Oocyte Retrieval

Oocyte Retrieval

Fertility drugs, taken through injections, are used to stimulate a woman’s ovaries to develop multiple mature eggs. This improves chances for fertilization and ultimately pregnancy.

When the eggs are mature, they are retrieved by an ultrasound guided procedure. Here a needle is placed through the vaginal opening and into the ovaries. There are no abdominal incisions or suturing. The eggs are then evaluated in our on-site embryology lab. Once there, they are fertilized with sperm from your partner. Retrieval is performed under light anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Risks are minimal and recovery takes an hour or two, although post-operative cramping is common.

Oocyte are at present recovered by two main techniques

  • Ultrasound Oocyte Retrieval

    This is a technique of choice in the majority of cases since it is a less invasive procedure , the post operative period is less uncomfortable and excellent results are achieved with it. A vaginal ultrasound probe with an attached needle guide is passed into the vagina under sterile conditions and a needle passed through the top of the vagina into the ovary, The follicles are then aspirated until oocytes are obtained.
  • Laparoscopic Oocyte Retrieval

    Originally , oocytes were always collected laparoscopic ally , at present on occasions , patients are recommended to have a laparoscopic Oocyte Retrieval only when GIFT was performed.



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