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In Vitro Fertilization Phoenix AZ

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.

Fertility Centers of Arizona
(480) 559-0252
8901 E Mountain View Road, Suite 201
Scottsdale, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Advanced Fertility Care
(866) 668-0921
9819 North 95th Street, Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Fertility Treatment Center
(480) 831-2445
2155 E Conference Dr, #115
Tempe, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Victor Kissil, DO
(602) 942-2310
2302 W Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Deer Valley Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Felipe Luis G Videla, MD
(602) 241-1944
3410 N 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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IVF Phoenix
(602) 765-2229
9817 N. 95th Street, Bldg. I, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Arizona Center for Fertility Studies
(480) 860-4792
8997 E. Desert Cove Ave., 2nd Fl.
Scottsdale, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health
(480) 946-9900
8573 E. Princess Drive #101
Scottsdale, AZ
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Armity Simon, MD
(480) 860-2322
9070 E Desert Cove
Scottsdale, AZ
Business
Armity Simon, MD, PC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, APIPA, Great West, United Health Care, Maricopa Foundation
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
Residency Training: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology American Medical Association Member American Fertility Society Member Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Member
Awards: Dean's Award-Indiana University School of Medicine President of Graduating Class Indiana School of Medicine Summa Cum Laude Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society-Indiana State University
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Persian

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David Laurence Greenspan
(602) 234-1300
500 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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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