With recent advancements in medical technology and knowledge, fertility treatments are becoming more and more effective in helping people become parents. At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we understand the importance of cutting-edge technology to our patients. That is why we have been offering only the most technologically advanced fertility treatments available for over three decades. Read on to learn more about some of the technology at the Fertility Centers of Illinois.
Egg and embryo vitrification
When freezing eggs or embryos for future use, using the traditional slow-freezing method can potentially damage the sensitive cells through ice crystal formation. The vitrification process preserves eggs and embryos using a rapid freezing technique, minimizing the damage to the cells and improving post-thaw survival rates.
Elective single embryo transfer
Elective single embryo transfer, or eSET, is one of the newest choices available for embryo transfer made available to IVF patients. eSET helps patients to avoid the complications that can be associated with having twins or other multiples while still providing excellent results. FCI proudly offers this technique and has experienced many successes with it.
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Also known as embryo screening, PGD allows the fertility specialist to test a developing embryo for the presence of harmful or deadly genetic diseases. These screens are performed in vitro before the embryos are transferred into the patient’s uterus. FCI provides patients with the full range of PGD services, including day 3 and day 5 trophectoderm biopsy, microarray, comparative genomic hybridization, and single gene disorder screening.
All of the above advanced reproductive technologies are offered in our state-of-the-art Chicago and Highland Park laboratories. If you are looking to learn more about the services, facilities, or fertility specialists offered by Fertility Centers of Illinois, please call us today at (877) 499-8730. Our mission is to provide you with the information you need to choose the fertility treatment that best suits your needs.