7, 2018
Let me just start out by saying Dr Saleh & his staff are truly amazing!! I was referred to him by my obgyn & boy am I so thankful I was. I have PCOS & had been trying for a while to have our first child. I went through 4 doctors and multiple answers. Within 2 weeks of seeing Saleh, we had our answers on what was wrong. We had to do IVF. My body was not responding like it should to the meds but Saleh kept at it. He adjusted accordingly. We made it through retrieval & we transferred our embryos. I am now pregnant with our first baby. I believe Dr Saleh is one of the best in the state of Texas. God truly blessed us with him as our doctor. Don't even second guess it. Come see him if you're struggling. He will give you the answers you need. Plus his staff is downright amazing. All of the nurses are wonderful and answered my many questions & always have smiles on their faces. When they found out I was pregnant they were as thrilled as we were. And the embryologist is amazing and took great care of our embryos. Do not hesitate. Come see him, I promise you. will not regret it!!!!
Apr 7, 2018
This is an edit of a review I wrote a few days ago. I was upset because I had waited weeks for an appointment, and then the clinic called me a few days before my appointment to cancel but wouldn't reschedule me for another few weeks. After reading my review, Dr. Saleh called me himself to apologize and informed me that there was still availability on the day of my original appointment. He scheduled me for that day, which worked out well. I was pretty impressed with this because I've never had a doctor care that much to call himself to work out an issue. The appointment was very good. My husband and I were happy with everything. Dr. Saleh was very helpful in answering all our questions and explained everything well. I'm glad that we were able to resolve this issue and focus on more important things.
Apr 6, 2018
I cannot thank Dr. Saleh and his team enough. They are the best!
Apr 6, 2018
Dr. Saleh is wonderful doctor and the whole staff is very caring they have helped me alot through my whole journey and have been there for me every step of the way.
Mar 30, 2018
This has been a blessed experience for me and my husband. I cannot thank Dr. Saleh and his team enough for all their care and support throughout this rocky journey. We are so excited and pleased to be pregnant. This is a wonderful office and I'm so blessed and grateful to have Dr. Saleh as our doctor. My husband's word's, "Dr. Saleh is a Genius!" Can't wait to share our baby photo's once the little one arrives.
Feb 26, 2018
We could not say enough good things about Dr. Saleh & the nurses at Sher Institute. We decided to meet with Dr.Saleh after going through multiple rounds of IVF at another fertility clinic. We were frustrated in our infertility journey and things just turned around quickly as soon as we switched doctors. Dr. Saleh and his staff made what used to be such a stressful experience for us, a MUCH better experience AND we are now expecting a new addition to our family after our First transfer here thanks to their help! Dr. Saleh and his nurses all actually care about you and the process and absolutely know what they are doing. Our experience was just 100 times better than the other fertility clinic...with regards to doctor, nurses, staff...and appointments in general! We really could not have found a better doctor and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking!! I don't think you could find a better one in Dallas area...we couldn't and just wish we found Dr. Saleh years ago when we started our IVF journey!
Feb 25, 2018
Dr Saleh, his nurses, and staff were great to work with! I decided to switch to Dr Saleh after a year and half of working with another Dr and we got pregnant on our first IVF. Main reason for the switch is the personal attention we received. You have an assigned nurse so you always know who to call and both the Dr & Nurse make themselves available to by email & after hours incase there is an emergency or question about your medicine. So very thankful to Dr Saleh & Nurse Heather.