With the help of our assistance and guidance over the past 15 years many doctors have set up their IVF centres, all over India. The doctors are trained in the techniques of ART at our centre and are helped establishing their own centre.
Centres established by us in the past : Gawahati IVF centre , Coimbatore ivf centre , New Delhi ivf clinic , Jodhpur ivf clinic , Khamam ivf clinic , Erode ivf clinic , Nellore ivf clinic , Nagercoil ivf clinic , Vijaywada ivf clinic , Jallandhar ivf clinic and Raipur ivf clinic .
IVF centres where work is presently conducted : Allahabad IVF , Kanpur IVF , New Delhi IVF , Dharapuram IVF , Jallandhar IVF and Cuttack IVF .
International IVF Unit : Nairobi (Kenya)
- 1991: Started IVF and a semen bank in Pearl Centre, Dadar.
- 1996: Started ICSI for males with low sperm count.
- 1998: Started the Lilavati Hospital Unit & Introduced Assisted Laser Hatching (First in India) and blastocyst culture for improving pregnancy rates.
- 2001: Achieved birth in a 61 year old mother with help of gamete donation, oldest patient in India.
- 2004: Achieved birth by combining Egg donation + Surrogacy i.e. child with 3 mothers.
- 2005: Introduced Spindle view technology to increase ICSI pregnancy rates. - First in India.
- 2006: Started oocyte Bank & introduced oocyte freezing by vitrification- First in India.
- 2007: Ovarian tissue freezing for young women undergoing Chemo/radiation -First in India.
- 2008: Introduced INVOcell- First in India.
- 2008: First in India to introduce (IMSI) Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection.
- 2009: Achieved pregnancy with ICSI done on frozen thawed donor oocytes.
IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)
First line of treatment for infertile couples. The semen is processed with special culture media and kept in CO2 incubators for swim up. The best quality sperms are harvested and transferred in to the uterine cavity around the time of ovulation.
IVF (In-vitro Fertilization)
The eggs which are removed by needle aspiration through the vagina (with guidance of vaginal sonography) are mixed with the husband's sperms and kept in the incubator for 2-3days. The fertilized eggs (embryos) are then transferred into the uterus (womb).
ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
Is a specialized technique in which the eggs are removed and each egg is injected with a single motile sperm. These eggs are incubated for 2-3 days and the embryos are put back into the womb. By this technique men with counts as low as 0.5 million or men with no sperms (using TESA/PESA procedures) can now achieve fatherhood.
IMSI (Intra-cytoplasmic Morphologically selected Sperm Injection)
The technique of IMSI helps magnify the sperm up to 7200 times. This magnification is 16 times higher than that used for the routine done ICSI technique. This helps in picking up the most structurally normal sperm, and hence healthier sperm for then performing the ICSI.
IVF Metabolomics (Viametrics)
Has been introduced for the first time in Asia at the Lilavati hospital IVF Centre. This helps assess embryos with respect to their viability and implantation potential. With the help of Viametrics, it is now possible to shift from multiple embryo transfer to single embryo transfer, without significant compromise in the pregnancy rates. The advantage of single embryo transfer is the reduction in possibility of multiple order pregnancies and births and the related complications. The technique is also postulated to be useful in patients with repeated IVF/ICSI failures.
IVM (In Vitro maturation)
In this technique oocytes / eggs are retrieved from a patient when they are still in a developing stage. One of the most demanding aspects of IVF treatment is that a patient has to take multiple expensive and painful injections. This can be minimized by IVM, thereby reducing the cost and the inconvenience to the patient. It also almost eliminates the chances of developing serious complications such as OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome). Thus it gives the dual advantage of minimizing complications and cost at the same time. This is especially true and relevant in patients of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is found in about 10-20% of the population.
The extra embryos formed during an IVF or ICSI cycle are frozen by techniques like slow freezing and vitrification, and stored in liquid nitrogen at -196 degrees. These embryos can be used by the patients for subsequent cycles.
Semen banks are used for donor samples and patients undergoing chemotherapy / radiation therapy. Quality donors are thoroughly screened at every three monthly intervals for HIV and all other infectious and familial diseases. Semen freezing and storage for husbands undergoing vasectomy, cancer therapy or those working outside India for long periods is also carried out.
Egg and Embryo Donation
Egg donation is an option for women over 40 years of age, with a low ovarian reserve, or menopausal women to achieve pregnancy. Both egg and embryo donations have helped couples who have mostly lost hope of having their genetic offspring.
Assisted Laser Hatching
Is a technology helpful in achieving pregnancy in older patients with previous IVF/ICSI failure. With the help of laser energy the covering of the embryo (zona pellucida) is cut or thinned prior to embryo transfer.
The embryos are grown in the incubator for 5-6 days till they reach the blastocyst stage. These embryos are transferred back to the womb. This helps in improving pregnancy rates.
The embryo is transferred into the womb of a woman who legally agrees to carry the pregnancy for 9 months. Many couples opt for surrogacy or "borrowed womb" when the wife cannot carry the pregnancy due to a hysterectomy, old age or multiple failures etc. We have successfully delivered many surrogates.
Eggs can be frozen and stored for many years. This technique is useful for young unmarried women who want to postpone child bearing and also for young cancer patients before therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery).
Ovarian Tissue Banking
For young women undergoing cancer therapies.