InVoCell®

InVoCell ® is a lower-cost, less invasive IVF treatment that utilizes a patented medical device that enables egg fertilization and early embryo development to take place in a woman’s body. Eggs are retrieved from a woman’s ovaries and placed in the InVoCell system with sperm. InVoCell is then placed in the woman’s body to allow fertilization and incubation to occur, making the patient an even greater part of the process.

Because the InVoCell device was originally approved for a small number of eggs, and because it cannot be opened and re-sealed, it has become a method of offering IVF in a less expensive, less intrusive manner. In addition, some women like the idea of nurturing the eggs and embryos in their own bodies instead of the lab.

The Best Candidates for Invocell

InVoCell is intended for patients who do not need intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) or genetic testing.  Appropriate candidates use less ovarian stimulation meds and undergo less monitoring. Women with high BMI are not ideal candidates because they often need more drugs and monitoring.

Many women see InVoCell as an easier step between artificial insemination (IUI) and full IVF. The concept has also become popular with lesbian couples as it allows both women to participate in the creation of embryos.

Expected success rates may be a bit lower than conventional IVF since less eggs will be produced and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) will not be performed. Still, for patients with infertility not due to significant male factor issues, InVoCell is an attractive less costly option.

For Invocell with HRC Fertility Orange County, please contact: Dr. Lisa Becht (949.472.9446). To learn more, visit www.InVoCell.com.