Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago ivf

Pictures of IVF eggs with their surrounding cumulus cells - as seen at the egg retrieval procedure

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago

Eggs and cumulus cells at egg retrieval
This picture shows eggs and attached cumulus cells as seen at the egg retrieval procedure
At the top, a pipette is picking up one of the eggs
The actual egg is in the middle of the dark area
This picture is a view with a stereoscopic microscope

Detail of egg and corona and cumulus
Zoomed in detail showing the egg and the tightly packed corona cells around it

Picture of IVF egg at egg retrieval procedure
This picture shows a similar view using an inverted microscope
Egg (dark area in center) in the middle of it's adherent mass of hundreds of cumulus cells Cumulus cells are specialized ovarian cells associated with the egg in the follicle
They remain attached to the egg at ovulation

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In Vitro Fertilization

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!