Assisted Reproduction (IVF)

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At The Department for Assisted Reproduction at "Acibadem Sistina" Clinical Hospital we have implemented the latest sciencetific findings and the newest technology in this field. As a result of the effort of our accomplished team of top gynecologists, the success rate matches the level of leading IVF centers and is over 50 percent. After 14 years of professional commitment and constant improvement, happy ending stories of many couples occur daily and are the best proof that we have become a regional leader in the field of assisted reproduction.

Our team of gynecologists, embryologists and andrologists work towards fulfilling the needs of thousands of couples by offering the following services:

• Full clinical evaluation of infertility in couples
• Treatment of gynecological disorders in young women and in women in menopause
• Hirsutism and Hyperandrogenism
• Ovulation induction
• Diagnostic laparoscopy
• Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for assisted reproduction
• Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
• Hysterosalpingography
• Laparoscopy (endometrial surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, myomectomy, salpingectomy, ovarian cyst surgery)
• Hysteroscopy (polypectomy, septum resection, myomectomy)

Laboratory services

• Spermiogram (semen analysis)
• Sperm morphology Analysis
• Freezing of semen and of testicular tissue 
• In vitro fertilization
• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
• Micromanipulation approach
• Testicular sperm extraction (TESE)
• Sperm selection (PISCI)
• In vitro maturation (IVM)
• Increasing implantation odds by assisted hatching
• Blastocyst transfer
• Cryopreservation of eggs and embryos
• Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

Assisted hatching

In order for the implementation of the embryo in the uterus to occur, the Zona pellucida (the thin layer surrounding the embryo) has to be discarded. The process of releasing the embryo from its zona pellucida is called “hatching". This process can be facilitated by initially making a small hole in the zona pellucida that surrounds the embryo, immediately before the embryo transfer. At our clinic, assisted hatching is performed by the use of the most sophisticated method of laser assisted hatching.

Freezing of embryos

The remaining embryos following the embryo transfer into the patient’s uterus can be frozen and used at the next IVF attempt by the same couple. At our laboratory, embryos can be frozen: 2 days after follicular puncture - when the embryo consists of 2 to 4 cells; after 3 days when there are 6 to 8 cells; or after 5 days, during the so called “blastocyst stage”. Good quality embryos with the potential to be used in future pregnancies will be frozen i.e. cryopreserved.

Freezing of eggs

At our hospital, eggs are being frozen by the use of a method of rapid freezing or vitrification which provides the best results in cell survival. Freezing of eggs is an important method of cryopreservation, particularly at:

• Patients with Cancer receiving chemotherapy - a treatment which can cause ovarian failure and inability to create eggs in the future 
• Patients who would want to prolong motherhood 
• Patients who experience a decline in ovarian function, premature ovarian failure, ovarian cysts etc.

ICSI (Intracytoplsamic sperm injection)

ICSI is as an effective method of egg cells insemination in cases when suboptimal semen parameters occur or at times when previous methods of fertilization did not give positive results. With the help of ICSI, even the most difficult cases of male infertility – such as the very low sperm count or the absence of sperm in the ejaculate, can be successfully treated. In such cases, with the application of certain procedures, sperm is obtained from the testicles or from the epidermis.

Assisted Reproduction (IVF) in Acıbadem