Assisted reproduction technology
( ART , IVF ) cycles performed at the Jones Institute have resulted
in the birth of thousands of babies. Our ever-growing success
rates in in-vitro fertilization ( IVF ) and related techniques, coupled
with our caring environment, provide an exceptional setting for infertile
couples to undergo diagnosis and treatment. Our multidisciplinary approach
provides patients with a formidable team of highly qualified physicians,
nurses, counselors, and laboratory
personnel to assess individual needs.
Our patients also take comfort in knowing that the
Jones Institute is supported by prestigious research
and training programs that are at the core of our operation. Physicians
( reproductive endocrinologists ), infertility specialists, endocrinologists,
and embryologists who trained at the Jones Institute have gone on to manage
or staff numerous successful infertility programs in the United States and
Our clinical and research staff is comprised of full
time academic, clinical, and basic scientists whose sole goal is to provide
state - of - the - art diagnosis and therapy to overcome diseases that
Over the last two decades there has been an explosion
of knowledge in basic reproductive biology and in the clinical success
of assisted reproductive technologies. Many of the advances were achieved
by the Jones Institute scientists and physicians. We take great pride
in our unwavering commitment to patient care, research, and innovation
that has assisted thousands of couples become parents. Our dedication
to excellence speaks for itself in the following accomplishments:
- First IVF birth in the United
The first IVF baby in the United States was born at the Jones Institute.
This child was also the first in the world born as a result of a stimulated
gonadotropin cycle. The ability to induce the development of multiple
eggs was a major breakthrough that has allowed thousands of otherwise
infertile couples to produce healthy children.
- Use of gonadotropins
( FSH ) in IVF ~
The Jones Institute conducted groundbreaking research in the clinical
applications of pituitary gonadotropins ( Pergonal ) to induce the development
of multiple follicles for use in intrauterine inseminations
( IUI ) and in vitro fertilization ( IVF ).
The results of this original research, conducted prior to 1981, are
still in general use throughout the world.
- Development of new techniques~
The Jones Institute pioneered many new techniques, such as embryo cryopreservation
and intracytoplasmic sperm injection ( ICSI )
. ICSI was a major advance in the treatment male infertility. Our success
rates with frozen-thawed embryos are among the highest in the world.
genetic diagnosis ( PGD ) ~
We developed a successful preimplantation genetic
diagnosis program that allows couples who could potentially transmit
severe or lethal genetic diseases to their offspring to achieve their
goal of having a healthy child.
- Ovarian Tissue
The Jones Institute initiated the region's only
ovarian tissue freezing program for future use in transplantation, thereby
helping woman who are facing the loss of their ovarian function. Ovarian
tissue freezing may be a valuable clinical option for women with ovarian
cancer or for those who are receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatment
for other similar diseases.
The procedure requires that very small samples of the woman's ovarian
tissue be frozen for future transplantation. This tissue can be transplanted
back to the patient at a later date, potentially restoring fertility.
In our initial research studies ( non - human ), we were able to demonstrate
normal estrogen and progesterone function as well as the production
of mature eggs - eggs that were capable of being fertilized. However,
this process remains in the experimental stages with no live births
recorded to date.
Since our inception, the Jones Institute has been an
active and prolific leader of scientific advances in infertility treatment
worldwide with outstanding contributions to the specialty of reproductive
biology. We continue to seek innovative ways to improve infertility treatments.
Our unique combination of proven clinical protocols and advanced research
and development techniques provides an unmatched environment for treating
infertility and providing compassionate care for our patients.
View a movie about our " firsts
" in infertility.