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Serum IVF Clinic in Greece Offering Patients the Highest Standards of Fertility Care

By Kai Wade - Director of Communications & Social Media | June 12th, 2015

The renowned fertility doctors at Serum IVF are leaders in the field of reproductive medicine — who are committed to a focused, patient-centered treatment approach. The extensive experience combined with advanced technology enables the fertility specialists at Serum IVF Clinic to help patients around the globe reach parenthood.

The exceptional team of embryologists at the fertility clinic in Athens has earned a reputation for meticulous work, safe treatment approaches and high standards of fertility care. The fertility center accommodates patients’ diverse needs with an array of diagnostic and treatment options, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), tandem IVF cycle, sperm and egg donation. The clinic also offers advanced embryology procedures such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and testicular sperm extraction (TESE). 

Premier Egg Donation Treatment in Greece

Serum IVF Clinic is now offering the most prominent egg donation program in Greece — with success rates over 58 percent. The infertility treatment center takes great pride in offering intended parents a large pool of magnificent, gorgeous, proven young donors aged 18-30, originally from Greece, Poland, Ukraine and other countries.

As required by the Greek law and in compliance with the HFEA guidelines, donors must undergo physical examination, tests for sexually transmitted diseases (AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.), as well as genetic screening to exclude the possibility of inheritable diseases.

Trending News — What You Should Know About IVF

Leading IVF Fertility Specialists, Dr. Xavier Santamaria, provides the key fertility facts every couple should know before considering IVF:

  1. IVF can be performed with donor eggs or donor sperm. Dr. Santamaria states, "For some, the hope of having children is diminished by unforeseeable circumstances, such as developing cancer or finding out that you or your partner have low ovarian reserve or low sperm count. For others, conceiving naturally might never have been an option, or they may have left it too late. In certain situations, fertility clinics offer donor conception, which uses sperm, eggs or embryos donated by someone else for your fertility treatment. The use of donor eggs and sperm is becoming more common, and thousands of babies are born each year using this approach."

  2. IVF using frozen embryos is just as successful as fresh embryos. Dr. Santamaria states, "It is commonly believed that freezing may to weaken the eggs or falter their performance. This is a myth. At IVI we recently conducted a study which confirmed that implanting frozen eggs during IVF is just as successful as implanting fresh eggs when it comes to assisting the pregnancy cycle. We hope that this will reassure women who are considering freezing their eggs, or have already done so, that frozen eggs are just as valuable and fresh ones.”

  3. You are more likely to achieve a twin pregnancy through IVF than natural pregnancy. "It's true. Only 3% per cent of spontaneous pregnancies result in the birth of twins, compared to pregnancies assisted by reproduction treatments, such as IVF or egg donation, where it can be up to 33% per cent. This is because fertility clinics will often use a process called double embryo transfer when carrying out IVF, as traditionally, it was deemed to increase the chances of pregnancy,” states Dr. Santamaria.

  4. Being overweight can negatively impact the success rates of IVF. "It is common knowledge that being overweight can affect a woman's chances of conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby. This is because too much body weight can cause hormonal imbalances and problems with ovulation, such as poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Another recent study conducted by IVI has revealed that obese women not only have a lower chance of conceiving, but also have a lower IVF success rate compared to women of a more normal weight and higher risk of miscarriage, as they are likely to develop an abnormal embryo metabolism," states Dr. Santamaria.

  5. IVF success rates are significantly high. Dr. Santamaria states "When discussing fertility treatments with a patient, many express their concerns about IVF success rates, which is measured by the percentage of all IVF procedures which result in pregnancy. What many don't realize is that over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the advancement in IVF technology, and subsequently the chances of falling pregnant have greatly improved."

To learn more about fertility treatment, contact an IVF Doctor near you.


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