About IVF Athens Center:
Located just a few miles from Athens's International Airport, IVF Athens Center is one of the most experienced, technologically advanced and successful fertility clinics in Greece. The chief gynaecologists/obstetricians, embryologists and anesthesiologists of the clinic have been working together since the very first day of its operation in 2007, while the founders of IVF Athens Center have managed more than 10,000 cycles of IVF/ICSI and over 18,000 insemination treatment cycles over the last 20 years.
IVF Athens Center’s embryology laboratory applies cutting-edge technologies that improve embryo quality including all the latest pre-genetic screening techniques as well as in “freeze-all” (vitrification) protocols, which are associated with significantly improved success rates, especially in women over 35 years old. Among others, the laboratory is proud to use a state-of-the-art EmbryoScope that results in improved embryo quality and, consequently, in higher success rates.
All listed egg donors are up to 30 years old with at least one natural conception/birth. There is no waiting list for donations and all information concerning the donor is kept strictly confidential, in accordance with the Greek law.
Patients can choose a donor by specific characteristics (height, weight, hair/eyes/skin color, compatibility with the patient’s/couples’ blood type) that match the desired profile. Before joining the procedure of egg retrieval, donors undergo clinical and laboratory tests. The clinic performs additional tests recommended by ESHRE, including a full review of personal and family medical history, physical examination, genetic screening (for 30 genetic diseases), Karyotype, Fragile X Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, testing for infectious diseases and mental health screening.
The clinic operates a fully organized International Patients Unit, which provides personalized care from the very first contact through the completion of the treatment. Each patient is serviced by an experienced coordinator (Chief Listening Officer) in order to ensure a smooth, relaxing experience. As part of this service, the patient may start the treatment at home (have her local gynaecologist/obstetrician do the monitoring according to our instructions). The Chief Listening Officer will guide her in regard to the preliminary tests, how to take the medication, when she should be monitored, etc. The patient/couple will need to fly in Greece only for the egg collection procedure and the embryo transfer.
The interested patient/couple can have a - free, without any commitment - confidential discussion with Dr. Athanassiou either via Skype or by Phone.