Lanka Hospitals delivers 1400th IVF baby
Lanka Hospitals has successfully delivered over 1,400 IVF babies since the inception of its Fertility Centre in 2007. Lanka Hospitals’ Fertility Centre reached a milestone with the completion of the delivery of the 1,400th IVF baby. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a treatment method available to assist couples who experience fertility problems to conceive a baby.
Another advanced procedure that improves the chances of conceiving a healthy baby through IVF is Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), a cutting-edge procedure to identify genetic abnormalities in embryos. Lanka Hospitals’ Fertility Centre offers two types of genetic tests during IVF treatment. They are referred to as pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A) and pre-implantation genetic testing for monogenic disorders (PGT-M). PGT-A assists in identifying genetic disorders such as Downs syndrome and Turner syndrome, while PGT-M helps to identify inherited genetic conditions such as Thalassemia and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
“Our success rates have shown that the chances of conceiving a child through IVF and ICSI treatment are very high. It is one of the most advanced ways to address problems of infertility and it can increase the chances of having a healthy baby”, Clinical Embryologist of Lanka Hospitals’ Fertility Centre, Dr. Madara Ralapanawe said. “A couple who could not conceive through other fertility procedures can choose IVF or ICSI for conception. IVF and ICSI treatment offer a host of benefits that many other alternative treatment methods would not provide when trying to conceive a baby,” Lanka Hospitals’ Resident Fertility Centre Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician,
Dr. Nishendra Karunaratne said. “Lanka Hospitals has remained in the forefront of fertility treatment in Sri Lanka byassisting numerous couples and families over the years to reach their goal of conceiving a child. This would not be possible without the highly skilled and dedicated team of our Fertility Centre and the advanced technology at their disposal in Lanka Hospitals’
state-of-the-art laboratoryfor fertility treatment,” Lanka Hospitals’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Deepthi Lokuarachchi said.