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INVOcell Technology Now Available at Fertility Partnership

INVOcell technology is available now at Fertility Partnership



This technology allows the embryos to incubate inside the mother 

What is INVOcell?  

INVOcell is a device that allows for fertilization of eggs and incubation of embryos in the mother-to-be. The process requires eggs t0 be retrieved as in typical IVF and then placed in the chamber you see above. The sperm are added and then the device is placed in the women’s vagina instead of an incubator. The vagina of course maintains the correct temperatureAnd the chamber maintains other proper biological conditions. Three or five days later the device is removed and embryos are taken out of the chamber. The embryos are then placed in the uterus as they would in regular IVF. 

What are the advantages? 

  • You save on the expenses of the Lab.
  • You save on medications because we only need a few eggs, 4-8.
  • Fertilization takes place inside the human body which is very important to certain religious groups.

This device is the product of many years of hard work and research. I’m proud to be part of the original team that performed the original IVF cycles over a decade ago during their early efforts to get FDA approval. Invocell Is now being used in a number of programs across the country very good success rates.

Does it work? Yes. Some of the studies report similar success rates as traditional IVF.

I am sure you have many questions so feel free to send them to me.

I look forward to seeing you at FP!

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38 Responses
    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      We usually put 30,000 moving sperm into the chamber.And so, even in cases of low sperm counts can usually get enough sperm.

      I hope this is helpful

      1. Sam Palazzolo

        I was wondering if there are payment plans or anything that could help us with finances? we have been trying for close to 12 years to have a baby and we are afraid that we might have to give up. please let us know.

        Thanks in advance.

        1. Dr. Elan Simckes

          Sorry about the delay in our response. It is probably best if you call the office to speak about possible finance options. We do not finance procedures from the office but will give you a list of third parties that may be able to be helpful.

  1. Shauna conner

    Can you tell me what the cost would be for donor eggs and this procedure? Meds for recipient are covered by VA hospital

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      At this time we are not going to doing donor cases with the Invocell. Although I originally worked on this project 10 years ago and only recently was cleared by the FDA and we want to have some experience with the device before we move on to donor. On the other hand the cost for donor cycle with traditional IVF might be the same or cheaper. You should probably call the office to find out. 636-401-7770

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      It is most definitely higher than IUI. We are hoping that it will be similar to IVF in appropriate cases. there have been two studies that showed similar to IVF.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      It may be possible. We need to know that your sperm count is OK. We need to know her egg supply is OK.
      Why don’t you plan for a phone consult. call 314 614 7770

  2. Jodyann palmer bourne

    Wow this sounds amazing. Apart from the consultant, if all goes to plan how long does this process take to start? We live in new york will we need to go back nd forth?

  3. Abby Sherwood

    I am 35 and I have had my OAR done already and I have a retrival score of 16.
    I have had my tubes tied after my second daughter. I have a surrogate that will carry for me. Can this be put inside of her???

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      I’m sorry but I am unable to email you information about the procedure. I recommend you go to the website which is easy to find online. If you have specific questions regarding Invocell I will be happy to answer them.

  4. Pevorlia Vinson

    I had a tubal ligation 10yrs ago. I am 34yrs, I would like to become pregnant again. $5000 is that including everything?

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      I’m sorry but that this does not include medications. Good news is that the cost to medications is probably half that of IVF. Perhaps as low as $2000.

  5. Jacky

    I’m 36. I did tubal reversal. 1 tube blocked 1 open. My doc said all is good. Just stress. 2 years waiting. 1 IUI failed. Can this procedure work for me?

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Jacky, actually I think you are possibly our “ideal candidate”. You have proven that you can get pregnant now you just have a “plumbing issue”. My suggestion is to call our office schedule time for us to meet. 636-441-7770. If you are out of town and would like to have a telephone conversation first before traveling and, just let them know.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      you might be a good candidate. I would want to know why you had ICSI with your IVF. If your partner has a significantly low sperm count you may not be a good candidate.

  6. April edgar

    I’m 29 years old I have a 12 year old son and my husband and I have been trying for the last 7 years to get pregnant again and just don’t have any luck would this be a good ideal for us?

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      We would need to make sure that his sperm is OK. I would want to check you also. This device is for somebody who’s going to have a reasonable egg reserve and the husband normal sperm count

  7. Had my tubes tied 8 years ago and looked in getting a tubal reversal but it’s impossible for a reversal due to doctor removing the fimbrae and alot of my tubes I’ve had 4 good pregnancy so my only option is ivf would love more information on invocellband I’m 39 would I be a good candidate still

  8. Shemeka Bradley

    I’m 32 I had a tubal pregnancy in 2003 I only have one tube and it’s blocked. My husband and I have been trying for years now and no luck? What are my chances with any of the procedures?

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Your chances are as good or better than many. When tubes are blocked we often get a higher success rate. If the tube is dilated with fluid and is visible on ultrasound then perhaps we need to do a procedure to drain the tube or remove it. But generally speaking, you have excellent chances of getting pregnant with our help.

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