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FIV Center Madrid is a specialised clinic in reproductive medicine. FIV Center was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jose Luis Caballero Diaz. It has always focused principally on reproductive medicine and its application through the most advanced treatments, withoMore about the clinic >
FIV Center Madrid is an infertility clinic in Spain that provides infertility and IVF treatment in Spain for medical tourists from around the world, including patients from the UK.
FIV Center Madrid is a specialised clinic in reproductive medicine. FIV Center was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jose Luis Caballero Diaz.
It has always focused principally on reproductive medicine and its application through the most advanced treatments, without ever forgetting the most important part of the process: you, the person.
At FIV Center, they understand that the problem of infertility has a crucial human aspect, and that treating it does not merely mean a routine application of techniques. The staff at FIV Center understand that each situation is different and deserves special attention. At FIV Center, they are aware of the effects that the discovery of fertility problems can have on the couple in question. It is their aim, therefore, to offer solutions in the shortest possible time, to inform and to attend to the patients in the most personal way possible by resolving their doubts at all times and putting all necessary means, both human and technical, at their disposal. All this is done in an atmosphere of trust and warmth.
FIV Center believe that this is the best and only way to achieve pregnancy and the birth of a healthy child. They provide a professional and familiar atmosphere to provide you with exclusive and personal attention.
The FIV Center philosophy centres on offering high quality service through excellent personal treatment with specific and personalised solutions backed up by leading-edge technology. The starting point of their method is the analysis of the couple during an initial consultation. The resulting diagnosis leads to a specific line of treatment, which is implemented and followed closely by the same doctor who then evaluates the results. Working with the most advanced equipment of its kind, FIV Center can guarantee the best possible results at the lowest levels of risk.
Finally, they emphasize that, unlike other centres, each course of treatment is initiated and completed by the same doctor.
At present, the problem of infertility affects 15-20% of all couples in developed countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies it as an illness, and as such people who suffer from it have the right to treatment.
By Spanish law, all women have the right to access assisted reproduction techniques, irrespective of whether or not they have a partner. Women who do not have a partner and who wish to have a child can therefore use a sperm sample from a donor to achieve pregnancy. The most effective assisted reproduction technique in such cases will be determined in a detailed study of each woman going for treatment.
In many cases, straightforward artificial insemination without any prior treatment is the most suitable course of action.
There are many women who cannot produce eggs due to a loss of ovarian function or who suffer a genetic disease which they could transmit to their children. Why should they be denied of the right to be mothers? There is a solution for them: in vitro fertilization with donated eggs can provide them with the marvellous experience of pregnancy and birth.
For these women the Ovodon Program was launched in 2002. The Ovodon Program is for donors who wish to donate their eggs in a spirit of solidarity to women with fertility problems.
These donors are selected and controlled under the most stringent medical, gynecological, analytical and ultrasound scan conditions. Their background is researched thoroughly to avoid family and personal diseases, both genetic and infectious, which could be passed on through their eggs.
Donation starts with a short treatment of ovarian stimulation, which provides between six and twelve mature eggs per cycle. Scans and hormonal analyses check how well the process is going and determine the best moment for extraction.
Eggs are retrieved through the vagina with the help of a needle guided by ultrasound. This procedure is carried out under sedation, not general anesthetic, and lasts between 10 and 20 minutes. It needs no stitches and leaves no scars, and after 30 minutes the donor can return to normal activity. It is a simple and painless procedure.
Donors must comply with the following for selection to the program:
Egg donation in no way reduces the likelihood of pregnancy for the donor.
If you are sensitive to the problem of infertility and wish to join the program, don’t hesitate to contact FIV Center. They will provide you with all the necessary information to make the right decision. Email FIV Center.
Financial compensation for donors is provided according to the recommendations of the Sociedad de Fertilidad (Fertility Society) and the law governing assisted reproduction.
The possibility of achieving a pregnancy through assisted reproduction techniques varies from couple to couple and ranges from 60% per attempt down to 5% in difficult cases. The age of the woman, the clinical diagnosis and the technique employed are the factors which most influence the results. After years of experience, FIV Center has achieved pregnancy rates comparable to those of the most prestigious international clinics, ranging from 30% to 50% for IVF-ICSI techniques and from 15% to 30% in AIH–AID. Their Ovodon Program has a success rate of 30% - 50%.
Sperm microinjection is a type of IVF carried out in the laboratory which can solve male infertility due to severe sperm pathologies such as low sperm count or mobility, or poor morphology. This technique is also appropriate in cases where poor egg quality is suspected. It consists of injecting a sperm directly into the egg using a microneedle. The treatment for the woman follows the same pattern as with regular IVF, the only change being found in the laboratory process, which is rather more complex.
Briefly, PGD consists of extracting a cell from a developing embryo and analyzing its chromosomes to see if there are genes causing the disease we wish to prevent.
PGD allows us to find those embryos free of chromosome anomalies and genetic mutations. The aim is to ensure a healthy child. It should be pointed out that PGD can only be carried out during the course of an IVF or ICSI cycle. FIV Center are proud to be one of the few laboratories which does not send genetic material out of the clinic for analysis.
Between 1 and 3 embryos : 400€
Between 4 and 6: 800€
From 6 onwards: 1.200€
This includes storage until December of the year when treatment was done. From January, the storage fee is 500€.
|Does the clinic have liability insurance?||Yes|
|What is the limit of indemnity?||1,000,000|
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?NO
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?YES
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?NO
Do you publish your policy on single versus multiple embryo transfer?NO
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 following doctors and health professionals work at this clinic:
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FIV Center Madrid is rated 5 out of 5 from a total of 3 reviews
Better than the UK!
After reading a newspaper article regarding UK citizens travelling abroad for IVF treatment, I decided to look into this further.
I had one unsuccessful IVF ICSI cycle at The Oxford Fertility Clinic in the UK and found the experience to be cold, insensitive and uninformative..... And expensive for not a great, private medical establishment.
I researched many IVF clinics in Spain and communicated with a few, before making my final decision to proceed with making a consultation appointment with the FIV Center in Madrid. It is quite difficult to choose a clinic, as reviews are very limited. This is the reason for making a review to help provide some assurance to others.
My communications were dealt with by Naomi, whose English is excellent and she really made the whole process easy. She explained the treatment in detail and answered all my questions quickly and efficiently.
The clinic has a calming environment, with background music playing, which puts you at ease.
The staff are welcoming and give the impression that they wish to do their upmost for your treatment to succeed.
On the whole, I would recommend anyone visiting the FIV Center. Dr Caballero deals with your case from the first consultation, through to the final transfer. He completely and personally oversees your treatment, including taking the scans and the blood tests. I think this is a superb service, having a small, close team dealing with your case, instead of too many people being involved. No wonder medical records go missing in the UK!?
At no time, did I ever feel uncomfortable at this clinic, even though I was in another country and had no grasp of the Spanish language. All the staff spoke to me in English, which was much appreciated (so thank you all).
I am still awaiting whether there is a positive result from the treatment, but I wanted to do this review, regardless of the result.
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By Maddie on 26-Jul-15
As an update to my previous review for the FIV Center, I was successful with the IVF treatment and had an amazing baby boy in March 2016 :-)
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By Manta on 20-Sep-16
Joy after heartbreak
Dr Caballero and his team are just amazing. From our first contact with Naomi the co-ordinator, until our son was born, the centre have been helpful, kind and courteous. There was never any feeling of stress or worry for our entire stay in Madrid whilst we were having treatment, everyone went out of their way to put us at ease. The clinic on the outskirts of Madrid was easy to reach by public transport and all the staff friendly and efficient. Highly recommend using their services for donor egg treatment and having a relaxing holiday in Spain afterwards.
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By Linda on 23-Nov-16
FIV Center Madrid
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