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In Vitro Fertilization Kailua Kona 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.

Melissa C Smith
(808) 334-4400
75-184 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Russell Eugene Rees, MD
(808) 329-0907
75 5751 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Monterrey, Fac De Med, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1982

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Nancy Kathryn Stukan, MD
(808) 322-3488
81-990 Halekii St Lwr Lvl
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1978

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Edwin Payson Gramlich, MD
(808) 949-5305
PO Box 696
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1957

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Sira, Santad, Md - Sira Santad Inc
(808) 329-6447
Hualalai Medical Ctr # 202
Kailua Kona, HI

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Santad Sira, MD
(808) 322-3434
Honalo Business Center
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Kona Hosp, Kealakekua, Hi
Group Practice: Sira Santad Inc

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David Alan Arthurs, DO
(808) 327-4504
77-6466 Pualani St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Benedicts Family Med Ctr, Jerome, Id
Group Practice: Family Care Physicians

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Robyn Margaret Cook, MD
(808) 322-2880
PO Box 9012
Kealakekua, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1989

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James A Ruiz
(808) 322-1733
81-990 Halekii St
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii
(808) 949-6611
1319 Punahou Street #520
Honolulu, HI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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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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