The Fertility Centre at Lapaz Community Hospital is a state of the art, newly established centre, sited at Lapaz in the heart of Accra. It draws its team of Doctors, Nurses, Counsellors and Embryologists from a pool that has immense experience and success in IVF/ICSI and other fertility disciplines from around the world.
The Centre is able to assist couples whose treatment has been unsuccessful elsewhere and we operate a flexible referral criteria in order to help couples with more complex fertility. We fully understand the needs of individuals facing fertility treatment and hope to provide our patients with plenty of professional advice and emotional support.
Many fertility problems can now be overcome with the advances of medical science. We are committed to providing the very best medical and scientific services available in the field. We do so in an environment of genuine care, warmth and support for patients attending the clinic.
- Treatments offered at Lapaz Community Hospital include
- Surgical sperm retrieval
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI
- Blastocyst transfer
- Egg freezing
- Embryo freezing
- Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-selected sperm injection (IMSI)
- Semen freezing
- Low ovarian reserve
- Low stimulation IVF
- Natural cycle IVF
- Reproductive immunology
- In Vitro fertilisation (IVF)
- Intra-Uterine insemination
- Ovulation induction
We also run a confidential egg donations and egg sharing programme.
We offer the most up to date investigations to arrive at the kind of treatment we offer you. This is because we know that no two situations are the same and one size does not fit all, so your treatment will be specifically tailored to your needs to minimize unnecessary expenditure.
OUR SUCCESS STORY
A 55-year-old woman on Tuesday delivered through an invitro fertilization (IVF) at the Lapaz Community Hospital in Accra. The healthy looking baby boy, who was delivered at 14:15 hours through a caesarean section, weighted 3.0 kilogrammes. He was born to a married couple who had been trying for years for a child without success.
A Senior Clinical Embryologist of the hospital, who led the team through the IVF process, said it took the medical team about eight weeks to get the mother of the baby pregnant after which she went through 38 weeks pregnancy before she delivered.
He said: “In this particular case, we had a situation of very low sperm count from the male partner. We had to take the woman’s egg out of her body, fertilise it with the man’s sperm to achieve an embryo, which was put back into the woman to form the pregnancy.”
The doctor who is also the Head of Invitro Fertilisation Department of the Hospital said the hospital had 60 other women, who were pregnant after going through the IVF, adding that, they include those with twins, triplets and quadruplets.
He said the hospital could also assist HIV positive couples to have babies without the children being infected with the disease.
“My advice to young couples is that once you stay together for six months and there is no pregnancy whiles using no contraceptive, you have to go for a check-up to find out where the problem is, for a solution,” he said.