About one out of 6 women consults her
doctor for a delay in getting pregnant. This is one of the most
distressing issues a couples can experience.
Taking into consideration the emotional
aspect we provide an ethical, meticulous evaluation of each case
to help couples achieve pregnancy.
Treatment of infertility depends on the
cause, the age of the female partner and the duration of
infertility and sometimes also taking into consideration
personal preferences of the couple.
Treatment options vary, depending on the above factors, from
simple ovulation stimulation to artificial insemination and
finally to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) which refers
to a number of advanced techniques among which is In Vitro
Fertilization (IVF) in addition to several variations and
expansions of it, tailored to patients' unique conditions.
Most of the time we use (ART) only when
less complex methods of treatment have failed. However, in
certain circumstances (such as advanced age or severe male
factor) we have to go to (ART) as first-line therapy. (ART) has
also regained importance even in the absence of infertility
problems. Its main indication here is to screen some inherited
genetic diseases that can possibly affect babies if their
parents happen to be carriers of the disease. By doing IVF and
proper genetic testing through what is called Preimplantation
Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), the affected embryos can be identified
before being transferred inside the woman’s body.
Freezing the eggs, sperm and embryos, also
called Cryopreservation, can be done when needed to preserve the
tissues to be used at a later time.