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In Vitro Fertilization Fort Lauderdale FL

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.

IVF Florida Reproductive Associates
(954) 247-6200
2960 North State Road 7, Suite 300
Margate, FL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Palmetto Fertility Center of South Florida
(866) 383-2513
7100 W. 20th Avenue, Suite 205
Miami, FL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Jerry Alvin Spiegel, MD
(954) 785-3323
4850 W Oakland Park Blvd
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1957

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Simion Z Tsinker
(954) 316-0048
6710 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael R Loss
(954) 316-0002
6710 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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BocaFertility
(561) 368-5500
875 Meadows Road -Suite 334
Boca Raton, FL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Uzi Z Bodman, MD
(305) 476-7730
6971 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Siena, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Siena, Italy
Graduation Year: 1968

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Raymond F Hudanich
(954) 316-1140
6710 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cyril Clifton Christian, MD
(305) 581-0040
6971 W Sunrise Blvd Ste 106
Plantation, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Renee Beverly Alexis
(954) 791-4311
5975 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL
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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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