It is our pleasure to welcome you to Taiwan IVF Group Center. We are here to guide you through the process of diagnosis and treatment, starting with your initial consultation with your physician and nurse coordinator here at our clinic. The goal of this first visit is to thoroughly evaluate your medical history, outline a diagnostic plan to determine the specific needs of your case, and to design a treatment plan that is customized to your individual situation. Your doctor and nurse coordinator will be spending one-on-one time with you during this initial visit, making you an informed and knowledgeable participant in your treatment.
To assist you in preparing your first visit, we have outlined some commonly asked questions regarding what to expect during and after your consultation, materials and information to bring with you, and important pre-consultation reminders.
Prepare to bring with you a copy of your medical records from your OB/GYN, primary care physician, or any other fertility programs that add to your medical history. This copy will be for the office to keep on file as a part of your medical record, so make sure that you have your own personal copy as well. Your doctor can also fax these records to us directly, but arranging this will be your responsibility.
Because this is a time for asking clarifying questions, we invite and encourage your partner to accompany you to your initial consultation both to learn with you, and to support you. However this is ultimately your decision, your partner's presence is not necessary during this visit.
After the initial consultation, there is also an opportunity to discuss the financial options available to you. Our on-staff financial counselor will assist in explaining a price breakdown of the services provided by TAIWAN IVF GROUP so that you can have a clear idea of the costs and timeline of payments with respect to your treatment plan.
Please download the New Patient Package. This form gives the doctor details of your medical background, and should be completed prior to your initial consultation for the doctor's reviewing purposes. You can download these forms from our website, and they will also be sent to you directly before your scheduled appointment time (either via email, fax, or post). If you are unable to receive and/or complete these forms before your appointment, please plan on coming to our office at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to fill them out.
Typically we will be able to schedule your appointment within 2-3 days after your call to the front desk, sometimes sooner.
Because diagnoses vary significantly from patient to patient, consultation with your physician will establish the details and time frame of your treatment plan.
From arrival to checking out, expect to be in the office anywhere between 45 to 90 minutes. Remember, if you haven't filled out your New Patient Forms prior to your appointment, arrive at least 30 minutes early to give yourself time to complete them. Otherwise, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment.
We treat patients from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, and many European countries. If necessary, patients can coordinate between their doctors at home and a TAIWAN IVF GROUP fertility specialist to create a cycle calendar that works with their schedules. Phone consultations are also available for patients from out of town.
Once your treatment plan is outlined and a schedule is created, our financial counselor will be able to give you an itemized list of costs and fees for all necessary services.
A part of your initial consultation most likely will include an ultrasound to assess your ovaries, and may also include a few standard blood tests, typically including the following:
Note: Your doctor may recommend more testing, based on your medical history and assessment. You can choose to have testing done at any time before beginning treatment.
Treatment may begin as soon as the information is sufficient to work up a recommendation. Treatment can often start within one cycle, approximately one month.
Because every patient's unique case is contingent on so many different factors, the duration of your individual treatment can only be determined by your doctor.
After reviewing your individual clinical situation, your doctor will be able to give you a more accurate idea of what to expect from your treatments.
It is our hope that you will become pregnant after your first attempt. There is no policy at Taiwan IVF Group regarding the number of recommended cycles to achieve pregnancy. The average number of IVF cycles to achieve a successful live birth depends on embryo quality, age of the woman and quality of the sperm.
At Taiwan IVF Group, we hope to achieve a pregnancy resulting in a single healthy baby. For this reason, we do not usually encourage transferring multiple embryos.
The standard process for monitoring during treatment involves ultrasound and blood work every several days during an IVF cycle. This typically lasts 10-14 days. An IUI cycle typically involves ultrasounds and using an ovulation predictor kit at home.
Our offices are open every day to provide services to our patients whenever they are required, and your doctor will be here perform egg retrieval and embryo transfer over 90% of the time. However if they cannot be present, there will always be one of our experienced physicians and skilled RN's available to carry out these procedures.
We understand that these are only the first few questions you may have in preparing for your first visit. Remember that you can contact us any day of the week with further questions or clarifications. Our clinical staff is also available after hours to answer any clinical question that arises during your cycle, and provide support so that you always feel informed and empowered as you go along. To schedule your initial consultation, you may call our offices at +886 36589090 or request an appointment online. We hope to see you soon!