ZIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure designed to transfer the fertilized embryo into the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.
The eggs are retrieved vaginally, using ultrasound guidance, and then inseminated with the male partner’s sperm in the laboratory for fertilization. The following day, the resulting fertilized eggs or zygotes are placed into the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy under general anesthesia. From there, the embryos will travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus.
This procedure may be recommended for patients who have at least one normal fallopian tube and who have had several unsuccessful IVF attempts.