In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is offered to women who cannot conceive due to unexplained reasons, tubal disease, endometriosis, male infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, ovulatory disfunction or other appropriate indications. IVF involves collecting eggs and sperm from a couple and allowing fertilization to occur in the laboratory. Several days later embryos are selected for placement into the woman's uterus.
One of the major cause of infertility in eastern India is late age at presentation to IVF clinics and early Ovarian Ageing. Around half of the cycles of IVF treatment performed by Dr Das is ovum donation. Donor Oocyte Programme is run with a stringent screening process for donors as per standard protocol. Oocyte donation involves using the eggs of a donor, fertilizing them with the sperm of the patient's male partner and transferring the embryos to the uterus of the patient.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure that uses microscopic instruments to inject a single sperm into the egg to enhance the chances of fertilization. This procedure may provide men who produce very low amounts of sperm or poor quality sperm a chance to establish a pregnancy. Assisted hatching is a form of embryo micromanipulation that involves creating an opening in the outer covering of the embryo. The procedure may help a normal, growing embryo emerge from the covering and implant in the uterus, hopefully leading to pregnancy.
This is indicated in situations when biological mother cannot carry the fetus in her womb because of various conditions affecting the uterus or it has been removed by surgery. In this circumstances, a willing woman helps the couple to fulfil their dream of having a child by carrying their child in her womb. Couples from various parts of India and other parts of the world do avail the facility of surrogacy treatment as per recomended guidelines by ICMR.