AVA-PETER is a group of fertility clinics. The first clinic in St.Petersburg was opened in 1996. The effectiveness of assisted reproduction treatments varies depending on the technique chosen and the reproductive prognosis of the patients. In “Scandinavia AVA-PETER” programs such as egg donation and embryo donation give an accumulated pregnancy rate of close to 90% over three attempts.
The clinic performed 3,641 treatment cycles in 2020; 115 cycles were egg donation cycles and 3526 cycles were IVF cycles. The clinic in Saint-Petersburg has two IVF laboratories, four operating theatres, and six recovery rooms. Take a virtual tour around the clinic.
The AVA-Peter fertility centers and IVF laboratories have helped many couples, single parents, cancer patients, individuals with genetic conditions, and we have even helped those men and women that are looking to postpone parenthood.
Recently the clinic has opened a new page of its development by introducing the time-lapse technology of embryo cultivation using the high-tech incubator “EmbryoScope Plus”. Reproductive cells are placed in an Embryoscope immediately after fertilization, and all preimplantation development of the embryo takes place inside this incubator. The main difference between an embryoscope and a traditional incubator is that a time-lapse frame-by-frame survey of embryos is performed in the Embryoscope every 11 seconds. In traditional cultivation, the evaluation of the embryo is performed three times, for which the embryo is removed from the incubator. Time-lapse technology allows recording morphokinetic parameters of embryo development at all stages without extraction from the incubator. To assess the pregnancy potential of each embryo, three software modules based on artificial intelligence are used. EmbryoScope Plus incubator is the gold standard for human embryo cultivation, and its use will allow AVA-PETER to remain on a par with the world’s leading clinics.
No doubt we live in the era of a strong need for personalized tactics in IVF and AVA-PETER can guarantee that personalized approach. In terms of medical assistance we provide an individualized scheme of ovarian stimulation to guarantee the optimal number and quality of eggs, they offer innovations in endometrial preparation with the aim to enhance IVF outcome, run a large database of egg donors and surrogate mothers.
AVA-PETER is ISO 9001:2008 accredited and has received awards from the American Society for Reproductive medicine in 2016 and 2017. The clinic has a license number- LO-78-01-010986.
Medical Team at Scandinavia AVA-Peter
The fertility specialists of Scandinavia AVA-Peter are taking care of patients from the beginning of treatment to its completion. There are eight fertility specialists at the clinic and eleven embryologists. The patient coordinator team is international and the staff speaks English fluently.
Sergey Ladygin, is the main embryologist at the clinic and with his broad experience of 20 years, has been working as the head of the embryology departments in private ART clinics. During his work, he has trained personnel in such innovative technologies in ART as vitrification of oocytes and embryos, embryo biopsy at various stages of development, morpho-kinetic analysis in embryo cultivation, nuclear transfer. Sergey Ladygin has participated in the opening of a few ART clinics. From the concept development to getting the first pregnancies, he launched 6 embryological departments in different cities. He is a Senior Clinical Embryologist certified by ESHRE in 2014 and a member of various professional communities, e.g. Russian Association of Human Reproduction, European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and Embryology, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society.
Scandinavia AVA-Peter Treatment Options
The clinic offers the following infertility treatments:
- IUI (intrauterine insemination) and AID (artificial insemination with donor)
- IVF and ICSI
- IVF Programs with donor oocytes
- Programs with donor sperm
- Programs with embryo donation
- Sperm selection based on sperm morphology for IMSI
- Surgical sperm extraction methods (TESA, TESE, micro TESE, MESA, PESA).
- Surrogacy programs
- “Postponed Motherhood” Programs
- Cryopreservation of embryos, sperm, oocytes, ovarian and testicular tissue
- Oncofertility: preservation of biological material for cancer patients
- Genetic testing for future parents
- Pre-implantation Genetic Testing of Embryos (PGT-A, PGT-M).
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Scandinavia AVA-Peter Success Rates 2020
In 2020, the overall clinical pregnancy success rate for IVF with own eggs was 56.63%. The success rates per patients’ age were as follows:
• women under 35 years of age – 57.2%
• women aged 35-40 – 48.3%
• women above 40 – 29.6%
The egg donation clinical pregnancy success rate was 55.2% and the frozen embryo clinical pregnancy rate at AVA-Peter was 50.75%. For cycles with embryo donation, the clinical pregnancy rate was 52.94%.
The preferred embryo transfer day for specialists at AVA-Peter is Day 5. The average number of embryos transferred was 1.25 so the multiple birth rate for 2020 was 7%.
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Cost of treatment 2021
IVF with own eggs
IVF with your own oocytes will cost you EUR 2,490 at AVA-Peter. This includes
- ovarian stimulation,
- oocyte retrieval,
- fertilization (IVF),
- embryo cultivation,
- embryo transfer.
IVF with own eggs and PGT for 2 embryos
The program costs EUR 4,190 and it includes
- ovarian stimulation,
- oocytes retrieval,
- fertilization (IVF),
- trophectoderm biopsy,
- PGT for 2 embryos,
- a treatment plan for 1 embryo transfer,
- embryo transfer.
The clinic offers various Egg Donation Programs, such as:
Egg Donation program with 12-15 fresh eggs costs EUR 5990. It includes extended donor profiles, donor matching by child photos, adult photos upon request, 12-15 fresh donor oocytes, fertilization (IVF / ICSI), cultivation, embryo transfer, treatment plan for 1 embryo transfer, embryo transfer.
Egg Donation Program with 12-15 frozen donor eggs at the price of EUR 4 790. This program includes: extended donor profiles, donor matching by child photos, with adult photos upon request, 12-15 frozen donor oocytes, fertilization (IVF/ICSI), embryo cultivation, treatment plan for 1 embryo transfer, embryo transfer.
Egg Donation program with 12-15 fresh eggs and PGT at EUR 7 290. It includes extended donor profiles, donor matching by child photos, with adult pictures upon request, 12-15 fresh donor oocytes, fertilization IVF/ICSI, embryo cultivation, trophectoderm biopsy, freezing of all embryos and 1-year storage, PGT for 2 embryos, treatment plan for 1 embryo transfer, thawing and embryo transfer.
Egg Donation Program with 12-15 frozen eggs and PGT at EUR 5 990. Includes donor matching, extended donor’s profiles with adult pictures upon request, 12-15 frozen donor oocytes, fertilization (IVF/ICSI), cultivation, trophectoderm biopsy, PGT for 2 embryos, freezing of all embryos and 1-year storage, a treatment plan for 1 embryo transfer, thawing and embryo transfer.
Patients are offered extended donor profiles with more than 50 characteristics:
- medical and family history,
- information about education and occupation,
- personal information,
- donor’s letter to the prospective parents.
All egg donors have healthy children of their own. The cost of the first consultation is EUR 99. It is deductible from the total price if the treatment commences. If you need to have your partner’s sperm frozen, the cost is EUR 350. Vitrification is EUR400. Frozen embryo transfers are EUR 1,000 each. All the necessary medication can be bought at the clinic’s pharmacy at prices considerably cheaper than in Europe.
Refund Package (Money back guarantee):
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
For the refund package shown above, the refund amount is 50% refund if pregnancy is not achieved. One complete cycle is included, 3 euploid blastocyst transfers are offered. The program includes
- extended donor’s profiles with adult pictures on request,
- egg donor medical screening with a basic genetic test,
- medication for donor’s stimulation,
- IVF cycle with fresh donor eggs,
- sperm freezing if necessary,
- ICSI if necessary,
- blastocycst culture,
- 3 treatment plans for frozen embryo transfers,
- laboratory tests for each embryo transfer cycle,
- hysteroscopy if necessary,
- embryo freezing including 1-year storage,
- individual approach and personalized communication with a fertility specialist.
Embryo Donation Programs
AVA-PETER also offers Embryo Donation programs with and without PGT at EUR 3,000 and 2,400 respectively. That includes donor eggs and donor sperm for the creation of donor embryos, Extended donors profiles including photos, physical description, family and medical history, education, occupation, interests, and more, PGT. The treatment plan for one embryo transfer of one donor embryo. Transfer of one top morphology donor embryo in the blastocyst stage.
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From the staff
AVA-Peter is the oldest clinic in Russia. Situated in the heart of Saint-Petersburg we help people from all over the world make their dream come true – have a baby. Using modern high-tech equipment, our highly qualified doctors will solve any problem. Acting with honesty, compassion and kindness we do our best to help you have healthy baby safe and quick.
The patients who visit the clinic come from various European countries: the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland and also from the U.S.
AVA-PETER clinic has 2 locations in the city: one right in the old historical city center at Liteynii, 55, and one in the north of the city at Ilyushina, 4/1. Patients arrive at Pulkovo airport terminal, which is St. Petersburg’s International Airport and is one of the largest airports in Russia. It is easy to get to the center of the city by bus and metro or by taxi. The trip from the airport to the clinic will take about 40 minutes. Airport pick-up is included in the package price. The clinic can recommend accommodation in close proximity if needed.