Mini-IVF is a procedure that involves ovarian stimulation using low dosage medications (often oral drugs like clomiphene and letrozole) under the premise that it is a “safer” and less expensive than conventional gonadotropin stimulation regimes while yielding comparable success. Nothing … Read more
Advanced endometriosis is often associated with ovarian endometriotic cysts, known as endometriomas. The cysts contain decomposed menstrual blood that looks like melted chocolate – hence the name “chocolate cysts.” They are space occupying cystic lesions within the ovarian connective tissue … Read more
Staggered-IVF involves the use of Preimplantation Genetic Screening of advanced embryos (blastocysts) to identify those that are euploid (“competent”) and thereupon the subsequent transfer to the uterus of embryos identified as being chromosomally “competent” in later cycle(s) of … Read more
Endometriosis is a complex condition where, the lack or relative absence of an overt anatomical barrier to fertility often belies the true extent of reproductive problem(s).
All too often the view is expounded that the severity of endometriosis-related infertility is … Read more
All multiple pregnancies pose a risk to both mother and offspring. Pregnancy induced maternal complications such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, antepartum and post-partum hemorrhage become progressively more prevalent the higher the multiple gestation. For the babies, it is an … Read more
Most pregnancy induced placental complications that compromise placentation and intrauterine development have their origin in conditions that present prior to conception. As such, a patient requiring IVF presents her RE with a golden opportunity to preemptively identify and address such … Read more
Indiscriminate selection and use of protocols of Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) can be decidedly detrimental to egg and embryo competency/quality especially when it comes to IVF conducted in women on opposite sides of the spectrum of response to fertility … Read more
About 1/3 of infertility is caused by a male factor, one third by a female factor and another third is due to a combination of both male and female factors. Thus, in more than 50% of cases, a male … Read more
In 2005, my associate Levent Keskintepe PhD and I introduced Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) with the ability to identify all chromosomes in the embryo’s cells, into the field of IVF.
This approach, which is now widely used throughout the world, … Read more