Dawner Medical Services

What is PGS?
PGS, Preimplantation Genetic Screening, refers to removing one or more cells from an in vitro fertilization embryo to test for chromosomal normalcy. The procedure screens the embryo for normal chromosome number. We can think of PGS as chromosome disorder screening on IVF embryos. In general, humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes - for a total of 46. Down syndrome has an extra chromosome 21, referred to as trisomy 21. This should be detected by PGS. However, PGS does not test for a specific disease - such as for cystic fibrosis - that process is referred to be PGD, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.


What Causes of Infertility Can IVF Treat?
When it comes to infertility, IVF may be an option if you or your partner has been diagnosed with:

  • Endometriosis
  • Low sperm counts
  • Problems with the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Problems with ovulation
  • Antibody problems that harm sperm or eggs
  • The inability of sperm to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus
  • An unexplained fertility problem

What is IVF?
All IVF treatments begin with a course of hormone therapy to stimulate the development of several follicles in the ovary. These are collected as eggs, which are then fertilized in a test-tube ('in vitro') to create several embryos. After between two and five days in an incubator, one or two of these embryos are transferred through the vagina to the uterus, where implantation occurs and pregnancy begins. However, in IVF as in natural conception, not every embryo implants to become a pregnancy, which is why surplus embryos are frozen - so that a subsequent transfer might be tried if the first one fails. Freezing is now an essential part of every clinic's IVF program.

Our Services

  • Patient physician matching service
  • Surrogates and egg donors
  • Full service travel agency
  • Treatment planning and monitoring
  • Bilingual translation of medical records and other documents
  • Onsite interpretation
  • ​Coordination among patient, physician, and surrogate
  • Assistance on cost budgeting, legal, billing, in-patient treatment, etc.
  • Followups after treatment

IVF process: 4 Steps
Step 1: Ovulation induction
Before and during the in vitro fertilization process, the doctor will monitor your ovaries and the timing of the egg release and will make sure that your ovaries are producing eggs. Most women take fertility medicines or hormones at this time to stimulate the ovaries to produce one or more eggs.

Step 2: Egg retrieval
During this step in the IVF process, pain medication is given to reduce any discomfort. Then a very thin needle is passed through the upper vaginal wall. With the use of vaginal ultrasound, fluid is removed from the follicles under gentle suction.

Step 3: Fertilization
The next step of the IVF process is the fertilization of the egg. A sperm sample is secured, and the most active sperm is mixed with the egg in a special chamber. Sometimes the sperm is directly injected into the egg. Then, the sperm and egg are placed in an incubator and monitored to make sure that a healthy embryo develops.

Step 4: Embryo transfer and Implantation
The final step of the IVF process is embryo transfer. First, the embryos are examined to select the healthiest ones for transfer. To transfer the embryo(s), a speculum is placed into your vagina and the embryo(s) are transferred via a small plastic tube placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity.  


How do we work with you?

​After your case is initiated, we perform in-depth analysis and find matching physicians in US in our network for you. Next we arrange video or voice conference calls with physicians for initial consultation and provide needed bilingual translation. After you decide to visit US for medical treatments, we prepare the travel itinerary suited for your needs, and offer concierge services to book airline tickets, lodging, and transportation. When you arrive to US, we offer both airport pickup and drop-off, escort you to medical offices, work with clinic on treatment planning, and provide full assistance in each clinic visit. We always personalize your treatment plan based on your own situation and satisfied all your special needs.





Step 3: Fertilization
The next step of the IVF process is the fertilization of the egg. A sperm sample is secured, and the most active sperm is mixed with the egg in a special chamber. Sometimes the sperm is directly injected into the egg. Then, the sperm and egg are placed in an incubator and monitored to make sure that a healthy embryo develops.

Step 4: Embryo transfer and Implantation
The final step of the IVF process is embryo transfer. First, the embryos are examined to select the healthiest ones for transfer. To transfer the embryo(s), a speculum is placed into your vagina and the embryo(s) are transferred via a small plastic tube placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity.