Simplifying IVF !

I have found that patients are intimidated by the concept of IVF, and think of it as being a very complex treatment. This is also partly because doctors love adding a lot of medical jargon such as ICSI, PGT, blastocyst transfer and vitrification to the treatm...

Does your IVF doctor respect you?

Most IVF clinics aren't very open or transparent about the IVF treatment which they offer to their patients. Doctors - and even their assistants - are often very patronizing , and most Indian doctors are still quite patriarchal . They believe they should decid...

The infertility camp scam

Corporate chains of IVF clinics need to generate a profit, and in order to do so they need to drum up business. Rather than wait for infertile couples to come to them, they go out into the community in order to attract infertile couples to come to them !...

Cross referrals between urologist and gynecologist for IUI treatment

Lots of patients with a low sperm count are seen by a gynecologist , who then advises them to do an IUI treatment because they don't have anything better to offer them. However, because their sperm count is poor, they refer the patient to an andrologist/ ur...

The misdiagnosis of PCO

We see lots of patients who are misdiagnosed as having PCO (polycystic ovarian disease) , and this is partly because lots of sonographers aren't good at making the diagnosis properly. When they see a few ovarian follicles on an ultrasound scan, they interpr...

A free solution for reducing IVF stress !

Many people think of IVF as being stressful, but the reality is that one of the reasons for this stress is ignorance - and this is avoidable ! Many patients haven't been counseled adequately, and don't know enough about the treatment plan, because the IVF d...

What is your IVF commission rate?

Gynecologists refer infertile patients for IVF treatment to specialist IVF clinics ,because they can not offer this treatment themselves. One would logically expect them to send their patients to the IVF clinic with the best pregnancy rate because they want...

When Freezing Embryos is a Bad Idea.

In the past, the pregnancy rate with frozen embryos was poor, because a lot of these embryos would die as a result of the freezing and thawing process. The standard method was called slow freezing, and when the embryos were thawed, the ice crystals in the cyto...

Why sophisticated IVF patients love technology - and how this can hurt them

We treat IVF patients who come from different backgrounds , and it's interesting to see that the ones who are engineers and MBAs want to use the latest advanced technology in order to solve their problems . These are the patients who want us to do all kinds of...

What IVF patients need to do when they are not sure what to do !

We treat many challenging patients, and because their treatment is complex , they are often unsure what to do next. For example, they have failed 2 IVF cycles elsewhere, and have grown only 3 follicles in the current cycle, even though we have superovulated th...