Interview with Clinical Director of Segrelles IVF

Posted on January 22, 2017 in ,

We are really pleased to chat with the Clinical Director of Segrelles IVF Clinic in La Coruna in Spain.  We hope that you will find the information helpful and perhaps consider it as you make your choices.

Dr. Ramón Vilar interview


In 1984 I started studying medicine with the intention of becoming the best I could in order to help my patients. I had the opportunity during my studies to further my knowledge with work experience in Swiss and German Hospitals (My summers were not about relaxing but being in a hospital in Gynaecology and Obstetrics). I was granted a position as a Swiss resident doctor given by  my fluency in German.

In 1990 I decided to return to Switzerland and on a night shift in between deliveries met Dr, Segrelles and he shared his experiences in the Helvetic Confederation. Prenatal diagnostic scanning, gynaecological endocrinology and fundamentally Assisted Human Reproduction were the areas my attention and professional development were drawn to in Switzerland.

In 1996 I joined the clinic of Dr. Segrelles as it was a leader in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Assisted Human Reproduction in the region. In 2000 I became part of a Project, as a consultant, called “womens health” Unidad de la Mujer, created by Doctors Segrelles and Bayo in the USP Hospital Santa Teresa. I fundamentally dedicated myself to the Assisted Human Reproduction department headed up by Dr Segrelles and seconded by Dr Peramo as Registrar. Thanks to them I learned many of the techniques I use to this day.

In 2003 I continued my work with the ARGGORA’s Women’s Health Unit as a consultant until I assumed the responsibility as Head of Section when Dr Peramo.

Up to 2008, we continued to develop our patient care with outstanding results, whilst maintaining ourselves at the forefront of research. This gave way to aforementioned national awards, research papers, articles and an international patent. In 2008 we continued our services in Assisted Human Reproduction, collaborating an external laboratory.

In 2010 Dr. Segrelles promoted me to Area Head for Assisted Reproduction in his clinic, whilst he provided guidance and advice.

Today we are part of an Assisted Human Reproduction clinic with our own Laboratory, working with highly skilled professionals and the latest generation technology to deliver our services and research in Assisted Human Reproduction. All of this has contributed to numerous births, even in patients at an advanced age, which is our most notable credential.


Spain is one of the top destinations for donor egg treatment especially from the UK and Ireland. Can you explain what makes Spain a perfect destination for fertility treatment?

The Law of Assisted Reproduction in Spain is more permissive with respect to other countries of the European Community

What can Segrelles IVF clinic offer which other clinics don’t and that make it special?

Waiting lists are very short (1-2 months); besides we have packages of accommodation, transportation, etc … we organize everything for you.

Can you tell us how you look after an International patient who comes to your clinic? How do you make the trip less stressful?

Friendly and welcoming city. The ideal place to disconnect from the world, relax, dream and make dreams come true.

Our research tells us that a reason many couples avoid going abroad for IVF is the language barrier. Can you reassure potential patients that this isn’t a problem at Segrelles IVF?

We speak your language (Spanish, English, German and French)

We know that healthy egg donors are very important and that their welfare is considered. How do you do that at Segrelles?

Both own donors and oocyte banks, donors are studied according to the law advised

Finally, please tell us what La Coruna offers patients who come to your clinic for treatment. What should they not miss while they are visiting?

Once our patients received treatments, prescribed by our professionals, they may discover the history of the city and enjoy the cafes found in the main square Maria Pita (the heroine of the city) or if they prefer to walk can go to the Cantones and admire its famous Glass fronted buildings. Another alternative is shopping; La Coruña is the perfect place purchasing fashionable clothes. In addition to exquisite seafood restaurants, streets with charm and history and party places La Coruna has excellent museums to enjoy evenings of culture, such as the Fine Arts Museum, the Science Museum, the Domus or the Archaeological Museum in Castle San Anton. And in the evening, there is nothing like watching     the sunset behind the Tower of Hercules, a picturesque view point and the only Roman Lighthouse in the world still in operation. And at night if you wish you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the lovely restaurants in the port where the stars light up the deep blue sea.

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