Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple procedure involving the placement of sperm passed the cervix and directly into the uterine cavity.
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Superovulation is a treatment protocol designed to increase the number of eggs that a woman ovulates in a cycle.
The most common form of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). IVF-ET involves fertilization of eggs with sperm in vitro (outside of the body), in the laboratory.
Mini IVF, also known as "minimal stimulation IVF," or “Micro IVF,” is a relatively new and advanced reproductive technology (ART) that offers a gentle alternative of ovarian stimulation to traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF). In Mini IVF the ovaries of a woman are minimally stimulated, using oral ovulation induction agents (Clomid, Tamoxifen, Letrozole...) and/or low doses of gonadotropins (follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone), in order to induce the growth of a small cohort of eggs.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory technique
that permits genetic analysis of embryos prior to embryo transfer.
The nucleus of every cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of
chromosomes, or 46 total chromosomes.
Gender selection is a technique which allows couples to increase the odds of delivering a child of a particular sex.
Standard IVF-embryo transfer involves transfer of embryos at the
cleavage stage, after the embryos have been cultured (grown) in
the laboratory for 2 or 3 days (2 or 3 days after egg retrieval).
The GIFT procedure is one of 3 advanced «tubal transfer» minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures aimed at maximizing your fertility potential through assisted reproductive technology (ART): GIFT, ZIFT, and TET. Laparoscopic tubal transfer (intrafallopian transfer) allows for the transfer of gametes (eggs and sperm) or early-stage embryos (day 1 zygotes or day 2 cleavage-stage embryos) directly into the fallopian tube(s).
Similar to a GIFT procedure, in a ZIFT procedure, controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and egg retrieval are performed. Next, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI = injection of sperm into the cytoplasm of an egg to achieve artificial fertilization in cases of severe male factor infertility) is performed.
Tubal embryo transfer involves the laparoscopic placement of day-2 embryos (cleavage stage) into the fallopian tubes. This has the added advantage of allowing the embryologist to assess the quality of embryos prior to laparoscopic transfer, ensuring that the best quality embryos are those transferred.
In a combination procedure, GIFT or ZIFT is followed by the
transfer of additional day-3 embryos trans-cervically, 3 or 2 days
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, is a specialized
laboratory technique which allows for the injection of a single
sperm (spermatozoa) into an egg in order to achieve fertilization.
The natural growth phases of embryos, from conception in the
fallopian tubes to implantation into the uterus, are well defined.
Oocyte cryopreservation is a laboratory technique which allows
for freezing of unfertilized eggs for future use.
Embryo freezing allows for storage of unused embryos for an
indefinite amount of time.
Despite advanced fertility treatments available today, some
couples may still face difficulties conceiving because of
Uterine factor is a well recognized cause of infertility.
A traditional surrogate serves as both a gestational surrogate and an egg donor simultaneously.
Severe male factor infertility often precludes treatment with
intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Tubal ligation has been a popular form of permanent contraception preferred by many couples. Prior to the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF), women who had previously undergone a tubal ligation and who subsequently wished to conceive were offered a microsurgical tubal reanastomosis (tubal reversal) procedure as their only means of conceiving. Over the years, surgical techniques were perfected as they became less invasive, more efficient, and more successful. However, as IVF became available, patients were now offered an even less invasive and highly successful alternative.