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Invocell at Fertility Partnership

  1. Invocell at Fertility Partnership

The cost of Self IVF with Invocell is $4750, before meds (less than 2k)

Fertility Partnership offers In-Vitro Fertilization  based on the device called Invocell.  The general idea is that the body is used as the incubator and many of the costs of the laboratory are saved. The device has been in use for many years and has gained popularity as we learn how to maximize its benefits. Its high success rates and lower costs are fueling its growing popularity. Dr. Elan Simckes, Medical Director Fertility Partnership, performed some of the earliest testing of the device in 2006.

Invocell is a small container in which eggs and sperm or fertilized eggs are placed. The capsule is then placed in the vagina where the temperature is correct and embryos grow.   Fresh sperm from a partner or frozen sperm from a donor may be used. We typically perform ICSI to ensure maximal fertilization (no extra charge). The Invocell device is then placed into the patient’s vagina and she carries it usually for 5 days. Embryos are formed and maintained in the device, avoiding the expense of the laboratory. After 5 days the device is removed, the embryos are retrieved and they are then placed in the uterus just as you would in IVF. Invocell attains the success rates of the more traditional forms of IVF, at a much lower cost.

Invocell is for most couples, but is not ideal for couples who have “unexplained Infertility”. Those couples want their embryos observed as they develop which is not possible with Invocell. It is not intended for couples who want their embryos to undergo genetic testing.

Invocell can be used in couples where the man has low sperm count. ICSI, or Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Instillation, is used where individual sperm are collected and directly introduced to the egg.

Invocell is ideal for same-sex, lesbian couples who typically begin their journey for family with IUIs, Intrauterine Inseminations. The cost of one Invocell round is less than the average cost of the 4-5 rounds of IUI required to achieve the success rate of one round of Invocell. This is a financial advantage over IUI. Also, one partner can donate the eggs, the other carries the device for 5 days, the embryos are then placed in the original (egg retrieved ) partner. That way both parents have “carried” the baby.

Invocell requires less time at the clinic, fewer blood tests, and significantly fewer medications.  It costs less also for the fact that the embryos are in You, not the lab.

Invocell program saves thousands of dollars.

For more information regarding Invocell call our office at 636-441-7770 and we will be happy to give you more information. Ask for our IVF coordinators.


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22 Responses
    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Yes, this is an excellent choice for infertility based on a tubal factor. We just
      want to be sure you do not have a lot of fluid in your tubes. This is done by ultrasound.

  1. Deanna Hall

    I have had all the testing and pre procedures completed and labs have been completed My wife and I are ready to go in the next steps for egg retrieval and fertilization Would like to know if you all can help

    1. Donna stambaugh

      Hi, I have had my tubes, and 1 ovary, removed, I do still have 1 ovary. Can you still help me get pregnant. And I would need eggs removed and sperm added 2 them, then put them in my uterus, can u please let me no if u can help. Also what the cost is. Please and thks.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes


      sorry for the delay in my response. The answer is no, Invocell is not a good option for this because the device and
      the protocols are designed to not “max out” the number of embryos made. it is designed for fresh transfers although freezing (which is required for gender selection)
      is possible. You would need traditional IVF.

  2. Minetta

    Will this apply to me I have 2 daughter but had 2 topic pregnancy had both of my tube removed would like to have one more how much does the medication cost tho

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes


      Yes, absolutely, but we would want to asses the ovarian reserve, the sperm analysis and your anatomy. I want to do an ultrasound.
      You are the perfect candidate if all is in order.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Yes, you are a very good candidate. We’re still perform the icsi on our patients and so he is OK as long as he has some good moving sperm.

    1. Dr. Elan Simckes

      Izzy, well I am not sure if your tubes are actually open so that would need to be checked. At age 44 I want to check your egg reserve. As the sperm been tested? If eggs and sperm of reasonable then we could do iInvocell

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