Lanka Hospitals supports families with the greatest gift of all!

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 4th, 2015
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Lanka Hospitals, the foremost multi-specialty tertiary care hospital recently celebrated a landmark achievement of recording the 700th IVF birth (In Vitro Fertilization) since the launch of its ultra- modern Fertility Center in September 2008. This rare feat comes subsequent to Lanka Hospital in being awarded the prestigious JCI Accreditation (JCI), the recognized leader in international health care accreditation.

As an innovative private healthcare provider in the country, Lanka Hospitals' revolutionary Fertility Centre has set several benchmarks in the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) field. The Fertility Centre at Lanka Hospitals is operational throughout the year and is equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities ensuring that a patient's IVF cycle with higher success rate. The hospital further aims to introduce a modern IVF laboratory offering revolutionary methodologies such as the use of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), which allows the diagnosis of genetic diseases.

Commenting on this momentous occasion, Dr. Nishendra Karunaratne, Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician said "Couples who visit our Fertility Center undergo a series of initial tests. Our highly skilled and specialized team checks both partners. As an initial step, the sperm count of the male counterpart will be checked while for females, we will conduct aTrans Vaginal Scan or 3D Scan to identify pelvic pathology. Once the reasons for subfertility is identified, we will commence treatment. Most females conceive through Hormone Treatment and Ovulation Induction. In the event that these treatments fail, we conduct Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)."

Speaking on the IVF technology used at the Fertility Center, Resident Medical Officer and Clinical Embryologist, Dr. Madara Ralapanawe stated, "Hormone injections could be administered by the family doctor of each patient.This helps reduce the number of visits to the hospital and allows all patients to carry on with their day to day activities.Therefore, patients would need to visit the Lanka Hospitals only a maximum of five times during the six week long IVF treatment plan. Following the series of hormonal injections, the eggs are collected Trans vaginally under scan guidance. Three days after IVF procedure, 2 embryos are transferred to the womb. None of these procedures demand hospitalization, and the patients could enjoy the comfort of resting at home for 14 days following embryo transfer which is the final step of the IVF process."

"With the use of a micro manipulator and an injection pipette, each sperm is injected to each egg in a controlled lab environment. Thereafter for fertilization, the eggs are transferred into the incubator with 37C, 6 % CO2, 5% O2 and culture for 3 days. On day 3, two embryos, each divided in to 6 -8 cells following fertilization are transferred to the patient's womb. 14 days subsequent to the transfer, the Serum ? HCG blood test is performed to confirm conception. All additional fertilized embryos are frozen for future use and are preserved for 5 years if the couple wishes to go ahead with a second conception," concluded, Dr. Ralapanawe.

At the birth of the 700th IVF baby at Lanka Hospitals and as the most reputed Fertility Center in Sri Lanka with a success rate identical to natural conception the hospital is said to be attending to over 150 ongoing pregnancies today.

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