Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center is now doing oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) and PGD/PGS.

In order to treat infertility, we must first determine what is causing it.

Michigan Comprehensive Fertility Center (MCFC) offers a variety of infertility tests for both women and men.

The infertility investigation usually begins with an evaluation of the woman’s ovulatory process, cervical mucus, fallopian tubes and uterine lining.

Blood tests will be ordered if the woman’s cycles are abnormal or if the woman’s physical exam indicates hormonal problem

The male partner will also be evaluated by means of semen analysis, and other tests may be necessary.

If problems with semen quality are encountered, medication, artificial insemination with the partner’s semen or referral to a urologist for repair of a varicose vein (if one exists) in the scrotum may be prescribed.

Once the cause of infertility is discovered, the physician can devise a plan of action based on the needs of the patient. Treatment for the absence of ovulation often begins with medication in the form of oral fertility drugs. If oral therapy does not help, more potent drugs can be administered by injection.

Artificial insemination ($400.00 per insemination) is placement of viable sperm into the cervix or washed sperm into the uterus. If you are using donor sperm, the cost of the specimen is in addition to the insemination fee.

Laser laparoscopy surgery is offered for treatment of conditions such as endometriosis and pelvic adhesions. Hysteroscopic surgery is also offered for women with uterine anomalies, such as a septum, fibroid or a polyp within the uterine cavity. Tubal surgery is also offered to repair tubes damaged by infection or endometriosis.

Tubal ligation reversal surgery is available. The cost for a tubal reversal is $8500.00

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is offered in cases of irreparable tubal damage, severe endometriosis, uncorrectable cervical problems, very low sperm counts and unex­plained infertility. This procedure involves removing eggs from the woman’s ovaries, adding sperm in the laboratory and after the eggs are fertilized, placing them in the uterus.

ICSI utilizes the same methods as standard IVF, except instead of simply incubating the sperm and egg together in a petri dish, the egg is stabilized under a special microscope using a microsuction instrument while a very fine pipette is used to inject a selected sperm into the egg. This sperm injection technique allows couples to overcome many barriers in sperm count, motility, morphology and degree of sperm maturity. ICSI has made it possible for couples, who in the past would have been unable to achieve pregnancies, to bear their own biological children.