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90% of our patients get pregnant. These results place our Reproduction Institute amongst the clinics with the highest success rate in Spain, above the average published by the Spanish Fertility Society.
Our Institute is integrated in a prestigious hospital complex with highly specialised facilities, which allows us to have access to the best embryology lab with the most precise, controlled and advanced technology and facilities. Our excellent lab and the vast experience of our embryologists enable us to perform all the fertility techniques available on the market with a high rate of success. All treatments are carried out at well prepared facilities with perfectly qualified healthcare staff.
The medical team is made up of professionals who are experts in assisted reproduction, with vast experience and knowledge, in-service training at international facilities and entirely dedicated to fertility. The patients are always treated by a specialist gynaecologist, who will deal with your case in a personalised manner.
Also, we offer fertility preservation techniques such as vitrification of oocytes with high assurance of success to women who wish to postpone their motherhood.
Endometriosis is the appearance of endometrial tissue, which is the inner layer of the uterus, in other places. Endometriosis causes inflammation in the affected tissues (Fallopian tube, ovary, uterus muscle, etc.); hence it can affect fertility in a significant manner.
Endometriosis requires a highly specific clinical management. It should not be performed by any specialist. It must be treated by a gynaecologist who is an expert in fertility, with specific training and highly experienced in the surgical treatment of endometriosis, as well as in the postoperative management and fertility treatment.
LOW RESPONSE UNIT
The age of women undergoing fertility treatments is ever increasing. This fact combined with the presence of some pathology that affect a woman's fertility, make the ovarian reserve to be greatly diminished. In these cases, the number of good quality ova, i.e., those that can generate a viable embryo is very low.
Our Unit is highly experienced in performing in vitro fertilisation cycles in this kind of cases. Our specialist gynaecologists study each case carefully, and then perform ovarian stimulation with the medication and specific checks to optimise the ovarian response and obtain the best possible quality ova. The treatment of the ova at our top quality embryology laboratory obtains high rates of fertilisation and a proportion of high-quality embryos higher than the published average.
REPEATED MISCARRIAGES UNIT
Repeated miscarriage cases require a thorough and comprehensive study of the couple by a specialised unit.
It is advisable that a gynaecologist expert in infertility caused due to repeated miscarriages heads the study. Couples who have suffered prior miscarriages need a specialist accustomed to these kinds of issues, who may directly and specifically order all the necessary diagnostic tests to arrive at a diagnosis, as accurately and as quickly as possible. On the other hand, handling these kinds of cases requires coordination of several specialists, such as endocrinologists, haematologists, geneticists, immunologists, radiologists, etc., and a gynaecologist expert in fertility should lead all the diagnostic process and the therapeutic project as efficiently as possible.
Our Unit offers all the genetic studies available on the market. In some cases, women and their partners require genetic studies and counselling. Based on the merits of each case, our fertility specialist will recommend specific genetic tests to parents, fluorescent in-situ hybridisation test in sperm, genetic compatibility test or genetic studies in the embryo, etc.
It is quite common for couples facing a fertility problem have a hormonal or endocrinological problem associated to it. Our specialists will handle each case in a specialised manner, and provide specific treatment as appropriate, aimed at improving the clinical condition of the patient and her partner, and therefore to get pregnant.
ANDROLOGY AND MALE HEALTHCARE UNIT
Our gynaecologists, working in a friendly and coordinated manner with the urologists specialising in Andrology, are trained to deal with all issues affecting a male. There are frequent cases wherein very specific studies and treatments of the male are needed, in an integrated manner and along with that of the women. These kinds of cases require a highly specialised unit led by professionals with a high degree of knowledge and experience.
- Dr. José Luis García Benítez
Director - Reproduction Institute
- Dr. Victoria Rey Caballero
Medical Director - Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Gynaecologic Oncology Unit
- Dr. José Lara Gallego
Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology Specialist
- Ms. Cristina Moya de Alarcón
Embryologist, Head - Embryology Lab
- Ms. Victoria Hurtado de Mendoza Acosta
Embryologist, Quality Control In charge of the Assisted Reproduction Lab
- Ms. Beatriz Valenzuela Díaz
- Ms. Miriam Rodríguez Burgos
- Artificial Insemination
- Sperm Microinjection
Inject sperm into the egg cell of an embryo
- Embryo Selection
Allows you to conceive in cases where prior treatment cycles have failed, or when you want to transfer a single embryo in the uterus
- Advanced Sperm Selection
Used before the sperm microinjection, to improve the pregnancy rate in the event of severe sperm disorders
- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
The Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), is an advanced prenatal diagnosis method that is performed in the embryo before it is transferred to the uterus. Our department has in-depth experience in performing this technique. The technique requires performing an in vitro fertilisation cycle via intracytoplasmic sperm injection. A single cell is extracted from each embryo obtained through micromanipulation, a careful method that does not cause embryonic damage. Then a genetic analysis of the extracted cells is carried out. Thus, it is possible to know the status of each one of the conceived embryos so that only those that not affected are transferred to the uterus. (PGD) is indicated when the couple has the possibility to transmit genetic-based illness to their offspring. It is also indicated in some cases of repeated miscarriage of prior IVF cycles with no success.
- Egg Donation or Oocyte Donation
- Sperm Donation
- Embryo Adoption
- Fertility Preservation
Vitrification of eggs: it is used to store the eggs, mainly owing to two reasons:
1) Prior to receiving any treatment that puts the ovary at risk (Surgery or Chemotherapy)
2) To delay fertility
Sperm Vitrification: Similar to in the case of eggs
Testicular biopsy vitrification: it is employed in cases where sperm cannot be obtained through ejaculation and the urologist has to perform a biopsy of the testicle.
- Comprehensive Diagnosis of the Couple
At the Assisted Reproduction Unit of Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón- Women Care, our professionals are well aware of the significance of a fertility problem in a couple. Therefore, our care is aimed at making a comprehensive complete and directed diagnosis of both members of the couple as quickly as possible. The speed of the results and the realisation of tests lowers the level of anxiety that couples having difficulty conceiving often suffer. The aim of our specialists is to make a comprehensive approach of the couple, ranging from the diagnosis of their problem to its treatment.
- Psychological Support
During the testing process and while undergoing treatments women and their partners may require specialised psychological treatment. Our gynaecologists are specialised in handling the several emotional and psychological issues that affect patients at all times, and often support from your reproduction specialist doctor is enough to resolve them. But sometimes, the support of a specialist psychologist is needed who will work in line with the patients gynaecologist for a good progress of their problem
- Compatibility Test
Increasingly often, compatibility test of the parents is being performed before undergoing fertility treatments. This test, which requires a genetic study of the blood from both parents, detects more than 300 genetic mutations in both members of the couple. Sometimes, although both parents are healthy, and there is no record in the family, they can still be carriers of genetic diseases which when meet the related gene from the partner, give birth to a sick child. The only way to detect this condition, is through this genetic analysis of blood.