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There's a 7 Out Of 10 Chance You Will Get The Best Medical Care In Asia

The MTQUA explored medical tourism hospitals by high-quality care and patient safety. With these criteria, they put together a 2013 list of top 10 medical tourism hospitals in the world-- and 7 of them were in Asia!

Assisted Hatching (AH)

Assisted Hatching (AH) is a process that is used in the cases of in vitro fertilization (IVF)

In a natural pregnancy, when the egg is successfully fertilized, the outer wall of the egg starts to become thick and hard. This is a way to stop other sperms from entering the egg in order to prevent an overload of DNA. At this time the egg is travelling from the fallopian tube to the uterus. Once in the uterus, the thickened outer wall called the zona pellucida starts to break down to get successfully implanted onto the wall of the uterus. This is known as hatching. If the egg does not get attached, the woman gets her next period on time. 

Similarly, Assisted Hatching is a process in which the zona pellucida of the embryo is thinned down in order to assist its implantation in the uterus, thereby increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy. This is usually done with the use of a very mild acid solution, a laser or by making a microscopic hole with the help of a very small needle known as microtool. After this, the embryo is transferred to the womb of the woman. Sometimes doctors may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent the development of infection in the embryo. 

In vitro fertilization is an expensive fertility treatment. Most people cannot afford to repeat the process and need to have the best shot possible the first time around. Assisted Hatching is thought to increase the chances of pregnancy. The doctor decides whether it is required or not depending on individual cases. Places like Thailand, India, Greece, Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey offer expert and affordable fertility treatments. They also provide the requisite environment to a couple going through this stressful phase. 


Featured Assisted Hatching (AH) Providers Abroad


Corniche Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Corniche Hospital is the premier maternity hospital in the Middle East. Located in downtown Abu Dhabi, this Joint Commission International accredited institution is the United Arab Emirate's leading r...

Al Salama Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Al Salama Hospital, a multi specialty medical center with advanced keyhole surgical facilities was commissioned since 1979. Situated in one of the main streets of Abu Dhabi. It is considered as one of...

Vijaya Fertility Clinic

Cochin, India


Languages: English

The Vijaya Fertility IVF and Endoscopy centre founded by Dr.N.P.Vijayalakshmy, MD, DGO, and FASRM; has the distinction of achieving the first test tube baby of Kerala state, in May 1997. The first fer...

The Lister Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Languages: English

The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

Hospital Quiron Teknon

Barcelona, Spain


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Spanish

Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...
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