Laser-assisted hatching, assisted zona hatching (AZH) using laser, is an exciting new procedure that can dramatically improve the chances of conception during IVF infertility treatment. Like ICSI, laser-assisted hatching involves micromanipulation. However, the technique is not utilized until fertilization has been documented and the embryo has grown to 5- to 8-cell stage, which occurs just prior to the transfer of the embryo to the uterus. During the laser-assisted hatching procedure, a small hole is made in the "shell", the zona, of the embryo. In theory, this small defect encourages the embryo to "hatch" from its "shell", making it more likely that the embryo will implant when transferred to the uterus.
Laser assisted hatching is appropriate where:
Generally, the need for ICSI and laser-assisted hatching should be individually evaluated during IVF infertility treatment. Patients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond who have dealt with the failure of IVF cycles elsewhere despite having viable embryos now have the opportunity to undergo sophisticated IVF using the latest assisted reproductive technologies.
To find out if you are a candidate for ICSI or laser-assisted hatching infertility treatment, contact our Manhattan, New York office – also serving New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond.
If you would like to find out more about our New York Laser Assisted Hatching please contact OFRM today.
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