In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is an assisted reproductive procedure that involves retrieving a woman’s egg (an oocyte) and manually combining it with their partner or donor’s sperm in a laboratory. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed in an outpatient setting.
Dr. Friberg started the first IVF program in the Midwest in 1982. Prior to that, IVF programs existed at the Jones Institute in Virginia and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Friberg now has over 40 years of IVF experience and invented many new IVF techniques. He will take the time to thoroughly discuss all aspects of the procedure and any risks that may apply to you prior to scheduling your surgery.
Additional IVF Options
Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Our embryologist selects a single sperm to be directly injected into the egg for fertilization. The majority of physicians elect to use ICSI to ensure sperm delivery into the oocyte (egg). However, ICSI is not a guarantee that fertilization will occur. Some factors that may make you a candidate for ICSI include the following:
- sperm samples that have low motility and/or poor morphology
- sperm that must be extracted via testicular biopsy
- low sperm count
- sperm antibodies