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Cryopreservation of Embryos in Argentina

Fertility Treatments are usually performed using controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in order to obtain an adequate number of ovules and embryos.

The average number of embryos transferred is between 2 and 4, depending on the quality of embryos and woman's age.

If more embryos than the ones needed are obtained, these embryos are preserved using a technique known as cryopreservation, through which embryos are preserved at very low temperatures. This way, their metabolism is arrested and they can be preserved for a long time.

In this way, cryopreserved embryos can be thawed for later use. Transfer is usually usually takes place during the woman's normal ovulatory cycle.


The main advantages of cryopreservation are:

  • It reduces the risk of multiple pregnancy by storaging embryos that exceed an optimal number for transfer.
  • It allows to increase pregnancy rates. This is due to the fact that the embryos transferred are from previous cycles, as if the couple were performing more than one cycle of assisted conception.
  • It helps to reduce costs since ovarian hyperstimulation, oocyte retrieval, and fertilization are not needed for cryopreserved embryo transfer.

Spermatozoa as well as ovules can be cryopreserved. This treatment is offered to patients who present some kind of pathology or require treatments that could be a threat to the future fertility of the patient.

SPECIALIST IN Cryopreservation

Gustavo Gallardo, M.D.

Professional Medical License: 6273. Specialty License: 7809

  • Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Certified in Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Biology, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France.
  • Certified in High-Risk Pregnancy, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France.

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How much does a cryopreservation of Embryos cost abroad? The price for freezing and storing in Argentina may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

Our prices includes: pre and post treatment consultations and controls; fertility specialist fee; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Medication is not included. No hidden fees!

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Written by Gustavo Gallardo, M.D.
Last update: 20/02/2024
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a laboratory procedure developed to help infertile couples undergoing IVF due to male infertility or subfertility. ICSI is a form of micromanipulation that involves the injection of a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg using a glass needle.

The IVF process consists in fertilizing an egg with sperm in a laboratory. However, the fertilizing process is completely natural since approximately 50,000 sperm are placed with each egg which is naturally penetrated by one of them.

Oocyte Donation is used for women who cannot produce their own eggs or produce poor quality eggs incapable of forming a viable embryo. This process involves the fertilization of the eggs with sperm from the patient's partner. The embryos develop in the laboratory and are transferred into the woman's uterus

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