In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is the most popular and successful assisted reproductive technology (ART). An IVF cycle consists of ovulation induction through the use of fertility medications, egg retrieval, fertilization in a laboratory, and transferring embryos to the uterus. There are different techniques that can be employed at each stage in the procedure to maximize the likelihood of success.
Patients who suffer from ovulatory dysfunction, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, pelvic inflammatory disease, recurrent miscarriage, severe male factor infertility, or unexplained infertility may be candidates for IVF treatment. Dr. Vermesh and Dr. Jovanovic can conduct a thorough review of your health history and other factors to determine if IVF is the right way to help you achieve your goal of parenthood.
IVF treatment has consistently shown the highest success rates of all the assisted reproductive technologies. At the Center for Fertility and Gynecology, we have maintained success rates that are higher than the national average for different age groups and infertility issues. Dr. Vermesh has been performing IVF treatments for more than 25 years, and can provide outstanding results for patients.
The most apparent benefit of IVF treatment is the improved ability to achieve a successful pregnancy. IVF offers a number of other advantages as well; it can help patients who wish to avoid passing on certain genetic conditions, it can help non-traditional families conceive, and allows women to save their eggs so that they can be used at some time in the future.
Our fertility practice provides individualized IVF treatment plans for all of our patients. Our skill and dedication minimize the total number of cycles required, which reduces the overall cost of treatment. We also offer flexible financing options to make IVF prices more affordable on any budget.
Traditional IVF treatment involves the use of fertility medications that encourage the production and release of multiple eggs. Patients who wish to undergo natural IVF do not take fertility medications; instead, the body naturally releases one egg. Our physicians also offer mini IVF, which uses smaller doses of medication to encourage more than one egg to grow to maturity.
The first IVF baby was born in 1978, and since then there have been a number of technological advances that have improved the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. Dr. Vermesh and Dr. Jovanovic are trained and experienced in the latest IVF techniques, and have helped many couples successfully conceive.
IVF is a safe and effective procedure, but it is not without risks. It is important for patients to understand these risks before making the decision to undergo treatment. In addition to standard surgical risks, there is also the chance of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy occurring outside of the uterus), ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (swollen and painful ovaries), and miscarriage.
Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are techniques that allow gametes and zygotes to be transferred into the fallopian tubes for patients who have cervical obstruction, cervical stenosis, or multiple failed IVF attempts. These procedures are similar to IVF; the eggs are retrieved from the woman's body and handled in a lab setting. In the GIFT procedure, the sperm and eggs are transferred to the fallopian tubes immediately after they are mixed. In ZIFT, the fertilized eggs are transferred within 24 hours.
Immediately following your IVF procedure, Our physicians will instruct you to rest for the remainder of the day. In the days following the embryo transfer, it is important to take progesterone as instructed to increase the chances of implantation and successful pregnancy. Patients should also maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet after IVF treatment.