Are you planning for IVF in Phuket, Thailand? Phuket, an island of rich and colorful history, is now a popular tourist destination—one of the three most visited provinces in all of Thailand. It is the country’s largest island and has a long shoreline of gorgeous beaches. Other than for tranquil holidays and beach vacations, many people travel here to find affordable IVF services.
The high standards of medical care, combined with the famous Thai hospitality, at lower prices is what drives so many fertility patients here. If you are planning for IVF in Phuket, you need to know about the below:
What is the cost of IVF in Phuket?
The cost of IVF in Phuket starts from THB 195,000 ($6,200) and with our current special you can get it for THB 175,000 ($5,500). You do not need to pay all upfront; the payment can be made step by step, as the treatment progresses.
The quoted price includes:
- Doctors’ and nurses’ fee
- Egg retrieval
- Semen collection and processing
- Fertilization and embryo culture
- Blastocyst formation
- Embryo transfer
- Freezing of remaining embryos
Are there any additional expenses?
If you need additional services like embryoscope, PGS, embryo glue etc., additional costs may apply. This is the first IVF center in the country to bring the embryoscope technology, which allows the doctor to track minute by minute growth of embryos.
For Thai residents, the only other cost to consider is investigations and consultation, which we will help you get a discount on.
For foreigners looking for IVF clinics in Phuket, the travel and hotel costs for 15-20 days must also be factored in. Phuket is a popular tourist destination and it is quite affordable.
The budget can vary depending upon your personal preference for lodging, F&B, and local activities.
Doctors for IVF in Phuket
How much time is required?
Typically, a cycle with fresh embryo transfer is completed in about 15-18 days, starting on day 2-3 of your period. Investigations, treatment planning, etc. must be done in advance.
If you decide to do genetic testing on the embryos, more time will be required. The embryos will be frozen and pre-implantation genetic screening will be performed and you can return after a break of one-two months for embryo transfer.
Will I experience any side-effects from stimulation injections?
The effect of stimulation injections varies from person to person and it cannot be predicted if drug stimulation will cause and adverse reaction in your body.
If you feel pain, headaches, nausea, etc. you may be advised to avoid taking on any strenuous activities and take rest.
Stimulation can sometimes cause swelling of the ovaries, and although it normally resolves in a couple of days, some women experience extreme discomfort when the egg stimulation results in ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS).
It is best to be monitored by an experienced doctor while your treatment is being carried out.
How much time does the egg retrieval process take?
Egg retrieval is performed under local anesthesia and it takes only a couple of minutes. Some women experience mild discomfort while others don’t feel it at all.
You will be allowed to return home within the next 2-3 hours.
Can egg retrieval damage my ovaries?
If done carefully by an experienced doctor, egg retrieval should not cause any harm to your body or organs. Risks like vaginal bleeding, intra-abdominal bleeding, intestinal injuries, etc. are noted in less than in 0.001 percent of patients. So, it is a highly safe procedure.
What is your embryo transfer policy?
The embryos are preferably grown to blastocyst stage and the best of them are selected for transfer. Only 1-2 embryos are transferred to avoid the risk of multiple pregnancies.
If the remaining embryos are good in quality, you may choose to cryopreserve them for future use.
How soon can I leave Phuket after ET?
Once the embryo transfer is done, you can fly back home within one-two days. You must follow the given instructions and try not to over exert yourself.
Pregnancy test is done 10-12 days after the embryos have been placed in your womb and you can use any test that is available over the counter for initial confirmation.
What is the success rate for IVF Phuket?
The success rate of IVF + PGS in women under 40 years is between 60% and 80%. PGS technology allows the doctor to scan the chromosomal content of the embryos, so only the healthy ones are transferred to the uterus, thus allowing for higher chances of pregnancy success.
How many procedures are performed annually?
Our Phuket IVF doctors perform:
- IVF Cycles – more than 150 Cases per year
- Obstetrics surgery – more than 150 Cases per year
- Endoscopy surgery – more than 100 Cases per year
- Gynecological cancer surgery – more than 100 Cases per year
You can consult with our top doctors for IVF in Phuket and start planning your treatment. For consultation discounts and our current specials, get in touch.
Potential risks associated with egg retrieval: https://www.nap.edu/read/11832/chapter/5#33