Girexx is a modern fertility clinic in Girona, Spain. They use the very latest developments and techniques available to provide childless couples with treatments and services such as IMSI (intra-cytoplasmic morphologically-selected sperm injection), egg donation, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), ovulation induction (OI), frozen embryo transfer, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and artificial insemination.
If you have a dream ... Girexx can help you
When a couple decides to have a child is a very intimate and important moment, which they look forward to. But when this desire is not realised, this turns to anxiety and sorrow.
Even if you are over 35, if you have failed to get pregnant after trying for a year or more, put yourself in the hands of the infertility experts at Girexx, where they use all the very latest developments in fertility treatment and laboratory techniques.
After a thorough and personalised study into your case, Girexx will discover the cause of your infertility problems and can offer the best treatment to try to solve your problem.
Each year we understand more about the complex biological process involved in human reproduction in its various stages, such as fertilisation and embryo implantation. A few years ago it was unthinkable to provide a solution to some fertility problems, but assisted reproductive techniques have improved exponentially in recent years and consequently success rates at Girexx have risen dramatically.
The Girexx clinic for infertility treatment in Girona, Spain
The facilities at Girexx ensure your stay will be comfortable and enjoyable. Based on the latest research they have created light and space to produce a welcoming ambiance conducive to your comfort and providing the relaxation and tranquility that you need at all times.
In addition to the comfortable environment, the clinic is equipped with the latest technology, which ensures the best results, high success rates and patient satisfaction.
Infertility treatments at Girexx in Spain
In the last fifteen years there has been huge progress in our understanding of the biology of reproduction. Therapy and laboratory techniques used today are new and constantly improving. Each year we discover new data regarding the complex biological process of human reproduction at different stages, such as fertilisation and embryo implantation.
During your first visit it is necessary to perform a basic study of infertility through a complete gynaecological examination: gynaecologic ultrasound, hormone analysis, and sperm count. If you have had similar tests previously you should bring any results to avoid repetition.
With the test results the gynaecologist will have all the information needed to diagnose the causes of infertility and can offer the couple the most appropriate treatment to achieve pregnancy.
Assisted reproduction techniques
This treatment is intended to resolve minor disruptions of the menstrual cycle. Hormonal treatment is administered in low doses, and ovarian stimulation achieved with ultrasound. The treatment charts the most fertile days of the patient, corresponding with the best chance of conception.
Conjugal artificial insemination (CAI)
The objective of this technique is to increase to the chances of pregnancy by stimulating the menstrual cycle and improving the characteristics of the semen. The gynaecologist stimulates the ovaries by means of vaginal ultrasound. When ovulation occurs the insemination is scheduled. That day the laboratory takes a semen sample and selects the best quality spermatozoa, which is deposited in the uterine cavity through a very simple process and without any discomfort. This can all be performed in the same consultation, immediately after which you can be discharged.
This is similar to CAI, differing by use of a sample of frozen semen from the sperm bank. The sperm can is processed in the laboratory in order to select the best quality spermatozoa, which is deposited in the uterine cavity. This technique is ideal for couples suffering from:
When the cause of infertility is a lack of quality of eggs or the inability to obtain them, the only way to achieve pregnancy is egg donation.
The egg donation programme at Girexx began in 1983 to help couples where it is impossible to obtain eggs from the woman herself. The most common causes are:
Congenital or acquired absence of ovaries
Chromosomal abnormalities that are transmitted to offspring and are not candidates for PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)
Lack of ovarian stimulation
Repeated IVF failure
Repeated failure of embryo implantation
Patients who have had repeated abortions are not candidates for egg donation.
IMSI is a pioneering technique performed regularly in very few centres worldwide. Up to now, the embryologist selected spermatozoa for intracitoplasmatic injection only by observing their shape and mobility. IMSI, through its digitalised amplification capacity (the size of the spermatozoon is amplified 10,000 times), provides a much more detailed image of the shape of the spermatozoa and of their nucleus morphology . By doing this, a better sperm selection can be carried out so that those that are used for the intracitoplasmatic injection are potentially better to generate good quality viable embryos.
A number of studies suggest that the pregnancy rate can increase and the miscarriage risk can be reduced if sperm are selected with IMSI.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is indicated for couples with various causes of infertility such as
The IVF process has several stages:
The Embryos that are not used are frozen for future use in case there is no pregnancy, or to provide you with a second pregnancy.
As well as providing a backup in case the first cycle of IVF is unsuccessful, this treatment may also be used by patients entering the embryo donation program. Before the transfer the woman will receive a simple hormonal treatment. The embryos are unfrozen prior to transfer and remain for a few hours in cultivation; not all embryos survive the unfreezing process. The transfer of embryos is a quick and painless process, for which there is no need for anesthesia. After the transfer the patient can be discharged after about 20 minutes, although they should take things easy for the following 12 days, when they should test positive for pregnancy.
This technique is used in those patients whose cause of infertility is due to not being able to obtain viable embryos themselves. They receive frozen embryos from couples who have undergone IVF and have authorised the donation because they have satisfied their own needs.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a technique that, in combination with in vitro fertilisation, allows diagnosis of genetic diseases or chromosomal imbalances in embryos before transfer.