Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis
A Role in Gender Selection and Genetic Diagnosis
The process by which medical procedures are conducted on embryos prior
to implantation is known as embryo screening or pre-implantation genetic
diagnosis (PGD or PIGD). In some instances, these types of procedures
can also be performed on oocytes prior to fertilization. Like any parent,
those wishing to become pregnant have the same hopes for the health and
wellbeing of their soon-to-be child. As such, taking steps to become pregnant
through methods such as
in vitro fertilization may be supplemented with the additional medical procedure of pre-implantation
genetic diagnosis, a service which Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology
personally provides to interested patients.
The Benefits of Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis
The screening and diagnostic processes of pre-implantation methods call
for medical procedures which search for and identify embryos considered
to be at risk. The screening process involves testing potentially at-risk
embryos for genetic conditions that could lead to the future disease of
a child. No symptoms of disease exist which can be tested and identified
at the embryonic stage; however, we can assess the genetic, anatomical,
and physiological conditions of embryos to determine the potential of
disease, illness, or deformity.
For many, PGD testing is highly advantageous as it systematically avoids
the possibility of selective pregnancy termination. When embryos at risk
of genetic diseases are screened out, there is a much smaller possibility
that the unborn baby will be lost at any point during the pregnancy. Gender
selection can also be addressed under the medical implementation of PGD
testing for those who are seeking family balancing.
IVF Doctor Specializing in PGD
PGD substantially improves the chances for successful pregnancy in couples
who may be at risk of passing on inherited genetic diseases to their children.
Dr. Braverman has acknowledged the benefits of this form of treatment
and its appeal to individuals who may be struggling with infertility or
second-guessing their decision to reproduce. As such,
he and his team have extended their services to include the advanced technology and sophisticated
testing methods of pre-implantation screenings.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman has been a resource utilized by other IVF treatment
centers across the nation. Some of the most complicated cases have been
passed on and successfully treated under his and our practice's care,
and there is no one we will ever turn away - regardless of the complexities
of their infertility case. In fact, we have created a reputation within
the field for taking on the cases that no one else will, as well as, those
which have been deemed as failures at other clinics. The same steadfast,
loyal, and reliable care we extend to our IVF patients will also be shown
to those seeking PGD.
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