Month: March 2018

Cryopreservation FAQs

Sperm, egg and embryo cryopreservation offers women and men the freedom and control to pause their “biological clock” until they are ready to start a family. Read some cryopreservation FAQs below and learn more about egg, sperm, and embryo freezing.

How are my eggs/embryos frozen?
Eggs and embryos are frozen in liquid nitrogen using a freezing process called vitrification. This means they are quickly frozen and thawed at several thousand degrees C per minute.

What is liquid nitrogen?
Liquid nitrogen is a colorless clear liquid at extremely low temperatures that is used to freeze eggs, embryos, and sperm. (more…)

A Message From Vios

March 15, 2018

Dear Patients and Friends of Vios Fertility Institute,

In recent news, fertility clinics in both Cleveland and San Francisco experienced a situation where storage tanks holding frozen tissue malfunctioned potentially damaging thousands of eggs and embryos. As of today, it appears that over 500 patients may have been affected between the two programs. These extremely rare occurrences are a stark reminder of the importance we place on cryogenic systems that hold frozen eggs, embryos, sperm and other tissue at IVF clinics. Read some cryopreservation FAQs here.

We share in the sadness for all those involved including patients and their team of care providers. These clinics are very well respected in the field of fertility and this reminds us that things can occur from natural disasters, technical malfunction and the element of human error. Moreover, we want to take a moment to reassure you about the safety of your eggs, embryos and/or sperm that is stored with Vios Fertility Institute. It is also important for an organization to remember what they stand for and value. At Vios, our core values are Vision, Innovation, TeamwOrk and PaSsion. (more…)

REI Dr. Ellen Hayes Joins Vios Wisconsin

Renowned Specialist Dr. Ellen Hayes Offers More Options for Those Facing the Heartbreak of Infertility

Dr. Ellen HayesJohnson Creek, WI. (March 6, 2018) – To help more parents-to-be in southern Wisconsin get closer to their dream of growing their family, Vios Fertility Institute is pleased to welcome Ellen Hayes, MD, FACOG to its Johnson Creek clinic, located at 540 Village Walk Lane, Unite G, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, 53038. A board-certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist, Dr. Ellen Hayes marries fertility consulting with innovative treatments to increase a patient’s chances of a healthy, successful pregnancy. (more…)

Renowned Urologist & Male Fertility Specialist Dr. Rodrigo Pagani Joins Vios Fertility

Addition of Dr. Pagani Allows Vios Fertility Institute Chicago to Treat Infertility in Both Women and Men Onsite

CHICAGO, IL. (March 2, 2018) – Since opening its doors to parents-to-be two years ago, Vios Fertility Institute Chicago has provided women with compassionate care to treat the leading causes of female infertility. With the addition of urologist Dr. Rodrigo Pagani, Vios is now able to help men become the fathers they want to be through the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of male fertility issues onsite. (more…)