Garavelas Medical Group
Infertility clinic in Athens, Greece

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About Garavelas Medical Group

Garavelas Medical Group is an experienced infertility clinic in Athens, Greece. The group are at the forefront of human reproductive medicine and boast a team of scientists and clinicians that provide invaluable IVF services such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), natural cycle IVF, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI), time-lapse embryo-culture, blastocyst culture, micro-TESE and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Based at Iaso Maternity Hospital – Institute of Life, this site accommodates one of Europe’s most advanced Assisted Reproduction Centres and was created within “IASO’’, the top Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinics in Greece.

A leading fertility expert

Trained in Rome and Athens, Dr. Athanasios Garavelas, MD, MSc, MMSC, Phd, is a consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician specialising in assisted reproduction and reproductive endocrinology. With 10 years’ experience in the field, he has extensive experience in gynaecological surgery, laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy and IVF, particularly in cases of high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Garavelas is now the Medical Director of the Garavelas Medical Group.

Dr. Garavelas has a Master’s degree from the University of Athens in Reproductive-Regenerative Medicine and a second Master’s degree in High Risk Pregnancy, also from the University of Athens. As a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), he is committed to keeping his knowledge and skills fully up-to-date in line with the highest international standards.

Both in his work for the Greek national health system and in his private practice, Dr. Garavelas has devoted his professional life to helping couples achieve their dreams of becoming a family. Combining his high levels of training with a holistic approach, his practice is based on providing safe, individualised, evidence-based treatment supported by common-sense decisions.

Dr. Garavelas speaks Greek, English, French and Italian.


Dr. Garavelas is the Scientific Co-ordinator for international patients at the Institute of Life (IOLIFE) at the Gynaecological and Obstetric Clinic (IASO) in Athens, Greece. It is one of the largest and most advanced Assisted Reproduction Units in Greece, and the only unit of its kind in the country to gain Temos certification status.

In 2020, the Institute of Life - IASO received “Certified Verification of Statistical Measurements and Clinical Efficacy Indicators”, which represents recognition of the clinic’s fantastic results and impressive success rates. The Institute of Life - IASO also received the “Excellence Leading IVF Specialists” award in 2020 by the Global Excellence Awards. As well as presenting Garavelas Medical Group with this award, Global Health and Pharma (GHP) has also written a praising article about the world-renown IVF facility titled ‘Happy Families’.

Treatments available

Egg donation in Greece

IOLIFE-IASO Assisted Reproduction Clinic in Athens is able to offer egg donation in line with Greek legislation. All donors are aged less than 35 years old and are extensively screened to rule out any medical or genetic problems. Recipients are exclusively allocated at least 7-8 eggs. Any spare embryos belong to the recipient and are frozen to be used at a later stage, either in the case of an unsuccessful result or to ensure genetic siblings following a birth.

The egg donation program at IOLIFE-IASO is extremely efficient with pregnancy rates of more than 80%. There are no waiting lists for egg donation and the clinic can search its database to find the most compatible choice for a recipient within 24 hours of a request.

International patients

IOLIFE-IASO welcomes patients from the UK and the rest of the world seeking fertility treatment.

Treatment is always tailored to the need of the individual and patients are supported throughout their time in Athens in an environment that is comfortable and relaxing in order to achieve the best possible results.

For more information complete the online contact form, email [email protected] or call 44 (0)2033184648.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • French
  • Italian


Liability insurance  : No


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Contact details

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Email: [email protected]

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