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In Vitro Fertilization Prescott 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.

Melinda M Martin, MD
(928) 778-0070
907 Ainsworth Dr
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1989

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Josephine Taeyon Kim
(928) 776-8428
1005 Division St
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Thomas Abt, MD
(928) 778-4300
919 12th Pl
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1975

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Wayne Emil Beck, MD
(928) 778-4300
919 12th Pl
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Occupational Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Prescott Valley Women's Clinic

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Dr.Katie Campuzano
(928) 778-4300
919 12th Place #1
Prescott, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Yrmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Adam Ford Feingold
(928) 776-8428
1005 Division St
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Galen Bruce Johnson, MD
(623) 846-7558
3039 Pedregal Dr
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Adam Feingold
(928) 776-8428
1005 Division Street
Prescott, AZ
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Richard Ohanesian
(928) 778-4300
919 12th Pl
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Mark Ohanesian, MD
(928) 778-4300
919 12th Pl
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Yavapai Reg Med Ctr, Prescott, Az
Group Practice: Prescott Women's Clinic

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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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