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In Vitro Fertilization Hurricane WV

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.

Wayne Brian Conover, MD
(304) 766-7622
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Samuel Greg Heywood
(304) 345-4525
301 Great Teays Blvd # 6
Scott Depot, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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George L Drake, DO
Saint Albans, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pikeville Coll, Sch Of Osteo Med, Pikeville Ky 41501
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr.Osterman Cotes
(304) 766-3400
500 Poplar St # 200
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Santo Domingo (Uasd), Fac De Cien Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Thomas Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Larry Douglas Curnutte
(304) 766-9600
4501 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Lisa Burke
(304) 691-1400
101 Hospital Drive
Hurricane, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Vellore G Kasturi
(304) 757-6999
301 Great Teays Blvd Ste 6
Scott Depot, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Walter Johnson, MD
(662) 534-4783
401 Division St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp -Union Count, New Albany, Ms
Group Practice: Women's Clinic Of New Albany

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Larry Franklin Gibson, MD
(304) 766-8558
436 Division St
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Cetec, Sch Of Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep (Closed 1984)
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Jasper General Hospital, Bay Springs, Ms

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Kiran R Patel
(304) 766-4300
401 Division St
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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