Frequently Asked Questions on IVF
High Complexity techniques are mainly summarized in traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
These are techniques aimed at carrying out the fertilization of the egg with a sperm. Subgroups of treatments and technologies applied to each one are derived from these two techniques to improve clinical results and favor the development of zygotes.
In IVF, oocytes are obtained by ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of previously stimulated ovarian follicles, vaginally in an operating room and under the effect of sedation, to later go to the IVF laboratory and prepare them for fertilization. The biologist is in charge of preparing both the plates and culture media depending on the technique to be used (IVF or ICSI), as well as its execution.
Once the fertilization of the oocytes has been observed, the development of the zygote is carried out inside an incubator that simulates the fallopian tube in the woman, monitoring all the development from day 1 in the zygote to day 5 or 6 in the blastocyst.
Subsequently, the transfer of the blastocyst(s) is carried out in the operating room with the patient awake, introducing them with a special cannula into the uterus with the help of a vaginal mirror.
These are some of the questions most frequently asked by patients who require In Vitro Fertilization treatment: