Infertility – Assisted Reproduction Techniques
We are pioneers and a leading national center in the study and treatment of reproductively challenged couples. We offer advice and leading-edge techniques as well as a wide experience in fertility surgery and subsequent monitoring of pregnancy and delivery.
In vitro fertilisation/ICSI:
- It is the process by which the eggs are fertilized outside the woman’s body with the aim to generate embryos that will be later transferred to the future mother’s uterus. It is the most effective reproduction technique with success rates of around 50-60 percent. It is recommended when other techniques have failed and also in couples facing major fertility challenges (severe alterations of seminal fluid, Fallopian tube obstruction, ovarian disorders such as endometriosis…).
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis:
- It is the study of the DNA of the embryos obtained in an in vitro fertilization prior to their implantation. Its aim is to select the healthy embryos and discard those that might carry any genetic disease, thus guaranteeing healthy babies. It is indicated in couples that are carriers of genetic mutations (Huntington’s Chorea, cystic fibrosis, Marfan syndrome, fragile X syndrome…), in couples with a history of repeated miscarriages, advanced age o with a history of high rate failure in other fertility treatments.
Fertility preservation for men and women:
- Patients with severe diseases such as cancer who are subject to aggressive treatments can lose their reproductive capacity. There are several treatments that can help preserve their fertility. With males, it is sperm cryopreservation, with women, the cryopreservation of ovarian tissue, embryos or eggs.
Indicated for the fertility preservation of cancer patients risking the loss of ovarian function due to oncologic therapy.
Also indicated for healthy women who wish to postpone motherhood.