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Laparoscopic Ovum Pickup Technique

The additional process of egg collection or ovum pick up is called laparoscopic ovum pick up, where a fiber-optic nerve with small video camera is placed into the abdomen by means of a tiny cleft just beneath the belly button. Then abdominal cavity is filled with carbon dioxide using a needle to overstate it and produce working space. When the egg retrieval is done, the clefts are stitched blocked with absorbable stitches.

The laparoscopy for ovum pick up involves the insertion of three instruments into the woman's abdomen, and therefore three small incisions, one or two of which may require a stitch. The laparoscope is inserted through a small incision at the lower edge of the navel. This enables the physician to see the ovaries and the follicles containing the eggs. A second small incision is made, usually on one side of the abdomen, through which an instrument is inserted to hold the ovaries in place. The needle for removing the eggs is inserted through a third small incision, again usually at one side of the abdomen.

The procedure is carried out on a day-case basis.

Sperm & Egg Freezing

When would you require sperm freezing? 

Sperm freezing is a potential fertility treatment when any one of the following applies:

  • If a potential father is about to undergo pelvic /testicular surgery.
  • If he has a low sperm count or is producing sperms that are deteriorating in quality over time.
  • If he has difficulty producing a sample on the day of the procedure.
  • If he has a medical condition, which may result in infertility later in life
  • If he is facing medical treatment that may affect his fertility, for example some forms of cancer treatment. 
  • If the husband has ejaculatory problems. 

Sperm can be frozen for up to 5 years.

When would you require egg freezing? 

Egg freezing is a potential fertility treatment when any one of the following applies:

  • If the prospective mother is diagnosed with cancer and needs to start potentially toxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • If she is diagnosed with medical conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, in which case the ova may be damaged by treatments.
  • If she has a family history of early menopause or endometriosis.
  • If more eggs are retrieved then desired, the eggs will be frozen.
  • Embryo transfer will be cancelled to avoid hyper stimulation.

 

We freeze surplus eggs:

 

  • If more than 15 eggs were retrieved, half of the eggs will be frozen and the other half fertilized. Embryo transfer would be decided depending on the patient's condition. 
  • If more than 25 eggs are retrieved, the eggs will be frozen. Embryo transfer will be cancelled to avoid hyper stimulation.

All eggs can be frozen for up to 5 years.

Nutrition

As part of an all-inclusive service, we offer our patients individual and detailed nutritional advice, and provide a series of weight management techniques for diabetes patients throughout their journey. From meal suggestions and ingredient advice to planning how to put a healthy diet into practice, we are with you every step of the way.