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Articles and Features : April 2008

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection? Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an assisted fertilisation technique in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to guarantee fertilisation. It is an ideal treatment for...
  • What is GIFT? Sperm fertilising eggGamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) is very similar to IVF in that eggs are collected from the female and mixed with sperm. However, the important difference with GIFT is that the egg/sperm mix is...
  • What is FET? IVFFrozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a form of IVF that uses embryos that have been created during a previous cycle of treatment, and deep frozen for later use. Embryos are placed in a special solution to...
  • Advances in spinal surgery X rayLumbar spinal surgery is used to treat three main conditions; leg pain, back pain or deformity. Clearly it can be used to treat a combination of these. It is nearly always considered as the last...
  • What is In Vitro Fertilisation? Scanhealth IVF - cellsIVF gets its name from the Latin for 'in glass', as the fertilisation of the egg takes place outside the body. It is an ideal treatment for couples who are struggling to conceive in the normal way....
  • What are donor eggs and sperm? sperm and eggEven with all the advances in assisted reproduction techniques, some couples still find they're unable to conceive due to a lack of healthy eggs or sperm. The use of donor eggs or sperm gives such...