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IVF - In Vitro Fertilization in TURKEY

Embryo Freezing (Embryo Cryopreservation)

Embryo Freezing (Embryo Cryopreservation)

If there are excess good quality embryos after embryo transfer, these can be frozen and stored. Despite the fact that not all embryos will survive the freeze-thaw procedure, pregnancy rates have approached fresh embryo transfers.

Embryo freezing has become an established method and has been practiced for nearly 20 years. Particularly in situations where a high number of oocytes have been retrieved, freezing after embryo formation has provided a second chance for couples whose first attempt did not result in pregnancy. Preparation of the patient for a thawed embryo transfer is medically simpler and less intrusive. In some cases, patients come back to transfer the stored embryos to conceive a second child.

Embryos can be frozen at any point during their development. One can see fertilized eggs on the first day, and then the zygote begins dividing to become an embryo. On the 5th day the embryo becomes a blastocyst, a stage which shows better results after the freeze/thaw procedure.

Briefly, embryo freezing is a procedure that adapts to the developmental stage of the embryo. Embryos are placed in prepared media designed to protect embryos from extreme low temperatures. An instrument, controlled by a computer, slowly reduces the temperature of the solution until it reaches –80C Embryos are then labeled and stored individually in tanks filled with Liquid Nitrogen which maintains a temperature of –196C. No biological activity can be observed at these temperatures and embryos can be stored until the patient is ready for them to be thawed. The freeze thaw procedure yields 20% loss of vitality and those embryos that survive have a subsequent 1/3 chance of implantation when compared with fresh embryos. Technology, however, is continually improving survival rates

Technically frozen embryos can be stored indefinitely depending on the couple’s decision. Although conventionally embryos are stored for a maximum of 3-5 years, case reports show that embryos can be stored for longer periods of time. By having couples renew their contract yearly, they can decide whether they want to thaw and transfer the embryos back to the uterus, destroy them or donate the embryos to research.

The Health Ministry in our country has extended the duration of embryo storage to 5 years.

Electronic records are made for all patients and only authorized people with a password can access. These records have 5 backups made daily and stored in different places. Two copies are stored in another building for safety.

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He could get your grandmother pregnant! I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Selim. Not only is he one of the most experienced, intuitive and knowledgeable physicians I have ever met, but he's also an exceptionally kind man. On top of that, because of him, my husband and I have two beautiful daughte...

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Mau*** **** / Canada

We had a terrible experience with another clinic in New York City. My husband had a three million sperm count, yet doctors told us we are not eligible for IVF. We were forced to get sperm donations. We refused. The other clinic doctors are very rude and disorganized. They have lost several times our...

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Tan*** **** / US

Dr. Selim Senoz and his medical team provided us exceptional services that exceeded our expectation. We had little medical issues that prevented us from getting pregnant for twelve years, and we came to Dr. Selim Senoz and his team, and although we got only three eggs, miraculously two of them worke...

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*** **** / USA

I am a medical doctor myself, working in UK NHS Hospitals. Me and my wife tried IVF once in the UK which unfortunately failed. We decided to search for a fertility clinic with a high standard and cheaper than UK IVF. We found Jinepol Clinic in Istanbul by searching on the internet. We were optimisti...

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Lam*** **** / UK

My appointment was, unfortunately, not successful. Due to my current situation, I have not gotten any treatment. But approach of the doctor was excellent. He was nice and patient with me. I can recommend him to others. My impression of the clinic was positive. Brand new building with modern equi...

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Pet*** **** / Czech Republic

A wonderful team. The professionalism of the highest class and the most wonderful Doctor Selim ŞENÖZ! Excellent knowledge and preparation by doctors and nurses for treatment. I would highly recommend this clinic for many, thanks to all involved....

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We are patients of Dr. Selim Senoz and couldn't have had a better experience and we are so thankful for his care . We had a terrible experience with Dr. Sauer/s office at Columbia clinic in New York City. my husband had 3 million sperm count yet Colombia doctors told us we are not eligibl...

*** **** / USA

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

Follow up review: My first appointment with Dr Selim, day 10 for an examination. First impression of Jinepol, very impressive, modern, clean state of the art building. Theres no clinical feel and it's location fairly is close to the metro. Dr Selim is very pleasant natured, delightful to talk to...

*** **** / England

I have been trying to get pregnant for few year with no results. Me and my husband had both fertility problems. I had very bad endometriosis, uterine fibroids. My husband had low sperm count. We had no chance but IVF. After long researches we picked Jinepol IVF clinic, and this was our best choi...

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Ziy*** **** / Uzbekistan

My treatment went great. No issues with the meds. Protocol was great. Dr Selim was able to review my medical records and choose the perfect protocol for me. Clean and nice and modern facilities. I enjoyed my experience there. The Doctor was great and also very good at explaining things when quest...

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Kar*** **** / US