Dr. Efrain Perez Peña – Infertility in Mexico – Assisted Reproduction
He graduated from the Military Medical School in Mexico D.F. He completed his Residency at this same hospital, and then went on to Boston City Hospital in Boston, Mass. Where he continued his residency and later became a post-graduate in Boston, Philadelphia and London (Harvard University, John Hopkins and London). He is a Examining Professor for the Mexican Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a Specialty of Biology of Human Reproduction, Professor of Biology, he holds a Masters & Doctorate degree and is the training director of a specialty course in Human Reproduction recognized by the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico). He is a Graduate Professor of IReproductive Endocrinology, infertility and Assisted Reproduction supported by the University of Guadalajara where he is the Director of a diploma course in Human Reproduction.
He is the former head of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, also the former head of the teaching and research at the Military Hospital of Guadalajara. He has basic specialty in gynecology and obstetrics with a specialty in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and assisted reproduction. Our Reproductive Infertility Institute in Guadalajara city, is a privately owned, state-of-the-art infertility clinic. The Director, Dr. Efrain Perez Peña and staff at this wonderful IVF clinic are well-respected members of the worldwide infertility medical community and has the highest success rate that any other and provide the most comfortable and compassionate environment with excellent customer service for patients and future parents. Specializing in a wide variety of infertility treatments like in-vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm donation, egg donation, cryopreservation (egg, sperm and embryo freezing), IVF with PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis),
Quality Care Mexico´s IVF Clinic offers the most advanced treatments and technologies with one goal in mind; helping people conceive a healthy baby and become new parents. All doctors and staff in Guadalajara´s fertility clinic are bilingual. They have been working successfully with international patients for years, and are committed to providing the most quality care and have excellent results.
Infertility, affects as many as 1 in every 6 couples, it is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive a child after 1 year of unprotected sex and is usually diagnosed through medical interviews and physical examinations of both partners. Sometimes either the sperm or the eggs are unhealthy or there is some sort of mechanical obstruction keeping the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Once an egg is fertilized it must be able to become implanted in the uterus and then the embryo must be healthy and have the proper hormonal environment in which to develop properly.
Metabolic imbalances, stress, increasing age, smoking, alcohol, exposure to toxic chemicals, drugs, and nutritional deficiencies or excesses can all negatively affect fertility. But this is not the final word. If you really want to have a child, we at Quality care Mexico are very proud to have an eminence in the field Dr. Efrain Perez Peña and his team Vida Human Reproduction Institute are ready to help you with your dream of becoming a parent, here is an overview of the procedures that can be performed by our top qualified staff in infertility procedures.
- Artificial insemination, or AI, is the process by which sperm is placed into the reproductive tract of a female for the purpose of impregnating the female by using means other than sexual intercourse. Artificial Insemination was developed as a mean of helping couples to conceive where there were ‘male factor’ problems of a physical or psychological nature affecting the male partner which prevented or impeded conception. This process is more commonly used, where a woman has no male partner and the sperm is provided by or on behalf of a sperm donor.
- In Vitro Fertilization, or commonly known as IVF, is a special medical technique used to help a woman become pregnant.
IVF can help couples that suffer from:
* Endometriosis * Fallopian tube blockages or other damage * Low sperm count * Low sperm motility * Unknown infertility The process consists of joining a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish.
In vitro means “outside the body”, and fertilization means the sperm has attached to and entered the egg. If this process is successful, it is then combined with the embryo transfer, which is physically placing the embryo into the uterus. IVF is the most common form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In fact, 99 percent of ART pregnancies are the result of IVF treatment. It has been successfully used since 1978, and is most often tried when other, less expensive fertility techniques have failed.
The IVF procedure consists of three main steps, which are completed over a period of about a month: 1. Egg and sperm recovery 2. Fertilization 3. Embryo Transfer Egg and sperm collection: Prior to treatment, fertility medications are prescribed to induce ovulation and stimulate the ovaries to increase the chance of collecting multiple eggs. This is often referred to as, Ovulation Induction. Once the follicles have ripened and are ready to be induced to ovulate, a hormone injection is given to trigger the final maturation process of the eggs. The eggs recovery will be performed 36 hours after the hormone injection and sperm from the male is also collected on that same day. The sperm retrieved is separated from semen, washed and spun before individual healthy sperm are selected. Once the eggs are ready for collection they are removed individually from the ovaries.
In the insemination process, sperm and eggs are placed in incubators in the laboratory which enables fertilization to occur. In some cases where fertilization may be low, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be used. Through this procedure, a single sperm is injected directly into the egg in an attempt to achieve fertilization. The eggs are monitored to confirm fertilization and cell division are taking place. Once this occurs, the fertilized eggs are considered embryos.
The embryos are usually transferred into the woman’s uterus anywhere from one to six days later, but most commonly it occurs between two to three days following egg retrieval. At this point, the fertilized egg has divided to become an embryo. Embryos are then suspended in fluid and gently placed through a catheter into the womb. This process is often guided by ultrasound and is usually painless, but some women experience a little discomfort. These steps are followed by rest and watching for early pregnancy symptoms. A blood test would be used to determine if pregnancy has occurred. In some cases where fertilization may be low or where male infertility is a problem, fertility clinics often use Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI. Through this procedure, a single sperm is injected directly into the egg in an attempt to achieve fertilization. The eggs are monitored to confirm fertilization and cell division are taking place. Once this occurs, the fertilized eggs are considered embryos.
We also have other Infertility Institutes around the world: Cypress, India, Turkey, Barbados.
Dr. Efrain Perez Peña is proudly a member of:
- The Association of Gynecology and Obstetricians (State of Jalisco)
- The Jalisco Association of Endoscopic Gynecology
- The Mexican Association of Reproductive Medicine
- The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
- The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- The World Association of Reproductive Medicine
- College of Gynecologist AND Obstetricians of THE STATE of JALISCO