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In Vitro Fertilization Las Vegas 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.

Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM)
(866) 428-3222
3121 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Donna M Miller, MD
(702) 862-8862
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Business
Miller Turner Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jane Shen Gunther, MD
(702) 360-0236
2040 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Languages
Chinese
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jesse A Sherrod
(702) 671-5140
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Arthur Sydeco Tayengco, MD
(702) 382-1033
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1963

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Red Rock Fertility Center
(702) 262-0079
6420 Medical Center St. Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Kenneth E Turner, MD
(702) 384-5032
2300 S Rancho Dr Ste 208
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1953

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Marsha Matsunaga Kirgan, MD
(310) 315-7355
1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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Arthur S Tayengco
(702) 382-1033
3515 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Nelson Abdella, MD
(602) 285-3808
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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