Egg freezing is a phenomenal new technology that has become a standard practice of care in today’s practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Oocyte cryopreservation – egg freezing – gives Millennial women the opportunity to preserve their fertility. Egg freezing is also a viable option for those facing cancer treatment that could damage or destroy their quality of eggs.
Egg Freezing Center
A woman’s egg quality peaks after her prime reproductive years – typically 18 to 28. After between 28 and 33 – her mid-reproductive years – a woman’s ovaries will produce eggs of a lower quality. After 33, a woman’s egg quality production precipitously diminishes.
Egg freezing is accomplished through a varied In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) protocol. After a woman’s eggs have been surgically retrieved through transvaginal aspiration, they are cryopreserved for later fertilization and transfer to her uterus.
Mature eggs are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen. A woman’s frozen eggs are stored in Advanced Fertility Services on site, approved, long term cryopreservation facility. When a woman decides to start her family, her frozen eggs are thawed and fertilized with sperm through a highly specialized procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). After fertilization, the growth and development of the embryo is monitored for 3 to 4 days before being transferred into the woman’s uterus for hopeful implantation.
Egg Freezing IVF Cycle Cost
At Advanced Fertility Services (ASR) – founded by Dr. Hugh D. Melnick in 1983 – a complete egg freezing cycle includes the following medical services:
- Medication to stimulate ovulatory function
- Outpatient egg retrieval medical procedure under local anesthesia
The cost of a full egg freezing cycle at ASR is between $6,500 and $8,000. This cost range is dependent upon the medication dosage requirements of the individual patient.
Storage Fees for Egg Cryopreservation = $600 annually
ASR charges $600 per year for egg cryopreservation and these fees are paid yearly.
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) = $4,500
The FET process consists of:
- Egg (oocyte) thawing
- Fertilization of the eggs with sperm through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Monitoring the development of the embryo – 3 to 5 days – in a control laboratory setting
- Embryo transfer procedure – no anesthesia required
Future Family Planning Through Egg Freezing
To discover if egg freezing is an option to preserve your youthful fertility and your future family planning needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Melnick today. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.