Who Needs IVF?
Fallopian Tube Damage/Tubal Factor
Women with significant fallopian tube damage or blockage will need to go straight to IVF for fertility treatment, because the sperm will not be able to meet the egg in the fallopian tube where fertilization naturally occurs.
Male Factor Infertility
One of the most dramatic advances in the treatment of infertility has been the capacity to obtain fertilization and pregnancy in the IVF lab with severely abnormal sperm samples by utilizing ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). ICSI is when the sperm is injected directly into the oocyte to assist in fertilization. ICSI is often recommended for certain male factor infertility, if sperm are obtained surgically, or if there has been a prior failure of fertilization to occur naturally.
Regardless of age or the severity of her disease, women with infertility due to endometriosis are at least 5 times more likely to have a baby per treatment cycle of IVF at an IVF clinic in South Florida than with IUI. Endometriosis may be effectively treated with a combination of surgical and medical therapy. IVF has greatly helped women with endometriosis achieve their dreams of motherhood.
Age Related Infertility
In normal reproductive life, a woman’s ovarian function diminishes with age. Woman over 35 have a significantly harder time conceiving. At this age your chances of conceiving are about half of what they once were. Each year following this age the chances of conceiving are also cut in half u ntil a woman reaches menopause. In many cases, this reduced function can be overcome through the use of IVF alone or in conjunction with techniques such as Laser Assisted Hatching and ICSI.
The majority of patients with anovulation will conceive using simpler treatments, such as stimulation. However, those patients with low ovarian reserve may be encouraged to consider IVF procedure in South Florida.
Approximately 20% of couples will have no identifiable cause of infertility after completing a comprehensive evaluation. IVF has been shown to overcome these unidentifiable obstacles when other treatments have failed
Preimplantation Genetic Screening
Genetic testing on pre-implantation embryos may be indicated for patients who are at risk for genetic disorders such as Sickle Cell, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis and for patients with infertility related to chromosomal abnormalities such as recurrent pregnancy loss or repeated unsuccessful IVF. This process is can also be used for couples who are interested in family balancing. PGS can be very beneficial for older women who wish to use their own eggs for IVF as genetic risk factors can substantially increase with age.