Although Gandhi Hotel-Hospital was launched in 2014, the IVF staff have been cooperating with the complex for more than 10 years. The clinic is supported by professional staff including university professors from top medical science universities like Tehran, Modares and Shahid Beheshti. The team is comprised of the gynecology, urology and embryology specialists and infertility sub-specialties who are fully experienced and expert in infertility treatment.
One of the distinguished feature of the infertility center is its continuous quality control. For this purpose, laboratory equipment, culturing atmosphere and consumables are checked regularly for calibration, proper function and toxicity to achieve the best results in the diagnosis and treatment of the infertile couples.
The personnel in the department treat patient very respectfully. Because couples with infertility problems do not look to be sick, our staff will bend over backwards to relate to them and understand their concerns very caringly. They also try to shorten your wait times by performing experiments without the need of attendance. This could prevent any unnecessary traffic of the people.
In the counseling division, obstetrics, who have extensive experience in infertility, council couples very sympathetically. Making a profile for clients and couples referring to the clinic for the first visit and referring them to specific clinics are done in this sector. The clinics include gynecology, psychology, urology, psychiatry, genetics and nutrition. Expert and technical counselling is provided pertinent to abovementioned clinics.
”OperatingThis section has an equipped surgery room for performing IUI and IVF procedures on women and TESE, PESA, diagnostic and therapeutic testicular biopsy on men.
The section has a recovery unit in which patients are taken well care of after their surgeries.
Surgical hysteroscopy and laparoscopy for infertility diagnosis and treatment are performed by women specialists in other divisions of the hospital.
This section consists of 5 laboratories with advanced and up-to-date equipment.
۱٫ Diagnostic Andrology Laboratory: Here, semen samples of the men are taken for analysis. To analyze the sperm methods such as CASA, staining the sperm and SDF tests (check fragmentation DNA) are adopted.
It should be noted that the center will provide the test results in the shortest possible time (on the very day the test is taken). The center has a specialized private room for taking sample. The couple will go to the specialized room in order for the men to take his semen sample for diagnostic purposes.
۲٫ Andrology Therapy Laboratory: For patients who want to undergo IVF, IUI and ICSI, sperms are required to be prepared. Hence, the standard methods of Swim Down and steep concentration gradient are adopted. The center also has a SDF sperms separation technique that will increase the likelihood of fertilization for in vitro fertilization.
Sperm preparation for IUI is done with the aim of strengthening the sperms with y chromosome. This method is usually used for couples who have a girl and wish their next kid to be a boy. This method can increase the possibility of having a boy to a very significant degree.
۳٫ Embryology Laboratory: This section is among the most important parts of the clinic. In this lab, collecting eggs from the woman, egg preparation, in vitro fertilization (IVF or ICSI), embryo culture and embryo transfer to the uterus are done. Embryo transfer can be performed both in the second or the third days and at the blastocyst stage. Embryo transfer for patients who have had three failed IVFs is done in blastocyst stage. This calls for the specialized embryo culturing atmosphere we have provided for our patients. Moreover, Assisted Hatching is used for patients to increase the chances of pregnancy.
۴٫ Bio Freezing Laboratory: Freezing the sperm, testes, eggs, ovarian tissue and embryos are done in the laboratory. Samples are preserved at a temperature of 196 ° C for long term storage and the patients can easily use them when needed.
In the center, statistics shows pregnancy success with frozen embryos to be more than fresh embryos, which proves the freezing method to be standard and more effective.
For adult males or single men who, for whatever reason, are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, sperm or testicular biopsy (TESA) can be kept frozen until after marriage when the couple decided to have baby. In this regard, they can freeze cells with germ potentials.
۵٫ PGD Laboratory: Here, genetic investigation of the embryo is done before implantation occurs. PGD testing is used in the following cases:
•Detection of congenital genetic disorders, with certain genes causing them.
• Couples who have had multiple failed IVFs.
• Recurrent miscarriage or abortion.
• Women of age with possible genetic abnormalities in their eggs
In the lab, the study of the whole genome using CGH Array techniques will be possible in not-too-distant future.
Egg and embryo donation and surrogacy: In cases the physician has approved and the legal admission has been granted, egg or embryo donations are possible for infertile couples. Be that as it may, sperm donation is absolutely forbidden.
Sex determination with IVF: For couples who have at least 2 healthy children of one sex and want to have a third child of the other sex, sex determination is done with IVF. For this purpose, after the biopsy and genetic experiments on embryos, the embryo which has the required sex, will be implanted into the uterus of the woman.
International patients are foreign patients from different countries and Iranian patients living in other countries. Patients refer to IVF center for two particular reasons. First, the quality of the provided services are in accordance with international standards of the European countries and the USA. Second, the cost of the surgical operations and the medical products are considerably low in Iran.
The point that should be considered is that for foreign patients who need egg and embryo donations, the waiting time will be minimal. Furthermore, according to Iran legal system for foreign patients, eggs and embryos should be from the people in their own countries. This, accordingly, will accelerate the treatment processes.