News Release

June 25, 2012

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

UConn Fertility Specialists Now in Southeastern Connecticut

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services Physicians Seeing Patients in New London

FARMINGTON, CONN. – The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services announces a new facility in New London, where Drs. Lawrence Engmann and Andrea DiLuigi will be seeing patients.

“By expanding services to all parts of the state, the center will enable more couples to gain access to the latest infertility treatments,” Engmann says. “Patients will receive the most appropriate medical care in a caring and supportive environment that is sensitive to their needs – and now closer to home with expanded hours.”

The new location is at 4 Shaws Cove (Suite 201) in New London.

“I have worked with the center for many years and now my patients can receive their care even closer to home,” says Dr. Frank Mayeda, an obstetrician/gynecologist from Shoreline OB GYN in New London. “I look forward to continuing to work with these excellent physicians.”

With state-of-the-art facilities in Farmington, Hartford, and now New London, the center offers a wide range of services—from initial treatments to the very advanced. In the New London office, services will include:

  • Office visits for initial infertility consults, IVF consults, follow-ups, pre- and post-operative visits
  • IVF cycle monitoring (blood and ultrasound), trial transfers, and pregnancy ultrasounds
  • Diagnostic testing including sonohysterograms and endometrial biopsies
  • Sperm testing
  • IUI procedures and additional sperm testing are performed in our Hartford office

The center’s Farmington office, located minutes off I-84 on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus, is a full-service facility offering the following additional services to patients:

  • All IVF retrievals and transfers
  • All IVF laboratory procedures
  • IUI procedures
  • Sperm testing

The center offers many advanced techniques to help patients achieve successful pregnancies. The center was formed in 1998 in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and has grown to include over 60 staff members. For more information about the center, please call 860-679-4580 or visit the website at

UConn was one of the first IVF centers in the state having started in the early 1980’s and is now the largest center in the state with nearly 1,300 cycles completed in the last year.

For more information about the center’s programs in New London, or to set up an appointment with Drs. Engmann or DiLuigi, please call 860-525-8283.

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