Accra Fertility Centre
” Every family deserves its bundle of joy “
We are one of the most experienced and successful fertility centres in Ghana. Our medical team is highly experienced and subspecialty-certified in In-Vitro fertilization (IVF), Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) and other assisted conception technology procedures. Our experts provide up-to-date treatments and are always determined to search for new and better options. It is extremely upsetting, and emotionally challenging when faced with the challenge of starting a family, especially in an African setting. We offer hope and comfort. We are a professional, patient-centred, compassionate, trusted, and successful fertility centre. Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre IVF laboratory has a distinctive atmosphere necessary for fertility treatment and the development of innovative technology to improve clinical outcomes.
State-of-the-Art IVF/ICSI Equipment
Our fertility laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment. The lab facility houses incubators, microscopes and micromanipulation stations for oocyte injection, embryo/blastocyst biopsy, and assisted hatching. We have computer-controlled freezing and thawing facilities for eggs, sperm, and embryos.
Multiple image analysis, videography and fluorescence microscopy stations throughout the laboratory areas helps us to study human oocytes, embryos and sperm.
Other equipments in the lab include a non-contact Octax Laser for opening the embryonic zona, embryo biopsy and laser ablation of cells. Meiotic spindles in living oocytes are visualized non-invasively using polarized light and the Oocyte Imaging System. This amazing new tool has been instrumental in developing cryopreservation protocols for human eggs and assessing disturbances in meiotic spindle formation after warming.
Fertility Treatment for women:
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF is a fertility procedure in which a woman’s eggs are stimulated to multiply using hormone therapy. The eggs are retrieved by a minor surgical procedure, and exposed to a husband’s sperm for fertilization. The process of fertilizing the eggs occurs in the laboratory, or in vitro.
The fertilized eggs or embryos can then be transferred to a woman’s uterus as implant for pregnancy. Unlike other fertility treatments, the process of IVF controls the number of embryos to be transferred to the uterus and the possibility to test for others conditions that might be indicated by the medical history.
Fertility Treatment For Women:
Fertilization with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
ICSI is one of the most effective methods of fertilizing eggs in recent times, especially when insufficient sperm is available, sperm parameters are compromised, or when previous fertilization methods have failed. Through ICSI, even the most severe cases of male infertility (very low numbers of sperm or no sperm during ejaculation) can be successfully treated with ICSI. In such severe cases, sperm could be obtained from the testes or epididymis by a minor outpatient procedure, unless the man (husband) does not have the genetic ability to make sperm.
Fertility Treatment for women:
After the eggs are fertilized and the required number of embryos has been transferred, extra embryos can be frozen (“cryopreserved”) for future use by the couple. In Medifem Multi-Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, cryopreservation of embryos is carried out either on the third day after egg retrieval or on the fifth or sixth day after egg retrieval (the “blastocyst” stage). Embryos that have the potentials to become successful pregnancies are cryopreserved.
Fertility Treatment For Men:
Our male patients are not left out. We provide urology services in an atmosphere that is caring, private, and comfortable.
In addition to semen analysis, semen cryopreservation, and intrauterine inseminations, we perform in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, and sperm preparation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in our laboratory. We also offer the conveniences of safe, reliable sperm cryopreservation at a minimal cost.
Testicular and epididymal sperm can be cryopreserved for future use to give hope to men with severely impaired spermatogenesis, allowing them to potentially bank very small numbers of sperm for future IVF cycle.
• Sperm Morphology Classification
• Sperm Viability Testing
• Hypo-osmotic Swelling Test (HOS)
• Testing for Anti-sperm antibodies
• Testing for Leukocytospermia