Recurrent Implantation Failure Specialist

California Dream Fertility Center

Fangyin Meng, MD, Ph.D

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility located in Irvine, CA

If you’re experiencing recurrent implantation failure during your in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, you can rely on the expertise of fertility specialist Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD. At her office in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Meng offers comprehensive testing services. These tests include diagnostic reproductive surgeries and preimplantation genetic testing to increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy. To find out more about the services available to treat recurrent implantation failure, call the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or book a consultation online.

Recurrent Implantation Failure Q&A

What is recurrent implantation failure?

Recurrent implantation failure describes the inability to achieve a pregnancy in women under 40 after transferring at least four high-quality embryos in a minimum of three cycles of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The cause of this failure might relate to something involving the embryos or that happens because of underlying abnormalities that affect your uterus.

How is recurrent implantation diagnosed?

To determine what’s causing recurrent implantation failure, Dr. Meng will assess several aspects of your health using comprehensive testing services available on-site.

She uses blood work to evaluate your levels of follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and anti-Müllerian (AMH) hormones. She also measures the follicular count in your ovaries.

In addition to blood work, Dr. Meng might perform minimally invasive reproductive surgeries like hysteroscopy or laparoscopy to identify uterine abnormalities like:

  • Fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Intrauterine adhesions

These uterine issues can make it difficult for the embryo to implant in the lining of your uterus to achieve a pregnancy.

Dr. Meng also offers preimplantation genetic testing to identify potential issues in the embryos that can affect their successful implantation in the lining of your uterus. Testing can determine if the embryos are chromosomally normal before Dr. Meng implants them during IVF treatments.

How is recurrent implantation failure treated?

How you are treated will depend on the root cause of the recurrent implantation failure. Dr. Meng tailors a plan using evidence-based treatments to improve the success of your embryo transfer during IVF.

Treatment might include reproductive surgeries to remove uterine polyps, adhesions, fibroids, or excess endometrial tissue to improve the environment for implantation. Because these surgeries are minimally invasive, Dr. Meng can treat these conditions without causing trauma to your uterus that would interfere with the implantation of healthy embryos.

If surgery and other treatments aren’t enough to deal with recurrent implantation failure, Dr. Meng can discuss your choices for surrogate pregnancy. Surrogacy involves the implantation of your embryo into a host carrier to achieve a healthy, viable pregnancy.

To learn more about your choices for treating recurrent implantation failure, call the office of Fangyin Meng, MD, PhD, today or book a consultation online.