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In Vitro Fertilization Honolulu HI

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.

Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii
(808) 949-6611
1319 Punahou Street #520
Honolulu, HI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Renee Lynal Sato
(808) 531-6727
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lori Miyo Inouye, MD
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1986

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Ritt Chong, MD
(808) 949-7183
1300 Pali Hwy Ste 201
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1967

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Nathan G Fujita
(808) 538-3787
1329 Lusitana St Ste 402
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute (PIVF)
(808) 946-2226
1319 Punahou Street, Ste. 980
Honolulu, HI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Ritt Chong
(808) 589-1156
1350 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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DeBorah A Buccigrossi
(808) 432-2000
1010 Pensacola St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gwendolyn Patricia Chung
(808) 949-5308
1441 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Nathan Gero Fujita, MD
(808) 538-3787
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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