Department of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Infertility, nowadays, affects around 15% of the couples in India. Stressful lifestyles, obesity, high junk food intake, smoking, intoxication, and drug addiction all contribute to the problem. A couple that engages in frequent intercourse for over a year and yet is unable to conceive is said to be infertile.  

However, modern medicine has seen a radical shift in the way infertility concerns are treated, thanks to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The advanced technology called In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a significant hope for childless couples. IVF provides an opportunity for parenthood that was considered unobtainable for people who are having problems with natural conception. 

Range of Treatments Offered at Gleneagles Hospitals 

The IVF speciality at Gleneagles Hospitals offers a comprehensive range of assisted reproductive treatments beyond traditional IVF, catering to diverse fertility challenges. The following is a list of the IVF treatments we offer: 

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): An approach that boosts the likelihood of conception by injecting a single sperm directly into the egg to treat male infertility.
  • Embryo Transfer: The goal is to successfully implant embryos into the uterus in the hopes of becoming pregnant. 
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT): An improved screening technique that lowers the likelihood of genetic illnesses and miscarriages by evaluating embryos for genetic abnormalities before implantation. 
  • Genetic Testing: Genetic test results can assist in establishing a person's likelihood of acquiring or passing on a genetic ailment, as well as validate or rule out a suspected genetic condition. 

Couples and individuals dealing with even the most difficult fertility issues can find hope in these innovative treatments and the knowledge of Gleneagles Hospitals' reproductive specialists. 

When To Use IVF As An Infertility Treatment? 

For people who are unable to conceive naturally or have specific reproductive concerns, In Vitro Fertilisation or IVF, is a highly sophisticated and appropriate choice. When there are several variables that affect fertility, such as low sperm count or issues with ovulation, this therapy is frequently used or looked into. IVF may be recommended as a fertility treatment in various scenarios, including: 

  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes: IVF is a useful treatment for those with tubal infertility since it avoids the requirement for fallopian tubes. 
  • Ovulation disorders: There are fewer eggs accessible for sperm to fertilise if ovulation is absent or infrequent. 
  • Male factor infertility: IVF with ICSI can overcome male infertility issues like low sperm count or poor sperm motility. 
  • Unexplained infertility: In cases where the root cause of infertility remains unclear despite thorough evaluation, IVF may offer a path to conception. 
  • Genetic Disorder: Your medical team may suggest an in vitro fertilisation technique if you or your spouse are susceptible to passing on a genetic condition to your offspring. We refer to it as preimplantation genetic testing. 
  • Advanced maternal age: IVF can be particularly beneficial for women over 35 who may experience diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility. 
  • Endometriosis or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): IVF can help individuals with these conditions conceive by stimulating ovulation and facilitating embryo implantation. 
  • A desire to maintain fertility because of a health problem: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer can negatively impact fertility. IVF may be a viable option if you're preparing to begin cancer treatment and would still like to have a child in the future. Their ovaries can yield eggs, which can then be preserved for later use. 

The decision to go for IVF as a fertility treatment is highly individualised and should be made in consultation with a fertility specialist after a thorough evaluation of the patient's complete medical history and fertility status. 

Which Processes Are Included in an IVF Cycle? 

An in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle entails the following crucial steps: 

  1. Ovarian Stimulation: Hormonal therapy is used to stimulate the ovaries to release a large number of eggs. 
  2. Egg Retrieval: After the follicles reach maturity, a minimally invasive technique is performed under anaesthesia to extract the eggs from the ovaries. 
  3. Sperm Retrieval: You'll have to give the partner’s sperm sample the day of egg retrieval. 
  4. Fertilisation: Using Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) or conventional IVF, sperm are injected into the recovered eggs in a lab. 
  5. Embryo Transfer: Three to five days after conception, one or more embryos are placed into the uterus using a tiny catheter. 
  6. Pregnancy Test: To ascertain if implantation has taken place, a pregnancy test is carried out about two weeks following the embryo transfer. 

IVF Speciality at Gleneagles Hospitals 

Gleneagles Hospitals, which is well-known for its healthcare competency, has carved itself into a speciality in reproductive medicine. Gleneagles Hospitals' IVF department is evidence of its dedication to offering state-of-the-art reproductive therapies with empathy and expertise. The IVF procedure is carefully planned and carried out at Gleneagles Hospitals with an emphasis on patient comfort and well-being, all while optimising success rates. Patients are assisted and directed at every stage of their path towards motherhood, from first consultations to post-treatment care. Patients are given a sense of trust and confidence in the process as a result of our patient-centric approach, which guarantees that personalised treatment plans are created to suit each patient's particular requirements and concerns. 

Why Choose Us?  

Gleneagles Hospitals stands itself as a top choice for those seeking reproductive treatment. We are renowned for our excellent IVF treatments and for offering couples dealing with infertility and high-risk pregnancies complete, individualised healthcare. We take great pride in setting the standard for reproductive care in India and beyond, thanks to our team of very committed IVF specialists and our access to the latest developments in genetic engineering, advanced endoscopic surgery, and assisted reproductive technology.  

Choose Gleneagles Hospitals as the top IVF clinic and hospital to experience our dedication to providing outstanding reproductive treatments. 


  • Is the IVF process painful?

    IVF is usually not regarded as unpleasant because of anaesthetic and pain control measures; however, it can cause mild discomforts like bloating and cramps at certain stages like ovarian stimulation and egg harvesting.

  • How long does it take to become pregnant using IVF?

    After the embryo is transferred, an IVF pregnancy usually develops two weeks later, and implantation is verified by a pregnancy test. 

  • What is the IVF success rate?

    IVF success rates for women under 35 typically range from 40% to 50%, while they might vary based on a number of factors, including age, health, and the clinic's level of experience. At Gleneagles Hospitals, we continuously strive to raise the success rates of IVF by utilising cutting-edge technology and standardising the processes.

  • Who is a good candidate for IVF?

    For people or couples experiencing infertility due to various reasons, including blocked fallopian tubes, male fertility, infertility that cannot be explained, advanced maternal age, or specific medical problems such as endometriosis or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), IVF may be advised.

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