Fertility Preservation - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Fertility Preservation

This may not be the right time in your life to start or expand your family, but fertility preservation allows individuals and couples to maintain options for future family building. The HAN Fertility Center offers the following services to help you preserve fertile embryos, oocytes and sperm.

Embryo Cryopreservation

Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for IVF often results in the availability of more embryos then necessary for the embryo transfer. The HAN Fertility Center provides cryopreservation at multiple stages of embryo development thus affording various options for future thaw cycles.

We employ the latest state of the art methods to freeze blastocysts if available after your embryo transfer. The vitrification, or rapid freezing method, has resulted in superior embryo survival rates with concomitant pregnancy rates.

Oocyte Cryopreservation

The HAN Fertility Center offers oocyte freezing for patients that do not currently have a partner (and thus cannot freeze embryos) and would like to preserve future fertility as they may be facing sterility as a complication of medical treatment or ovarian failure.

Additionally women without a male partner who would like to delay childbearing as a lifestyle choice benefit from the oocyte cryopreservation program at HAN Fertility Center.

Oocyte freezing occurs as an adjunct to in vitro fertilization. Please contact our office should you wish to schedule a consultation.

The HAN Fertility Center offers and oocyte banking package, which includes monitoring of IVF ovarian stimulation of the patient, oocyte retrieval and IVF facility fees.

Sperm Banking

The HAN Fertility Center offers our patients sperm banking for future use.

  • Short-term banking is available for our fertility patients to provide a back-up sample in case of schedule conflict or emergency.
  • Long-term banking is available as a method to preserve fertility before chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery.

Please contact Andrology Laboratory personnel to schedule an appointment at (610) 447 2273.