When you have been unsuccessful trying to have a baby, nothing seems more frustrating or more important. In vitro fertilization (IVF) may be the answer to help build family of your dreams.
When more conservative infertility treatments have not worked, it may be time to try assisted reproductive technology (ART), most commonly in vitro fertilization (IVF).
We offer the most comprehensive and successful on-site in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in the region.
At The IVF CenterSM we know how important our success is to you. That’s why we utilize the latest state-of-the-art technology in a personalized, relaxed and caring environment. Our sensitive and compassionate medical staff will be supportive and understanding of your specific needs throughout the treatment process.
Our team believes there is no greater privilege than that of entering into the sacredness of the doctor-patient relationship. We continually strive to establish and maintain our patients’ confidence and trust. Our team at The IVF CenterSM works to strengthen this bond with our patients.
We have performed thousands of successful IVF cycles and have achieved success rates consistently well above the national average for achieving a live birth.
- Donor Embryo Replacement
- Egg Donation Cycles
- Genetic Testing
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
About the IVF Procedure
In essence, all forms of ART create an embryo by bypassing the factors causing the fertility issue in the first place. The created embryos are then placed into the uterus after they have developed.
With most cases, in vitro fertilization is used to treat mild sperm abnormalities in males and fallopian tube or ovulation abnormalities in women.
The process begins with the selection of a treatment plan, by the physician, that addresses the unique fertility issues of each couple. The treatment plan is then reviewed, one-on-one, with the IVF Nurse Coordinator insuring that all of the couples’ questions and concerns are addressed. Injection training and further education is also offered on an individual basis to allow for a more personalized experience.
Both the male and female partner will be required to come to the office several times for tests and procedures during the treatment cycle.
Many different medications are taken during a treatment cycle to assist or enhance the body’s normal reproductive process. We will establish a schedule to show you which drugs to take and when to take them. You will also learn how to administer these medications yourself.
When the woman’s follicles have reached an appropriate stage of development, the eggs will be retrieved using an ultrasound-guided aspiration needle. Once eggs are retrieved and the male partner collects his sperm, the laboratory personnel will perform either natural insemination or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) to fertilize the eggs. ICSI is recommended when there is a significant concern over the sperm’s fertilization potential. For more information read Severe Male Factor: Alternative to Donor Sperm, an article on ICSI.
After a discussion with the physician, an appropriate number of fertilized eggs (embryos) will be transferred to the uterus to optimize the pregnancy of a single healthy child. A pregnancy test will be conducted about two weeks after egg retrieval to determine if an embryo has implanted and is developing.
Candidates for the IVF Procedure
Several factors help determine the candidacy of patients for in vitro fertilization. Suitable candidates often include couples who may experience:
- Low sperm count / motility
- Ovulation disorders
- Various other health / reproductive issues
The only way to know for sure if in vitro fertilization is right for you is to undergo a complete exam and consultation with Dr. Trolice and The IVF CenterSM staff.
Why The IVF CenterSM Is Unique
At The IVF CenterSM we recognize the process of IVF can at times be overwhelming.
To address this issue, we have an IVF Nurse available 24/7 to answer questions, guide you through the process, and provide emotional support. We also offer a Reproductive Health Psychologist to help couples develop their best coping strategies along their journey.
Success of the IVF Program at The IVF CenterSM is due to our scientific and technological excellence coupled with our compassionate and highly personalized approach to patient care.
The IVF CenterSM is committed to each couple’s success by providing individualized and supportive care along the way. We consider each couple part of our family as we attempt to help them create their own.