VITA Reproductive Medicine is a fertility clinic located in the Hospital IMED Levante just outside Benidorm in south east Spain. It was established in 2012 and is a private fertility clinic. In 2015, the number of treatment cycles was 150 but this has increased significantly in 2016. 50% of these cycles are for donor egg treatment. VITA promotes itself as a small, personal IVF clinic where the team know each patient very well.
VITA Reproductive Medicine is part of a hospital complex (IMED) and therefore the IVF clinic has the full back up of hospital facilities. IMED Levante is an international hospital and there is another supporting clinic at the Hospital IMED Elche, near Alicante airport. VITA has six theatres to use since it is part of the hospital and there is one IVF laboratory. The recovery room is a single en-suite room. The medical director is Dr. Antonio Moya supported by Dr Jose Manuel Lozano. Dr Moya has over 15 years’ experience of being a fertility specialist through working in other clinics. The embryologist is María Angeles Carracedo Caballero who is ESHRE accredited and has previously worked in two other well-known IVF clinics. As well as the nurses, there is an International Team who liaises with the patients throughout their treatment. The team speak English fluently as well as Dutch, French, Norwegian, Swedish, German and Russian.
The clinic has ISO accreditation ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
VITA Reproductive Fertility Treatments
ERA test (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis)
MACS (Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting)
ROPA or Shared Motherhood – this treatment is aimed at lesbian married couples. In this case, one female partner undergoes ovarian stimulation and donates her eggs to her married female partner. After IVF with donor sperm, the fertilised embryos are transferred into the non-donating partner who carries the child until birth. If the couple are not married, this shared motherhood is not possible due to the laws on donor anonymity in Spain.
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Fertility Treatment Cost
Egg Donation Treatment Cost
The advertised cost of egg donation treatment is 5934 Euros. This includes the egg donor’s stimulation medication but not the recipients (which costs about 200 euros). This price also includes ICSI and assisted hatching. The cost of the embryo culture to blastocyst stage is included too and the first consultation is free and also includes an ultrasound scan. The cost of sperm freezing is 375 Euros which includes the 1st year’s maintenance, thereafter it is 375 Euros per year. The cost of freezing surplus embryos is 506 Euros for the first year and then 375 Euros for each subsequent year.
There is no egg sharing option. The policy is one donor, one recipient with a guarantee of a minimum 8 mature eggs.
IVF Using Own Eggs Cost
The advertised price of IVF is 4454 Euros. This includes:
- Initial consultation: Fertility consultation + pelvic ultrasound scan + medical report
- Ovulation induction: All ultrasound assessments during treatment cycle
- Sedation fee
- Transvaginal oocyte retrieval under ultrasound guidance
- Recovery in a single room after the egg retrieval
- Sperm preparation and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
- Assisted hatching (if necessary)
- Extended in vitro culture to day 5 and blastocyst transfer (if necessary)
- Embryo transfer in operating theatre
- Quantitative beta HCG (β-hCG)(all necessary) and pregnancy scan if done at the clinic
This does not include the stimulation medication (which costs about 1000 Euros), the tests required before treatment or embryo freezing of surplus embryos.
The cost of a frozen embryo transfer is 1196 Euros.
The advertised cost of Shared Motherhood treatment (ROPA) is 5336 Euros plus medication for both partners (this amounts to aproximately 1200 Euros). Additionally, there will be tests required to begin treatment.
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VITA Reproductive Medicine Success Rates 2015
For egg donation, the clinical pregnancy rate is 65%. The cumulative pregnancy rate (a fresh cycle followed by 1 or more frozen cycles with the surplus embryos if available) is 85%.
The IVF clinical pregnancy rate using own eggs is dependent on age of the woman undergoing treatment and is between 30-50%.
The frozen embryo clinical pregnancy rate is 45%.
The embryo donation clinical pregnancy rate is 45%.
The clinic reports their success rates to the Spanish Fertility Society – SEF. The multiple birth rate is 20% and the average number of embryos transferred was 1.8. The preferred day of embryo transfer is on an individual basis.
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The nationalities who attend VITA for fertility treatment are: 60% Spanish, 30% UK, 5% Norwegian and 5% from other countries.
From the staff
VITA Reproductive Medicine clinic is integrated within the IMED hospital group offering the confidence and security of being located within a hospital environment. VITA offers a very close and personalised service supported by a multilingual patient assistant team and a multidisciplinary team of professionals. VITA can provide offer all types of treatments to suit your needs including our shared motherhood programme and with the added advantage that egg donation in Spain is totally anonymous.
The clinic is 35 minutes from Benidorm. Alicante in Spain is the closest airport with bus links direct from the airport to the resort. The clinic offers free transport from Alicante airport to the hospital.