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In Vitro Fertilization Cody WY

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.

Rand E Flory, MD
(307) 527-7811
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1977

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Rita Kay Payne, MD
(307) 527-7811
721 Sheridan Ave Ste 100
Cody, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dale Ray Myers
(307) 587-1155
721 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY
Education
English
Professional Memberships
West Park Hospital, Cody, WY, Powell Hospital, Powell, WY

Hein Hartmut Kalke, MD
(307) 686-7799
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Melbourne, Fac Of Med, Parkville, Vic, Australia
Graduation Year: 1965

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Valerie Anne Bell, MD
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dale R Myers
(307) 587-1155
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rodni N. Cruz
(307) 587-3133
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Elaine Wright Receptionist
Mallory Cruz Billing


Lisa B. Williams
(307) 527-7811
A Woman's Place
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education
English
Professional Memberships
West Park Hospital, Powell Valley, Washakie Medical Center

Michael R Nelson
(307) 634-5216
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Donald Parker
(307) 682-4664
1307 West 3rd Street
Gillette, WY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Campbell County Mem Hosp, Gillette, Wy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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