What does it mean The Best IVF Clinic or Agency or Bank?
Being recognized with the IVF AWARD is beneficial not only for the fertility centres themselves. It is also a guiding beacon for fertility patients who are willing to travel in search of the best IVF treatment in the world.
By “best” we mean clinics, agencies and egg banks that have positive feedback from patients, best clinic reviews, offer outstanding customer-centred approach and perform best treatment in their field.
Best IVF Clinics of 2019
The best IVF clinics and IVF banks of 2019 have been revealed. The clinics which excel in the field of assisted reproduction have been given the IVF CLINIC AWARD 2019 in the following eight categories:
- Personalized Treatment
- Customer Service & Communications
- Intimacy & Care
- IVF PGD/PGS Program
- IVF Program
- Egg Donation Program
The IVF BANK AWARD 2019 has gone to the Egg Bank of the Year – First Egg Bank. See the full list of winners and their overviews below:
Personalized Treatment – The clinic’s motto is “We don’t work with patients, we work with people and families.” UR Vistahermosa offers a range of services that make patients feel they benefit from personalized treatment:
- 24/7 International Department and services of nutritionists and psychologists, offering support from day one;
- doctors and nurses are available in the clinic 24/7, not on call like in other clinics,
- accommodation and transport can be arranged at no extra cost to ensure patients have a stress-free experience,
- in-house pharmacy. We are also able to send medication directly to patients’ home address.
UR Vistahermosa medical professionals also offer private consultations for patients in their home countries. The doctors travel to their hometowns for a 1st consultation and offer Skype consultations in the evenings/weekends – all that to assist patients outside their working hours.
Customer Service & Communications – IVF Spain excels in communication with patients through their entire fertility journey. From the moment a patient is looking for a fertility solution at home, through patient meetings, until ongoing pregnancy with close follow-up even after they have completed treatment. Patients are provided extra services: free taxi transfers from/to the airport or partnerships with nearby hotels. In order to alleviate the fears of going abroad for treatment, IVF Spain organizes patient meetings. A personal assistant follows the patient’s entire treatment and is in touch with them on a daily basis if necessary, in the patient’s native language. The clinic facilities match the clinic’s philosophy of putting the patient first: quiet private areas and “spa-like” settings are available to patients.
Intimacy & Care – Enhancing patient experience. The vast majority of the clinic’s patients travel from abroad. That is why the clinic’s priority is to provide them with a safe environment, not only in terms of human support but also through the latest technologies: GERI Plus for Time-Lapse, Gidget™ robotic system for sample tracking, success rates and quality certifications like ISO9001:2015 & UNE179009:2013, in-house laboratories, 24/7 helpline, and online support.
The entire clinic has been Feng Shui-designed with the aim to provide an intimate and calming environment for the patients. IVF Spain has 4 private waiting rooms where patients can discuss their treatment in privacy or with their coordinator. There are also 7 private recovery rooms where patients can rest before and after their embryo transfer or egg retrieval. Personal coordinators are fully trained to provide emotional support for any difficulties a patient may face during the treatment.
IVF PGD/PGS Program – The clinic offers full Preimplantation Genetic Testing with 3 modalities: PGT-A (PGT for Aneuploidy), PGT-M (PGT for Monogenetic diseases), PGT-SR (PGT for Structural Rearrangement). The PGT cycles are done in the genetics laboratories, located in the facilities of the Reproduction Unit which allows a perfect interaction between all the professionals involved (gynaecologists, embryologists, and geneticists). Biopsy at blastocyst stage and new techniques of massive sequencing (NGS) combined together allow higher success rates higher than the standard rates. The clinic’s team has implemented NGS technology (Next Generation Sequencing) of massive sequencing and biopsy by laser, both in morula and blastocyst stage. Patients can also benefit from the detection of chromosomal abnormalities (type CNV: Copy Number Variation) of small size.
A big thank you. This was the only clinic where guaranteed euploid fresh embryos in the same cycle, without the necessity to freeze them.
Feedback from a UR Vistahermosa’s patient
IVF Program – The newest addition to the clinic’s offer is the IVF+PGD package which has shown to improve pregnancy rates from 11.5% in women over 40 to about 50% when performing PGD. When patients decide to do PGD, the IVF price is discounted. The success rates ProcreaTec reports are always indicative of first embryo transfer (vs. cumulative) and they only report clinical pregnancy rates (gestational sac and heartbeat). The clinic is proud of the pregnancy rates higher than the Spanish national average:
- for women under 35 = 61.1%
- women aged 35-39 = 47.2%
- women aged 40 and above = 33.3%.
ProcreaTec’s recommendations for treatment are always based on patient’s individual circumstances in order to improve their chances of success. The clinic’s pregnancy rates are audited and verified by the Spanish Fertility Society and are published on the Spanish Fertility Society website.
Egg Donation Program – What makes the ED Program different at Clinica Tambre? The clinic has the first in-house egg and sperm bank in Spain, there are no waiting lists, the egg donor DNA is carefully stored and grouped according to blood type and extensive selection of phenotypes. What’s worth noticing, Clinica Tambre has one of the lowest multiple pregnancy rates of Spain, thanks to single-embryo-transfer protocol that minimizes the risk for the patient and the baby. The success rates reported by the clinic are over the Spanish and European average. They are the only private fertility clinic in Madrid with a recognised Healthcare Ethics Committee which ensures the ethical practice in an evidence-based manner and multi-disciplinary decisions to work towards maintaining high success rates using ethical and non-risky treatments.
Innovations – Besides having the most advanced incubation equipment, Clinica Tambre stands out with their reliable security technology used for handling biological samples. The clinic also uses specialized facial biometric recognition software, Fenomatch, to ensure the resemblance between the egg donor and the egg recipient which legally required by the Spanish legislation. Tambre was the first IVF clinic in Madrid to use such a solution. This way they can select a donor that most resembles the recipient mother. The whole matching takes just a few seconds: donors are sorted by facial resemblance and the one with the highest matching score is selected.
Fenomatch is available to all patients who decide to have treatment at Tambre. The technology has been receiving very positive feedback from both patients and clinic staff who are happy to inform the patients that the maximum effort was put to make sure their baby will look like them.
IVF BANK AWARD 2019 – First Egg Bank is not an ordinary egg bank. They offer patients not only a broad choice of egg donors but also a list of worldwide IVF clinics where patients can have treatment using oocytes from First Egg Bank. Their offer includes online egg donor database, anonymous and open ID egg donors, the possibility of embryo creation, VIP egg donors choice; availability of fresh egg donors, ready to travel for egg retrieval to the patient’s clinic; guarantee policy and compensation scheme.
Best IVF clinics of 2017
The fourth edition of IVF CLINIC AWARD 2017 has come to an end. We have received many applications from top IVF clinics in the world, best IVF agencies and best Egg Banks offering some of the top IVF and Egg Donation programs worldwide.
The IVF CLINIC AWARDS 2017 were given in nine categories to infertility centres and egg banks that receive positive feedback from patients and are considered by our experts the best clinics to have fertility treatment. The winning clinics have proved that their offer and services are characterized by complexity, efficiency, patient-oriented approach and innovative methods of infertility therapy.
The EggDonationFriends jury panel carefully studied and assessed each application and selected the winners in each category:
- IVF Agency of the Year
- Egg Bank of the Year
- Intimacy & Care
- IVF PGD/PGS Program
- IVF Program
- Personalized Treatment
- Customer Service & Communications
- Egg Donation Program
Top 9 Best IVF clinics in the world – 2017
Medistella – IVF Agency of the Year
Due to many years of experience in the infertility field, the specialists at Medistella are able anticipate patients’ needs and questions, going that extra mile to make the treatment as smooth as possible. Brilliant cusomter service, professional and patient friendly approach on IVF treatment process make them stand out.
First Egg Bank – Egg Bank of the Year – First Egg Bank caters for the needs of all donor egg recipients. Its offer include biomaterial (donor eggs & sperm) from identifiable and anonymous donors since it is known that each country may have different legislation norms related to donor anonymity.
Invimed – Intimacy & Care – Invimed brand is based on security. The clinic has implemented Ferti Proof security system that works with a codes assigned to couples diagnosed and treated at the clinic. The uniques identifiers contain complete information about the type and stage of the treatment. Ferti Proof is also ntegrated with cell labelling system which ensure total safety at every step of the treatment.
Instituto Bernabeu – IVF PGD/PGS Program – The clinic specialises in genetic testing of the intended parents and PGD/PGS embryo testing. The embryo biopsies are analysed in the molecular biology laboratory at Instituto Bernabeu in order to find out if the embryos are free of any genetic disorder. The aim of the fertility specialists at Instituto Bernabeu is to transfer only healthy and viable embryos that will lead to a healthy pregnancy.
iVF Riga – IVF Program – the IVF Program at the clinic is accompanied by a number of methods which help improve IVF results and increase the chances of pregnancy, for instance assisted embryo hatching, PICSI, blastocyst culture or EmbryoScope (the first new generation incubator used by the Baltic countries clinic).
Assisting Nature – Innovations – The IVF clinic from Greece does not cease to innovate. The clinic’s state-of-the-art Embryological Laboratory operates in class I Clean Room environment using IVF Witnessing for all procedures. Some of the innovations at Assisting Nature include quality control within the laboratory that strictly adheres to ISO standards and laboratory parameters such as temperature, gas concentrations and ph levels that are controlled daily. Quality control and management systems, with continuous monitoring and alarm systems over SMS and e-mail guarantee uninterrupted optimal culture conditions for the patients’ embryos.
Reprogenesis – Personalized Treatment – recognized for considering each patient case individually and cooperating with medical facilities and physicians outside the Czech Republic. All this to make sure the patients are also supported in their home country while undergoing treatment at Reprogenesis.
GYNEM fertility clinic – Customer Service & Communications – GYNEM’s team is highly experiences in customer services. Every single patient is allocated their own personal cooridinator who assists them from the moment of arrival to their departure from Prague. The communication with patients is fast and efficient. The coordinator sat GYNEM speak Englih, German, Serbian, French, Russian, Spanish and Italian.
IVF Spain – Egg Donation Program – the clinic has excellent Egg Donor Management which allows for quick, personalized phenotype matching. The unique feature of the ED Program at IVF Spain is the guarantee of embryos or blastocysts (not only egg guarantee). The cumulative pregnancy success rate per ED cycle is 93%.
Congratulations to all winners! EggDonationFriends believe that the recognition gained by IVF CLINIC AWARD 2017 will help the clinics to motivate them to maintaining and constantly improving their services to realise dreams of more patients to come.
Top 8 IVF clinics in the world – 2016
The IVF AWARD 2016 was given in eight categories to infertility centres and egg/sperm banks that are considered by patients and our experts the best places for IVF in the world – they have showed that they are characterized by complexity of their offer, efficiency, focus on the patient and innovations in fertility treatment.
The winners of the IVF CLINIC AWARD 2016 were:
- Instituto Bernabeu – the Spain-based institute was awarded IVF Agency of the Year in recognition of its high ethical standards practiced in doctors’ daily work.
- First Egg Bank – this Belgian egg bank has one of the broadest offers of frozen eggs from donors of various phenotypes and egg donors ready immediately for fresh cycle. Apart from that, the bank offers cryoshipment of biomaterials such as oocytes or sperm samples.
- Ferticentro IVF Spain – this Portuguese clinic has won the hearts of patients and EggDonationFriends experts by their out-of-the-box approach to patient intimacy & care. The clinic accepts single women and same sex parents and exhibits exceptional commitment of its staff.
- British Cyprus IVF Hospital – recognized by EggDonationFriends for their IVF Program where if the pregnancy is not achieved after 3 IVF egg donation cycles, the hospital refunds the treatment costs borne by the patient.
- Assisting Nature – the IVF clinic from Greece was awarded for its innovative solutions in IUI, ICSI, time-lapse embryo culture and many others.
- ReproGenesis – awarded last year for Personalized Treatment. The clinic’s focus on the patients’ needs bears fruit in better treatment results.
- Barcelona IVF – the Spanish clinic was awarded for high quality customer service and communication standards. Having on board an impressive number of staff (customer service and midwifes) the centre provides smooth and flawless doctor-patient communication and care.
- IVF Spain – was awarded in two categories: for best Egg Donation program and affordable, low-risk and accurate PGD/PGS services. The doctors’ motto is “minimal harm to the embryo.”
To find affordable and efficient fertility treatment, you can browse the most popular IVF destinations in Europe and choose the best place for IVF in the world that suits your needs and budget. The more thought and research you put into the selecting and analyzing the clinics’ offer, the more relaxed you might feel during the entire treatment process.
If your decision is well-thought-out and well-researched, you may feel more calm about your future fertility treatment journey.
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