Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, 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.

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life
Bioscience Centre
International Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0191 213 8213

Clinic details: Newcastle Upon Tyne is the largest city in the Northeast of England, and has been a commercial and industrial hub for the North of England since the 19th century. The city possesses a unique charm and is rife with events and activities for people of all ages. The Newcastle Fertility Centre finds itself in the centre of a vast rail and road network centring upon Newcastle, making it an ideal location to provide treatments and support to couples across the Northeast. The centre provides a number of treatment options ranging from surgeries to assisted reproduction technologies. Tubal tests are available to determine the health of female fallopian tubes, the blockage or damage of which is a common cause of female factor infertility. If necessary tubal surgeries are provided to restore functionality to the fallopian tubes if damage is found. In terms of male surgeries the centre offers a number of different sperm retrieval strategies which are used in the event of a blockage in the male network of reproductive tubes within the testicles. Assisted reproductive technologies are of course on offer and include the likes of artificial insemination and the famous IVF procedure which has been making waves since its development. Artificial insemination is relatively simple and involves placing sperm into the female tract to improve the chances of a successful fertility. As intrauterine insemination is used at the centre, sperm are in face placed directly into the womb, often after drug treatments to enhance egg production, and the net effect is a much improved chance of conception. IVF is a different method which follows an alternative route, choosing to extract male and female sex cells, sperm and eggs respectively, and achieve conception by means of their interaction in a controlled laboratory environment. An adjustment to this method is ICSI, which involves directly injecting one sperm rather many into an egg, which is useful where few sperm cells are available or if the sperm available are of poor quality. The centre can also provide storage for surplus eggs and sperm from treatment, as well as the option of storage for cancer patients about to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Both of these regimes are known to seriously affect fertility, and through storage cancer patients have the option of having their own children in the future, regardless of how chemo or radiotherapy impacts their fertility.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: The Newcastle Fertility Centre has been providing its services since 1991, and since then has moved from the Royal Victoria Infirmary site to the International Centre for Life's Bioscience Centre in 1999, and since then has been providing services out of a state of the art and easily accessible facility. The centre is not a private healthcare facility, but comes under the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and retains close links with its original hospital site. Because of its proximity to the illustrious Newcastle University Medical School, the centre retains strong links to teaching and research programmes which drive a never ending pursuit for new and improved ways to help couples in need. The main objective of the Newcastle Fertility Centre is the provision of medical and emotional support for couples struggling with sub- or infertility, a condition which an estimated one in 6 couples in the UK will have to confront at some point. Referrals from specialist consultants and general practitioners are both routes into the centre's care, and once there NHS funded treatment means that you don't need to worry about the cost of an otherwise expensive treatment. Infertility and independent counsellors are both available for you at any point during your care at the centre, and these facilities can be extremely helpful and important to couples who find themselves struggling with their condition. It is perfectly natural to have some difficulty facing infertility, and that's why the right kind of support is so important at the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life. Infertility treatment is a rapidly evolving field, and by actively maintaining and pursuing research at the centre, both by way of lab projects and surveys into quality of care, the Newcastle Fertility Centre is a part of the constant move forward that characterises and defines infertility treatment. As an HFEA licensed and certified clinic, the centre abides by moral and quality standards that are under regular assessment and monitoring. A Local Ethics Committee is also responsible for ensuring that all research is performed morally, an important feat in a field which can be rife with controversy, particularly with many conflicting viewpoints about research using embryos, eggs, and sperm.
Services offered at this centre: Private patients and NHS patients both treated, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), tubal surgery, sperm washing, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), surgical sperm retrieval (MESA, PESA, and TESA), ovulation monitoring, counselling services, induction of ovulation, sperm assessment, translator services, storage services (embryos and sperm), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), storage services for cancer patients (embryos and sperm), ICSI and IVF with donor sperm and eggs, unstimulated intrauterine insemination, stimulated intrauterine insemination, stimulated donor insemination, unstimulated donor insemination