INVOcell®: Why It's Your Best and Cheapest Option for Successful IVF

INVOcell®: Why It's Your Best and Cheapest Option for Successful IVF

Fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more successful than ever at helping you realize your dream of becoming a parent. Unfortunately, these therapies are also very expensive and often cost-prohibitive for many would-be moms and dads.

Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Deborah Smith and our team at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center have received national recognition for high success rates and our patient-focused approach to fertility evaluations and treatment.

We’re happy to explain how INVOcell® works, what makes it less expensive than traditional IVF, and why it meets Dr. Smith’s rigorous standards for effectiveness and patient comfort.

How is INVOcell different from traditional IVF?

During traditional IVF, the earliest stages of conception and embryonic development occur in the lab at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center. With INVOcell, fertilization, incubation, and early development occurs in vivo (within the body).

Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as an effective and safe fertility treatment, INVOcell is sometimes described as a mini-IVF.

How does INVOcell work?

During the INVOcell process, Dr. Smith harvests mature eggs from your ovaries and transfers them together with sperm into a small device that she places in your upper vaginal canal.

The INVOcell device is specifically designed for comfort. It’s about an inch wide and one and a half inches tall and acts as a highly effective and protective incubator during conception and early development of the resulting embryo.

We typically leave the device in place for five days and then remove it with a simple in-office procedure. Dr. Smith carefully examines and selects a healthy embryo, which she then transfers to your uterus, where normal implantation and pregnancy can proceed.

You may notice some mild cramping during the procedure. Otherwise, INVOcell is relatively painless, and despite its cost-saving features, offers success rates comparable to traditional IVF.

Why is INVOcell less expensive than traditional IVF?

Because fertilization, incubation, and early embryonic development take place in vivo rather than in the lab, the cost savings of INVOcell compared to traditional IVF are significant.

Traditional IVF requires sophisticated monitoring equipment to maintain the health and viability of mature eggs and donor sperm. Ongoing care to successfully incubate embryos following manual fertilization of viable eggs by a specialist is also necessary.

This specialty care and use of lab facilities and equipment significantly increases the cost of traditional IVF. INVOcell offers a more natural alternative that saves you money by eliminating the need for manual fertilization or incubation in the lab.   

Am I a good candidate for INVOcell?

Dr. Smith bases her recommendations for treatment on the results of your infertility evaluation. Generally, though, INVOcell may be a good choice if you have:

Women involved in a same-sex relationship may also benefit from INVOcell because it provides an opportunity for both partners to participate in the pregnancy.

Many couples also choose INVOcell for its more natural approach to fertilization and early embryo development.

For more information about INVOcell or any of the services we offer, schedule a visit at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center today. We’re located in Parker, Colorado, and Rapid City, South Dakota.

You Might Also Enjoy...

I Have PCOS — Will I Ever Be Able to Get Pregnant?

PCOS can make becoming pregnant difficult. It is, in fact, a leading cause of infertility, but it’s also one of the most treatable causes of infertility. Our team discusses the link between PCOS and infertility and how our specialists can help.

Evaluation and Treatment for Recurrent Miscarriages

If you’ve struggled with recurrent miscarriages, you know it’s a heartbreaking experience for expectant parents. Fortunately, many women with multiple miscarriages can have a successful pregnancy. Learn more about recurrent pregnancy loss.

Consider These Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual periods and other unpleasant symptoms. Depending on size, location, and number, these benign tumors can also interfere with fertility. Check out these facts about fibroids and their treatment.

Who Is at Risk for PCOS?

PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that can interfere with your fertility or ability to carry a pregnancy to term. Fortunately, it’s also treatable. Our team discusses the effects of PCOS, your risk factors, and therapies that help.

4 Common Causes of Infertility

Are you struggling with infertility? We help you achieve your dream by accurately diagnosing and successfully treating fertility problems. Check these facts about four common causes of infertility and how we can help.

What They Never Told You About Female Fertility

Numerous factors play a role in female fertility. If you’re struggling to become pregnant, the problem could relate to your age, your partner, the amount of exercise you’re getting, or none of the above. Learn the facts about female infertility.