Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) Treatment

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) is another method of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Who are good candidates for Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)?

Elective Single Embryo Transfer is best for the following patients:

  1. Patients under 35 years of age
  2. Patients that are undergoing their first or second IVF treatment
  3. Patients that are a recipient of donated eggs
  4. Patients that have conceived earlier in fertility treatment and would like to try again for another pregnancy

Why should I use Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)?

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 and a healthy delivery for mom.

Patients who choose Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) opt to have just one embryo transferred into the uterus, rather than multiple.

What are the benefits of Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)?

The benefit of cryopreserved embryos after a Elective Single Embryo (eSET) cycle is the following:

  1. Patients do not have to be hyper-stimulated again
  2. Patients do not have to have another egg retrieval
  3. Patients can have an artificially timed frozen embryo transfers

Discussion by Dr. George Koulianos concerning single embryo transfer (SET) as filmed by the American Fertility Association (AFA).

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Single Embryo Transfer