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Why is it so important for an assisted reproduction centre to have its own operating theatre and laboratory?

By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 11/09/2022

In order to be able to complete any assisted reproduction treatment, it is very important to have all the necessary facilities, as well as the required team of professionals. The laboratory is essential for diagnostic tests such as semen analysis in the case of males, as well as for the development of the treatment.

All semen preparation prior to insemination also requires the sample to be processed in the laboratory. In addition, for IVF treatments, it is essential to have the facilities, equipment and, of course, professionals who can carry out gamete retrieval, in vitro fertilisation and embryo development.

Imagen: Importance of the operating theatre and laboratory

The operating theatre will be essential for IVF treatment, as it requires a small intervention called "puncture" to extract the eggs and start the process in the laboratory. In addition, having an operating theatre also allows us to carry out other types of interventions necessary for some patients, such as hysteroscopies, curettage, laparoscopies, etc.

Another advantage of having an operating theatre is that it allows us to carry out embryo transfers in sterile conditions to avoid any type of environmental contamination from the moment the embryo leaves the incubator until it is deposited in the uterine cavity.

 Elena Santiago Romero
Elena Santiago Romero
M.D.
Gynecologist
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction from the King Juan Carlos University and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Several years of experience as a gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine.
License: 282864218
Gynecologist. Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Master's Degree in Human Reproduction from the King Juan Carlos University and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Several years of experience as a gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine. License: 282864218.