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

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Ray*** **** / Saudi Arabia

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

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

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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

Very good clinic, very friendly and attentive. At least so far....

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Lev*** **** / Georgia

Very good doctor and procedure. Excellent facilities. Price was exactly as quoted....

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Bri*** **** / Albania

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

I have a very low spermcount. I was sad and pessimistic about still becoming a father. With my girl friend wie had unsuccesfuly tried in the 'Natural way'. So we decided to seek medical help. We knew that success is not guaranteed. Nevertheless we wanted to try before it were too late and the great ...

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Ste*** **** / Switzerland

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

*** **** / Saudi Arabia

I was really happy with the service that we got at Jinepol. However, I wish we had spoke with Dr Selim before making our visit, as we could have spent less time in Turkey. But all praise and thanks is due to ALLAH who has granted us our wish. We are of course especially grateful for the treatment ...

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Has*** **** / UK