Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) is rapidly becoming a preferred method of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) embryo transfer, due to the long and short-term risks of high-order multiple pregnancies. We are proud to offer our patients this option in their IVF treatment.

During the process of IVF, it is common that multiple embryos are created. Patients who choose eSET opt to have just one of those embryos transferred into the uterus, rather than multiple.

While it may seem counterintuitive that transferring a single embryo at a time would ultimately result in the successful birth of more healthy babies, transferring multiple embryos increases the likelihood of becoming pregnant with twins, triplets, etc. A multiple pregnancy is a riskier endeavor for both the mother and her babies. Multiple pregnancies are more likely to result in a premature delivery, which are often associated with problems including cerebral palsy, long-term lung and gastrointestinal difficulties and neonatal death.

Approximately 30% of IVF pregnancies result in a twin pregnancy, and an additional 3% in a triplet (or higher) pregnancy. With eSET this number is dramatically reduced, offering the best possible conditions for the birth of a healthy baby.


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Many of our patients have realized their dream of having a baby because of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). If IVF is a part of your personalized treatment plan, your physician will guide you through each detail of the IVF procedure steps.
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Egg freezing, also known as Cryopreservation or oocyte vitrification is a wonderful option for women who would like to extend their fertility. If you are considering postponing childbearing, this technique can increase your chances of having a healthy, genetically related baby at an older age.
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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a tremendously popular treatment option because of its relative ease. It can help overcome a variety of fertility issues, including: cervical-factor infertility, male-factor infertility, sexual dysfunction and unexplained infertility.
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Our IVF success rates are higher than the national average. Many factors contribute to this, from our skilled embryologists to our knowledgeable physicians to our LifeAire filtration system.

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