Dr. Lane and her experienced team at the Lane Fertility Institute have helped many families from Novato, San Francisco, The North Bay and nearby locations with IUI, or Intrauterine Insemination.
IUI, Intrauterine Insemination, is sometimes referred to as artificial insemination. During this process sperm are inserted into the patient’s uterus. This procedure is effective for some causes of infertility including minor to moderate male factor issues, mild endometriosis and ovulation issues. The procedure is mostly used for women under the age of 41. For optimized effectiveness, the woman uses FSH to increase her ova production and the semen specimen is collected into a sterile cup after two to five days of abstinence.
First the woman takes medications to stimulate the development of multiple eggs and the procedure is timed to coincide with ovulation. The semen is collected and then washed in the laboratory. This means that the sperm is separated from the other parts of the semen and concentrated in small volume. This step takes between 30 and 60 minutes. When the sperm is processed, a speculum is placed in the woman’s vagina and the cervix is gently cleaned. The sperm concentrate is then inserted into the cervix or higher in the uterine cavity using a thin and flexible catheter. The process should feel similar to a pap smear with little to no discomfort.
It is difficult to give specific statistics as success rates are affected by several factors including the age of the woman, the quality of the sperm, and whether or not the process includes follicle stimulating drugs. However, the Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority estimates that up to 15.8% of IUI procedures are successful. However, as the mother’s age increases the estimated success rates decrease. If this procedure is not suitable or not successful for the patient, Dr. Lane and her associates will discuss and recommend other treatments.
We contact with a limited number of insurance companies. When contracting with insurance companies, providers are often forced to increase their fees to ensure maximum reimbursement. We believe that this negatively impacts that majority of our patients who are without insurance benefits. Therefore, we have chosen to not take this approach. After doing the research, we can assure you that the majority of our patients benefit from our lower cash pay system. In addition, because of our unique patient care model, patients typically find that their care is so well stream-lined and carefully administered that their overall costs are still lower than what they “paid other places”. Questions? Call today and let us help with information about in vitro fertilization cost, IUI cost, fertility test for men, fertility test for women, genetic testing pregnancy or anything else you may need. Our patients come to us from San Francisco and The North Bay, Novato (Marin County), Santa Rosa and nearby areas.
I would trust her with anything related to my health and can't recommend her highly enough.
It worked...twice! She is direct and to the point. She immediately helped direct us with our options to take the best path for us.
Definitely worth the drive and every penny on this very great doctor!!
I felt comfortable and happy going there. And I knew I was in great hands with everyone involved. Truly the best experience. I would recommend you to everyone I know...
I highly recommend Dr. Lane and her team. They keep up to date on the latest techniques and will be honest with you about the process.
I was initially nervous about the entire IVF process and they all made me feel much better and provided all the information I needed to stay calm.
The entire staff was always very welcoming and cared about how I was doing. Most importantly, I am now pregnant because of all their effort.