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In Vitro Fertilization Agawam MA

In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

Adam J. Flisser, MD
(212) 794-9601
103 East 80th Street
New York, NY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urogynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: AetnaOxfordGHIMedicareUnitedMany others

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Fellow, American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists Member, American Urogynecologic Society


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Sharon A MacMillan
(413) 789-8014
230 Main St
Agawam, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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S Michael Ishak, MD
(310) 541-1179
PO Box 2608
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasr El Aini Fac Med Cairo Univ, Cairo (915-02 After 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1958

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Andrzej Gainski, MD
(413) 567-5330
81 Green Willow Dr
Longmeadow, MA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med Im Karola Marcinkowskiego, Poznan, Poland
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Springfield Anesthesia Svc

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Halina Phyllis Wiczyk, MD
(413) 794-5608
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1982

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David A McKay
(413) 789-8014
230 Main St
Agawam, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Devon C Foulks, MD
130 Maple St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1979

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Patricia Elaine Bailey, MD
3300 Main St
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1986

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Howard G Trietsch, MD
(413) 794-8484
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: Baystate Ob Gyn East Longmeadow; Baystate Ob Gyn Grp Inc

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Viorel Boborodea, MD
(413) 732-2126
110 Maple St Fl 3
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1988

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IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer

IVF, IVF with ICSI, IVM and Frozen Embryo Transfer
updated Feb 15, 2010

IVF - In Vitro Fertilization is a last resort for many couples. Most couples starting IVF have already been through long months of trying to conceive naturally, failed IUI - Intra Uterine Insemination - cycles, multiple tests, a lot of frustration and disappointment.

This article discusses the following topics:

What is IVF?
What is the process of IVF?
What is IVM - in vitro maturation?
What happens if there are 'left over' embryos - information about Frozen Embryo Transfer

What is IVF?
In Vitro Fertilization (literally, fertilization in glass) is a procedure during which the egg, instead of being fertilized in the woman's fallopian tube, is fertilized in a test tube or petri dish. When minimal sperm is available, frequently ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection - is performed.

How is IVF performed - what's the process?

Step 1 - Preparation
Both partners go through a variety of tests. These vary from one medical center to another, but often include hormone tests for the woman, AIDS and other tests for both partners and a sperm analysis for the man.

The medical center decides on a treatment plan -- how the egg production will be stimulated in the woman and when it will begin (on what day of the woman's cycle). This is what is referred to as your IVF protocol.

Frequently Lupron (also known as decapeptyl) is used to help the doctors take full charge of your hormones. It depresses your natural hormones, making the medication the sole source of ovarian stimulation.

Egg production is stimulated using hormones (e.g. Pergonal, Repronex, Fertinex, Follistim, Gonal F, Novarel, Ovidrel, Pregnyl, Profasi, and Menogon and Puregon), with the goal being to produce a "good" number of eggs to help increase the chances of having several viable embryos. (Good is defined differently in different medical centers). When too many follicles begin to ripen simultaneously, it raises the risk for OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).

The stimulation of egg production takes anywhere from several days to close to two weeks. During this time the woman is monitored closely using ultrasound and blood tests. It is very common to make changes to the IVF protocol during the stimulation process.

What you feel: You may feel swollen or bloated from the multiple follicles that are growing. You may feel irritable or have other symptoms as a result of the hormone injections and you may feel anxious about the egg retrieval process and the success of your cycle. Many clinics now offer support groups for their patients.

Step 2 - Ova or Egg Aspiration / Retrieval
Once the eggs are ready, they are ...

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