IVF also known as In Vitro Fertilization is the process of fertilizing an egg in a specially designed laboratory that can best duplicate the mother’s womb, before inserting it into the uterus.
Hormone injections may be necessary in order to increase the strength and number of eggs a woman produces. The matured ovocytes are then retrieved and fertilized with the strongest and healthiest sperm collected from the male partner.
Intracytoplasmatic Sperm Injection or ICSI is an IVF technique in which the sperm is injected directly into the cytoplasm of the ovocyte. This is one of the final steps of the IVF procedure and its role is to ensure the maximum chances of fertilization.
After the fertilization process is over, 3 to 5 days need to pass before the embryo is transferred into the uterus. In 1 to 4 days, the embryo will attach to the lining of the uterus, thus beginning a successful pregnancy.
The embryo is introduced into the uterus through the vagina. The female partner will use estrogen tablets in order to increase the chance of engraftment by the embryo. Once 12 days pass, pregnancy can be detected through a simple blood test.
ICSI or The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a technique used when problems of male infertility affect a couple. The technique increases pregnancy rate and ensures fertilization of the egg. The sperm itself may be enlarged from 6000 to 8000 times – this will help embryologists in examining the intracellular structure of the sperm and diagnosing potential genetic disorders. The Dogus IVF Centre uses the IMSI technique which allows the selection of a single, strongest and best fitted sperm among the millions available. The IMSI technique for IVF treatment allows doctors to basically select one sperm cell to fertilize the egg cell.
IVF is recommended for patients or couples that cannot or are having troubles in conceiving naturally. Reduced fertility or ovarian function in women over the age of 40, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, male infertility, such as low sperm count or abnormalities in sperm shape or unexplained infertility are the main reasons to start an IVF process. Same-sex couples and single individuals are also good candidates for IVF treatment.
Embryo transfer usually takes less than 15 minutes
Up to 1 week stay in Cyprus
Patient can fly the day after embryo transfer.
The Dogus IVF Centre first opened in 1995 and since then became a world renowned destination for couples, due to its high success rates for In Vitro Fertilization procedures. Around 1500 women visit the Dogus IVF Centre every year in order to start a family. The IVF centre is located in Nicosia, Cyprus, on the serene shores of the Mediterranean.
The Dogus IVF Centre is ISO certified and provides patients with assistance regarding hotel reservations, flight booking, hotel airport and clinic transfers, local tours and vacation services.
The Dogus IVF Centre is specialized in Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) (gender selection), Tandem Cycle, Donor Embryo, Donor Egg, Donor Sperm, Assisted Hatching, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures.
An international patient can benefit from translation services in English, German, Italian, Turkish and Arabic. The clinic also offers free Wi-Fi and an on-site parking lot.
Şehit Erdoğan Mustafa Sokak, Nicosia, Cyprus