In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF is the most advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

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What is In-Vitro Fertilization?

An IVF involves mixing and incubating sperm and egg(s), and inserting the resultant embryos into the woman’s uterus.

With infertility affecting more than 6 million people across the United States, the IVF treatment process comes to the rescue of many who are unable to get pregnant despite trying for over a year.

In 2007, the IVF process accounted for over 99% of all ART (assisted reproductive technology) procedures in IVF clinics. IVFs can be sought by heterosexual and same sex couples, and, the procedure is capable of a reciprocal IVF which allows two females to be involved in the pregnancy.

Meet Shyla

An IVF that used her own eggs was the eventual answer to a long-standing struggle Shyla had with infertility.

After multiple miscarriages under a previous doctor that was unable or unwilling to find the root problem in Shyla’s infertility journey, she found Dr. Gelety.

Immediately, Dr. Gelety recommended a surgery to determine the impact of endometriosis on her chances of getting pregnant. It was determined that progesterone pills and shots administered strategically would increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.

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“I have a beautiful, healthy 2 year old son with no chromosomal abnormalities. I likely would have miscarried under the previous doctor before Dr. Gelety”
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Shyla R. Dogan

The IVF Process


1. Ovarian Stimulation

Ovarian Stimulation

First, you will take medication that enables your ovaries to produce multiple eggs rather than the typical single egg per month. This is important because it gives you a greater chance of producing a fertilized egg in one cycle.

2. Egg Retrieval

Egg Retrieval

A simple procedure that takes only 7-9 minutes. Each ovarian follicle is punctured, and the fluid containing the eggs gets drawn out using a fine needle.

3. Sperm Retrieval

Sperm Retrieval

Either from a donor or your male partner, the sperm sample is obtained and prepared for the IVF.

4. Fertilization Stage

Fertilization Stage

The sperm and the egg are mixed together.

5. Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer

Once the egg is fertilized and an embryo forms, a long, thin, flexible tube is inserted into your vagina to initiate the transfer.

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IVF Costs

At Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility we offer a standard IVF procedure for $5,900. We recognize that costs are always a consideration in a person’s fertility and parental journey, which is why we only recommend an IVF if we believe it is your best chance of getting and staying pregnant.

This is why we recommend an in-person consultation and initial screening for us to assess your unique circumstance and decide if IVF is the best medical foot forward.

IVF Procedure


In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of implanting the donated eggs in the recipient.

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