emBIO Medical Centre: Infertility clinic and IVF treatment in Greece, Athens
At emBIO IVF, they believe the best fertility experience combines compassionate, patient-centered care and leading-edge reproductive technologies. embio Medical Centre in Athens, Greece, was founded in 1997 and since then has offered couples a full range of specialist infertility investigations and treatments.
Their state of the art clinic and laboratories were designed to provide you with a comprehensive and flexible service of the highest standard using the latest assisted conception techniques.
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Interested in infertility treatment abroad in Athens, Greece?
emBIO, the Greek infertility clinic has produced a helpful video about their infertility treatments available in Athens, Greece.
If you are looking to learn more about IVF treatment in Greece you should watch the emBio video.
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IVF success statistics
emBIO boasts one of the highest success rates in Europe. The success rate in 2006 and 2007 in women undergoing IVF with egg donation was 58%. See more emBIO success statistics.
Fertility treatments available at emBIO in Greece
The emBIO Medical Centre offers a most comprehensive range of gynaecological and infertility treatments.
As you would expect, the emBIO clinic provides traditional and standard treatments such as:
Infertility treatment for male and female partners
In vitro fertilisation
New methods in IVF treatment at emBIO Medical Centre
emBIO is at the forefront of infertility developments and methods and they offer the following specialised treatments:
In vitro maturation - this requires no hormone therapy to produce large numbers of mature eggs; instead immature oocytes are retrieved from the women’s ovary and are matured in the lab for 24-48 hours. The main advantage of this procedure is the exclusion of hormonal stimulation drugs or gonadotropins before collection as in a conventional IVF cycle.
Vitrification - a revolutionary new rapid freezing technique for eggs and embryos, which dramatically increases their survival rate. Human eggs have high water content and are therefore extremely fragile and sensitive to all freezing procedures. However, vitrification avoids the damage caused by crystal formation inside the cell increasing dramatically their survival rate.
Sickle-cell anaemia - a condition affecting a small percentage of African-Americans that results in painful, life-threatening blood clotting and infections. The red blood cells have an abnormal oxygen-carrying hemoglobin molecule that can cause the cell to change from its normal disc shape to a sickle shape that can get trapped in small blood vessels.
Assisted hatching - a procedure in which the outer layer of the embryo is either thinned or opened in order to facilitate hatching. In general this is preferred for women above the age of 40 and in patients with repeated implantation failures in IVF cycles.