IVF treatments have progressed significantly in the last 40 years. With more awareness and support from technology, the success rates have grown from single digits to around 40-60 percent, especially in women aged 35 and below. Through advancement in technology and the increased number of skilled doctors and professionals in the field, IVF has helped several couples become a family. In this article, you will get to know about the different treatments and procedures under Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART), and learn about the ART treatments available in Bangalore, a leading IVF hub, and the average IVF treatment cost in Bangalore.
People’s lifestyles and choices play a crucial role in their fertility health. The choices made by the younger generation today are causing a significant increase in the number of individuals opting for IVF and its corresponding procedures. Research suggests that there are approximately 6 million IVF babies in the world already. Within the next 100 years, the population of babies conceived through IVF may grow to about 4 percent of the total global population.
With the introduction of advanced technologies like Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), doctors can cater to both male and female infertility cases. Having an expansive growth the world over, IVF has become a commonly-opted fertility treatment among couples in India too. Apart from Indian couples, even couples from around the globe prefer opting for IVF treatments in India because India offers one of the lowest-cost IVF treatments in the world. Especially in metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, etc., IVF chains are coming up in every nook and corner. Before we can get into the IVF treatment cost in Bangalore, let’s talk about the factors that cause this cost to vary from one patient to the other.
Bangalore is home to some of the best IVF centers with some of the best IVF doctors in the country. A regular IVF treatment cost in Bangalore averages around Rs. 1,25,000 + medication and tests, as needed. The cost of medication and tests can vary from one clinic to the other.
Infertility treatments can be of different types, with a different cost attached to each. Let’s look at the common infertility treatments and the corresponding cost of each in Bangalore.
|PROCEDURE||CHARGES IN BANGALORE|
|IUI or Intrauterine Insemination||Rs.8,000 – Rs.9,000|
|Self egg & sperm IVF/ ICSI||Rs.1,40,000 – Rs.1,70,000|
|Donor Sperm Cost||Rs.2,000 – Rs.4,000 + IVF/ICSI cost|
|Donor Egg Cost||Rs.30,000 – Rs.60,000|
|Donor Embryo Cost||Rs.80,000 – Rs.1,00,000|
|FET or Frozen Embryo Transfer||Rs.30,000 – Rs.35,000|
|for boosting implantationLaser-assisted embryo hatching||Rs.18,000 – Rs.25,000|
|Blastocyst Culture and Transfer||Rs.0|
|Hysteroscopy||Rs.20,000 – Rs.35,000|
|Laparoscopy||Rs. 45,000 – Rs.65,000|
|TESA or Testicular Sperm Retrieval||Rs.18,000 – Rs.25,000 + IVF/ ICSI cost|
At Archish IVF, we bring to you a highly experienced team of doctors and embryologists, along with state-of-the-art technology to carry out any of the above-mentioned procedures and more, at the best price.
You can opt for a regular IVF treatment at Archish IVF, Bangalore Center for Rs. 1,10,000 + cost of medication and tests, which is considerably below the average IVF treatment cost in Bangalore. Based on the additional courses of treatment opted for, the cost may vary.
The fertility treatments in India are lower than in most parts of the world. However, the centers in Indian still offer superlative treatments, with highly skilled and experienced doctors and embryologists.
The IVF treatment cost in Bangalore, India may vary from one center to the other, and one individual to the other. Here are some common factors that may cause the IVF treatment cost to vary from patient to patient.
Assisted Reproductive Technique or ART is an extensive field, with several options available for couples who are finding it difficult to conceive. When budgeting the cost for your ART treatment, you should know which treatment your doctor is recommending for you. Your ART treatment may include:
The age of the female partner plays a significant role in the success of an IVF treatment. Women under the age of 35 have the highest probability of successful conception within a lesser number of cycles. As the women get older, the number of IVF cycles needed to achieve successful conception may also increase. Therefore, the cost of your IVF treatment may also increase consequently.
In any infertile couple, there is a 50 percent chance that either of the partners is infertile. Sometimes, even both. In such cases, the couple can opt for IVF treatment only if they are willing to use a donor egg or sperm. The donor egg or sperm is fused with the other partner’s sperm or egg to form embryos. The donor eggs/ sperms come at a cost.
Sometimes, couples are unable to form healthy embryos through their own eggs and sperms. They can opt for a donor embryo/s in such cases. The doctor places this donor embryo(s) inside the uterus of the receiver. Donor embryos come at a cost.
In an IVF cycle, it is common to see the formation of more than one healthy embryo. When this happens, the doctor can implant a second embryo inside the female’s uterus or freeze and store the healthy embryo for another conception in the future, as per the couple’s wishes. As per ICMR, the maximum timeline to store frozen embryos is ten years, whereas, scientifically they can be stored indefinitely.
ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a part of the IVF procedure, where a single healthy sperm is injected directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg inside a laboratory. ICSI is a more advanced way to create embryos under IVF. Here, a healthy sperm is identified and then injected into the egg.
TESA or testicular sperm aspiration is a procedure used in IVF to extract sperms. In this method, sperms are collected directly from the testis by applying negative pressure on a syringe injected inside the male’s testes. The doctor may perform TESA to increase the chances of collecting healthy sperms or in the case of obstructive azoospermia (absence of sperms) from the male partner’s testes.
If you have any further queries, please get in touch with us for a free consultation. You can call on +91 80888 86698 or walk into our clinic at Archish IVF, 128/9 Maruthi Sapphire, HAL Old Airport Rd, near Golden Enclave, Murgesh Pallya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017.
We have often seen patients opt for an IVF center purely based on the proximity and the charges of the treatment. Though proximity is an important factor to consider, the cost may not be a true indicator of a good or a bad clinic.
To choose the right clinic, always make sure you get a few references of the clinic first, book a first consultation with your shortlisted one and then choose the one you feel right about. Though the cost of one may be slightly lower than the other, you may end up losing out on a faster conception because of multiple failed cycles at the wrong clinic. Which in turn could turn out to be a far costlier exercise.
There could be a remarkable cost difference between two IVF centers in Bangalore mainly because of:
1. The medication and injections used for treatment make a big difference in the cost to the patient. Clinics might opt for more expensive injections instead of some efficient lower-cost ones due to unawareness of how to use them. Clinics may also have a tie-up with certain medicine brands and promote the expensive medicines to the patients to earn commissions.
2. The cost-effectiveness of the clinic is another important factor. Clinics that cannot optimize their overhead expenses ultimately have to pass on the cost burden to their patients. Because of this, the cost of procedures may be higher than the market average.
3. Malpractices and schemes to lure customers. Some clinics may add obnoxiously high margins on their treatments and procedures to make quick money from a patient. They may even quote different prices to different patients to benefit from higher margins. Conversely, some clinics may promote that they charge low prices as a marketing gimmick to attract the patient. Such clinics then burden the patient to pay extra amounts for even small and simple procedures that should be, ideally, included in their treatment package.
4. An outsourced laboratory or embryologist. Some hospitals and clinics may promote that they perform IVF procedures and treatments in their premises. They may not be necessarily conducting the procedure inside their clinic. Such doctors may rent out a nearby IVF laboratory to carry out the procedure. Sometimes, clinics do not want to increase their fixed expenses by hiring an embryologist either. So they outsource the embryologist to come from outside, perform the procedure in the laboratory, and leave.