For many couples, IVF is the last stop in the line of fertility treatment. The procedure has helped thousands of couples start a family, but it does take a financial and emotional toll. This toll can be lessened by finding an affordable IVF clinic that doesn’t sacrifice quality. Below, we’ll explore what to consider when looking for a well-reviewed and affordable IVF doctor.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves the fertilization of an egg outside the body, and the transfer of the resulting embryo into the uterus. During this process:
- The woman must take hormone injections to stimulate egg production
- The eggs are collected from the woman using a minimally invasive procedure
- The man must provide a sperm specimen
- The eggs and sperm are cultured together, producing embryos
- The embryos are matured for several days
- One or more embryos are transferred back to the uterus
- Any remaining embryos can be frozen for later use
As you can see, this is an intensive process that requires several advanced medical procedures and the use of a significant amount of medication. These factors contribute to the cost of the procedure.
You want to know that your treatment is in good hands when you decide to undergo IVF. One of the best ways to do this is by reading reviews from past patients. Many patients take the time to rate and review their experiences online. The overall trends you observe in reviews can tell you a lot about a doctor, so look for a doctor who is generally regarded as skilled, with good bedside manner.
Factors Affecting Cost
Although some costs associated with IVF are unavoidable, some facilities charge more for treatment than others. For example, independent facilities are often able to keep their overhead costs lower, and to pass on those savings to patients. In addition, you can minimize the cost of future cycles by freezing extra embryos for later use.
In New York City, Advanced Fertility Services offers very well-reviewed and affordable IVF. To schedule your consultation today, please give us a call at (212) 369-8700 or click below and we will get right back to you.