- In Vitro Fertilization - IVF -
The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program was
founded in 1983 at the Tyler Medical Clinic, an affiliate of the
Institute, under the medical supervision of Dr. Peyman Saadat.
The Program started by offering a simple in vitro fertilization
procedure for patients with absent or severely damaged fallopian tubes.
The Program now deals with a broad range of fertility issues, including
male infertility, unexplained infertility, congenital abnormalities
(such as absence of fallopian tube or ovaries), egg donation, freezing
of fertilized eggs, and surrogate pregnancies among others.
IVF consists of the following steps:
Ovarian stimulation is done in order to produce
several high quality eggs. During the 7-14 day stimulation
ultrasound examinations and laboratory tests are needed to follow
the development of the follicles.
When the follicles are ready for egg retrieval, the
procedure is done in our office. The patient is given a pain
medication and the procedure lasts about 15 minutes.
The male partner typically collects semen sample by
masturbation at our office and the best quality sperm are added to
the eggs after the egg retrieval to achieve fertilization.
One to five days after the egg retrieval, the doctor
will transfer the embryos into the uterus by passing a thin embryo
transfer catheter through the cervix. Embryos that are not
transferred at this time can be cryopreserved and stored in liquid
nitrogen for later use.
Blood pregnancy test is scheduled approximately 2
weeks after the embryo transfer. A ultrasound is done approximately
two weeks after a positive pregnancy test.
All stages of this treatment take place in our
Institute. You will see the same familiar faces throughout the
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