We've seen many patients who would like to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), but the time and financial requirements of the procedure can be prohibitive. With the development of the new INVOcell™ device, we are able to greatly reduce the cost of treatment by minimizing all lab costs. The INVOcell™ device is a new product that allows the incubation period of IVF treatment to take place inside the prospective mother, rather than in the lab. We are now offering IVF treatment with the INVOcell™ device at our Nashville, TN fertility clinic. If you have been considering fertility treatments but have held back because of financial constraints, contact us today.
The INVOcell Device
An INVOcell™ is a cylindrical device made from plastic that is about 4 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. To protect it from bacteria, the small capsule consists of two concentric chambers. It is designed to replace the need for incubators in a traditional IVF treatment cycle. In traditional IVF, the woman's eggs are harvested and fertilized in a laboratory and incubated for five days before being transferred to the patient's uterus. With INVOcell™ the eggs and sperm are placed in the inner chamber of the capsule. The capsule is then inserted into the vaginal cavity for the incubation period. This allows us to bypass the traditionally expensive IVF incubators and use the woman's own body to provide the necessary conditions of temperature, pH balance, and oxygen ratios that will encourage fertilization and embryo growth. After the five-day incubation period, the INVOcell™ device is removed, and the most advanced embryo(s) is transferred to the uterus.
If you have been searching for a fertility treatment that is affordable and has great success rates, INVOcell™ IVF may be right for you. Please click on the Online Appointment Request link below to make an appointment to learn more about this revolutionary approach to IVF.
With this approach and combination of a low-dose, predetermined gonadotropin dosing regimen, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of IVF treatment. The IVF incubators that are used in traditional treatment plans are costly and complex technology that require constant management and calibration to maintain the appropriate conditions. Because this apparatus can malfunction, laboratories need to have specialists monitoring the progress of embryos and testing for optimal conditions constantly. By minimizing these lab costs, we are able to provide patients with an alternative IVF treatment that simplifies the process in terms of time and financial requirements.
In addition to decreasing the financial cost of the cycle, utilizing the INVOcell™ device can also greatly reduce the amount of time spent at the fertility treatment center for monitoring appointments. In traditional IVF treatment cycles, prospective mothers must attend numerous appointments to have blood drawn to check hormone levels, adjust medication dosages, and undergo sonograms. With INVOcell™ IVF, we have simplified the process and minimized the need for extra appointments. We minimize the number of sonograms and blood tests during the stimulation, to determine the day of egg harvesting.
The major advantage of INVOcell™ IVF is that, by eliminating much of the overhead of running an embryology laboratory, the cost of an INVOcell™ IVF cycle is substantially lower than a standard IVF cycle. Another advantage of the INVOcell™ is that the medication protocols used to stimulate egg production for INVOcell™ IVF require less medication, as well as fewer injections, blood tests and sonograms. All these factors contribute significantly not only to reduce costs, but also to reduced patient discomfort, less clinic visits and less overall stress. Advantages of the INVO technique are:
Advantages of INVOcell™ IVF
• First simplification in infertility treatment since the birth of Louise Joy Brown (born 25th July 1978) conceived by IVF at Cambridge University in the UK.
• Efficacy similar to IVF.
• Achieve a pregnancy at less cost.
• The couple is more involved in the IVF procedure.
• It´s a more natural incubation which is very important to certain religious groups.
• Women receive mild ovarian stimulation.
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