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Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
You are not alone... Over 6 million people in the United States are affected by infertility, and many of these people must also deal with the medical and psychological stress along with the financial burden that is associated with infertility and trying to conceive a child. At the Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute, each member of our medical team plays an active role in the treatment of every patient. Together, we work as a team to develop a treatment plan that will make the best use of the available resources to assist you as quickly and safely as possible.
At Pacific IVF, we begin with a consultation with the couple. During this two-hour appointment, we explain the IVF process, perform various tests and review the couples' medical histories and current medical condition. Tests include pelvic exam, ultrasound exam and uterine measurement with the wife and sperm analysis on the husband.
Based on the results of the physical examinations and the couple's medical histories, the doctor will discuss the IVF success rates for couples in similar circumstances. Also during this consultation, we explain insurance coverage and preauthorization for IVF services, and payment policies for those not covered by insurance.
No blood is taken at this time. Rather, at the patient's next menstrual period, she is scheduled for Baseline Hormone Screening blood tests which check FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) LH, Prolactin and Estradiol (a naturally occurring estrogen released by the ovaries).
Once we have the blood test results, a determination is made about whether the couple meets the criteria for IVF.
If the couple meets the criteria, the woman's ovaries are stimulated with medication and then monitored with daily ultrasound and blood tests. When the eggs are at the right stage of development, they are removed vaginally via ultrasound-guided aspiration while the patient is under light intravenous sedation. Egg retrieval is not painful and recovery is brief.
Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute
Kapi‘olani Medical Center Office Building
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 980
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Toll Free: 866-944-0440
Hawaii Center for Reproductive Medicine & Surgery
Infertility can be a mysterious, frustrating, and heartbreaking ordeal. Whether you suspect you have problems with infertility, or have been treated for years, we are here to help you realize your dreams—to create a family. To this end, we have a number of infertility treatment options available to couples.
Many of these treatments are covered by insurance, however some are not. Our financial advisor will assist you with questions you may have regarding coverage. If, during the course of your care, there is something you wish to pursue, but don’t see listed here, please discuss it with our physician; we may be able to accommodate your needs.
This is the process of stimulating the female partner’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs, removing them when ready, and fertilizing them in the laboratory with the male partner’s sperm. The resulting embryos are grown in the lab for a number of days (3 to 6) and a few of them are transferred back into the female partner’s uterus. Procedures may include:
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
PESA/TESA (sperm extraction procedure)
Extended Embryo Culture (Blastocyst Transfer)
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
If the female partner’s tubes are not blocked, and the male partner has sufficient number of sperm, the couple may decide to try intrauterine insemination (IUI). Also known as artificial insemination, the female is placed on medication and monitored for developing eggs. When ready, she will receive a shot to mature the egg (or eggs) and ovulate. The male partner will provide our laboratory with a semen sample when the egg(s) are ready and the laboratory will prepare it for insemination. Your physician then inserts the sperm directly into the uterus with a small catheter through the cervix. It is a painless procedure; about the same as a pap smear.
Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Medical Plaza & Wellness Center
642 Ulukahiki St. Suite 300
Kailua, HI 96734
Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii
Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii specializes in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Blastocyst transfer, Egg Donation, Surrogacy, advanced ovulation induction, non-surgical treatment of vasectomy and tubal ligation, assisted embryo hatching, embryo cryopreservation for future pregnancy, testicular aspiration and biopsy, sperm washing and intrauterine insemination (IUI), laparoscopic and microsurgical repair of tubal and uterine disease and malformation, and emotional advocacy through our patient support program.
Through our association with the world’s foremost infertility laboratories, Galileo Laboratories and Reprogenetics Laboratories, we are able to offer the latest technological advances. Our center was the first one to perform PGD in Hawaii, and Dr. Huang is the first physician to provide infertility services via “Telemedicine” to the Neighbor Isles of Hawaii.
Kapiolani Medical Center Office Building
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 520
Honolulu, HI 96826
Telephone (808) 949-6611