PGD, also known as âembryo screeningâ, is a test performed on a few cells from the embryo in order to identify the gender and to check for any chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and Edward's Syndrome. Couples have the added benefit of knowing that healthy embryos have a higher chance of surviving in the uterus and are associated with a lower risk of miscarriage.
An IVF cycle with PGD for Family Balancing takes place over 21-25 days. The timeline below is an approximation of your IVF journey. Your journey may vary by one to three days for each of the following events.
âMy baby Mara just turned 1 last January 04, 2014. Again, thanks to Dr. Fakih and his team, most especially to Dr. Monika. May GOD bless you even more. May He continue to guide you as you perform treatments to other patients. We are so happy that GOD gave us a beautiful baby with the help and effort of your team. Cheers and more power!â
âTiny yawns and sleepy sighs, nursery rhymes and lullabies. A brand new life has just begun, oh, what fun to have a son! I would like to share the biggest happiness of my life, Alhumdullilah, I am blessed with a cute baby boy. I would like to thank the full staff of Fakih IVF, all doctors and nursing staff especially Dr. Michael Fakih, Dr Amal, Henrietta, Randa and Madona.â
âDear Dr. Fakih and Dr. Monika we would like to thank you and your staff for your great Job in getting our Jeffrey Li. He was born at 23/11/2013. God bless you all. Best warm regards Wolfgang and Manqiu.â
âThank you very much for your work!!!You have no idea how good you are doing to people!!! I am personally very grateful to you! I wish you health and happiness! And today I am very happy to come back to you because I want another miracle!!!â
âWe are blessed with a baby boy! We thank you all for bringing happiness and joy to our life. It was a long and difficult 10 years wait. It is because of your efforts, care and guidance, there is now light in our life. We sincerely appreciate your efforts and thank you all from the bottom of our heart. We wish and pray that God be with you and you continue to spread happiness in the lives of couples like us.â
âWe can never thank you enough for our little miracle. We had a wonderful experience with the clinic and we loved and looked forward to every single visit. The staff felt like family and treated us with kindness and so much love. Thank you so much. All the best for you and your family. God bless you!â
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Fakih IVF started with the vision of Dr. Michael H. Fakih, a recognized leader in the field of assisted reproduction who began his career in IVF in 1987. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Fakih is responsible for over 12,000 IVF deliveries. Dr. Fakih is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Fakih IVF, UAE; Medical Director of IVF Michigan, USA; and Founder of FIRST IVF, Lebanon. In 2008 Dr. Fakih was listed as one of the top 15 American Lebanese of all time in the category of Medicine.
Dr. Amal Al-Shunnar is the co-founder of Fakih IVF and has over 20 years of experience in her field. After completing her training in IVF and Infertility in the UK and Ireland, Dr. Al-Shunnar returned to the UAE and worked in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department of Al Wasl Hospital before joining her family's practice, Al Shunnar Polyclinic in 2003 as a Consultant OB/GYN-IVF. At this time, she also began working with Dr. Michael Fakih at Dr. Fakih Gynecology and Obstetrics Center before they together opened Fakih IVF Dubai in 2011.
With over 24 years of experience, Dr. Rupin Shah is a well-known, internationally recognized expert in the field of Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction with specialty in Sperm Mapping, needle aspiration TESA and micro-dissection TESE procedures. He is the pioneer of male reproductive microsurgery in India and is the developer of the first Indian Penile Prosthesis. Dr. Rupin has been actively involved in teaching for over 20 years and has published over 100 articles and chapters on Male Sexual Dysfunction and Male Infertility. In 2008, Dr. Rupin was granted the DR B C Roy award from the President of India for developing Andrology as a super-specialty in India.
Dr. Eid has over 15 years of clinical experience in OB/GYN-IVF and has been a professor of OB/GYN and Infertility for over 10 years. He worked as a Senior IVF Consultant in Saudi Arabia, where he designed the Prediction & Management of OHSS policy and introduced 3D-Ultrasounds in their infertility work-ups. Dr. Eid modified the ovarian stimulation protocol and set up their PGD program. He is an expert in the field of gynecological endoscopy, with experience in laparoscopies and hysteroscopies. Dr. Eid specializes in treating recurrent miscarriages and fetomaternal medicine. He has 19 publications in scientific journals.
Dr. Karunakar Marikinti has over 25 years of experience in OB/GYN-IVF. Before joining Fakih IVF, Dr. Karunakar worked as the Medical Director, Senior Consultant Gynecologist and IVF Specialist at New Hope Gynecology & Fertility Hospital in Sharjah, UAE. Prior to that, he worked for several years in India and the United Kingdom in Reproductive Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Karunakar's expertise lies in Multiple IVF failures, complex cases of Female and Male Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriages and Hysteroscopy.
Dr. Saeed has over 45 years of experience in OB/GYN as a professor and physician. From 1990 to 2003, he was Head of the OB/GYN Unit at Al Wasl Hospital. Dr. Shaker has been a Professor of OB/GYN at Dubai Medical College since 1990. From 1981 to 1990 he was a Resident Consultant and Professor in Kuwait. From 1962 to 1981, he worked in Syria as a lecturer at Damascus University, the Head of Family Planning Medicine in the WHO and professor at Teshreen University. Dr. Saeed has also worked in Cosmetic Gynecological Surgery, Infertility, High-Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine disorders and early detection of cancer in women.
Dr. Roya Pourghorban is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist from Tehran University of Medical Sciences with over 15 years of experience in referral clinics in the UAE, Kuwait and Iran. Her interests include all fields of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) and Endometriosis. She performs Labioplasty, Vaginoplasty, vaginal tightening after delivery and other gynecological plastic surgeries.
Dr. Ghina Shami is ECMFG certified and successfully passed the certification process set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the USA. Since acquiring her Medical Degree from American University of Beirut, Dr. Ghina has worked under the close guidance of Dr. Michael Fakih. She is highly respected by her peers for her high ethics and standard in patient care. Dr. Ghina's interests not only include Infertility and IVF related treatments, but also diagnosing and treating PCOS and Endometriosis.
Dr. Lamia joined Fakih IVF in 2013 as a Specialist, OB/GYN. She is ECMFG certified and successfully passed the certification process set by the ACGME. Dr. Lamia's interests lie in female primary care and research, completing a year as a research fellow in the Endocrinology department in the American University of Beirut, allowing her to widen her knowledge. Dr. Lamia is currently involved in many studies about PCOS, Endometriosis and labor abnormalities. In 2013 she was the first author in a publication in Metabolism journal, "Vitamin D in Endometriosis: A Causative or Confounding Factor?".
Dr. Ahmad Fakih is a Specialist OB/GYN. He acquired his MD from the American University of Beirut. During his training, he was awarded the BEST Teaching Resident award and he was the president of the Resident Staff Quality Council. His interests lie in recurrent IVF failures, implantation failures and treating women with decreased ovarian reserve. Recently, he participated in the publishing of, âAnxiety, cognitive and depressive assessment in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome.â Dr. Ahmad provides personalized patient care, aimed at making the fertility treatment period as stress free as possible for the couple.
Dr. Ali, PhD, is a world-renowned Reproductive Geneticist with over 15 years of experience. In his early years, Dr. Hellani established the first PGD lab in the Gulf Region in Saudi Arabia and the state-of-the-art Genetic Diagnosis Lab of Saad Specialist Hospital. Dr. Ali was the first scientist worldwide to diagnose multiple diseases on a single cell and the whole set of chromosomes on a single cell. He is currently the first and only scientist to perform PGD on single gene disorders with direct HLA matching. Dr. Ali has written 46 publications and is a reference lab for the screening of genetic diseases and PGD for many IVF centers.
Mohamad El Shmoury is the IVF Laboratory Director at Fakih IVF Dubai and has worked with Dr. Michael Fakih since 1997 in Lebanon, the United States and the UAE. Mohamadâs experienced way of handling delicate embryos has enabled him to contribute to the high success rates at Fakih IVF. He is board certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director and Technical Supervisor from the American Board of Bioanalysis in Embryology and Andrology.