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Dr Gautam Allahbadia Mumbai : Overlooked advantages of IVF treatments
Rapid advancement in medical technology has made assisted reproductive techniques like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) quite popular among the couples who are trying to conceive. However, according to Dr Gautam Allahbadia mumbai based IVF specialist several benefits that come along with IVF treatments are often overlooked by people who are ‘just looking for a treatment to their infertility’.
Some of the most overlooked benefits of IVF treatments are as follows:
1. Per-cycle success rates
Doctors often recommend a range of other fertility treatments before IVF. This treatment is usually reserved for a few selected couples who are unable to conceive through any other method. Also, the per-cycle success rate is better with this method of assisted reproduction.
2. Applications without limitations
One of the most important benefits of seeking an IVF treatment is that the number of roadblocks to its implementation is quite limited. The treatment isn’t restricted merely to the issues faced by women such as severe endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, or frozen pelvis.
IVF procedure can also bring the joy of parenthood to couples suffering from severe male factor infertility as well. Men with problems like very low sperm counts, or absence of sperms in semen but presence of testicular sperm, can also benefit from IVF or ICSI.
3. Third party reproduction
According to Dr Gautam Allahbadia, head of the IVF team at Millennium Medical Centre (MMC), Dubai, IVF is the only assisted reproductive technique that is able to make use of a third party through donated uterus, eggs and sperm.
4. Female fertility preservation
Women who are passionate and more focussed upon their career often find themselves in a fix due to their ticking biological clock. By the time they start with planning a baby, their fertility rate fails to co-operate. By freezing their eggs at an early age, women can opt for conceiving a baby through IVF later in life.
5. Filtering genetic diseases
IVF also allows the selection of healthy embryos for implantation through pre-implantation genetic screening. Genetic or mitochondrial diseases that run in families can also be eliminated by this method, suggests Dubai-based IVF consultant Dr Gautam Allahbadia.
As an IVF specialist, Dr Allahbadia is of the opinion that IVF treatment definitely holds an edge over other assisted reproductive techniques.