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The Center for the Study of Reproduction (CER SANTANDER in Spain) provides a range of infertility and assisted reproduction treatments including: in vitro fertilisation, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, sperm microinjection, testicular sperm aspiMore about the clinic >
The Center for the Study of Reproduction (CER SANTANDER in Spain) provides a range of infertility and assisted reproduction treatments including: in vitro fertilisation, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, sperm microinjection, testicular sperm aspiration, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and egg donation.
The Center for the Study of Reproduction (CER SANTANDER) opened its doors in 1997. The clinic was headed by Dr Carmen Ochoa whose extensive experience in the field of fertility treatment includes leading team that achieved the first test tube baby to be born in a Spanish public hospital.
The team of fertility specialists that collaborates with CER SANTANDER has a wide range of different areas of expertise; this joint action facilitates multidisciplinary specialised fertility treatment.
The Assisted Reproduction Unit CER SANTANDER provides custom monitoring as appropriate, by providing a professional in reproductive medicine, who will be the link between you and the other members of the team.
The Andrology Laboratory at CER SANTANDER performs any type of seminal studies necessary for the correct diagnosis of male infertility factor.
Despite the prevalence of male or female infertility factor there are many situations where reproductive technology can overcome the problems experienced by a couple.
In situations where the male partner has no sperm or ejaculate, or other incompatibility exists, it may be necessary to use sperm from an anonymous donor.
The technique involves subjecting the woman's ovary to follicular stimulation. Follicular puncture is performed under anaesthetic sedation and vaginal ultrasound. The follicular fluid obtained is evaluated by embryologists to extract viable eggs. The eggs are kept in the laboratory under specific environmental conditions before being inseminated with semen.
ICSI is a variant of IVF in which each egg is microinjected with a single sperm under high magnification microscopy to improve their chances of fertilisation.
In cases where the epididymis does not contain any sperm, because of impaired sperm production, the method of TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) may be used. If necessary sperm may be retrieved by MESA (micro-epididymal sperm aspiration), which is performed under general anesthesia. These sperm obtained will be used later for an intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
PGD, or embryo screening, refers to procedures that are performed on embryos prior to implantation in order to screen for specific genetic disease.
There are some situations in which a woman cannot produce eggs, or the eggs are of poor quality, not yielding embryos capable of producing a pregnancy. In these situations, egg donation is the treatment of reproductive choice. Also some hereditary diseases of maternal origin and not solvable with preimplantation genetic diagnosis may be indicators of egg donation treatment.
This is the giving of embryos remaining after one couple's IVF treatment to another person or couple, followed by the placement of those embryos into the recipient woman's uterus to facilitate pregnancy and childbirth in the recipient
The Center for the Study of Reproduction (CER SANTANDER) offers fertility services for gay and lesbian couples.
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80% of women treated by DI (Donor Insemination) achieve pregnancy in a maximum of 4 cycles of treatment.
65% of women undergoing egg donation achieve pregnancy in a maximun of 2 cycles of treatment.
The results are published in the Register of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), which is the register accepts the Health Ministry of the Spanish Government and has the National Quality Award.
All the eggs produced by a donor woman are assigned to the recipient woman. The clinic sends personalised budgets to patients.
The Good Practice Score helps patients to make a more informed choice when considering cross-border reproductive care. Based on the recommendations of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, the Good Practice Score embraces twenty factors which assess the suitability of a clinic for the delivery of services to international patients.
Are treatment protocols at your clinic the same for both foreign and local patients?YES
Is the same information provided to both foreign and local patients?YES
Is the same counselling and support provided to both foreign and local patients?YES
Are the same fees charged to both foreign and local patients?YES
Is the screening of sperm and eggs for sexually transmitted disease and genetic disease the same for both foreign and local patients?YES
Is the payment and compensation to donors the same for both foreign and local donors?YES
Do patients receive clear information about necessary investigations and their cost, about waiting list times and the expected time they will have to spend outside their own country?YES
Are patients given copies of their medical record when they return home?YES
Is counseling and psychological support is available in a language understood by the patients?YES
Are the relevant details of previous investigations and care in the home country requested from all patients?YES
Is the appropriate relevant information given to the patients returning home in order to optimize their care at home?YES
Is a report on the patient's investigations and treatment sent to the patient's physician in the home country or given to the patient to pass on?YES
Does the clinic provide the name of their ombudsman or the person to whom complaints should be directed?NO
Do you comply with the EU tissues directive, with special regard to the screening process and the non-commercialization conditions?YES
Do you contribute data to a national or international register of donors?YES
Is single embryo transfer your sole practice?NO
Do you provide legal advice (or access to legal advice) about local rules governing surrogacy?YES
Do you publish your policy on single versus multiple embryo transfer?YES
Do foreign patients follow the same stimulation protocol as local patients, taking into account age and previous stimulations?YES
When donor oocytes are used, is embryo transfer limited to two embryos?NO
The Internal Quality Manual describes how the Centre consistently provides care to patients satisfaction and meets statutory and regulatory requirements. Internal audit are set up to ensure that the Quality Manual is being monitored.
External quality control for Andrology Lab and external quality control for Assisted Reproduction Lab, of ASEBIR (Society for Biological Reproduction Study).
Fertility Treatment Abroad Good Practice Score: 85%
The following doctors and health professionals work at this clinic:
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