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Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

San Diego Embryo Transfer

Optimizing for Success

We promote the use of Japanese/Minimal Stimulation IVF or Natural Cycle IVF to retrieve the highest quality eggs, and then we culture embryos to blastocyst to give our couples the highest chances for a healthy, successful pregnancy. Similarly, we take a unique approach to embryo transfers to optimize the procedures.

Our Embryo Transfer Methods

We will either perform a fresh embryo transfer or recommend freezing them and transferring during a later cycle depending on the circumstances. Our advanced, flash-freezing technique for embryo freezing (vitrification) allows us to safely keep your embryos on hold until the timing is perfect for a transfer. In addition to allowing us to have more successful transfers, frozen single embryo transfers are also safer and result in fewer miscarriages and twin complications. Safety and success are our top priorities, so we always make sure to monitor your uterine environment closely and facilitate transfers at the optimal time.

Most IVF centers use abdominal sonogram probes and ask patients to have a full bladder for the embryo transfer procedure to visualize uterine lining. The full bladder may be uncomforting and can cause cramping that can jeopardize the success of this procedure. We simplify this process and avoid complications by using transvaginal probes and specialized embryo transfer catheters.

We recommend single embryo transfers to minimize the risks associated with multiple implantations, and we also use minimal/no medications during our embryo transfers to make the procedures as natural and stress free as possible.

Patient Testimonials
  • "Thank you for taking such amazing care of us! And thank you for coming to meet us on a Saturday night for emergency medication after CVS Caremark and UPS messed up! I have been to several IVF clinic ..."

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  • "Would have loved an email summary of key points that were discussed to have it for record in the correct medical language. Looking forward to continuing to work with provider."

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  • "We are very happy to announce the birth of our son! The embryo that was tested for PGT but came back “unknown” for result turned out to be a very healthy boy! It took a lot of testings/procedures ..."

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  • "Every single person I had interactions with in this practice has been completely professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. It’s a combination you rarely see in doctor’s offices. I could not ..."

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  • "We just celebrated our healthy baby girl's one month birthday, all thanks to Dr. Chang and his wonderful staff. Dr. Chang is the best and most trustworthy doctor I have ever encountered. He actually ..."

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  • "As doctors go, Dr. Chang is probably my biggest hero. He did not rush through our visits. He took the time to answer our questions (and I always had lots). He explained things clearly but simply. He ..."

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  • "Dr. Chang is different from other doctors, especially in the IVF field. He listened to us with an open mind. For five years we struggled to conceive. We met doctor after doctor and the failures and ..."

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  • "On my long and difficult journey to motherhood I could not have imagined a better doctor than Dr. Chang and I consider myself incredibly lucky that I found him. Before joining his clinic as a patient, ..."

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  • "I also want to thank you for all you’ve done for us. These past few years have been remarkably trying, and yet the arrival of our child made it all worthwhile. When I think of what a great physician ..."

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  • "Omg Dr. Chang!!! I’m so, so sad to hear that you’re leaving NY!!!! I wanted you to do my transfer next spring 🙁 Hanabusa IVF is so lucky to have you!! You have been amazing to us. Had it not been for ..."

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