In vitro fertilization, popularly referred to as IVF, has captured the attention of the public since its sensational introduction in 1978. Today assisted reproductive technology is available throughout most of the civilized world, and the practice is largely different from that used during the early days. Refinements in laboratory technology and clinical practice have allowed IVF to evolve into a medical procedure that is efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable. More than 2 million IVF children have been born to date, and it is likely that continued enhancements will widen its appeal and applicability.
Technology and clinical excellence are most important issues in achieving higher success rate in fertility problems. Our ACME fertility center is always technologically updated, world is changing very fast, so as we. Because we wish to achieve success in every patient we manage.
Ultrasonography is very important for studying the progress of ovaries, uterus. We here use trans vaginal ultrasound, and ultrasound guided trans vaginal follicle aspiration. This oocyte retrieval technique gives better visualization, finer control, and less patient discomfort compared with other available methods. Obviating the need for laparoscopy decreased the number of personnel, time and procedure expense, reduced the risks of surgery and general anesthesia, and provided greater patient acceptance. IVF cases transitioned from 1–2 hours of hospital-based operating room time to 10–15 minute procedures that can be performed in an office setting.
The environment in IVF center is one of most important issue in improving success rate. Perfumes, deodorants or any smelling substance is injurious to the growth of embryos. We at ACME fertility center use 3 different air purification machines which have 4 -5 different types of filters built in it to maintain clean, healthy and embryo friendly environment in Acme Fertility IVF lab. Prevention is best treatment, we strictly do not allow any outside infection to enter in our Acme Fertility IVF lab. This is done by a planned process while entering in IVF lab. Hand wash is very religiously followed at our center.
As IVF became more common place in the treatment of female infertility, male infertility remained a limiting factor to overall success. Conventional IVF was much less effective when semen parameters were below the reference values for concentration (oligozoospermia), motility (asthenozoospermia), and morphology (teratozoopermia), resulting in significantly lower fertilization rates and fewer embryos available for transfer. Furthermore, azoospermic males were completely devoid of treatment options.
We use a novel procedure called Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), where a single spermatozoon is microinjected into the oocyte after passage through the zona pellucida and the membranes of the oocyte. This procedure achieved fertilization rates of approximately 60%–70% when using ejaculated sperm.
Co2 incubators are used for culturing embryos. They mimic the female reproductive environment for the embryo to develop and multiply till they are transferred to uterus. We at ACME fertility use one the latest and advanced incubator with strict temperature and Co2 concentration control. Its calibration is done on regular basis, so as to give us better results.