The Instituto Bernabeu – Alicante was established in 1985 and is a private clinic. In 2016 they performed 3000 treatment cycles making this one of the larger IVF clinics in Spain. The Instituto Bernabeu group have six clinics in Spain. The others are in Madrid, Elche, Cartagena, Albacete and Benidorm. The Alicante IVF clinic has parking onsite 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. There is a team of 25 doctors at the clinic and those who care for international patients all speak fluent English. There are four senior ESHRE accredited embryologists.
There is an international department who 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 heathcare quality standards e.g. EFQM European Quality Management.
Instituto Bernabeu Treatments
Egg and sperm freezing
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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Success Rates 2017
The pregnancy rates reported for treatments are cumulative. This means that the rate reported includes that achieved through both a fresh egg retrieval and also transfer of any embryos frozen from that cycle.
The clinical pregnancy rate for egg donation (cumulative) was 83.5% (99% of transfers are with blastocyst – day 5- embryos).
For IVF the clinical pregnancy rate using own eggs (cumulative) was:
81.4% for women less than 35 years of age
72.4% for women between 35-39 years of age
53.9% for women over 40 years of age
For embryo donation the clinical pregnancy rate was 57%.
They submit their results to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) for verification. In 2016, they transferred an average of 1.3 embryos. The multiple birth rate in 2016 was 15% with egg donation. 10% using own eggs.
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Cost of Treatments
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.
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Of the people who attend the Instituto Bernabeu, 52% are Spanish and 48% are international patients coming from all over the world including South America, Africa, USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe.
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
The clinic is located 1 km from the centre of Alicante. There is a free chauffeur pick-up and return to the airport service.