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 foreigners also come to get IVF in Phuket.
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, the following may answer some of your questions:
How much time is required?
You can take one trip of about 15-18 days for a cycle of IVF with fresh ET (starting on day 2-3 of your period).
OR you can go to Phuket for about 11-12 days for ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval and then return home. The embryos will be frozen and PGS will be performed and you can return after a break of one-two months for embryo transfer.
Can I travel around Thailand during stimulation?
Yes, you can take the injections along from the clinic if you wish you travel around the country. However, 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 traveling and take rest.
Will I experience any side-effects from stimulation injections
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 or general 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 nest 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.
How much does IVF in Phuket cost?
The cost of IVF in Phuket starts from $8,000 and that includes the medications, investigations, and doctor’s fee. If you need to get part of the treatment in your own country, the prices will be lower.
If you need additional services like embryoscope, PGS, embryo glue etc., please ask for the treatment quote.
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.
Are there any additional expenses?
You will have to factor in the travel and hotel costs for 15-20 days. Phuket is a popular tourist destination and it is quite affordable.
You can expect to stay at a decent facility for about 15 days in just $1,000 or even less.
The budget can vary depending upon your personal preference for lodging, F & B, and local activities.
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.
What will happen to the remaining embryos?
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.
How soon after IVF can a pregnancy test be performed?
Pregnancy test is done 10-12 days after the embryos have been placed in your womb.
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 do you perform on an average?
- 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