Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit, can be found below.

If you would like to find out if you are suitable for fertility treatment or information about a particular procedure or treatment, contact a local clinic.

Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit

Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit
Ediburgh Fertiolity ad Reprodutive Endocrine Centre
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 little France Crescent
EH16 4SA
Tel: 0131 242 2446

Clinic details: Edinburgh has a long and illustrious history as a city, with many beautiful architectural landmarks that speak of its past and make it a stunning place to live and an exciting location for tourists to go to. The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and University also both have reputations for excellence known across the country, and it is no surprise that many excellent and pioneering and treatments are provided by the Edinburgh Assisted Reproduction programme. In vitro fertilisation is provided at success rates in line with the national average birth rate as reported by the HFEA, and 340 cycles of IVF were performed in 2009 as per the HFEA's report. The ACU also provides intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments with similar success rates and frequency, and this procedure is extremely effective in the event of male factor infertility as it takes a single sperm cell and injects it right into an egg cell for fertilisation. The results are often excellent from this treatment because it essentially eliminates the need for large numbers of high quality sperm, and it is quality and number that are often compromised in the event of male factor infertility. Other treatments include a recently developed PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) facility which tests embryos for genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis. This is a significant advancement for many parents who are concerned about genetic diseases as it ensures the health of an embryo, and hence, future child, saving them a lifetime of suffering and illness. Donor insemination and intrauterine insemination are provided as well, and the clinic's single birth figures are in line with the HFEA's target of 76%.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: An HFEA approved and licensed facility, the Edinburgh Assisted Conception Unit is part of a specialist, dedicated, and integrated fertility service provided by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Lothian University Hospitals Division. The Unit has in fact been providing its services to couples in Lothian since its development in 1983, and is based within a teaching hospital with easy access to maternity services and diagnostic facilities that mean that every aspect of your fertility treatment can be managed under one roof. Not only does the facility bear an HFEA license, it is also only one of a handful of services in the UK bearing a Quality Management ISO certificate. The aim of the service is to provide a complete provision of care that doesn't stop at medical provisions, but extends to include emotional support through a counselling and guidance element of service as well. The environment is kept friendly and relaxing to encourage a calm and serene treatment and recovery, and you can rest assured in the quality of the staff available, their skill, expertise, and dedication to you as their patient. Your treatment will be exactly that, a completely personalised and individual approach to your care that reflects what is best for your body to help you achieve your goal of pregnancy. The Edinburgh ACU is also actively involved in research to develop new treatments and refine existing ones, and works closely with the University of Edinburgh to achieve such ends. Recently this partnership has resulted in the development of a service providing preimplantation genetic diagnosis PGD, a collaborative service with the nearby Regional Genetic Service to deliver parents to be with the ability to determine the health of their embryos. To enter the ACU's treatment programme you will need to have undergone testing at the Royal Infirmary's Infertility Clinic and a referral from either your GP or specialist. Upon entering a treatment programme you will first have a specialist consultation to make sure that all of the necessary tests have been conducted and that you are ready to discuss treatment options. Your specialist will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and from there on a specifically individualised care process will be developed to help you achieve your goals.

Services offered at this clinic: Private and NHS patients treated, donor insemination (stimulated and unstimulated), in vitro fertilisation, counselling services, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, insemination, mild in vitro fertilisation, blastocyst transfer, ICSI and IVF with donor eggs and sperm, IVF with donor embryos, egg and embryo donors recruited, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), embryos, eggs, and sperm stored, storage for oncology patients (testicular tissue, sperm, embryos, and eggs), dedicated counselling service, patients with Hepatitis A treated, MESA sperm retrieval, tubal surgery, ovarian induction and monitoring, sperm assessment