Barcelona IVF

Barcelona

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Package cost

IVF €4969

Egg donation €6980

Basic information about treatment restrictions at the Clinic.

Maximum age of the woman: 50
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients: allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: allowed

 

Barcelona IVF clinic is located in the Bonanova neighbourhood of Barcelona in Spain. It was opened in 2010 and is a private clinic. In 2016 it undertook more than 1000 treatment cycles. Of these, 60% were egg donation cycles.

The clinic resides in its own building and has one operating theatre, one laboratory and a recovery room accommodating six.

The Medical Director is Dr. Raul Olivares who began working in assisted reproduction in 1996. In 2003 he created one of the first Spanish International Departments in the Institute Marques and was its Director until 2010. He became the Medical Director of Barcelona IVF in October 2010. Barcelona IVF is an assisted reproduction clinic consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of gynaecologists, andrologists, biologists, anesthesiologists and psychologists with vast experience within the field of fertility who can give solutions to all fertility problems. You can often meet them at the Fertility Show in London where they usually give seminars and at other events throughout the UK and Europe. There are 7 gynaecologists in total and they all speak English. As well as English, the team can also treat people whose first language is French, German, Italian or Czech. There are eight embryologists. The four senior embryologists have more than 15 years of experience and all are ESHRE accredited.  There is an International Team of sixteen people who will be the point of contact with the clinic. They all speak fluent English.

IVF doctors at Barcelona IVF

Medical team at Barcelona IVF

Barcelona IVF has a state-of-the-art In Vitro Fertilisation laboratory (IVF) which allows them to increase pregnancy rates by applying the best technologies and latest medical advances. They have pioneered techniques like blastocyst culture and elective single embryo transfer in Spain, and it’s one of the few clinics who has the latest time-lapse technology (Embryoscope Plus)

The clinic is currently applying for ISO 9001 accreditation. They are accredited by the Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalunya

Barcelona IVF laboratory

Barcelona IVF Laboratory

Barcelona IVF Treatments

  • IVF/ ICSI/IMSI
  • Egg donation
  • Donor sperm
  • Embryo donation
  • Reciprocal IVF
  • PGD/PGS
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo freezing
  • Sperm/Egg freezing
  • Time-Lapse Embryo Monitoring
  • ROPA

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BARCELONA IVF theatre

Barcelona IVF Theatre

Cost of treatments

The advertised price of egg donation is between 3850 Euros (standard egg donation, 4 mature eggs are guaranteed) and 6980 Euros (exclusive donor, 8 eggs of good quality guaranteed). These packages include donor stimulation (all blood tests and assessment), egg retrieval and embryo transfer. ICSI and IMSI (when required) are included in the advertised price. Moreover, the clinic now guarantees a minimum of two embryos on the day of the embryos transfer in the exclusive egg donation.

Embryo monitoring in time-lapse is available as an extra cost of 450 Euros. Extended culture to blastocyst stage also costs 450 Euros. Embryo freezing and their maintenance for the first year costs 450 Euros. Sperm analysis and freezing cost 220 Euros.

The initial consultation is currently free. Moreover, the clinic offers a free Skype consultation with potential patients. This enables you to discuss treatment options before committing to go to Barcelona.

The advertised price of IVF is 4970 Euros. Included is IVF monitoring (all necessary scans and blood tests), egg collection, sedation, operating theatre fees, ICSI (IMSI when necessary) and embryo transfer.

PGD is available and always done in blastocysts. It costs 2980 Euros for the first 4 embryos studied. Each extra embryos study costs 225 Euros.

The clinic is currently offering a “Pregnancy program” for either IVF and egg donation.

The IVF program includes up to three egg collections plus all the cryotransfers that can take place in between. If no clinical pregnancy happens the clinic refunds 100% of the money initially paid.

The egg donation program includes up to three different donors plus all the cryotransfers. If no clinical pregnancy happens the clinic refunds 80% of the money.

They’ve also launched a 3 x 2 scheme in IUIs. If you don’t get pregnant after the two first attempts the third one is free.

Our IVF Cost Calculator can help with understanding costs.

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Barcelona IVF Success Rates 2017

Success rates are very good, particularly for egg donation.

  • The clinical pregnancy rate for egg donation was 80.8 % (combination of fresh and frozen embryos in same cycle).
  • For IVF using own eggs, the clinical pregnancy rate was:

Less than 35 years – 82.3%
35-38 years             – 66.7%
39-42 years             – 59.9%
Greater than 42 years  – 11%

Barcelona IVF submits their results to FIVCAT which is the official responsible body within the Health Ministry of Catalonia to which all clinics performing IVF in this region must report to.

They always transfer blastocysts (day 5). Furthermore, in good prognosis cases (young patients undergoing IVF and first egg donation cycles) they will perform single embryo transfers.

Multiple pregnancy rate in 2016 was 13.8% due to this policy. An average of 1.37 embryos were transferred in egg donation cycles in 2015.

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Who attends?

Of the people attending the clinic, more than half of the patients come from abroad being the main countries UK, Italy and France.

From the clinic

Barcelona IVF team photo

Results are important, but if the patients feel that nobody has taken care of them through the long and stressful journey that sometimes infertility can be, they may be confused, disappointed and lost in the end. This is why we emphasize so much the importance of making them feel relaxed, informed and guided while being professionally treated in our clinic

Clinic Location

There are many taxis in Barcelona and the journey from the city centre to the clinic takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes and costs around 10-15Euros. The cost, if you come straight from the airport, should be about 29 Euros. The clinic is also accessible via buses and the train. The clinic can advise you on which stops are closest.

By Aleksander Wiecki

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Thanks to Dr. Raul Olivares and team at Barcelona IVF, we have finally become parents. A dream we were about to give up on. A true miracle after years of heartache. We had spent 8yrs battling infertility at 3 different clinics in UK and Italy without success. Drained both physically and emotionally, we took the hard decision to let go of my genetics and try with donor eggs, as suggested would be the next step by various physicians. Not an easy decision to reach, at the time it seemed quite surreal. We took a year off fertility treatment, as we were tired; tired of waiting, tired of fighting and tired of hoping. We took advantage of this year to research the option of donor eggs. If we were going to invest in one final attempt, then I wanted to ensure we were in the best possible hands. There was too much at stake now. Too many failed ivf attempts behind us as we faced a future of uncertainty. Following extensive research and contact with various other clinics, we chose Barcelona IVF and, more specifically Dr. Raul Olivares. From the outset, I knew we had made the right decision. They offered us a free consultation via Skype as a first contact and Dr. Olivares instantly came across as extremely competent, knowledgeable and a true expert in the field. He also had a very warm, calm and patient demeanor, all of which we helped us tremendously along the journey. Just what we needed: someone we felt we could trust, someone who seemed to genuinely care about our plight and someone who could give us hope once again. Until then, I felt we had always received a "standard protocol" of care from past clinics, however, with Barcelona IVF the treatment plan was fully tailored to our own specific medical case and wishes. We were assigned a patient assistant, Loretta, who not only coordinated everything efficiently but also offered us emotional support. She was like a good friend to me throughout the course of the treatment. Nothing was ever too much trouble, I inundated both Loretta and Dr. with a million questions and doubts along the way and they were both always on hand to answer me directly or reassure us. The actual egg donor treatment was not as intense nor as physically demanding as a fresh cycle of IVF. We only made two visits to the clinic, one was for us to meet the team and ensure it was the right clinic for us, and then second time was when we actually went for the embryo transfer. Incredibly, it worked first time with donor eggs. I fell pregnant. I couldn't believe it, and honestly, as I sit here with my beautiful baby boy sleeping next to me, I still don't believe it. Thank you to the whole team for giving us the ultimate gift through the expertise, hard work and genuine care. We will be forever grateful. Barcelona IVF gave us hope at a time when we thought it was over for us. My only regret is that we didn't contact Barcelona IVF earlier on in our journey. I'm certain that we would have saved years of heartache and tears. Barcelona IVF truly is at the top of this profession. Barcelona IVF gave us a high quality service with a warm, friendly, easygoing approach. Could not fault them and would highly recommend this clinic to anyone else facing infertility difficulties.

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