1. Semen analysis
Examination of the semen sample to report on the sperm count, motility and morphology.
2. Monitoring ovulation
Follow up on ovarian response to ovulation induction drugs. In the case of the natural cycle we perform an US (ultrasound) or measure hormones in blood and/or urine to monitor ovulation.
3. Ovulation induction
One oocyte (egg) is produced in natural cycle. Ovulation induction involves giving hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce more than one oocyte (egg) in a single cycle, to increase possibility of conception
4. IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)
Injecting a small volume of washed and activated husband's sperm inside the uterus at the time of expected ovulation as detected by US and hormonal testing in urine.
5. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
Ovarian stimulation and monitoring is followed by aspirating of the oocytes outside the body through a needle into the vagina guided by US. The oocytes are kept in a controlled environment within the incubator in the laboratory with appropriate temperature, oxygen,carbon dioxide tension and all necessary elements. Certain number of selected and prepared husband's sperm are added to each oocyte to be fertilized . The next morning the oocytes are checked for signs of fertilization and left to grow further into early embryonic growth as division into 2,4,8,16....cells takes place . At the proper time ( day 2 to 5) embryo transfer of the best 2-3 embryos takes place into the wife's uterus.
6. ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
Is the same like IVF in all steps except the method of fertilization where in ICSI selection of one sperm (the best available) is done under a special microscope and is aspirated in a very fine glass micro needle to be injected into the oocyte.
7. Male infertility, TESA/TESE (Testicular Sperm Aspiration/biopsy)
Our expert andrologist will examine the husband clinically to assess the cause of infertility. In cases where no sperm are found in the semen, a simple operation can be performed to take a small sample from the testes through a needle (TESA) or through a small incision (TESE) usually under local anaesthesia.
8. PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)
Taking a biopsy (one cell) from the embryo to be tested genetically to ensure the transfer of healthy embryos. It is indicated to avoid the risk of transmitting chromosomal or genetic abnormalities to offsprings.
9. Fertility preservation: Cryosemen (semen freezing)
Longterm storage of semen samples for cancer patients before receiving treatment is achieved by safely storing in liquid nitrogen.
10. Fertility preservation: Oocyte vitrification (egg freezing)
Longterm storage for oocytes can be done to preserve fertility before undergoing cancer treatment. The patient will undergo ovarian stimulation and oocyte pick up, then the resulting oocytes will be treated in the laboratory to be stored in liquid nitrogen where they can be safely preserved for many years.
11. Fertility surgery: Hystroscopy
Is an examination of the uterine cavity by a very fine camera and instruments that are introduced through the vagina and the uterine cervix as an outpatient procedure.
Is an examination of the whole set of chromosomes in a blood sample. This is recommended in cases of family history of genetic diseases, severe male factor infertility, history of repeated abortions, and repeated IVF / ICSI failure.
13. Screening for Thalassaemia
This is a type of anaemia where the red blood cells are excessively broken. The procedure involves examining a blood sample through HB electrophoresis to determine the percentage of HB A type. If both partners are carriers or one is affected it is advisable to do PDG in order to avoid having a child affected with Thalassaemia.
14. Antenatal care
The Egyptian IVF center offers antenatal care to all our pregnant patients who wish to follow up with their pregnancy under the supervision of our team of expertise, excluding the patients referred by physicians who are not working in the center. Those patients will be asked to follow up with their initial doctors. Antenatal at the IVF center involves the first visit to confirm viability of pregnancy, which is done by transvaginal ultrasound at 7 weeks (5 weeks after the positive pregnancy test). During this ultrasound we confirm the presence of fetal pulsation and the number of gestational sacs. Instructions are given on medications and lifestyle.Follow up visits are held monthly to follow up weight gain, blood pressure, instructions on Vitamin supplementation and general pregnancy complaints.The center offers 3D ultrasound examinations at least twice during pregnancy; the 11-14 weeks to screen for Down’s syndrome and check fetal anatomy, and 20-24 weeks scan to recheck fetal anatomy, monitor growth and development of organs. We don't believe in exposing the fetus to ultra sounds waves unnecessarily, thus subsequent scans are only undertaken if need arises.The team at the Egyptian IVF center supervises and manages the delivery of our patients in facilities (hospitals) within and without the precincts of Cairo according to patients’ choice and convenience.
We at the Egyptian IVF-ET center understand the burdens and efforts of our patients and we’re also aware of the traffic problem in Cairo nowadays. To facilitate the journey to our patients, we’ve decided to open in a new facility that would be closer to reach if the patients are working or living far away from our main facility in Maadi.The satellite clinic is located in Heliopolis. Patients can do their first counseling there, follow up visits including; monitoring blood testing and timing of ovum pick up ( pick up and embryo transfer is performed at the home center in Maadi) , Blood pregnancy test, first pregnancy ultrasound and follow up antenatal care