Steps Involved in IVF:

Procedure Description:

Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate real-time images of internal structures in the human body. It is most commonly known for its use in prenatal care, where it provides visuals of developing fetuses in the womb. However, its applications are far more extensive. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions affecting organs like the liver, kidneys, heart, and blood vessels. It is also used for guided biopsies and to assess joint and muscle conditions. The procedure is widely praised for being painless, radiation-free, and relatively quick.

One of the primary reasons someone would opt for an ultrasound is for diagnostic purposes. Doctors may recommend this procedure to investigate symptoms such as pain, swelling, or other forms of discomfort. For instance, an abdominal ultrasound can help detect gallstones, liver diseases, and kidney issues. In cardiology, echocardiograms—ultrasounds of the heart—can help assess valve issues and other cardiac conditions. In sum, ultrasounds are an invaluable tool for preventative care, diagnosis, and ongoing management of various health issues.

The increasing popularity of ultrasounds is also due to its safety profile. Since it does not use ionizing radiation like X-rays or CT scans, it is often the preferred imaging method, particularly for pregnant women and sensitive areas of the body. This makes it a versatile diagnostic tool suitable for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Procedure Duration:

An ultrasound procedure generally takes between 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the issue and the area being examined. For example, a standard abdominal ultrasound is often completed in 30-40 minutes, whereas a more specialized cardiac echocardiogram might take closer to an hour. While the procedure itself is typically quick, it's essential to account for time spent in the waiting room, consultation with healthcare providers before and after the procedure, and any additional tests or evaluations that may be necessary.

Recovery time is minimal. Since ultrasound is non-invasive and does not require any sedation, patients are usually free to resume their regular activities immediately following the examination. This makes it particularly convenient for medical tourists, who may be combining their healthcare needs with travel itineraries.

Given the quick nature of the ultrasound procedure and virtually no recovery time, it fits seamlessly into the busy schedules of medical tourists. With careful planning, it's possible to get the procedure done and still have ample time to enjoy the travel destination.


  • Cost-Effectiveness: Ultrasound procedures are generally less expensive abroad, offering savings without compromising on quality.
  • Advanced Technology: Many countries are home to state-of-the-art medical facilities that boast cutting-edge ultrasound technology.
  • Expertise: Skilled professionals with international training often perform the ultrasound, ensuring accuracy and reliability.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Known for its excellent healthcare services at affordable prices.
  • Thailand: A leading destination in Asia for high-quality medical care, including ultrasound imaging.
  • Germany: Noted for its advanced technology and highly qualified medical staff.
  • Singapore: A hub for modern medical technology and high standards of care.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Quality of Care: Not all international facilities meet the highest standards, so research is crucial.
  • Travel Logistics: Consider the time and costs associated with traveling, including potential for delays or cancellations.
  • Language Barrier: Communication can be a challenge if the medical staff does not speak your language fluently.
  • Legal Aspects: Understanding the legal recourse in case of medical malpractice is important.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

  • Credentials: Verify the qualifications and certifications of the healthcare professionals.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Look for first-hand experiences from former patients.
  • Accreditation: Ensure that the hospital or clinic has relevant international or national accreditation.
  • Consultation: Whenever possible, have an initial consultation to assess the facility and comfort level with the staff.

To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.


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If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

Back Pain

Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

Fertility Stem Cell

Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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