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IVF

Whether administering IVF medication to stimulate the ovaries or proceed in a natural cycle, our specialists monitor your cycle with frequent Ultrasound scans.

Ovulation Induction involves the use of IVF treatment medication to stimulate the ovaries into producing more follicles and is a completely personalized procedure for every patient.

The IVF Egg Retrieval procedure is scheduled when your follicles have reached the right size and maturity.

The Fertilization of the eggs is either done with the method of the classic In Vitro Fertilization (IVF treatment) or with the method of artificial insemination – microinsemination (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – ICSI)

The embryos breaking out of their protective cover (Zona Pellucida) is a critical step in their development and can be assisted, if necessary, to increase chances of implantation.

Egg freezing involves the collection, cryopreservation and storage of your oocytes and ensures your fertility for the future, or anytime you feel ready to have a family.

Thanks to Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis embryos with chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases can be detected and precluded, during an IVF treatment, so that only the healthy ones will be selected for the embryotransfer.

With non-invasive and continuous Microscopic Monitoring of the embryos (Time-Lapse), we are able to receive crucial information regarding their development.

It is the final step of the IVF process, where the fertilized embryos are transferred into the uterus with precision, under ultrasound guidance.

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Frequently Asked Questions about

IVF

How is in-Vitro fertilization (IVF) realized?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most widely known method in the area of Medically Assisted Reproduction and involves the fertilization of the ovum (egg) and the incubation of the embryo that are produced in laboratory conditions. The process is separated into various stages that start by investigating the existing fertility through a complete testing of both the female and the male factors as well as blood and hormonal check-up. Next comes the ovarian stimulation through medication that leads to embryo transfer, which is in fact, the completion of the procedure.

What is the cost of IVF in Greece?

The individualized care, depending on the therapy protocol used in each case, results in cost differentiation. There is usually a steady cost that includes all the required procedures involved in a fertilization process, excluding the cost of medication and prenatal testing. The cost of the medical treatment is not included in the steady cost, in most cases, and may vary depending on the dosage that your doctor prescribes. A part of both the medication cost and prenatal testing is covered by a prescription issued by ΕΟΠΥΥ (National Organization of Health Services Provision).

Up to what age can I do IVF?

The process of Medically Assisted Reproduction is allowed up to the age of 50, according to laws 4272/2014, 3305/2005 and 3089/2002 that regulate the operation principles of Units of Medically Assisted Reproduction (M.A.R.).

Is the IVF a painful process?

The exact process itself is not painful; but it creates an emotionally stressful condition for the sexual, family and reproductive life of the couple and the life of the extended family environment. As a result, the presence of a counselor of assisted reproduction is valuable during the fertility efforts since he contributes to the improvement of the couple and the family’s relationships as well as the understanding of the expectations so that a successful result can be achieved.

We are here to answer any questions and discuss with you.

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