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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.

Our Patient's Reviews

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Very good and professional, was ready to meet our needs and help us along the journey. I felt a very good personal touch....

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I had my first IVF treatment at Jinepol with Dr Selim and team. I am fortunate to say I was successful the first time and am no 5 weeks pregnant. I already have a 4 year old which took me 2 years to conceive naturally. I then underwent infertility testing in the UK- after 2 more years of trying f...

I highly recommend this clinic and team- extremely professional and excellent service. Everything was catered specifically for my individual needs rather than a list of protocols to follow as is in my home country. There can be a lot of anxiety about doing IVF abroad but with Dr Selim and tea...

shi*** **** / England

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

Excellent knowledge and preparation by doctors and nurses for treatment. I would highly recommend this clinic for anyone seeking help as I did, I tracked half way around the world to have this treatment done and was rewarded with a successful operation, many thanks to all involved. This is a wor...

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Bri*** **** / Canada

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Excellent services. Higher Success rate. Reasonable cost....

*** **** / Saudi Arabia

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

Excellent Doctor and the service is high level. No waiting hours and very caring doctor. Unfortunately my age and chance were not good enough for IVF. If you choose Dr Selim I assure you will never regret. He is the best doctor ever. He didn’t charge for appointments and explained everything very...

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Sar*** **** / US

The treatment I received at this clinic was amazing. I felt like they really knew me and cared about me. Especially the embryologist! I originally picked this clinic because of the response from the doctor himself. He seemed knowledgeable and straight forward. There were times throughout IVF I would...

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Nic*** **** / Canada

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

Hysteroscopy. Great experience. We really appreciate our visit to Jinepol, we were very impressed by the quality of the service. Dr Selim and his team are caring and also kind ready for any answers all your concerns. The clinic is very clean and modern. Thanks again, Doctor for the warm welcome!...

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Bab*** **** / Senegal