Treatment

Your individualized treatment program may include one or more of the following procedures.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
    A process where egg and sperm are combined in our state-of-the-art IVF laboratory. Once fertilization has occurred, embryos are transferred directly into the uterus..
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
    ZIFT is a method of assisted reproduction that can be used in women with at least one normal fallopian tube. The methods of stimulating the ovaries, egg retrieval, and laboratory fertilization are the same as those used in IVF. In ZIFT, however, once an egg has been fertilized, the embryo is inserted laparoscopically into a fallopian tube.
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
    Egg and sperm are placed in a catheter and directly inserted into a fallopian tube. Unlike, IVF or ZIFT, fertilization takes place in the body.
Infertility Treatment
  • Ovulation Induction
    Medication is used to stimulate the ovaries to develop and release more than one egg in a single month.
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
    Sperm is inserted directly into the uterus to enhance the likelihood of fertilization.
  • Micromanipulation Techniques
    • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
      Performing in vitro fertilization requires a significant amount of sperm. In cases where the male partner has a low sperm count or poor sperm mobility, ICSI can be of extreme value, facilitating fertilization with just a few sperm.ICSI utilizes specialized micromanipulation equipment in the Edward lab. An egg is immobilized under the microscope using special glass tubing, and a single sperm is injected into the egg. Sixteen to 24 hours later, the egg can be evaluated to see if fertilization has occurred.
    • Assisted zona hatching (AZH)
      When an embryo is ready to implant in the lining of the uterus, it first must hatch out of its outer layer, called the zona pellucida. There is some evidence that suggests the zona may become abnormally thickened in some individuals as a result of the IVF process, making it more difficult for the embryo to hatch out at the appropriate time.AZH is another micromanipulation technique performed in the lab. Delicate instrumentation is used to stabilize the embryo and create a small slit in the embryo prior to transfer.
 
 
 
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)
In some cases, surgical procedures may be helpful, and necessary, to resolve conditions that make it difficult to achieve pregnancy. Our surgeons have extensive training in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques.  The doctor is the Past President of the AAGL, the largest society in the United States devoted to Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. He is the President Elect to the ISGE (International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy).   The doctor – Singh completed her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery through Harvard University Medical School.
Laparoscopic Treatment for:
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic pain
  • Tubal reanastomosis
  • Adhesions
Hysteroscopic Treatment for:
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Adhesions
  • Uterine septum
  • Transvaginal tubal ligations
Additional Services
  • Treatment for recurrent miscarriage
  • Donor oocyte (egg) program
  • Donor sperm program
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Gestational carrier (host uterus) program