image
 
image

In Vitro Fertilization Sparks 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.

Nevada Center for Repro Medicine
(775) 828-1200
645 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite 205
Reno, NV
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

Data Provided by:
Dr.Terrence McGaw
(775) 688-5850
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Terrence Gordon Mc Gaw, MD
(775) 688-5800
75 Pringle Way Ste 801
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Medical Group Of Northern Nevada

Data Provided by:
Holly Trimble Ashley Cothern, MD
(775) 982-3900
901 E. 2nd Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
English and Spanish
Education
Medical School: University Of Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 2002

Data Provided by:
Lester Ho, MD
(775) 688-5800
75 Pringle Way Ste 801
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Damon Lemar Stutes
(775) 827-0616
5915 Tyrone Rd
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Stacy Eldon Mellum, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Stanton H Allen, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1980

Data Provided by:
Karen Elaine Dearmont, MD
50 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
Dr.Bruce Farringer
(775) 323-1300
1500 E 2nd St # 202
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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 ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Fertility Stories

image
image
©Copyright 2010 Fertility Stories All Rights Reserved
Advertising information.


image