In 1986, Dr. Rodney Lyles established and directed the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)/GIFT program at St. Luke’s Hospital-Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri along with Dr. Jack Betts. In 1988, Dr. Lyles founded Reproductive Resource Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas. RRC quickly became the region’s leading innovator in fertility services and has remained an innovator for over 30 years.
Dr. Lyles retired at the end of 2009, leaving RRC in the very experienced hands of Dr. Celeste Brabec who had joined the practice in 1999. An amazing staff of physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, embryologists and support personnel round out the office. The staff is highly experienced, and several have been with the Center since its inception over 30 years ago.
RRC was the first in the region to perform a number of technologically advanced techniques including ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), a donor egg program, blastocyst culture, cryopreservation of blastocysts, and on-site embryo biopsy for pre-implantation genetic testing for single gene mutations, 24 chromosome aneuploidy screening or both. Throughout its 30 year history, RRC has consistently providing high pregnancy rates, while maintaining low high-order multiple rates.