(In-Vitro Fertilization & Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)

IVF (In-vitro fertilization) is a technology that introduces the female egg (oocyte) and male sperm together in a specialized culture medium where the chances of successful fertilization are greatly enhanced.

ICSI – To perform this procedure, the cumulus complex of the egg is removed and the egg maturity and quality are evaluated. Maturity of the oocyte is important because only mature eggs have the opportunity to fertilize. This involves the insertion of a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg.

The procedure is designed to assist infertile women in these cases:

  • Ovulatory dysfunction
  • Male factor infertility
  • Blocked, diseased, or absent fallopian tubes
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Failed conventional fertility methods with Clomid, injectable drugs, and/or intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine factors or cervical mucus problems
  • Unexplained infertility