The High Cost of IVF
by Bruce Rose
Usually when people think about the cost of IVF, they focus on the specific IVF procedures such as taking eggs out, fertilizing eggs, and growing embryos in the laboratory. However, research in the medical literature shows that about half the cost of an IVF cycle is the cost of injectible medications and associated monitoring. In some counties were IVF costs are controlled, medications may constitute a higher proportion of the total costs. Injectible medications used in IVF cycles include, Lupron, Antegon, Ganirelex, Follistim, Braville, Menopur, and Gonal F.
Infertility Solutions Saves Patients Considerable Money by offering more gentle forms of IVF
June 2013 –We saved our patients more than $180,000 in medication costs last year (2012) by providing them the opportunity to be treated with IVM and MS IVF in addition to conventional IVF. On an individual basis, savings amounted to about $1800 per patient.
Infertility Clinic introduces new IVM retrieval needle
October 1, 2011. Infertility Solutions, P.C. now offers an improved method of egg retrieval for IVM (IVF together with in vitro maturation) using a new needle developed by Dr. Hans-Peter Steiner in Austria. This needle enables the rinsing of very small follicles, which are the source of eggs for IVM. Rinsing with a traditional IVF needle would likely cause the loss of eggs rather than enhance egg recovery.
Infertility Solutions achieved pregnancy using a new In Vitro Maturation technique
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pennsylvania (March 10, 2010) - Infertility Solutions, P. C. announced the first successful pregnancy in NE Pennsylvania using in vitro maturation (IVM). The patient was a 28 year old woman with infertility. Eggs were harvested from her without the use of medications to stimulate the growth of eggs in her ovaries. The immature eggs obtained were matured in the laboratory and then fertilized using IVF (in vitro fertilization) techniques. The resulting embryos were transferred into the uterus and a single embryo implanted and showed viability by demonstrating its heartbeat.
Infertility Clinic Offers New IVM Treatment
September 16, 2010, Infertility Solutions, P.C. now offers an alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization. The technique is known as in vitro maturation (IVM).