Assisted hatching, mechanical and laser-assisted

The technique, in which an orifice is made by a laser or micro manipulative needle into the glycoprotein coat (zona pellucida) of the embryo, through which the embryo later leaves the coat (a process called hatching). This technique is recommended to be performed in embryos with a thick zona pellucida or in cryopreserved embryos where the cryopreservation process may induce changes in the hardness of the ovum shell.

The embryo is surrounded by a 13-15 μm thick acellular matrix, a pellucid zone. It is composed of glycoproteins, carbohydrates, and the proteins specific for the zona pellucida. The process of artificial disturbance of the zona pellucida helps the developing embryo to get rid of the zona pellucida and to attach to the uterine wall, which increases the likelihood of achieving vital pregnancy.

Indications for assisted hatching: higher age – the patients over 38 years of age, female patients with FSH elevations on day 3 (>10.0), female patients with previous failed pregnancy cycles, thick or abnormal zona pellucida, with cryopreserved embryos.

Contact

How can I get to  the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment?

Your first contact gynaecologist may refer you, but you also may come directly in the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment – SPLN s.r.o., preferably after the previous phone call appointment. Take with you your letter of referral, the results of previous examinations, if you have passed any, including any findings from surgery, laparoscopy, hysterosalpingography, or genetic examination.

Physician’s attendance hours:

Mondays – Fridays: 7:30 – 15:30
You may register for specialized examination during the physician’s attendance hours by calling the cell phone number +421 917 789 540.

On-line telephone contact:
Consultation, resolving any eventual health problems:  +421 917 789 540
Mgr. Katarína Willert – coordinator/fertility consultant (willert @ spln.euWE SPEAK ENGLISH / WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH / BESZÉLŰNK MAGYARUL

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