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What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?

What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?

ART: ART is an umbrella term for the most advanced and successful treatment types for infertility. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is by far the most common nowadays. GIFT (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer) and ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer) also fall under the heading of ART. ...Read more

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Dr. HUGH Melnick
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Assisted Reproductive Technology (Definition)

Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. They do not include IUI or ovulation induction with fertility medication without the ...Read more


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What are methods of assisted reproductive technology?

What are methods of assisted reproductive technology?

In vitro: Hormones to stimulate egg production, sperm enhancement, in vitro, surrogate incubators. ...Read more

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Why would someone need assisted reproductive technology?

IVF: There are a # of reasons. Patients with tubal disease, endometriosis, low sperm count, older patients, patients who failed other treatment options, patient with certain medical conditions who want a family but can't carry the pregnancy. Patients who are able to use their own eggs can use an egg donor. Male partners building their families. These are some of the reason. ...Read more

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How often is assisted reproductive technology successful?

ART success: Art are the most powerful and succesful treatments for infertility: ivf (in vitro fertilization) is by far the best known nowadays. You can't generalize in a short space because it varies significantly with clinical specifics, but specific numbers are reported in summary form on the center for disease control website. ...Read more

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What are some methods of assisted reproductive technology?

IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. Icsi and assisted hatching can be performed on the eggs and embryos by an embryologist to aid in fertilization. ...Read more

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What are the different types of assisted reproductive technology?

What are the different types of assisted reproductive technology?

Infertility help: Art usually refers to different procedures to help assist chances of becoming pregnant in people who have not been successful trying on their own. Examples include intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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How safe is the current state of assisted reproductive technology?

Very safe: Art has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus (in vitro fertilization). Although the use of art is still relatively rare as compared to the potential demand, its use has doubled over the past decade. Today, over 1% of all infants born in the United States every year are conceived us. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of assisted reproductive technology (art)?

ART: Most recently there are only two major types of art. Super ovulation with oral or injectable medicines combined with insemination or in vitro fertilization (test tube babies). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: assisted reproductive technology?

What is the definition or description of: assisted reproductive technology?

Reproduction IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. They do not include IUI or ovulation induction with fertility medication without the intention of egg retrieval. ...Read more

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What is a cervical conization?

What is a cervical conization?

Remove precancerous: Cervical conization is a surgery to remove a section of the cervix when there are pre-cancerous cells. This can usually be done in the office, and recovery is not too uncomfortable. Extra repeat pap smears should still be done to make sure all pre-cancerous cells are gone and don't return. Can still have kids after, but cervix can be weak or scarred, so will need special attention when pregnant. ...Read more

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Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Will cervix be shorter after conization?

Yes always: But may or may not be significant hopefully you are just getting a leep and not a cold knife cone which is worse. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cervical conization?

What can I expect from cervical conization?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Easy procedure: A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. ...Read more

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Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. ...Read more

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Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Not to worry: Crampy pain during procedure if you're not under anesthesia, some bleeding after, like a period.
Your doctor should also provide instructions and information in the post procedure paperwork. ...Read more

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Can I still conceive after conization?

Can I still conceive after conization?

Yes: Yes. It may be more difficult if there is extensive scarring at the cervical site. ...Read more

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Cervical conization- what can I expect? Will I be out?

Discuss with doctor: Cold knife conization is a procedure in which a cone shaped biopsy of the cervix is removed to treat cervical dysplasia. No overnight stay is required unless complications arise. You will be put under general anesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes. Your total recovery time varies from 1-2 weeks. The cervix, however, usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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What is a leep conization and who in nyc would be best to get a second opinion?

What is a leep conization and who in nyc would be best to get a second opinion?

Cervix biopsy: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (leep) is a low risk way of removing dysplastic (precancerous) cells/tissue from the cervix. It's an office procedure with local anesthesia to treat high grade (cin ii or iii, cis, or hgsil) lesions seen on colposcopy. A second opinion from any gyn or gyn onc would be appropriate if needed. Your doc should be able to give you all the information you need. ...Read more

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