In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF refers to the formation of embryos from sperm and oocytes in the laboratory. Eggs are retrieved after the use of ovarian stimulation medications, and sperm is collected by either ejaculation or aspiration techniques. The sperm is either allowed to fertilize the eggs or is injected into an egg (ICSI). The embryos are cultured for several days and then placed into the uterine cavity. Extra embryos are frozen for future use (cryopreservation).
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is the process of placing a sperm into an egg to increase the chances of fertilization. Depending on how sperm is obtained and on clinical circumstances, this technique may be a necessary addition to your IVF cycle.
Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration refers to a technique where sperm is surgically removed from the epididymis. This may be necessary in men who have had a vasectomy, who have congenital absence of the vas deferens, or who have some other testicular blockage. These sperm are then used via ICSI to fertilize oocytes (eggs) retrieved during an IVF cycle. We work closely with a local urologist specializing in infertility to accommodate the special needs of male patients requiring this procedure. Other procedures such as MESA and TESE are also available.
Third Party Fertility (Ovum Donation, Gestational Surrogacy)
We work closely with select donor agencies to coordinate cycles involving ovum (egg) donation and gestational surrogacy. Ovum donation involves harvesting oocytes from a donor chosen by the couple. All retrieved oocytes are fertilized, and the resulting embryos belong to the recipient couple. One or two embryos are transferred to the recipient’s uterus and the remaining embryos are cryoperserved. Cryopreserved embryos can then be utilized in future attempts at pregnancy. Couples may choose gestational surrogacy in situations where the woman can’t or shouldn’t carry a pregnancy in her own uterus. In this case, embryos will be transferred to the uterus of the surrogate. We can assist you with this process.
We are licensed to process sperm samples in our facility. Collection facilities are present in our office for patient convenience.
We strive to provide fertility options for all of out patients. In cases where cancer treatments may interfere with fertility, we offer options of cryopreservation. These options exist both for couples as well as individuals. Our services are listed below:
- Oocyte Cryopreservation
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Sperm Cryopreservation
Our physician is an expert in reproductive surgery. We perform minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. We are skilled in tubal reanastamosis and repair of uterine defects. The urologist with whom we collaborate performs both vasectomy reversals as well as testicular biopsy.
- Repair of Uterine Defect (Septum Resection)
- Tubal Reanastamosis
- Vasectomy Reversal