The fertility clinic UR Vistahermosa is located in Alicante in Spain. This is a private clinic and was opened in 1983 and so has been established for a number of years.
UR Vistahermosa is a relatively busy IVF clinic. In 2016 it undertook 1316 treatment cycles of which 524 were donor egg cycles. The clinic is located within the hospital Clínica Vistahermosa hospital which means that it has access to a wide range of departments and specialities if required. There are 4 laboratories in the complex and 8 theatres with many recovery suites.
The clinic director is Dr. López Gálvez. He is the director of the Specialist University Course on Human Reproductive Biology at Universidad Miguel Hernández in Alicante. He is involved in research and presents articles and publications at various conferences on assisted reproduction. There are eight doctors and five embryologists. The senior embryologist has 25 years’ experience and is ESHRE accredited.
There is an International Department which helps patients from abroad with advice on accommodation, travel and cost of all treatments. They can get in touch with your own gynaecologist before you come to Spain to coordinate your treatment.
The clinic focuses a great deal on quality and safety and is audited regularly. It has a number of accreditations including that of the National External Quality Control Programme of Assisted Reproduction Laboratories (CEIFER), Spanish External Quality Control Programme for Semen Analysis (CEIFER) as well as ISO accreditation ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001.
UR Vistahermosa Treatments
Cost of Treatments
The advertised cost of egg donation treatment is 6550 Euros. Included in this price is:
- All donor costs: interviews and screening, matching, medication and monitoring
- Endometrial scratch (if needed)
- Basic sperm analysis
- Egg collection and culture of embryos
- ICSI (Sperm Micro injection)
- Assisted Hatching (if needed)
- Blastocyst transfer with time-lapse system (EEVA Test)
- Endometrial scan before the embryo transfer
- Recipient monitoring by Email and Skype
There is a donor pool with over 500 donors and there is no waiting list for treatment. Sperm freezing is free as is the first consultation, and culture to blastocyst. The cost of freezing surplus embryos is 520 Euros.
The advertised cost of IVF using own eggs is 4600 Euros. Included in this price is:
- Monitoring: ovulation induction (ultrasound scan, analysis and monitoring controls)
- Egg collection with ultrasound scan in theatre
- Sperm preparation and ICSI
- Egg, sperm and embryo culture. Free EmbryoGlue.
- Assisted Hatching with or without fragments removal
- Embryo culture with time-lapse system (EEVA Test)
- Blastocyst stage transfer (if possible)
The cost of a frozen embryo transfer is 800 Euros.
UR Vistahermosa also has the Embryoscope and the latest specialised incubator called Geri® which is an incubator with an integrated time-lapsed camera system. It contains six cameras, one in each chamber, with 11 focal planes for the collection of accurate images of the embryos during its development. This eliminates the need to move the embryos around the incubator during analysis.
The Embryoscope and Geri® costs 550 Euros extra. The EEVA Test is included in the prices above.
Use our IVF Cost Calculator to help understand the costs involved in IVF treatment abroad.
UR Vistahermosa Success Rates 2016
The egg donation clinical pregnancy rate with time-lapsed embryo monitoring was 75%. Without time-lapsed monitoring it was 67%.
The overall IVF (using own eggs) clinical pregnancy rate was 48.9%.
The frozen embryo clinical transfer rate was 32%.
The embryo donation clinical pregnancy rate was 52%.
The clinic reports their results to the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF).
They prefer blastocyst transfer and 82% of transfers are done on day 5. All egg donation embryo transfers are blastocyst transfers. The multiple pregnancy rate was 18% with an average of 2 embryos transferred per embryo transfer.
With more than 30 years of experience in assisted reproduction techniques and patients from more than 20 countries, UR Vistahermosa is a European fertility leader.
UR Vistahermosa offers the most comprehensive and personalised service as each case is unique. Tailored to meet the needs of each individual guaranteeing the best possible results.
Personalised service from the first contact and during all the procedure (consultation, trip, treatment…).
Location in a hospital in Hospital Clinic Vistahermosa (Alicante-Spain).
High success rates and quality of the processes.
The people attending treatment at UR Vistahermosa are from all over the world. 60% are international with over 20 nationalities. 40% are Spanish.
The clinic is located 8 minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes from the airport. The clinic arranges a free pickup and drop off service between the airport and the clinic between 9am and 5pm. They also pay for one night’s accommodation.