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In Vitro Fertilization Gardnerville NV

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.

Cynthia Elizabeth Kolb, MD
(843) 662-3905
1107 US Highway 395 S
Gardnerville, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1993

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Donald Anthony Norman, MD
(916) 544-1167
PO Box 18300
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Reg Med Ctr, Lewiston, Id; Tri-State Memorial Hosp, Clarkston, Wa

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Daniel Curtiss Oliver, MD
530-542-3000 x03050
2170 South & 4th St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1983

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Caroline Joy Guadiz, MD
(530) 544-8333
1067 4th St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas Alan Goldenberg, MD
(773) 782-7244
1067 4th St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1979

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Kris Francis Kobalter, MD
(530) 544-8333
1702 County Rd Ste A2
Minden, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1989

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Judith Charlton Scott, MD
(530) 544-1875
PO Box 18223
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kris F Kobalter
(530) 544-8333
1067 4th St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Kelly Shanahan
1154 Emerald Bay Rd # A
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Gary F Willen, MD
(773) 782-7244
1067 4th St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Barton Mem Hosp, S Lake Tahoe, Ca
Group Practice: Carson Valley Med Grp; Tahoe Womens Care

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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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