IVF Tampa Patient with good questions today

A very nice IVF patient from Tampa had very good questions this am when I saw her for her baseline ultrasound visit.  She is only 32 and has requested that we do PGS to screen her IVF blastocyst for chromosomal problems.  She also thought that the PGS would screen for all types of muscular dystrophy as her husband’s diseased grandfather had a type of late onset “muscular disorder” that no other relatives have encountered.  She had a thorough pre-preconception genetic screening with Counsyl Genetics, but her husband declined testing.

I explained that the PGS with 24 chromosome complete genomic hybridization with microarray technology will tell us if the embryos the embryos have a balanced and correct number of chromosomes within the limit of the test and the fact that we are sampling the trophectoderm of the blastocyst and not the inner cell mass that becomes the baby.  Just because we have a normal result for PGS does not mean that the embryo and the subsequent baby is “guaranteed” to be free of a disease or affliction. PGD or the testing of embryos for known diseases is available when we know what the disease is and are actually testing for it.

 

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A Human Blastocyst
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(The trophectoderm is seen from 5:30 to 11:00 o’clock while the inner cell mass is the group of cells @ 2:00 o’clock)

For example, recently we had a patient that is a known carrier for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  We treated her with both PGD and PGS.  The PGD tested the embryos for the particular know carrier disease while the PGS then checked that the embryos had normal numbers of chromosomes.  Some embryos were afflicted with SMA while others were carriers and others were free of the mutation.  Some embryos that were free of the SMA problem were found to have chromosome imbalances that would have resulted in an abnormal baby or a miscarriage.

Please review this information in our web site at www.geneticsandfertility.com

All The Best!

Julio E. Pabon, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

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Doctor Pabon Will Attend 2013 London Fertility Show

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Dr. Pabon, C.E.O., Medical and Laboratory Director of Florida’s premier IVF center will attend the London Fertility Show in November 2013.  He and his staff will be at booth 18 during the meeting to answer questions about all aspects of IVF and assisted reproductive techniques and how we help patients from Europe.  Please view our web site at www.geneticsandfertility.com or www.drpabon.com for further information.

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A Doctor Pabon baby in London
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Affordable tubal reversal by a tubal reversal expert in Florida

Affordable tubal reversal for as little as $4,250 by a tubal reversal expert in Florida is done as an outpatient.  Dr. Pabon has been performing microsurgical tubal reversals since 1992.  Dr. Pabon is one of the most experienced and successful tubal reversal surgeons in the world.  Due to his experience, volume, and efficiency, he is able to perform the tubal reversal for as little as $4,250. Dr. Pabon will review your tubal ligation surgical notes at no charge and give you an honest opinion of your best option (whether it is IVF or a Tubal Reversal)  Dr. Pabon will also review other pertinent issues like your age, your health history, and your partners’ tests so you will know what to expect and what your expectations should be.

Dr. Pabon and his team do not take any shortcuts.  He insists in the highest resolution and magnification with the use of operating microscopes for every procedure. Please review our web site at www.geneticsandfertility.com or www.drpabon.com of simply call or email: 941-787-2287 or drpabonadmin@geneticsandfertility.com

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Dr. Pabon Performing a Microsurgical Tubal Reversal
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Outpatient Tubal Reversal (Tubal Microsurgery)
The total cost for the surgical procedure is $4,250 to $6,500.* This includes:

  • Review of old operative notes and pathology results
  • Pre-operative visit
  • Surgery
  • Outpatient recovery
  • Post-operative visit

 

*The global fee varies from $4,250 to $6,500 for patients in higher risk categories. This includes patients with multiple prior abdominal surgeries or other conditions that may predispose the patient to intra-abdominal scar tissue.

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Sarasota and Bonita Springs, Florida  U.S.A.

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Reproductive Endocrinologist with a personal, caring manner

Aug 12th, 2012

After 4 years of suffering from secondary infertility I am now almost 8 months pregnant with another baby boy. And I have Dr. Pabon to thank!The whole process has it’s ups and downs as anyone having gone through it knows, but Dr. Pabon and his staff are there to support you every step of the way. Dr. Pabon did not give me false hope or empty promises and he definitely doesn’t sugar coat things. Instead he called me on a Sunday to see how I was feeling, he opened up his office on a Saturday to reassure me after a small scare, and he always called himself with pertinent news. His staff is warm and kind and understands the sensitivity behind this process. The only thing left to say is thank you, thank you, thank you…For making me a mother again and for giving my son the sibling he’s been longing for!

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Pennsylvania patients travel to Sarasota for Tubal Reversal with Dr. Pabon

On May 17 of 2007, I went to Doctor’s Pabon office to have a tubal reversal. I start all the procedures on April. I live in Pennsylvania and went to Florida just for the operation. Overall I had the best experience with Dr. Pabon and Staff. In July I got pregnant, and had my beautiful girl name Victoria Mia on April 9, 2008. God Bless him. He is a great Doctor, and I do recomend him.

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Naples patients see IVF doctor Pabon in Bonita Springs, Florida

If you are looking for an excellent RE, I highly recommend Dr. Julio Pabon. He was quick to diagnose my infertility problems and performed my hysteroscopy in 2007. Recently, my husband and I completed IVF and we are pleased to announce we are 8 weeks preganant! Dr. Pabon and his staff are on top of their game! They know the latest protocols and procedures and use them in their office. Dr. Pabon has a wonderful, gentle bedside manner that will make you feel right at home. I highly recommend Dr. Pabon for any of your infertility needs. You will be so thankful you did! I live in Naples and many of the appointments were in his Bonita office. He is very convenient…but most of all…effective!

One try with IVF and Dr. Pabon and I was pregnant

The doctor and his staff are very understanding in the needs of the patient. He invites you to ask questions at any time. You can call the office and they are always helpful. Dr. Pabon is one of the first Dr’s I know that will call you back promptly when you have a concern. During our IVF cycle they kept us informed and up to date on all phases of the labs, and procedures that needed to take place for success. One try with IVF and Dr. Pabon and I was pregnant. He is a professional but also very caring and so is his team.

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Montreal, Canada patients succeed with IVF and surrogacy with Dr. Pabon

My husband and I traveled internationally to see Dr Pabon as he came highly recommended for IVF and PGD. We required a gestational carrier and Dr. Pabon’s clinic found us a wonderful match right away. Communication with the Dr. and his staff was always great and they really go over and above the call of duty for their patients. Dr. Pabon himself is extremely personable, knowledgeable and thorough. We are now thrilled to be expecting a baby in early May via gestational surrogate. Thank you Dr. Pabon!

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