Helping patients world-wide for more than 40 years, The Cooper Institute continues to provide you with innovative and successful solutions to your reproductive hormonal disorders. Whether you want to move forward with in vitro fertilization or would like to become a donor, you’ll find professionals you can trust at The Cooper Institute.
Our specialists can help you with:
anti sperm antibodies
Hypo Osmotic Swelling test (HOS)
Involves meticulously evaluating the ovulation process (determining if follicle matures, egg releases from follicular and the resulting structure corpus luteum makes adequate progesterone to support embryo implantation
A procedure where a specially washed and prepared sperm is injected, via a small flexible catheter directly into the female patient’s uterus. IUI allows the sperm to bypass the cervix, especially helpful for patients with no or poor cervical mucous.
Offering IVF with conventional stimulation at the same price as our minimal stimulation is just one way we provide you with affordable options. This includes oocyte retrieval, embryo development and embryo transfer. We offer Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, also known as ICSI, if needed.
Embryos not transferred after retrieval are frozen and can be used on a subsequent cycle. This could be due to a unsuccessful result after the transfer of fresh embryos from a stimulated cycle or after successful pregnancy and delivery of a baby and you are ready add to your family.
Sometimes high dose stimulation (normal protocol for IVF) creates a hostile uterine environment for embryo implantation leading to failure to conceive, despite multiple embryo transfers. Minimal stimulation can overcome this problem. Also, minimal stimulation can solve the dilemma, which some patients may have, of having excess frozen embryos.
We are willing to transfer 1 embryo in patients who are overly concerned of multiple births. We also will do single egg retrievals, and subsequent single embryo transfer, in woman with such diminished egg reserve that only 1 follicle develops.
Including Donor Egg, Donor Sperm, Donor Embryo, Gestational Carrier/Surrogacy and LGBT family planning.
Egg donation can be the best option for women who have experienced premature ovarian failure; ovarian failure due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, advanced maternal age or other medical conditions; poor egg quality; have experienced previously multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles using their own eggs; Additionally, gay men use egg donors to create their families.
We offer free IVF including medication through our shared oocyte program in exchange for an oocyte donation to the recipient. This program allows the recipient to receive fresh oocytes instead of frozen and also benefits the donor financially. The only additional cost associated is cycle medication and anesthesia.
A woman is compensated for going through the IVF procedures of ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. These fresh eggs are then fertilized in the lab by recipient's male partner. The resulting embryos are transferred into the recipient.
Therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) is a fertility treatment option for:
• Couples in which the male partner suffers from an absence of sperm
• Single women pursuing conception
• Same sex couples seeking to start a family
Embryos that have been donated to our program from patients who have been successful in having a family through our IVF program and have still have frozen embryos. They would like to donate to help another couple achieve their dream. Since they are embryos, there is no follicular stimulation or retrieval, thus no anesthesia is needed. There is only a minimal price for medication, determined on a per case basis, in preparation of embryo transfer. Our donor embryo program is available at an affordable cost.
Two types of surrogacy are practiced today:
1) Traditional surrogacy: NOT LEGAL IN NJ. Can only be done, via IUI, in
our Melrose Park office. A woman called a “surrogate mother” carries an
embryo conceived with her own egg and the sperm of a male who, with
his partner, wants a baby. Traditional surrogacy can be done via
intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
2) Gestational surrogacy: the surrogate, called a gestational carrier, gives
birth to a baby conceived with an egg and sperm of a couple or a donor
egg and/or sperm. The majority of surrogates today are gestational
carriers. With gestational surrogacy, IVF is used to fertilize the eggs in
the lab. If the fertilization is successful, embryos are the transferred
(usually 2 or 3) into the surrogate’s uterus.
Legal contracts are drawn up between the intended parents and the surrogate/carrier by lawyers obtained by the intended parent(s).
Candidates for surrogacy are:
• Couples who have had multiple miscarriages, or difficulty conceiving and/or carrying a fetus to term. This enables them to have a child genetically related to one or both.
• Woman who have medical contradiction to carrying a pregnancy, where it might be unsafe for the mom or baby.
• Woman who has no uterus, or congenital anomaly of uterus, but does have intact ovaries.
• Gay male couples who want a child with a genetic connection to one partner.
We are proud to offer fertility assistance to same sex couples to have a family. Possible treatments for same-sex couples include: sperm donation, insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation, and gestational carriers.
Including oocyte freezing, embryo freezing and sperm freezing
We offer oocyte freezing or embryo freezing to women for:
• Women diagnosed with cancer can freeze her eggs/embryos before undergoing chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatment.
• Single women may choose to freeze eggs because they do not yet have a partner.
• Women who desire to postpone childbearing for personal reasons such as furthering education or career, may choose to freeze eggs or embryos.
• Women with a elevated FSH, indicating possible premature ovarian failure (early menopause) may wish to freeze eggs/embryos before their eggs are depleted.
Option for men that may be undergoing potentially sterilizing treatments and wish to bank their sperm specimens.