CERAM (Clinic for Assisted Reproduction in Marbella) is located in the centre of Marbella in Spain. It was established in 1993 and is a private clinic.
In 2016, CERAM undertook about 300 treatment cycles of which around 55% were egg donation cycles.
The clinic is located within a new hospital but has its own dedicated area. There are two IVF laboratories, one theatre dedicated for fertility treatments and 4 single en-suite recovery rooms for fertility patients. Although the hospital treats all specialities, its focus is on fertility and maternity, offering services such as water-births, ante-natal education and a post-natal & midwifery clinic.
The Medical Director is Dr. Hugo Benito Martinez who has been a specialist in gynaecology and reproductive medicine since 1983. He is a member of the Spanish Gynaecology and Obstetrics Society (SEGO), Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), Spanish Andrology Society, Spanish Association of Reproduction Biologists (ASEBIR) and ESHRE. There are three doctors in total and four embryologists. The senior embryologist has 16 years’ experience and is ESHRE accredited.
There is a dedicated International Team to meet the needs of overseas patients. There is a 24 hour service available for patients going through treatment. They speak fluent English, Italian, French, German and Russian.
Egg and sperm freezing
Cost of Treatments
The advertised price of egg donation starts from 6300 Euros but a specific cost will be reached once the doctor reviews the patient. This package includes donor matching and selection, donor medication and cycle monitoring, donor compensation, ICSI, culture to the blastocyst stage and embryo transfer.
There is no egg sharing at CERAM.
The cost of the first consultation is 150 Euros and is not deductible if treatment commences. This consultation includes an ultrasound and a transfer test. Embryo freezing and sperm freezing are extra and cost 410 euros each which includes 1 years storage.
The advertised price of IVF treatment using own eggs is 4300 Euros. This includes:
- Consultations and preparation of the patient
- Cycle preparation and coordination
- Sperm preparation
- Egg collection under light sedation
- Ultrasounds & Oestradiol
- Blastocyst transfer
Our IVF Cost Calculator can help with understanding costs.
CERAM Success Rates 2016
Success rates are good for both egg donation and IVF using own eggs.
- The clinical pregnancy rate for egg donation was 60.5%
- For IVF using own eggs, the overall clinical pregnancy rate was 56.2%
- The frozen clinical pregnancy rate was 55.4%
- The clinical pregnancy rate for embryo donation was 54%
CERAM submits their results to the Spanish Fertility Society SEF.
The stage of embryo transfer depends on the patient – but it is mostly day 5 blastocyst embryos which are transferred.
In 2016, an average of 2 embryos was transferred and the multiple birth rate was 7%.
Of the people who attend CERAM, 35% are Spanish, 48% are from the UK, 10% Italian and 7% from elsewhere.
From the staff
Ceram is a well stablished clinic in Marbella since 1993. Helping couples from around the world with personalised treatments has made the clinic a worldwide reference for doctors and patients. Dr. Hugo Benito, medical director and main gynaecologist, is one of the first doctors specialised in assisted reproduction fertility treatments. Dr. Benito was part of the team of the first baby born in Colombia from fertility treatment back in 1983. Since then he has achieved many awards and certificates recognizing his career.
The clinic has a dedicated international team to meet the needs of overseas patients, speaking fluent English, Italian, Russian, French and German.
CERAM is located in the centre of Marbella in Spain. It has sea and mountain views.
Marbella is about 60km from Malaga Airport and taxis or hire cars are available from the airport.