In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, obtaining a sperm sample, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. The embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus.
A typical IVF cycle takes Includes
Fertility Health Consult
You and your partner (if applicable) will meet with your physician for testing and a personalized discussion of your fertility health and family planning goals. Together, you will decide if in vitro fertilization is the right choice for you and create a personalized treatment plan.
Over a period of 9-12 days we will stimulate your ovaries with self-administered injections. You will also have approximately 5 to 7 early morning monitoring appointments.
At our onsite surgery center your doctor will gently guide a needle attached to a catheter through your vaginal wall to collect your eggs. The painless procedure will take 10-20 minutes and you will be under twilight anesthesia. There are no stitches or scars and most patients return to work the following day.
In our state-of-the-art laboratory our highly experienced embryologists will oversee the process of the sperm fertilizing the egg. Some patients will benefit from the use of Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and/or ZYMOT sperm separation device during this step of the process
Over a 3 to 7 day process our embryologists oversee the growth of your embryo(s). Some patients will benefit from non invasive preimplantation genetic testing after this step of the process.
During embryo transfer your doctor will insert a speculum into the patients vagina and then using an ultrasound for accuracy they will then pass a catheter through the cervix and into the womb. The embryos are then passed through the tube during this short, pain free procedure.
The most advanced and effective fertility treatment available today
Patients who may benefit from IVF include:
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Ovulation disorders
- Uterine fibroids
- Previous tubal sterilization or removal
- Impaired sperm production or function
- Unexplained infertility
- Genetic disorders
- Fertility preservation for cancer or other health conditions