In Vitro Fertilization
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common fertility service offered for women who have trouble conceiving naturally. Dr. Melnick founded New York City’s first private outpatient IVF facility in 1983. His unique IVF protocols require less medication, which is much more cost-effective for patients while still providing comparable results to more common IVF approaches.
Gender Selection for Genetic Diseases
Gender selection can help prevent the transmission of certain genetic diseases. Some of these genetic diseases are carried on the X or Y chromosome and are termed “sex linked” genetic diseases. The genetic structure XX yields a female child while the XY arrangement produces a male.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder – enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary (polycystic appearance).
Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Menstrual abnormality may signal the condition in adolescence, or PCOS may become apparent later following weight gain or difficulty becoming pregnant.
The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may have trouble becoming pregnant due to infrequent or lack of ovulation. Early diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome can help reduce the risk of long-term complications, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
ICSI, pronounced as ick-see, stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. ICSI may be used as part of an IVF treatment.
In normal IVF, many sperm are placed together with an egg, in hopes that one of the sperm will enter and fertilize the egg. With ICSI, the embryologist takes a single sperm and injects it directly into an egg.
Sperm washing is a term used to describe the process in which individual sperms are separated from the seminal fluid. The sperms are then used in intrauterine insemination or in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Sperm washing is a standard procedure used in infertility treatment.
On-Site Fertility Tests
Fertility Treatments & Services
- Ovulation Induction Donation
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Insemination with Donor Sperm
- Egg Freezing
- Thyroid Disorders
- Recurrent Miscarriages
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Pre-Implantation Embryonic Genetic Testing for Multiple Miscarriages, Implantation Failure, and Sex Selection for Genetic Diseases
- Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Assisted Hatching
- Blastocyst Culture
- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Egg Donation
- Invocell IVF