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In Vitro Fertilization Joplin MO

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.

Dan Joe Borello, MD
(417) 624-3535
3302 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -West, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Ozark Ob-Gyn Inc

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Denis E Percell, DO
(417) 623-7171
2902 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste B8
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Angela Langer
(417) 347-2525
1532 W 32nd St # 301
Joplin, MO
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Freeman Health System
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gerald Wayne Englund
(417) 782-4625
1002 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craig William Chandler, DO
1221 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1995

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John W Chesney
(417) 782-3500
1002 Mc Intosh Cir
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Amy L. Warner
2817 McClelland Boulevard
Joplin, MO
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Howard Obert Thompson, MD
(417) 624-6962
1111 Mc Intosh Cir Ste 307
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Craig Chandler
(417) 347-8660
1532 W 32nd St # 201
Joplin, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Freeman
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Dr.Gerald W. Englund
(417) 782-4625
1002 McIntosh Circle
Joplin, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 8, 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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