IVF techniques & additional Services
Sometimes couples undergoing IVF treatment need or want additional services which are likely to improve the outcome of treatment.
At CREATE we work with the leading scientists in the field of assisted reproduction in order to bring you the most cutting-edge technologies and advanced treatment methods.
Our Medical Director Professor Geeta Nargund has even founded a scientific charity, ISMAAR, which aims to bring together leading scientists to share their knowledge.
If you have any questions about IVF or which technique option is right for you then you can speak to our patient support team who will be happy to help.Call 0333 240 7300
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique whereby, instead of being left to fertilise in a dish, the sperm is directly injected into the egg in the laboratory. This increases the chances of success for couples where there may be a problem with fertilisation, such as male factor infertility or previous abnormal fertilisation.
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
For patients carrying known genetic disorders, using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis provides them with the best chance of having a child free of the disease. Embryos created through a cycle of IVF are screened for the disease, and only disease-free embryos are replaced in embryo transfer.
Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
PGS is a technique used to assess embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. It involves the removal of one or more cells from embryos before they are transferred.
Embryoscope is an exciting technology which allows our embryologists to watch the development of embryos in the incubator with time-lapse technology. This not only means that they get a clearer idea of how the embryos are developing, it also means that the embryos do not have to be removed from the incubator to be inspected, so their environment remains constant.
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