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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.



Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are two methods to help you conceive. These techniques are helpful for many who have problems with mild endometriosis, unexplained infertility, low sperm production, or sperm antibodies.

Cutaway view of uterus

Preparation for GIFT or ZIFT

  • Medication is used to stimulate the ovaries, producing multiple mature eggs.

  • The woman's eggs are removed with a thin needle inserted into the ovary. This may be done through the vagina or with a laparoscope.

Talk to Your Health Care Provider

Along with these techniques, you may also need hormone treatment to improve your chance for success. Your doctor can talk with you about the details, success rates, and costs of the procedures.


Publication Source: American Pregnancy Association

Publication Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Online Source: American Pregnancy Association

Online Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2005-08-01T00:00:00-06:00

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