Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante


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Package cost

IVF €5000

Egg donation €7500

Basic information about IVF treatment at Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante.

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

The Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante was established in 1985 and is a private clinic. In 2020, they performed 2,333 treatment cycles and 1,907 frozen transfers making this one of the larger IVF clinics in Spain. 36% of the treatments were egg donation cycles and 64% were IVF cycles using own eggs. The Instituto Bernabeu group has eight clinics: seven clinics in Spain (Alicante, Madrid, Mallorca, Albacete, Elche, Cartagena, Benidorm) and another one in Venice (Italy). The Alicante IVF clinic has parking on-site with access for the disabled, Wi-Fi and an on-site pharmacy. There are three laboratories and two theatres and nine en-suite single recovery rooms.

The Medical Director is Dr. Rafael Bernabeu MD, PhD. He graduated in 1980 and since 1984 has specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology working in many international clinics throughout his career. He holds many different professorial offices including the Director of the Reproductive Medicine Professorship in the medical school of the University Miguel Hernández in Elche. He has published over 150 papers and speaks at international conferences regularly. He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and many other societies including the British Fertility Society. At Instituto Bernabeu, there is a team of 30 doctors and those who care for international patients all speak fluent English. There are 15 senior embryologists and four of them are also ESHRE accredited embryologists.

There is an international department that speak English and many other languages. Their role is not just translation, but to offer patients guidance and reassurance throughout their stay at the clinic.

The clinic has ISO accreditation ISO 9001: 2008 as well as other accreditations including Spanish and European healthcare quality standards e.g. EFQM European Quality Management.

Instituto Bernabeu Treatments

  • Egg donation
  • Embryo donation
  • Donor sperm
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Egg and sperm freezing
  • Embryo freezing
  • Primo Vision
  • ROPA

There is no egg sharing treatment at this clinic. They guarantee a minimum of 8 quality eggs for donor egg treatment. On average 12 eggs are collected from each egg donor.

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Instituto Bernabeu recovery

Instituto Bernabeu Recovery Room

Instituto Bernabeu Success Rates 2020

In 2020, the egg donation clinical pregnancy success rates were 53.8%. For IVF with own eggs, the clinical pregnancy success rates were 29.2%. The breakdown of the clinical pregnancy success rates per patient’s age was as follows:

  • women under 35 – 42.3%
  • women aged 35-40 years old – 25.3%
  • women over 40 years old – 21.3%.

The frozen embryo clinical pregnancy success rate was 32% and the embryo donation clinical pregnancy rate was 45%.

They submit their results to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) for verification. On average they transfer 1.08 embryos. The multiple birth rate in 2020 was only 4.3%. The doctors at Bernabeu recommend and practice embryos at the blastocyst stage.

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Instituto Bernabeu Laboratory

Instituto Bernabeu Laboratory

Cost of Treatments & Guarantee Program

Costs will vary depending on each patient and their particular situation as each treatment is personalised. However, as an indication, the advertised price of egg donation is 7500 Euros. This includes donor medication and stimulation, egg retrieval, ICSI, assisted hatching, time-lapse embryo monitoring and culture to blastocyst. The cost of the first consultation is 140 Euros.

The advertised price of IVF treatment using own eggs is 5000 Euros per cycle. This includes ICSI, assisted hatching, time-lapse embryo monitoring and culture to blastocyst.

The clinic also offers a “pregnancy guarantee“. This is a guarantee of a normal pregnancy or a 100% refund.  Contact the clinic directly for further information about the guarantee and any terms and conditions associated with it.

Refund Package (Money back guarantee):

Pregnancy and Childbirth Guarantee FIV/ICSI + Egg Donation Programme - 16950 EUR
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund amount: 100% if live birth is not achieved
No. of IVF cycles included: 3 complete cycle(s)
Program qualification is necessary. Please ask the clinic for details.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Guarantee Egg Donation Programme - 17950 EUR
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund amount: 100% if live birth is not achieved
No. of IVF cycles included: 3 complete cycle(s)
Program qualification is necessary. Please ask the clinic for details.

For help understanding IVF costs abroad, use our IVF Cost Calculator. More information on egg donation in Spain is also available.

Need more information on the pregnancy guarantee? Contact Instituto Bernabeu

Who Attends?

Of the people who attend the Instituto Bernabeu, 29.51% are from the UK, 22.42% are from Italy, 11.67% from Germany, 7.32% from France,  6.78% from Switzerland, 4.81% from the Netherlands.

Instituto Bernabeu staff 2016


From the staff

Personalised procedures, particularly in cases of poor ovarian response, implantation failure and repeat miscarriages mean we are a leading European centre in the field of Reproductive Medicine.

We are the first centre in Europe to offer a 100% viable pregnancy guarantee or money back package. Over 30 years, we have achieved more than 12.000 births and cared for patients coming from over 63 countries. Each of our six clinics are equipped to perform the most advanced treatments

Clinic Location

The clinic is located 1 km from the centre of Alicante. There is a free chauffeur pick-up and return to the airport service.

By Aleksander Wiecki

Basic information about treatment restrictions at Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante.

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

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Egg donation in Spain: advantages and disadvantages

Making the decision of undergoing reproductive treatment abroad is not an easy task.For that reason, you must select the clinic or centre carefully before making up your mind. This selection can be based in several positive parameters such as: -Experience. Spain is the country that carries out the largest amount of infertility treatments in Europe. You may also base our decision on the medical centre's own experience, by assessing the amount of cycles carried out and their track record. -Spain is at the cutting edge of research. It is widely known that some medical centres only provide assistance, while others also undertake research. However, there is a greater chance of pregnancy success in centres that provide customised treatment solutions and assistance by a team at the leading edge of the latest advances. Without a doubt, Spain is a country with countless clinics who introduce new reproductive medicine scientific advances on a yearly basis. An example of this is the Instituto Bernabeu group of clinics, who have achieved important advances on repeated implantation failure, a highly valued issue for patients who have undergone several failed attempts, in addition to therapeutical advances in regards to IVF for patients with low ovarian reserve. -Anonymous egg donors. Spanish law is very clear and advanced in regards to assisted reproduction. It is very strict in regards to the anonymity of both the egg donor and the couple undergoing treatment. -Highly qualified medical staff. If you want to ensure that you only receive assistance from the most experienced, competent gynaecologists and biologists, you are welcome to check our staff's medical and scientific background online. -Pricing. Although it is quite possible to find more economic locations, our offering provides the best results in addition to value for money. We recommend only selecting clinics who provide clear, closed estimates. When considering Spain, you must also bear in mind other negative aspects. One of them is the high number of clinics that have recently been created in view of the high demand from local and foreign patients. However, some clinics are unable to provide the quality levels characterising all top Spanish medical centres, since their medical assistance is based on achieving savings, resulting in a negative rate of successful pregnancies due to the lack of excellence of the laboratories where the embryos are generated. Fortunately, high quality centres are often the norm, although we must not ignore the dangers of receiving treatment at disguised lowcost centres or those led by corporations without any medical liaison.