In-vitro Fertilization (IVF)
One of the most successful forms of assisted reproductive technologies is In-vitro Fertilization, commonly known as IVF. The goal of Matrutva Fertility Center at Devi Laxmi Hospital in Raipur is not only to give out a positive pregnancy test, but we want to make sure that the overall IVF treatment process leads to a healthy pregnancy and baby. IVF is the process where fertilization takes place outside the body. IVF intends to reach the fertilization of egg and sperm in a laboratory environment. To enhance the chance of success, the methods used in the IVF treatment are common, however, dosing, medication, laboratory mechanisms vary and which is where a quality-driven, technologically superior IVF Centre like our’s leads the pack. We ensure to be as specific to the patients’ medical condition as we can and always impart to the point treatment.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
This is a procedure used in IVF treatment that increases the chances of fertilization of eggs. It is one of the most common methods of fertilization that is preferred by couples. In cases where the sperm is not active enough, ICSI comes into the picture. During the process of ICSI, a single sperm is injected into the center of the egg using a tiny needle called a Micropipette. ICSI is recommended in cases where the sperm do not move enough, it has problems attaching itself to the egg, there is s blockage in the male reproductive tract, or eggs haven’t been fertilized by traditional IVF.
Intrauterine Insemination Method (IUI)
This procedure is recommended in cases where there is an issue with the sperm cells passing through the uterus to reach the ovarian tubes and thereby fertilizing the egg cells. Under the IUI method of treatment, the sperm collected is placed in the woman’s uterus during the process of ovulation. We treat every couple as unique. Exact evaluation and diagnosis by our expert team of Doctors results in zeroing down on which type of treatment to go for. IUI is one of those treatments which cuts down the distance sperm has to travel, making it easier to fertilize the egg. This treatment is also known as donor insemination or artificial insemination.
X-rays are done to evaluate the shape of the uterus and also to check if the Fallopian Tubes are open. Hysterosalpingogram or HSG uses a specific form of an x-ray called Fluoroscopy. At Matrutva Fertility Center, doctors use Fluoroscopy to examine why there is a difficulty in conceiving. This procedure helps in determining the openness of the Fallopian Tubes and also checks the effects of tubal surgery.
Frozen Embryo Transfers
This procedure allows the couples a chance of conceiving when the time is right. When more eggs are retrieved than needed, one can freeze them for future use. These embryos can be frozen any time between day one and day six, post the retrieval of eggs. The frozen embryos can be stored for years. This procedure is less invasive as compared to standard egg collection. Notably, the frozen embryo transfer is as successful as the standard In-vitro Fertilization. That said, its success also depends on the quality of embryos and the age of the patient.
Under this form of treatment, the embryos can be observed for a longer period. Embryo transfer following IVF and ICSI is usually carried out on day two or three after the collection of eggs. Blastocyst Culture is an advanced treatment that allows to culture embryos for five or six days. Due to this, the embryologist can identify the aptest embryos for embryo transfer. It is well to be noted that this treatment allows the possibility to transfer the single best embryo and is usually beneficial for those patients who have a history of failed IVF.
Laparoscopy / Hysteroscopy
To diagnose a condition or device a treatment, a Laparoscopic procedure allows a surgeon to look into the pelvis for checking the Fallopian Tubes, Ovaries, or Uterus. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The treatment is done using an instrument called a Laparoscope that looks into the organs. It is a long, thin tube that has a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera that is inserted via an incision in the abdominal wall. The camera then sends the images to a video monitor so that doctors can see inside the body in real-time.
Hysteroscopy, on the other hand, is done to view the inside of the uterus. Skin incisions, however, are not required in the case of Hysteroscopy. It examines the uterine cavity or any scarring, thereby helping in diagnosing abnormal uterine conditions.
Female Fertility Testing
It is well to be noted that not all fertility tests are done in every case. Invasive fertility tests such as diagnostic laparoscopy are done only when symptoms point in that direction. The common female fertility examination may range from a basic Gynaecological examination or Ultrasound or Hysterosalpingogram to Hysteroscopy or at times even Diagnostic Laparoscopy.
Male Fertility Testing
One of the most common fertility tests for men is semen analysis. A general physical examination by the Urologist may lead to other tests as well like ultrasound, STD Testing, specialized semen analysis, and more considering the initial reports that have come out.