Om Invitro Fertilization Centre
INVITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) Service in Om Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.”IVF (Test-tube Baby) Centre” has inaugurated by honorable Prime Minister Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba on 10th July 2004.
Om IVF Center is a specialized clinic for infertile couples, to serve them with the latest technology in this field. As stated before Om IVF Center was started in July 2004, which has now become one of the most experienced and successful Center in Nepal. The IVF, ICSI program was established by the initiation of Dr. Bhola Rizal and his Team. The Center consistently has good success rate and live birth rates which are nationally recognized for their pioneering works in the IVF, ICSI technique.
WHAT IS IVF?
All pregnancies begin with the joining together of a single sperm and egg, this process is known as fertilisation. The single cell that results will usually go on to develop into an embryo and hopefully later a baby. This would normally take place in the woman’s fallopian tubes, which allows eggs to pass from the ovaries into the womb. With in vitro fertilisation (IVF), fertilisation is allowed to happen by mixing each egg with a number of prepared sperm in a test tube (hence the name ‘test tube baby treatment’). Whilst this has obviously been a major advance in the treatment of infertility it can almost be considered as simply changing the site for fertilisation and all other major steps remain the same. Once fertilisation has occurred, the resulting embryos are transferred to the woman’s uterus.
Only certain groups of patients who are infertile are suitable for IVF. The treatment was originally developed for women who have damaged or blocked fallopian tubes. However, it has been shown that these techniques will also increase the chance of pregnancy in other groups of patients including those where there is no obvious cause (unexplained infertility). The main indications are:
- Tubal disease (ie, blocked/damaged fallopian tubes)
- Male sub-fertility (ie, reduced sperm count, motility & morphology)
- Endometriosis (a condition causing inflammation and scarring in the pelvis)
- Failure of ovulation (for example polycystic ovary syndrome)
- Unexplained infertility
The IVF process involves:
- Stimulating multiple follicles and eggs to develop
- Egg retrieval to get the eggs
- Fertilizing the eggs in the laboratory
- Embryo transfer to the uterus
Om IVF provides a wide range of infertility services including:
- Invitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Intra- Uterine Insemination (IUI)
- Ovulation Induction and cycle monitoring
- Trans- Vaginal Scanning (TVS)
- Embryo Transfer
- Semen Banking
- Egg, Sperm and Embryo Donation.
- Freezing (Vitrification) of Embryos
- Laser Assisted Hatching.
- Testicular Sperm Retrieval (TESA)
- Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy.
- Hormone Assessment
- Complete Fertility management.
- PGD – Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
Prior to commencing IVF we will discuss with you at length the details of your treatment. Depending on the cause of your infertility, a treatment program can be tailored to you and your partner’s individual needs. The treatment plan is continually reviewed by your treating doctor to ensure the most positive result is achieved. Treatment needs may vary and can be at times physically and emotionally challenging, but our dedicated and skilled team work closely with you every step of the way. Your doctor will also discuss the risks involved with having such treatment, and your individual chances of success.
To increase the change of fertilisation, Om IVF has started laser assisted hatching service which is first of its kind in Nepal. “Laser-assisted hatching can turn around a history of failure for embryos to implant themselves in the uterine wall. Assisted hatching is used to help the embryo hatch from its protective outer shell, the zona pellucida, and promote implantation in the uterine wall after embryo transfer”.
Dr. Sabina Shrestha, leading IVF Practioner at Om Hospital & Research Centre (P) ltd, taking extensive training in assisted laser hatching in Germany.