We have employed the INVOcell advantage, ‘Nature’s IVF™’ in our clinic for over one year, and are more than pleased with the excellent overall outcomes compared to IVF. INVOcell has allowed us to expand our area of coverage to include remote areas and lower population densities due to the advantages listed below, all the while, extending our success rates over a greater area. We believe the success is due to the following:
- Hypothesis that the lab may be “too perfect”. There is a thought that very tight controls in the lab, including temperature, air quality, pH are not “natural” to the developing embryo. Therefore, INVOcell affords a more natural variation, within in vivo parameters, that would normally be experienced. In addition, typical fluctuations, potentially lending a developmental advantage to more robust, better quality embryos, is afforded.
- Fertilization occurs within the woman’s body, exposed to the above mentioned natural environment.
- Because of the reduced, almost nonexistent lab requirements, workload burden on the clinic is greatly reduced. This allows for a more efficient delivery of care, to a greater number of patients, over a shorter period of time.
- Patient satisfaction is improved for many reasons. One, the embryos are with the patient 100% of the time, never being left in the lab, relieving her of stress or anxiety. Two, there are far fewer laboratories/sonograms required, thus easing the burden of extensive testing required of traditional IVF.
–Dr. Matthew Retzloff, MD, Fertility Center of San Antonio