Embryo cryopreservation – embryo freezing – is a technological modern medical marvel by which parents-to-be can preserve their embryos in order to maintain the hope of conceiving their own biological child at some designated time in the future.
Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is the medical procedure of thawing an embryo and transferring it into a woman’s uterus with the likelihood that it will implant into her uterine lining and that she will become pregnant.
Reasons to Freeze Embryos
If you are considering freezing your embryos in order to ensure that you can conceive children biologically connected to you in the future, one of the five reasons listed below may apply to you.
Patients who were successful in a prior IVF procedure and produced excessive embryos can freeze them for another pregnancy attempt for more children via FET without having to undergo the entire IVF process.
Patients who did not achieve a pregnancy after undergoing an IVF procedure, yet produced excessive embryos, can freeze them for another transfer attempt without having to undergo another IVF.
Patients who may be subject to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome following multiple IVF treatments.
Patients or partners who must undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments that could harm their fertility.
Patients who would rather preserve their excessive embryos for prospective donation to other infertile couples.
Pioneering Doctor in Embryo Cryopreservation
Dr. George Kofinas is a nationally recognized pioneering doctor of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), specifically, embryo cryopreservation.
Dr. Kofinas continues to be actively involved in embryo cryopreservation research and development.
Dr. Kofinas has been selected by New York magazine as one of the Best Doctors in the tri-state area, year after year, for over 18 years, and he is also chosen annually as a Top Doctor.
If you are looking for more information in order to decide upon whether or not to freeze your embryos, please accept this invitation to contact Kofinas Fertility Institute.