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Dr. Grigorakis performs Egg Freezing

Egg freezing allows women to preserve their fertility, when they are young and healthy , in order to help them achieve pregnancy later in their lives.

If you would like to have a family one day, or just want to keep your options open, egg freezing can give you peace of mind about your future fertility.

Egg freezing is a method of collecting, preserving and storing your unfertilised eggs. Your eggs are frozen through a process called vitrification, which means they are frozen in time. They are stored safely in the lab until you determine if you need to use them.

You probably already know that egg quality and quantity declines with age. Although you can’t put a pause on your biological clock – but you can freeze your eggs!

If you choose to use your frozen eggs to conceive in the future, the chances of a successful IVF treatment will be based on the age at which you froze your eggs. For example: if you freeze your eggs at the age of 30, then decide to use them when you’re 35 – you have the same chance as a 30-year-old to achieve an IVF pregnancy. Ultimately, the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the better. Age is the most important determinant of IVF success.

Egg freezing process:

  • Ovarian stimulation. You will self-administer fertility drugs for about 10 days, during which you will be monitored with blood tests and vaginal ultrasound exams.
  • Trigger shot. When the eggs are ready, a different medication will be used to help your eggs achieve final maturation prior to retrieval.
  • Egg retrieval. Approximately 34 to 35 hours following the trigger shot, your eggs will be retrieved vaginally from Dr. Grigorakis at the Institute of Life (IoLIFE). The egg removal is directed using ultrasound guidance and the procedure is performed under mild sedation. It is short, typically less than 20 minutes, and is usually followed by a half an hour stay in the recovery room prior to going home.
  • Egg freezing. Immediately after extraction, your eggs are examined by a laboratory specialist and then placed in an incubator. All viable, mature eggs will be cryopreserved approximately one hour after removal from the body and will remain frozen until you decide to use them. Sometimes, frozen oocytes are discarded, but this is only done at your direction.

What is provided:

  • Medical treatment and follow-up. 
  • Medication plan. 
  • Basal echography with hormone control, carried out at the clinic.
  • Electrocardiogram.
  • Egg retrieval  with mild sedation. 
  • Egg Vitrification.
  • Egg Cryopreservation for the 1st year.
  • Medical expenses.
  • No waiting list (subject to laboratory organization and time required for preparing the treatment).

What is not provided:

  • Medications
  • Preliminary exams.

For any inquiry about egg freezing process and Dr. Grigorakis do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dr. Grigorakis performs Egg Freezing