One of our newest and successful programs at the Advanced IVF Institute, Charles E. Miller MD & Associates is the performance of Egg Cryopreservation. This program is geared towards women not yet ready to actively pursue pregnancy, but who wish to store their eggs at a younger age, when quality is best. Egg cryopreservation is also worthwhile in a woman at greater risk of ovarian disease (previous ovarian cysts, endometriosis) or oncologic (cancer) concerns. In this case the disease process or even the corrective surgery may have a negative effect on egg production.
Often times, extra embryos are successfully fertilized and thrive during the IVF/ICSI process. These excess embryos can be frozen (cryopreserved) for use at a later time. A comedian at heart, one of our former patients nicknamed her children “Fresh & Frozen”. We take great pride in our embryo crypreservation program as our subsequent pregnancy rates are truly world class.
Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the most devastating events in a person’s life. Each year, 150,000 Americans under the age of 45 are diagnosed with cancer. The survival rates for these patients is now approaching 80%. Although successful, these invasive treatments (chemotherapy, surgery and radiation) can lead to premature ovarian failure or the arrest of sperm production and subsequent infertility. Fortunately, there are now more fertility preservation options available than ever before.
Cancer patient fertility preservation options include, but are not limited to:
• Egg / Oocyte Freezing
• Sperm and/or Embryo Cryopreservation or Freezing
• Donor Eggs
• Donor Embryos
• Donor Sperm