The IVF Center of the Department of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India, has been functional since October 1990. We have had the privilege to render fertility treatment to infertile couples from every state of India and from 40 different countries resulting in the birth of over 7400 babies.
A survey to help patients find the best infertility clinic in India for giving infertility treatment was conducted by India's leading weekly News Magazine - OUTLOOK in July 2002. The opinion of 679 doctors around the country was taken. Jaslok's IVF clinic was rated as one of the best IVF clinics in India and the best IVF/ICSI clinic in Mumbai.
Dr. Firuza Parikh who is responsible for the birth of the first ICSI baby in India has been selected by doctors and patients interviewed by THE WEEK (May 6, 2007) which is one of the leading News Magazine in India as a pioneer in the field of IVF and Assisted Reproduction (Test Tube Baby) and the IVF clinic has also been selected as one of the best IVF clinics in India for infertility treatment.
Our IVF Center has state-of-the art facilities for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intra Cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI), Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH), Semen banking, Embryo Cryopreservation, oocyte freezing and Cumulus Aided Transfer (CAT- a technique pioneered by Dr. Firuza Parikh for the first time in the world) and a fully functional Andrology Laboratory for diagnostic and therapeutic tests. Facilities for Genetic tests utilize an automated Karyotyping Workstation for chromosome analysis and Fluoresecnce in situ hybridization (FISH) and advanced equipment for molecular genetic tests like the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Prenatal, Postnatal and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostic tests (PGD) are carried out in our laboratory. Our IVF centre set up the first PGD lab in India in 1999 for testing a genetic disorder using the FISH technique.
Couples with female infertility or male infertility are counseled for both medical and surgical causes of infertility. We offer treatment for ovulatory disorders and other endocrine problems which cause infertility. Endoscopic procedures & surgical management of infertility are also carried out. We have a large series of more than 5000 cases of endoscopy including operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
The science of Assisted Reproduction has moved forward by leaps and bounds. Since its inception in 1990, the Department of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics has endeavored to help infertile couples, have normal babies. We pledge to continue our research to provide the best infertility treatment In India in order to help couples realize their dream of having a healthy child. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary.