Low-Cost Treatment Exclusively at Fertility Centers of Illinois

At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we are proud to be the only private practice in Chicagoland to offer a low-cost, affordable Mini IVF cycle with INVOcell Intravaginal Culture System! INVOcell offers many benefits while achieving the equivalent safety and success of traditional IVF. With this innovative, new technology, we can offer an alternative to conventional IVF that has similar success rates and clinical outcomes of traditional IVF. This option allows patients a more advanced fertility treatment who also want a more natural process for conception: In-Vivo Fertilization.

Mini IVF with INVOcell: The Newest Technology

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  • INVOcell promotes greater involvement with those undergoing treatment. By eliminating the external incubators and allowing the patient to carry their own gametes/embryos, patients can feel more closely involved with fertilization and early embryo development process.
  • We can provide a more natural, vaginal incubation than conventional IVF incubators. The INVOcell device is placed in the vaginal cavity with the eggs and sperm, allowing us to use the natural environment, pH, and gas  stability to aid in fertilization.
  • With low stimulation, less monitoring, and eliminating conventional embryology the cost is much lower than traditional IVF.  This means less medication, fewer clinic visits, and lower lab costs. This procedure offers a middle ground between intrauterine insemination (IUI) and traditional IVF.

Conception Inside the Body: A Simpler Way to Life

For some, traditional IVF does not align with their religious or personal beliefs. And for whatever reason, the intrauterine insemination (IUI) isn’t working either. Our Mini IVF with INVOcell program allows the conception to happen within the body – not in a lab. We take the best of both IVF and IUI treatments and open options for many people who previously had run out of options or were not able to pursue fertility treatment for religious or tradition reasons.

The Mini IVF Procedure Using the INVOcell Intravaginal Culture System

Following mild stimulation, eggs are retrieved under conscious sedation. During this time, the sperm is being prepared.

The egg(s) are combined with the sperm in culture media and placed in a small medical grade plastic device (the INVOcell). Once locked, the device is placed with a retention barrier to allow a more natural in vivo (inside the body) fertilization and embryo development to occur.

After vaginal incubation, the INVOcell is removed and the developing embryos are chosen for immediate transfer into the uterus allowing implantation and pregnancy to occur.

Clinical Studies of INVOcell Show Comparable Results with National Outcomes

Live birth outcomes of the INVOcell Intravaginal Culture are similar to conventional IVF. Clinical pregnancy rate of 32.4%, multiple pregnancy rate of 15.1%, birth rate of 23.8%, and multiple birth rate of 17.8% have been achieved with INVOcell. This study reported that 450 INVO cycles were performed resulting in 132 born babies. INVO clinical trial results that support FDA approval are provided below:

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Clinical Trial Results


 INVO/IVFINVO/ICSI
Cycles330120
Embryo Transfers308 (93% of cycles)113 (94% of cycles)
Live Births Total78 (25% of transfers)29 (26% of transfers)
Babies Born9834
INVO/IVF INVO/ICSI
Cycles330120
Embryo Transfers308 (93% of cycles)113 (94% of cycles)
Live Births Total78 (25% of transfers)29 (26% of transfers)
Babies Born9834

Pursue Mini IVF with INVOcell as a Treatment Option

Fertility Centers of Illinois is currently offering the Mini IVF cycle with INVOcell for half the cost of IVF*. This cost does not include the cost of medications nor the cost of elective freezing of surplus embryos. Additionally, we have partnered with Ferring Pharmaceuticals for discounts on select Ferring products.

If you are interested in pursuing this treatment option, please contact us by filling out our form or by calling our New Patient Services Team at 877.324.4483.

 


*Cost of medication, additional embryo preservation, initial patient consultation, and initial work-ups are not included. Insurance will not be accepted for the INVOcell procedure.