GEST (Praga Medica)


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GEST IVF clinic was opened in 1998 and is located in Prague.  GEST is a private facility and in 2016 undertook 700 cycles including frozen cycles. The majority of cycles (around 40%) are IVF cycles using a patient’s own eggs and around 25% are donor egg cycles.

GEST IVF clinic is sometimes referred to as Praga Medica. Praga Medica is a company which exclusively facilitates IVF treatment for patients from abroad who are attending GEST. This includes arranging appointments and helping with transportation while in Prague at no extra cost to the patient. All enquiries from abroad usually go through Praga Medica.

The medical director of GEST is Dr Monika Polakova who has 18 years of experience in obstetrics and infertility. There are three English speaking doctors available for foreign patients. GEST has two embryologists, both with over 10 years of experience. Praga Medica performs the role of international team and can provide translation if necessary.

Since 2003, GEST IVF has ISO accreditation ISO 9001:2008/CSN


GEST IVF Treatment room

Treatment Room


GEST Treatments

Egg donation
Donor sperm
Embryo donation
Assisted Hatching
Embryo freezing

Sperm/Egg freezing

Embryo monitoring

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 GEST IVF scanning


Cost of Treatments

GEST IVF offers two options for egg donation – egg share called “Optimum” and non-egg share called “Maximum”.

Egg share is advertised as costing 4250 Euros which includes extended culture to 3-5 days. They guarantee at least 2 good quality embryos for transfer. ICSI is not included nor is vitrification (embryo freezing).

Non-egg share is advertised as 5250 Euros and they guarantee at least 2 quality embryos for transfer. ICSI is included but vitrification (freezing) of embryos is not.

The Maximum option includes a shared risk option with the 3rd cycle free of charge should you not get pregnant.

IVF treatment starts at 2350 Euros and includes ICSI and extended culture but not vitrification of surplus embryos. Embryo monitoring costs 300 Euros.

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GEST Success Rates 2017

GEST Laboratory

GEST laboratory

Egg Donation

The clinical pregnancy rate was 57% for all age groups.

The average age of the recipient was 40.5 years. On average 1.8 embryos per embryo transfer.

The incidence of twins was 27%.


The clinical pregnancy rate for IVF in women under 35 years was 47%.

The overall clinical pregnancy rate for IVF was 36%.

47% of women were below 35 years of age. On average 1.4 embryos per embryo transfer.

The incidence of twins was 25%.

Embryo Donation

The clinical pregnancy rate was 42% for all age groups.

On average 2 embryos per embryo transfer.

The incidence of twins was 10 %.

Frozen Embryo Transfer

The frozen embryo clinical success rate was 33% in the age group below 35 years. On average 1.7 embryos per embryo transfer.

The incidence of twins was  6%.

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Who Attends?

In 2016 around 70% of the patients treated for IVF, egg donation or embryo donation were from the Czech Republic, 10% were from the UK and Ireland, and the rest were from other countries.


From the staff

We have been specializing in infertility treatment for British, as well as other international patients, since 2010. Experienced PRAGA MEDICA agents inform and prepare patients for their treatment and stay in Prague, while GEST doctors and embryologists can fully concentrate on the actual treatment. Agents can also provide accommodation, transportation and can arrange complementary procedures, such as additional examinations, acupuncture or dentistry. Patients get all this assistance free of charge. They can feel confident knowing they have a qualified IVF specialists taking care of them plus a personal agent responsible for guiding them through every step of the way. This unique personal approach towards patients has resulted in hundreds of healthy children being conceived.

Clinic Location

It is about a 20 minute ride from the city centre by tram.


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Interview with Director of Praga Medica (GEST IVF)

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Successful IVF – Own eggs
My husband and I complete one round of IVF with Praga Medica, which I am pleased to say was successful. We are now very proud parents of a 9 day old gorgeous baby boy.

After 2 years of trying to conceive our second child we decided to seek the help of Praga Medica to see if we were suitable candidates for IVF. We attended numerous of appointments in the UK and doctors were unable to explain why I was unable to conceive. My daughter was conceived naturally and following her birth I never regained a normal cycle. (No ovulation). I felt that I was forever being fobbed off as told that if I conceived naturally once I would be able to again and to carrying on trying for another year.

From the first contact with Praga Medica (via Skype) I felt like an individual and treated according to my own personal problems. All of our questions were answered and I instantly trusted what I was being told. Communication after first initial contact was via e-mail and all responses were received within a day.

My husband and I travelled to Prague on two separated occasions to complete treatment. Once for 2 nights where we completed the initial checks and planned treatment. Then again a few months later for 10 nights where we completed egg retrieval/transfer. (Own eggs)

The professionalism and support from Praga Medica were second to none. We always saw the same people at the clinic and had face to face appointments with the doctors/consultants who completed the procedure. I always felt 100% at ease and informed of what was going on.

I would recommend Praga Medica to anyone looking to have IVF. The stress and worry of the procedure was reduced by the care and support of all staff and we can never thank them enough.

Prague is a fantastic city which has an amazing public transport network. It’s clean, safe and filled with history. We travelled to Prague during treatment with our then 3 year old daughter and there was plenty of activities and parks to keep her entertained. The whole experience felt like a holiday rather than a medical trip. I cannot wait to return!

Thank you Praga Medica you have completed our family.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

Lauren Grace, UK