Infertility treatments available at Iakentro in Greece
Insemination may be the first step for infertility treatment. The method is simple and affordable. The success rate in homologous insemination reaches 10-15%, while in cases of heterologous insemination, the rate is higher (~25%).
IVF is currently the usual choice of infertility treatment when other, simpler methods of assisted reproduction have been unsuccessful. ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) is a type of IVF with micro-fertilisation. It is indicated in cases of male infertility and may be combined with TESE or FNA (testicular sperm extraction - fine needle aspiration).
The Iakentro andrology unit offers both diagnosis and treatment of male infertility, which may be caused by idiopathic
insufficiency of the germinal epithelium; varicocele; infections of auxiliary
glands; chromosomal abnormalities... read more about male infertility.
The Iakentro oocyte donation programme was established in 1989, when they achieved the first pregnancy from oocyte donation in Greece, which resulted in the birth of full-term twins. Read more about egg donation in Greece.
Sperm donation is the only solution in cases when the treatment of male infertility (IUI, ICSI, FNA, TESE) cannot be applied. Sperm donors, 18-35 years of age, are examined by an Internal Medicine Physician and are subject to a number of laboratory tests. Sperm samples are frozen and are released after a period of 6 months only after the donor is re-examined for transmitted diseases.