Prana Fertility Centre (PFC) is a unit of Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital. PFC has more experienced fertility specialists, offering many treatment options customized based on the couple requirement. We at PFC understand the emotional need of a baby in a family and try creating more babies. Prana Fertility Centre is one of the best fertility clinic in Chennai.
Choosing a fertility clinic and specialist is a big decision and it is important to go with the one that you see, the best fit for yourself. You will obviously look out for a consultant that you are comfortable with, who you feel listens to you and maximize your chance of taking home a baby.
Our advanced laboratory was built with utmost quality and care. With the advanced and all the latest equipment required for the best results, even in difficult cases or those with previous failures. We provide advice and treatment in all aspects of assisted conception, gynecology, endoscopic surgery, and male infertility.
The sole objective of a fertility center is to assist anxious couples conceive by employing a range of diagnostic and interventional procedures. The treatment that is offered is holistic and tailor made depending on the causes of sub-fertility in the couple. The approach may be broadly classified into,
Assisted reproductive techniques
Prana Fertility Centre with its highly qualified experienced experts and the state of art facility, offers all the possible procedures and programs most appropriate for you,
Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)
Couples with unexplained infertility and slightly compromised sperm parameters will benefit from IUI procedure the highly motile morphologically normal sperms are harvested by density gradient separation technique from the semen. This separated active enriched sperms are inseminated into the uterus for conception.
IVF is the most beneficial innovation and advanced technique in infertility for couples with blocked tubes, poor sperm parameters, endometriosis, ovulatory dysfunction and unexplained parameters. In IVF, eggs from mothers ovary are retrieved, fertilized by the sperm outside the womb in vitro and embryos formed will be transferred back to the uterus.
Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI is one of the recent and most successful techniques in the infertility treatment covering wide number of infertility causing parameters like low sperm count, lack of motility, abnormal sperms, previous IVF failure, azospermia and unexplained infertility. In this process, the oocyte is prepared by removing its outer coat of cells and held gently by a holding pipette under an inverted microscope, injecting the sperm into the oocyte cytoplasm through a micropipette.
Intra Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)
IMSI is a real-time laboratory technique involves inserting a sperm into the egg morphologically selected. This is done using an inverted microscope that is able to provide a much greater magnifying power (around 6000 times) than those that are normally used in reproductive laboratories. With this microscope, the consultant can see the internal morphology of sperm and discard those with abnormalities. Being able to select sperm without morphological alterations are believed to increase the chances of successful implantation of pre-embryo and decrease the likelihood of miscarriage. IMSI may improve the chance of in-vitro recurrent IVF failure cases.
Blastocyst culture is a highly developed embryo cultured in the laboratory under favourable conditions that has divided many times to a point where it is nearly ready to implant on the walls of the uterus. Blastocyst transfer is not an option for all IVF patients. This procedure is most successful with patients who are younger and have a large number of eggs available during retrieval. In general pregnancy rates are higher in those whose embryos grow to the blastocyst stage. Conversely, pregnancy rates are lower in those whose embryos do not develop into blastocyst stage.
In some conditions it is necessary to make a small hole in the shell of the embryo with a laser or chemical to aid in the IVF process, which is known as assisted hatching. This is most commonly recommended for women who have had failed IVF cycles, poor embryo development, are age 38 or older or have thickened embryo shells. It is also common for those patients who undergo ICSI as part of the IVF procedure. Assisted hatching is most often performed on embryos that are transferred on day three and studies show that this process improves both pregnancy and implantation rates in these couples.
Embryo and Semen Cryopreservation
Cryopreservation of embryos is the process of preserving an embryo at sub-zero temperatures, generally at an embryogenesis stage corresponding to pre-implantation, that is, from fertilisation to the blastocyst stage. Embryo cryopreservation is useful for leftover embryos after a cycle of in vitro fertilisation, as patients who fail to conceive may become pregnant using such embryos without having to go through a full IVF cycle. Or, if pregnancy occurred, they could return later for another pregnancy. Spare oocytes or embryos resulting from fertility treatments may be used for oocyte donation or embryo donation to another woman or couple, and embryos may be created, frozen and stored specifically for transfer and donation by using donor eggs and sperm.
Gestational Surrogacy Programme
A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. In gestational surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Gestational surrogates are also referred to as gestational carriers. Surrogates are commonly used for women with recurrent miscarriages, untreatable problems of the uterus, recurrent fibroids, uterine or endometrial scarring, prior hysterectomy or conditions where pregnancy becomes a threat to the life of the mother.
IVF consultants at Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital are some handful of the country's IVF pioneers. While you identify your choice of dedicated fertility specialist, you also benefit from having access to the collaborative expertise of the entire team for a collective opinion assuring and exploring every feasible option to help you get conceived. Prana Fertility Centre at Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital offers the best IUI and IVF care services delivering high success rate as one of the best fertility centers in southern part of Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
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