The examination of a couple with an unfulfilled desire for children is carried out individually and completely. It should initially investigate all important and common causes. Additional examinations for investigation of very specific causes may be advisable on the basis of the initial analysis.
All causes, which impair natural fertility, have a specific treatment. Often a treatment with medication suffices or a minimally invasive operation for correction of an anatomical defect is necessary. It is only if the causes cannot be treated in this way that assisted reproduction becomes a question for consideration.
The investigations we offer include the following:
- Investigation of the tubal and uterine factor (hysterosalpingography, hysterosonography, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy)
- Investigation of ovulation and hormones (ultrasound examinations and hormone analyses)
- Investigation of the cervical factor
- Investigation of the male factor (1– 2 spermiograms, andrological examination, “testicular mapping”)
- Investigation of psychosomatic causes
- Investigation of specific genetic causes
The treatment options we offer include the following therapies:
- Hormonal stimulation of the ovaries and monitoring this
- Insemination with the partner’s sperm (AIH)
- In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Operative aspiration of sperm from the testis or epididymis (MESA or TESA) if here is complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate (azoospermia)
- «Assisted hatching» for improvement of the implantation of embryos
- Deep freezing of fertilised egg cells in the zygote stage
- Deep freezing of sperm, also with oncological patients
- Deep freezing of egg cells for fertility preservation (vitrification)
Other services offered by our centre include:
- The preparation of sperm for insemination in your doctor’s practice can be carried out by us.
- Sperm can be deep frozen prior to a testicular or cancer operation, or prior to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- If there are specific indications, egg cells, zygotes or ovarian tissue, e.g. prior to radiotherapy or chemotherapy, can be deep frozen (“fertility preservation”).