Reproductive Genetics Institute


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Reproductive Genetics Institute

Reproductive Genetics Institute
Reproductive Genetics Institute
32A Weymouth Street
London
UK
W1G 7BX
Tel: 020 7381 3097

Clinic details: While operating a number ofSatellite and affiliate sites internationally, the heart of the Reproductive Genetics Institute is based in the UK's bustling heart, London. While the Reproductive Genetics Institute's founding and early reputation were based on the pioneering use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, the centre has developed a popular, successful, and well-known in vitro fertilisation (IVF) service. The IVF treatments performed at the centre make use of the latest advancements in assisted reproductive technology (ART), which include, for example, the use of ICSI (the injection of sperm directly into an egg), blastocyst transfer (waiting for 5 days before implanting an embryo, when it's at the blastocyst stage), and assisted zonal hatching (making a hole in the outer layers of an egg to help it hatch and implant successfully). These techniques all increase the chances of a successful treatment cycle and pregnancy, and are extremely important for couples who have undergone treatments in the past without any success. Other assisted reproductive technologies are made available as every couple's situation is unique, and having a wealth of options makes it far more likely that the institute successfully manages a pregnancy and live birth. Gamete and zygote intra-fallopian transfer are both provided (GIFT and ZIFT respectively), and can be valuable alternatives to IVF where necessary. On top or a range of expert reproductive treatments however, the Reproductive Genetics Institute's most substantial area of expertise, and one which many couples make use of, as mentioned before is its preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) service. The service is one with a remarkable reputation, providing patients of all shapes and sizes with a chance to pick the genetically healthiest embryos, giving a vastly improved chance of a successful pregnancy and a healthy child free of life changing genetic illnesses. The types of condition screened for by PGC include chromosomal abnormalities, cystic fibrosis, Down's Syndrome, and cerebral palsy, the list of all the conditions PGD can detect, however, is a significantly longer one.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: The Reproductive Genetics Institute has a unique reputation and history as it was founded by the developer of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, a treatment which provides doctors and couples a means by which to determine the genetic health of an unborn child. Many diseases and illnesses have their roots in genetics, and being able to examine the genes of an embryo means that you can watch for signs of particularly debilitating conditions like cystic fibrosis for example. The Reproductive Genetics Institute's reputation is built on an unparalleled experience of PGD as well as an extremely successful IVF provision. Ably staffed with expert scientists and medical professionals, infertility IVF treatments are performed in state of the art facilities which make use of the latest techniques like blastocyst transfer, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI, and assisted zonal hatching AZH. The Reproductive Genetics Institute can also boast some of the best staff and equipment for preimplantation genetic diagnosis PGD, allowing for expert and advanced testing techniques without peer. PGD is especially important because many parents undertaking or beginning to undertake IVF treatments are in older age groups, and as a consequence their embryos are susceptible to genetic defects which ultimately lead to a debilitating lifestyle for child and parent alike. Since the facility's birth in 1994, it has performed well over 2,500 PGD tests to ensure that healthy embryos are chosen and implanted and hence have a higher chance of being carried to full term to give birth to healthy children 9 months down the line. The centre operates a number ofSatellite centres internationally, a feat which few fertility care specialists can boast of, bringing an internationally recognised brand of excellent care to locations like Russia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Turkey.

Services offered at this clinic: In vitro fertilisation (IVF), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), assisted zonal hatching, blastocyst transfer, ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection), embryo storage, egg and sperm donation, GIFT (gamete intra-fallopian transfer), ZIFT (zygote intra-fallopian transfer)






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