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IVF - In Vitro Fertilization in TURKEY

Success Rates in IVF

Success Rates in IVF

Pregnancy rates can be affected by many factors. Among them are, age of the woman, factors involving male sperm function (azoospermia, varicocele, etc), major illnesses in the patients' medical history, whether or not there there are prior pregnancies and live births.

We receive phone calls and email messages asking about our success rates. The exact meaning of success rate should be specified. If the focus is on achieving pregnancy then the method to confirm pregnancy is crucial. A positive pregnancy blood test, a gestational sac and a fetal heart rate seen on ultrasound, or even life birth could all be considered criteria for success rate. Also when calculating the ratio, the denominator is significant, the value could be the number of patients who began IVF treatment or number of patients who have had an embryo transfer. Regulations govern the number of embryos transferred depending on the patient's age and number of IVF attempts. Patients over the age of 35 or who have had two IVF attempts can have 2 embryos transferred back into the uterus. When the embryos are good quality, the number of embryos are directly proportional to a successful pregnancy rate. Although some patients could benefit from supernumerary embryo transfers (e.g.low ovarian reserve), the regulations which only consider age allow only one embryo to be transferred. This and many other aspects are complicated and open to discussion but cannot be simplified into one number designated to be the success rate.

One should also consider the percentages of infertile couples who get pregnant after three or four attempts at IVF. These cases are rarely mentioned but the approach to their treatment, planning their IVF related expenses, application of prior clinical experience, and other parameters should also be taken in to consideration when evaluating the success rate of a clinic. These kinds of criteria, however, are not helpful when comparing different IVF centers.

In summary, when our patients are looking at different IVF clinics for treatment, they can inquire about the experience of the clinicians, how long he/she has been working in this field. They can also ask about how long the clinic has been runnning. Asking a clinic that has been actively treating patients for 20 years about their success rate is not useful.

Asking an IVF center about their success rates regarding factors that are specific to the couple is relevant. This will provide helpful information for couples starting treatment for a particular infertility disorder. For example in a situation where a woman who is 41 years old, has had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts, low ovarian reserve with 3-5 eggs per retrieval, substandard semen parameters, is told they have a 50% chance of pregnancy, they should avoid that clinic. Patients should be told of their chances of getting pregnant based on information pertaining to their specific infertility disorder before going through unnecessary expense.

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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

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

My husband and I came to Dr. Senoz from the United States where IVF treatment is very expensive. We highly recommend this doctor and his team. Dr. Senoz is an excellent doctor with over 25 years of experience. He cares a lot about his patients and is very hands on and professional with his care and ...

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Nas*** **** /

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 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

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

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

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Lev*** **** / Georgia

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

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

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