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Lanka Hospitals delivers 1250th IVF baby


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Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multi award-winning private healthcare provider announced the successful delivery of 1250 IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) babies. The Lanka Hospitals Fertility Centre has set several benchmarks in the subfertility field in Sri Lanka such as the delivery of the first pregnancy through vitrification, high pregnancy rates with blastocyst transfers and has implemented novel investigations such as Reactive Oxygen in Semen (ROS) and sperm DNA fragmentation analysis to identify male factor infertility in order to increase the chance of conception. 

Additionally, a new technology called (Pre-implantation Genetic) will also be introduced in the near future. This will enable the embryo to be checked for genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome, Haemophilia and Thalassemia before being transferred into the womb. 

“We at Lanka Hospitals are extremely proud to announce the surpassing of the 1250th IVF birth this year. It is indeed an honour for Lanka Hospitals to be playing an instrumental role in providing support for countless number of couples in fulfilling their dream of having healthy children,” stated Lanka Hospitals Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. Prasad Medawatte.  Lanka Hospitals’ Fertility Centre established in 2008 is recognised as one of the most sophisticated providers of fertility care in South Asia. It maintains a high success rate which is in par with the world’s most successful and developed fertility centres in practice. 

“We maintain high clinical standards in the processes that are involved with IVF conception. Our Fertility Centre is equipped with the most modern facilities and is manned by the most experienced professionals in all clinical spheres. We have introduced many firsts in the subfertility field and focus on all possible avenues to treat sub-fertility amongst females and males who aspire to be parents,” said Lanka Hospitals Clinical Embryologist and In-Charge of Fertility Centre Dr. Madara Ralapanawe. 

The acclaimed Fertility Centre is operational throughout the year hence it offers tailor-made treatment specific for each individual patient. Along with ensuring the confidentiality of patients it thrives to reduce any disruption to patients’ lifestyle during IVF treatment. 

“The female partner only has to make about five visits to the hospital for the whole treatment process. This includes three visits for the scans, one for egg pickup and one for embryo transfer. This is the modern way which is in practice globally and Lanka Hospital has been practicing it for a significant period,” stated Lanka Hospitals Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Nishendra Karunaratne.  Additionally, Lanka Hospitals has introduced self-injectable hormones which minimise the hospital visits. Lanka Hospital is the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded some of the most prestigious accreditations in the world for its healthcare service standards including the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation since 2014, and currently holds the world respected Medical Tourism Certification from the Medical Travel quality Alliance (MTQUA). 

Furthermore, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is the only Sri Lankan Laboratory to be accredited by the prestigious laboratory accreditation body, Collage of American Pathologists (CAP). 

 


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