Hospital Mediterráneo

Assisted reproductive technology

  • Transfer of cryopreserved embryos (TCE)

    DEFINITION:  

    The transfer of cryopreserved embryos consists of the implantation of embryos that were previously frozen. They may be leftover embryos from previous IVF treatments or embryos from a donation.

    DESCRIPTION:

     The process includes a previous endocrine control, embryos defrosting and their transfer.

    The transfer is done in an operating theatre and under ultrasound guidance. It does not require anesthesia and only takes about 15 minutes. The embryos are placed in the uterus with a cannula.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

  • TCE with donated embryos

    DEFINITION:  

    The transfer of cryopreserved embryos consists of the implantation of embryos that were previously frozen. They may be leftover embryos from previous IVF treatments or with donated embryos.

    DESCRIPTION:

     The process includes a previous endocrine control, embryos defrosting and their transfer.

    The transfer is done in an operating theatre and under ultrasound guidance. It does not require anesthesia and only takes about 15 minutes. The embryos are placed in the uterus with a cannula.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

  • Artificial insemination (with husband sperm)

    DEFINITION:  

    Artificial insemination consists of placing the selected sperm in the uterus. Sperm can be provided by the husband or a sperm donor. 

    Artificial insemination is recommended for those cases in which women and man are fertile but cannot get pregnant because the sperm cannot reach the uterus because of impotence problems or anatomical defects.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The process includes a pretreatment period, an endocrinology test, the sperm capacitation, either from the husband or a donor, and the insemination itself.

  • Artificial insemination (with sperm donor)

    DEFINITION:  

    Artificial insemination consists of placing the selected sperm in the uterus. Sperm can be provided by the husband or a sperm donor. 

    Artificial insemination is recommended for those cases in which women and man are fertile but cannot get pregnant because the sperm cannot reach the uterus because of impotence problems or anatomical defects.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The process includes a pretreatment period, an endocrinology test, the sperm capacitation, either from the husband or a donor, and the insemination itself.

  • Traditional in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (FIV/ICSI)

    DEFINITION:  

    There are two different techniques to achieve  an In Vitro Fertilisation, the Traditional In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

    In traditional IVF the egg and sperm are placed in a fertilisation medium in order to get a very similar process to natural fertilization.

    ICSI involves the injection of a single sperm into the egg.

    Choosing one over the other depends on each particular case. Both techniques can be performed with own eggs and sperm or donor support.

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