James Cook University Hospital

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for James Cook University Hospital, 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.

James Cook University Hospital

James Cook University Hospital
Deprtment of Reproductive Medicine
Marton Road
Tel: 01642 282733

Clinic details: Middlesbrough can be found on the river Tees within North Yorkshire, where it is the area's largest town and is such home to the extremely modern facilities of the James Cook University Hospital. Middlesbrough has grown exponentially since the industrial revolution of the 19th century, growing from a tiny population of 25 in 1801 into a commanding industrial, commercial, and transport centre in the latter half of the century and into the 1900s. The James Cook University Hospital is a consequence of a tradition of rapid growth and excellence that has become part of Middlesbrough's identity, and the hospital's reproductive medicine department fulfils nationally recognised criteria of excellence through its HFEA licensed and monitored treatments. Artificial insemination with either partner or donor sperm is available, both under or without the influence of inductive drugs like gonadotropins and clomiphene to stimulate egg production. Blastocyst culture in IVF (in vitro fertilisation) is also provided, and this method has been shown to increase the chances of a successful implantation and treatment cycle by as much as three times the standard method. IVF is also offered with intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which, as the name tells us, involves injecting a sperm cell into the gelatinous cytoplasm of an egg cell. Reproductive surgeries are an invaluable part of reproductive treatments and are offered in the form of surgical sperm retrieval where ejaculated semen is devoid of sperm or tubal surgeries where blockage or damage to the fallopian tubes is the cause of infertility. A number of storage and freezing options are available for sperm, eggs, testicular tissue, and embryos where needed, for instance for cancer patients about to go ahead with chemotherapy or surgery that can undermine their fertility. There is an active donation and recruitment programme to ensure a steady supply of donor eggs, sperm, and embryos for patients, and an egg sharing programme to encourage the practice which provides a unique opportunity to receive IVF treatments free of charge upon agreeing to share excess eggs generated from drug induced ovulation. Success rates given by the HFEA for the hospital as of 2009 for IVF/IVSI have been reported as on par with the national average, and the hospital has exceeded the target percentage of single live births imposed by the HFEA (83.9% compared to a 2009 target of 76%).

Fertility treatment at this clinic: When choosing a hospital for any type of care, but more particularly fertility treatments, there are many factors to consider. These can include, location, cost, the availability of private care options, the quality of staff and facilities, dedication to patient care, and treatments available to name but a few. With something as complex as fertility, the main factors that many people look at are success rates number of live births from treatments, which assisted reproduction technologies are available, and single birth rate to name but a few. If you are in South Tees and looking for fertility care which meets high standards in all these categories and more, then James Cook University Hospital is definitely a good option for you. Part of the South Tees NHS Trust, the James Cook University Hospital works in concert with the Friarage Hospital to deliver a safe, effective, and patient centred service. The hospital and trust have been recognised as centres of excellence through its endeavours to achieve new heights of excellence in patient care, and these efforts are a reflection of a real dedication to delivering patients with the care they need and deserve. The James Cook University Hospital itself is a extremely modern facility with both general and specialist healthcare provisions that include everything from cancer services to neurosurgery. The hospital has an impressive suite of 19 operating theatres, with 2 additional specialist suites in both the ophthalmology and gynaecology departments. The hospital is also a great centre for foetal medicine, gynaecology, and reproductive medicine, the last of which is a large unit which can provide both diagnostic facilities for investigations into infertility and a comprehensive range of treatment options for patients to make use of. Ultimately the service at the hospital is based on the principle of putting patient needs first and foremost, which means establishing an honest relationship with patients whilst keeping their wellbeing and care at the centre of everything the hospital does. The service is constantly improving and evolving, with a new '35 million cancer suite in development reflecting a genuine effort to achieve a reputation as national leader in healthcare.

Services offered at this clinic: Surrogacy, ovulation induction (with clomiphene), sperm and testicular tissue storage, frozen embryo replacement, assisted hatching, ovulation induction (with gonadotropins), egg freezing, blastocyst culture, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg sharing, treatment of endometriosis (minimally invasive), tubal surgery, egg and embryo donation programme, surgical sperm retrieval (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration ' PESA), intrauterine insemination with partner sperm (IUIH), testicular biopsy, sperm storage (for oncology patients prior to chemotherapy), intrauterine insemination with donor sperm (IUID), recruitment of egg and sperm donors for treatment purposes)