Dr.HrishikeshPai, one of the most eminent IVF doctor in India, has received more than 45 awards for his outstanding and selfless work infertility treatment.
He is the Founder and Director of Bloom IVF Group, which has eight clinics across India. Through innovation and the latest treatments, they have achieved a high success rate of live birth,which is on par with the West, thus making them one of the best IVF centre in India.
One such revolutionary technology is the Embryoscope. Lilavati Hospital Bloom IVF Centre in Mumbai was the first to introduce Digital Microscope Incubator in Asia in 2012.
Diana Hayden, the former Miss World, unveiled the Embryoscope along with Dr.HrishikeshPai and Dr.NanditaPalshetkar.
Bloom IVF is among the few IVF clinics in the world to have this costly machine. They have one at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, and the other at Fortis Hospital GK2, New Delhi.
What is an Embryoscope?
The Embryoscope is an advanced IVF incubator with a built-in microscope and camera for automated time-lapse imaging of the embryos from fertilization till the time of transfer. Every fifteen minutes, photographs are taken of the dividing embryos using a time-lapse system.
It allows embryo development to be carefully monitored on high resolution while maintaining the optimum conditions in this ultra-modern incubator. The precise information about the embryo developmental patterns obtained from the time-lapse image analysis helps in selecting the best embryo for transfer.
How is standard culture different from Embryoscope?
When the embryos are developed in the standard culture incubator, we remove them around four to five times from the incubator to assess how they are growing and evolving.
The Embryoscope allows our embryologist to assess the embryos without removing them from the incubator.
What are the advantages of Embryoscope?
Round the clock monitoring prevents disturbing the embryos for assessment. It improves the culture conditions and eliminates manual handling of the embryo, thereby minimizing the risk of accidents.
Thisadvanced technology betters the IVF, and ICSI success rate as Dr.HrishikeshPai, one of the best IVF doctor in Mumbai, India, can now choose the healthiest embryo with proper cleavage timings to implant in the uterus.
Further, we only transfer a single or two embryos.As a result, the incidence of multiple pregnancy rate decreases without affecting the pregnancy rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is the capacity to culture up to 12 eggs or embryos in each Embryoscope slot.
The Embryoscope can be used for every patient undergoing assisted reproduction treatment. However, it is more beneficial for patients who had failed IVF, or ICSI cycles.
Generally, there areno risks involved in using Time-lapse imaging to monitor your embryos. However, you must understand that the Embryoscope gives highly-detailed information about the embryo. This available information may indicate that there are few or no embryos suitable for transfer.