Billroth Hospital IVF Centre

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Title: Billroth Hospital IVF Centre
Address: Billroth Hospitals, 43, Lakshmi Talkies Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai-30.
City: Chennai
Contact: 044 2664 1777
Description: Billroth Hospital was established in 30th November 1990 by late Dr. V.J. Jaganathan. Hospital has all state of art world class facilities but its well equiped laboratory is designed in such a way that patients have an excellent experience of treatment. One of the SKU of the hospital is that their specialists are available 25*7 to attend emergencies.   They also provide home services like Ambulance, Pharmecy, Lab collection, Physiotheraphy and nursing services. Billroth Hospital have high success rates in infertility. Billroth Hospital has state of art facilities at most affordable rate. It is a multi specialty hospital with dedicated centre for IVF treatment.

Services Offered at Billroth Hospital

  • Reassurance and Advice This may be all that is required for some couples especially when they have only been trying to conceive for a short period of time and no significant abnormalities have been defined. The commendations may include weight loss or occasionally weight gain, or advice on how to reduce the effect of stress on the chances of conception

    2. Ovulation Induction This is used to treat women who are not ovulating, using tablets or injections to induce ovulation. Couples who have not conceived after six months of successful ovulation will need advanced treatment.

    3. Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) This is the introduction of a prepared sample of the husband's sperm with the optimum motility into the uterus as the woman approaches ovulation. It is widely used, but particularly so in cases where ovulation induction has failed, or where the man has erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.. The woman must have normal Fallopian tubes and the man near normal sperm count

    4. Donor Insemination (DI) The same procedure as IUI, donor insemination involves implementing the use of donor sperm in selected cases.

    5. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) IVF is the most common and well known form of assisted conception. It involves harvesting the wife eggs and fertilising them with the husband sperm in a safe clinical environment. The embryos are then transferred through the cervix into the womb for continued development, and hopefully a pregnancy and birth. IVF is primarily used for the treatment of infertility caused when woman has blocked fallopian tubes, the man has reduced sperm quality, and unexplained infertility Variations IVF: We have a detailed understanding of all forms of IVF treatment, and how best to implement them to maximise the benefit to you,

    Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) This is used when the man has abnormal sperm that are unable to fertilise the eggs naturally during conventional IVF. ICSI involves the use of very powerful microscope with micro manipulators to inject the sperm directly into the egg for fertilisation to occur. The fertilized eggs are further cultured and the resulting embryos are transferred into the womb.

    Ovum Donation Women who are unable to produce good quality eggs will require ovum donation. Eggs can be donated either from known donors(such as a sister or friend) or from anonymous donors.

    IVF Surrogacy Women with functioning ovaries but without a uterus, who have experienced repeated miscarriages, or with severe medical conditions that are incompatible with pregnancy may require IVF surrogacy. The ovaries of the woman are stimulated; the eggs collected and fertilised with her husband's sperm and then the embryos are transferred into a surrogate's womb where the pregnancy will hopefully develop.

    Embryo Cryopreservation IVF commonly leads to the generation of spare embryos. Freezing of these embryos for a later transfer provides the couple with another chance of pregnancy. We employ the latest vitrification techniques, and are now able to offer pregnancy rates with frozen embryos comparable to those achieved using fresh embryos.

    Other variations and techniques include:

    Assisted Hatching involves thinning or making an opening in the shell (zonapellucida), which surrounds the embryo(fertilised egg). It might help the embryos to 'hatch' out of the shell and improve their likelihood of implanting in the uterus

    TESA (testicular sperm aspiration) Surgical sperm retrieval for azoospermia. Azoospermia is a condition where no sperm are present in the fluid a man ejaculates.

    FER (frozen embryo replacement) In a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle we thaw your frozen embryos and transfer one or two of them into the uterus.

    Donor sperm At your first consultation with us, we will tell you about the option of using donor sperm, if the tests show that the quality of the man's sperm is very low or there are no living cells in the sperm sample. We will advise you and discuss the ethical aspects involved in using donor sperm. Advanced Techniques: Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-selected Sperm Injection(IMSI) is an assisted reproduction technique that is particularly powerful against male infertility. This is an extension of ICSI, where powerful microscopes are used to individually select the best sperms for the ICSI procedure.

    Oocyte Cryopreservation: This is used for the freezing of oocytes, usually as part of the ovum donation program, but it is increasingly being used for the preservation of fertility in women who want to delay childbirth or are about to undergo chemotherapy or radiation.

    Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) (also known as embryo screening) refers to procedures that are performed on embryos prior to implantation. The PGD is performed by examining a single cell with regard to aneuploidy (maldistribution of chromosomes) and genetic diseases. This can either be done by using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH) methods.

    Spindle View (polscope) : The spindle is an essential organelle of the eggcell, and plays a central role in meiotic development of human egg cells. The spindle is responsible for accurate alignment and distribution of the chromosomes during cell division. Malalignment of the spindle can cause damage to the occyte during ICSI. This can be picked up before ICSI using spindle view in select cases.

    *Details taken from the hospital website.


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