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Family Fertility Center Utilizes EmbryoScope to Increase IVF Success
July 1, 2014  | 

Houston, TXTexas Children’s Pavilion for Women, one of the nation’s premier hospitals for women’s, fetal and newborn health, announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab featuring the latest technology and techniques in reproductive endocrinology, including the first IVF clinic in Houston to utilize a leading-edge embryo monitoring system called the EmbryoScope. The clinic also offers a full spectrum of pain management options tailored to each patient’s individual needs and supervised by board certified obstetric anesthesiologists.

The hospital’s new IVF lab has two EmbryoScope systems that provide continuous moving time-lapse images of embryos in a controlled environment, which have been shown to increase IVF success. Other advanced equipment in the lab includes specialized miniature incubators and a state-of-the-art alert system that provides real-time monitoring of embryo pH and temperature.

“To create one of the top fertility centers in the country, we utilized the expertise of world-renowned consultants and assembled a nationally prominent team to assist in the design and implementation of our lab,” said Dr. William Gibbons, medical director of the Family Fertility Center and chief of reproductive medicine at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. “Our vision has been to offer our patients the latest and most advanced fertility treatments available to improve pregnancy success rates, especially in those complex cases our team is known for taking on.” Gibbons is a past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. He is also the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine. Continue>

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