Victorian Day Procedure Centre is proud to partner with Genea, one of Australia’s leading providers for infertility, IVF and other assisted conception treatments with more than 31 years of experience in the field.
Genea Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of assisted conception procedures, as well as genetic diagnosis and infertility counselling. These services are provided in their purpose built, full service clinic located in the same building as Victorian Day Procedure Centre, offering patients access to their leading technology. The Heidelberg clinic houses doctor consulting rooms, monitoring centre, laboratory, counselling services as well as dedicated nursing and administration teams, giving you easy access to the resources you need for every step of your fertility treatment.
Victorian Day Procedure Centre is fully equipped to perform egg pick-up procedures under anaesthesia for Genea, whose onsite laboratories use world leading technologies such as their Geri™ incubation system with time lapse camera and the world’s first automated vitrification instrument – Gavi™ for IVF and ICSI. Genea also offers embryo biopsy for genetic diagnosis including PGD and PGS and andrology services including sperm function testing. Sperm, egg and embryo cryostorage is also available.
What is IVF?
When you need IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) to help you have a child, Genea bring eggs and sperm together in their lab and develop the resulting embryos in a world leading incubation system – GeriTM for several days before transferring one embryo into the woman’s uterus.
IVF can be used to overcome a range of fertility issues but it’s important to make sure that you actually require IVF and that it addresses your specific infertility issue. Selecting the right clinic for IVF or ICSI treatment is vital.
Every month, follicles begin to develop in a woman’s ovaries. Between one to 30 follicles will grow each menstrual cycle – depending on a woman’s age and ovarian reserve. But just one follicle will dominate and release a mature egg.
During an IVF cycle, injections of a hormone known as FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) are used to encourage more of the follicles to develop mature eggs. These eggs are then collected under vaginal ultrasound guidance, sometimes called oocyte (egg) pick up (OPU) or oocyte retrieval, at Victorian Day Procedure under local anaesthetic and light sedation.
The eggs are then fertilised by sperm in the lab. The developing embryos are monitored for several days, before one is transferred to the uterus. If there are additional embryos, they can be frozen and stored for later use.
Genea’s leading fertility specialists:
More detailed information about fertility treatments can be found at www.genea.com.au.
Level 7, 10 Martin Street
Heidelberg VIC 3084
Ph: 03 9977 7400