H1N1 flu (a.k.a. swine flu) has affected many pregnant and non-pregnant women and the management of such cases including vaccination has created concerns and confusion in the general population. Swine flu is most commonly caused by swine influenza virus A and one of its subtypes called H1N1. It is relatively common in pigs and was […]
The concept of blastocyst transfer (BT) is not new to the field of Assisted Reproduction. There have been reports of BT pregnancies in humans as early as 1990, and even earlier in animals. However, the ability to consistently produce a high percentage of blastocysts from cultured embryos is a relatively recent development. The freshly fertilized […]
Patients diagnosed with cancer are typically planned to undergo surgery, chemotherapy or radiation depending on the location and the type of the cancer. In some cases, a combination of these treatment options may be applicable during a time period and in most cases urgent treatment is necessary. Therefore, an immediate consultation with a fertility specialist […]
Each cell in the body should have 46 chromosomes including the cells in a developing embryo. 23 chromosomes are present in a chromosomally normal egg and the normal sperm brings 23 additional chromosomes to make 46 in total. In cases of poor sperm or poor egg quality, number of chromosomes in each cell of the […]
Approximately one-third of American adults are obese and 62% of American women are either overweight or obese. More than 15% of the US population face increased health risks because of obesity. These include hypertension, dyslipidemia (high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides), type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease osteoarthritis, sleep apnea […]
In order to evaluate ovarian function or ovarian reserve, clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT) has been used in fertility practice over the years. CCCT can better predict individual response to ovarian stimulation compared to FSH test alone and may be used to help determine the treatment protocol. In controlled ovarian stimulation cycles, this test can […]
Adenomyosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in the myometrium (muscle layer) of the uterus. It can be localized or diffuse (involving most of the uterus) and more commonly observed in parous women between the ages of 35-50. The exact cause of adenomyosis is unknown and may resemble fibroids on ultrasound, […]
We are so extremely grateful and thankful to Dr. Bayrak and his staff. We very highly recommend LA IVF Clinic.
The thing that impressed me first was when the Dr. greeted me to come in to his office, he wasn’t looking at his clip board as he greeted me, he even asked me where my partner was using his name.
I was very pleased with Dr. Bayrak’s medical care. I had an emergency situation where a cyst ruptured on my ovary and I needed to get care.