New York IVF | Manhattan IVF | New Jersey IVF

When natural conception fails, in vitro fertilization (IVF) offers a solution. At the Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in Manhattan, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve successful pregnancies with in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies.

If you have undergone previous IVF cycles and failed to conceive, we urge you to contact our Manhattan Infertility Clinic to find out more about your treatment options. For general information about IVF, please view the descriptions below:

What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

In vitro fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF, is an elective medical procedure designed to increase the likelihood of pregnancy for couples faced with fertility problems. Since its introduction in 1979, in vitro fertilization has aided more than a million pregnancies nationwide. IVF, like other assisted reproductive technologies available at our Manhattan practice, involves first harvesting oocytes and sperm, and later combining them outside of the body to increase the chances of conception. Once fertilization has taken place, the resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus. This method produces remarkable results for couples that have been unable to conceive naturally or by using alternative infertility therapies.

Because multiple steps are required, in vitro fertilization is considered a relatively complex process. IVF cycles at our Manhattan, New York practice require patient-customized clinical monitoring, and careful, precise work in a laboratory. Though in vitro fertilization is considered safe and effective, it requires significant investment of both time and money.

If you are interested in finding out more about in vitro fertilization, (IVF), contact our Manhattan fertility center. We welcome patients from throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and we have and can easily accommodate international patients.

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Who is a Candidate for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

In vitro fertilization is an option for couples facing a variety of fertility problems. Most IVF candidates have been trying to conceive for more than a year, and suffer from one or more of the following fertility issues:

Generally, in vitro fertilization/IVF is not the first treatment recommended at our Manhattan, New York fertility center. Only when more traditional infertility treatments - ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, or endometriosis management - have been explored or ruled out is IVF considered the next step.

To find out if you are a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF), contact OFRM in Manhattan, serving residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatment – What to Expect

In vitro fertilization, IVF, treatments at our Manhattan, New York practice can be broken down into five main steps:

1) Consultation and IVF Orientation

Since each patient's medical need for IVF is unique, either Dr. Cecilia Schidt-Sarosi or Dr. Peter Sarosi will discuss the rationale for suggesting IVF as a therapy and the specific techniques to be employed at a consultation session with each patient and her partner. Some patients/couples may require ICSI, PGD, laser-assisted hatching, in addition to "routine" IVF. Each of these procedures is further reviewed with a detailed written consent.

Once IVF is chosen and scheduled as a therapy, each patient/couple will be instructed in the details of the other four steps of IVF at an orientation meeting with one of our IVF nurses.

2) Ovulation Stimulation

Women undergoing in vitro fertilization will first receive injections of fertility drugs to stimulate the production of high quality eggs. These drugs help the ovaries produce mature, multiple eggs. During the ovarian stimulation process, carefully individualized ultrasonographic monitoring and blood testing will be used to determine when the eggs are ready for retrieval. When the time is right, the patient will receive another hormone injection that will complete the oocyte maturation.

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3) Oocyte (Egg) Retrieval

About 36 hours after the last hormone injection, IVF patients undergo IVF retrieval to aspirate oocytes in the operating room of our 12th Street facility. During this procedure, the egg-containing follicles are located under ultrasound guidance and eggs are removed with a needle inserted through the vaginal wall. Patients receive anesthesia for this procedure under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. Specific before-and-after instructions will be reiterated before each patient leaves the recovery room.

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4) Fertilization

A freshly obtained sperm sample from each patient's partner or a frozen sample of donor sperm will be prepared on the day of retrieval. Semen will be given either the day before or on the day of the retrieval procedure and processed to obtain the highest quality sperm. Following the egg retrieval procedure, the eggs are mixed with sperm prepared in our laboratory. The sperm and eggs will be placed under controlled conditions and monitored for fertilization.

*If Male Infertility Treatment is an issue, the egg retrieval will be followed by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a micromanipulation technique whereby a single sperm is injected directly into the egg.

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5) Embryo Transfer

When the embryos have developed appropriately, IVF patients will return to the 12th Street facility for an embryo transfer – a simple, virtually painless procedure whereby the embryos are placed in a catheter and passed through the cervix into the uterus. To increase the likelihood of conception, we recommend an appropriate number of embryos to be transferred according to the patient's age. We offer embryo cryopreservation to store any remaining viable embryos.

Approximately 12 to 14 days after the embryo transfer, IVF patients will visit our 67th Street Manhattan office for a pregnancy test. If positive, an ultrasound will be scheduled two weeks later to evaluate the pregnancy.

 

All five stages of in vitro fertilization/IVF treatment will take place at our offices in New York. If you are interested in IVF, and you reside anywhere in the world, please contact the Offices for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine (OFRM). We can also accommodate international patients and those traveling from distant states.

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Maximizing New York IVF Success – Our Assisted Reproductive Technologies

In cases where traditional IVF methods are insufficient, sometimes more sophisticated laboratory techniques can increase the likelihood of conception. Patients considering in vitro fertilization can be confident that OFRM in Manhattan offers the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies available. These new infertility techniques have made IVF more effective for couples facing multiple infertility issues, including everything from Male Infertility Treatment factors to embryo implantation failures. With laser assisted hatching, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and other assisted fertility treatments, we can greatly improve the chance of pregnancy, even for patients who may have given up on natural conception.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cost

The cost of in vitro fertilization varies greatly by location and by the individual patient. There are several factors that may affect price, including the number of different procedures that each cycle requires and the type and quantity of fertility drugs used. The states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut currently have laws that require insurance companies to cover some sort of infertility testing or treatment. However, the extent of insurance coverage varies greatly, and we encourage anyone interested in IVF/in vitro fertilization to contact their employer or insurance carrier to find out what may or may not be covered and the exact extent of their benefits.

Where IVF cost is an issue, our Manhattan practice offers several financing options to ensure that each and every patient can receive the treatment they need.

New York State Department of Health New York IVF Grant Program

This program, officially named New York State Infertility Demonstration Program, has been designed to increase access at selected, qualified IVF centers for patients with limited or non-existent IVF insurance coverage. The grant allocates monies for appropriate patients to undergo IVF when they would otherwise not be able to afford this needed therapy.

We are pleased to report that we have been recipients of this grant since its inception (2003). We have just been awarded further funding for use in 2006/2007. To view our outstanding results of the first completed NYS Infertility Program please view our statistics page.

Patient eligibility requires residency and health insurance in New York State. Please contact our center for further details of eligibility and to schedule a consultation which is also covered by grant funding.

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To find out more about in vitro fertilization/IVF financing options, contact our office in Manhattan, New York, also serving patients in New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond.

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To find out more about in vitro fertilization (IVF), contact our Manhattan center, serving patients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond.






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