Cairns Fertility Centre - IVF
With In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), the ovaries are stimulated to produce more eggs than in a natural cycle. The eggs are retrieved in theatre under sedation, inseminated with freshly prepared sperm and cultured overnight. Fertilisation is checked the next morning and embryos are cultured for two, three or five days (see Embryo stages). Scoring of the embryos is performed and the highest scoring embryos are selected to be transferred back to the uterus.

IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection. (ICSI)
This is similar to IVF treatment but fertilisation using ICSI involves injection of a single sperm in to single mature egg. This technique is used for patients who have a low sperm count or suboptimal sperm motility to achieve fertilisation. Couples who have had failed fertilisation or who have low number of eggs collected may consider this procedure.

Gamete IntraFollopian Transfer (GIFT)
GIFT, a procedure common in the 1990s, aims to treat couples with unexplained infertility, cervical mucus problems pelvic endometriosis or disorders of ovulation which have not responded to stimulation treatments.

Company Group Websites:  Cairns Fertility Centre  |  Cairns Central Day Hospital

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