Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

Pictures of embryo culture dishes with microdrops and dishes of follicular fluid with eggs from human IVF egg retrieval procedure

This is how we find the eggs for in vitro fertilization in the IVF lab at the egg retrieval

dishes foll fluid

The dishes on the left contain freshly aspirated follicular fluid
The dish under the microscope with the light on it is being searched for eggs
We can get 2 dishes of fluid from each follicle, so an egg is not found in every dish
The eggs are microscopic and can not be seen with the naked eye

Dr. Sherbahn's research on follicular fluid temperatures at egg retrieval and its effect on blastocyst development and live birth rates with IVF

Embryo culture dish and microdrops Embryo culture drops in IVF dishes

This picture shows 5 culture drops (called microdrops) under oil in a Nunc culture dish for IVF
Dish is labeled in 2 places. "Name" in pen at 6 o'clock & etched on the bottom at 11 o'clock
The oil overlay is clear & not seen in the photo. Culture drops stick to the bottom of the dish.
There are no eggs or embryos in these drops - we made these drops for the picture

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4920 N. Central Ave
Suite 2C

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: (773) 794-1818
Fax: (773) 794-1819

30 Tower Court
Suite F
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: (847) 662-1818
Fax: (847) 662-3001

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176)
Suite 118
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-1818
Fax: (815) 356-1866



I am so grateful for Advanced Fertility Center. I just had my son Leland. I want to thank Dr. Catenacci and all of the nurses that helped us. Especially Ashley in the Crystal Lake office. You made this process easier by being supportive and positive. Thank you very much!


Dr. Sherban and his staff are the most amazing, compassionate, and supportive people. After almost 5 years of trying to conceive, going through numerous tests and meeting with another clinic closer to home, who told me my chances even with IVF were still very low, a good friend recommended advanced fertility center of Chicago. Best decision we ever made! We now have 2 amazing children who are now 5 and 3 years old! I cannot stress enough how amazing this staff is, they make you feel like family!


Our experience was amazing with Dr. Cantanucci and all of the nurses (especially Ashley). After ttc for 4 years and at 41 years of age, we became pregnant after 1 round of IVF, and had our beautiful boy this past October. Can't thank them enough!


2/7/15 our son was born all thanks to the assistance of Dr. Sherbahn and his staff. Everyone was so helpful and here for all our questions, worries, etc. They want this for you just as much as you want this for you! Handled with pure professionalism and care from the very start! Thank you advanced fertility!