Barcelona IVF clinic is located in the Bonanova neighbourhood of Barcelona in Spain. It was opened in 2010 and is a private clinic. In 2021, it undertook approximately 2,000 IVF treatment cycles, of which 31% were egg donation cycles and 33% were IVF with own eggs cycles. The clinic resides in a modern building and has one operating theatre, two laboratories, and a comfortable recovery room accommodating six patients.
The Medical Director is Dr. Raul Olivares who began working in assisted reproduction in 1996. In 2003, he created one of the first Spanish International Departments in the Institute Marques and was its Director until 2010. He became the Medical Director of Barcelona IVF in October 2010. Barcelona IVF is an assisted reproduction clinic consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of gynaecologists, andrologists, biologists, anesthesiologists and psychologists with vast experience within the field of fertility who can give solutions to all fertility problems. You can often meet them at the Fertility Show in London where they usually give seminars and at other events throughout the UK and Europe. There are 9 doctors in total and they all speak English. As well as English, the team can also treat people whose first language is French, German, Italian, or Czech. There are also 9 embryologists. The 4 senior embryologists have from 7 to 30 years of experience and all are ESHRE accredited. There is an International Team of 23 people who will be your point of contact with the clinic. They all speak fluent English.
Barcelona IVF has a state-of-the-art In Vitro Fertilisation laboratory (IVF) which allows them to increase pregnancy rates by applying the best technologies and latest medical advances. They have pioneered techniques like blastocyst culture and elective single embryo transfer in Spain, and it’s one of the few clinics that has the latest time-lapse technology (Embryoscope Plus).
In November 2019 the clinic has achieved ISO 9001 accreditation and also holds UNE 179007 certification.
Barcelona IVF Treatment Options
Here are the fertility treatments that are available for both national and international patients at Barcelona IVF:
- IUI (intrauterine insemination) and AID (artificial insemination with donor)
- Egg donation
- Donor sperm
- Embryo donation
- Reciprocal IVF
- Assisted Hatching
- Embryo freezing
- Sperm/Egg freezing
- Time-Lapse Embryo Monitoring
- ROPA – Reciprocal IVF for female couples.
The clinic also deals with complicated cases. Learn more from the story of a couple who had a history of recurrent miscarriages and had IVF treatment at Barcelona IVF – read their Patient Case Study.
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Barcelona IVF Costs
- IUI (intrauterine insemination) – 915 Euros.
- AID (artificial insemination with donor) – 1,335 Euros.
IVF with Own Eggs
The advertised price of IVF with own eggs is 4,970 Euros. Included are IVF monitoring (all necessary scans and blood tests), egg collection, sedation, operating theatre fees, ICSI (IMSI when necessary), and embryo transfer.
IVF with Donor Eggs
The advertised price of egg donation is between 3,850 Euros (we guarantee 4 mature eggs and 1 blastocyst) and 6,980 Euros (minimum 8 mature eggs and 2 blastocysts guaranteed). These packages include donor stimulation (all blood tests and assessment), egg retrieval and embryo transfer. ICSI and IMSI (when required) are included in the advertised price.
Embryo monitoring in time-lapse is available at an extra cost of 450 Euros. Extended culture to blastocyst stage also costs 450 Euros. Embryo freezing and their maintenance for the first year costs 450 Euro. Sperm analysis and freezing cost 220 Euros.
ROPA Treatment (reciprocal IVF) – Shared Motherhood
For female same-sex couples, Barcelona IVF offers ROPA treatment (reciprocal IVF) at the cost of 4,970 Euros.
For those patients interested in egg freezing the cost is €2,100 and includes the first year of storage. Then it is €250/per year for storing your frozen oocytes.
If you require PGT-A the cost is €1,950 and you can have up to 4 embryos tested. Then the price is €300 per embryo. The embryology lab can also perform PGT express at the price of €3,950 and you can have up to 11 embryos tested. Each extra embryo will cost you €175.
The initial consultation is currently free of charge. Moreover, the clinic offers a free Skype consultation with potential patients. This enables you to discuss treatment options before committing to go to Barcelona.
The clinic is currently offering a “Pregnancy program” for either IVF and egg donation. The IVF program includes up to three egg collections plus all the cryotransfers that can take place in between. If no clinical pregnancy happens the clinic refunds 100% of the money initially paid.
The egg donation program includes up to three different donors plus all the cryotransfers. If no clinical pregnancy happens the clinic refunds 80% of the money.
They’ve also launched a 3 x 2 scheme in IUIs. If you don’t get pregnant after the two first attempts the third one is free.
Refund Package (Money back guarantee):
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Refund is guaranteed if the program does not end with the desired result.
Our IVF Cost Calculator can help with understanding costs.
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Barcelona IVF Success Rates 2021
In 2021, the overall clinical pregnancy success rate for egg donation was 72.7% and the overall clinical pregnancy success rate for IVF using own eggs was 56.8%. If we break down this rate into patients’ age, the data looks as follows:
- women under 35 years old – 70.4%
- women aged 35-40 – 65.1%
- women over 40 – 34.8%.
If we look at frozen embryo clinical pregnancy success rate, in 2021 it was 48.4% and the embryo donation clinical pregnancy success rate was 55.5%. The fertility specialists at Barcelona IVF recommend and practice transferring embryos at the blastocyst stage. Furthermore, in good prognosis cases (young patients undergoing IVF and first egg donation cycles) they will perform single embryo transfers. In 2021, on average, they transferred 1.4 embryos per transfer. The multiple birth rate in 2021 was 8.5%.
Barcelona IVF submits their results to FIVCAT which is the official responsible body within the Health Ministry of Catalonia to which all clinics performing IVF in this region must report to.
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Barcelona IVF is a truly international clinic as the vast majority of patients who visited the clinic in 2021 came from abroad. 39% of patients came from France, 20% from Italy, 5% from the UK, 5% from Germany, 4% from Switzerland, and 20% were national patients from Spain.
From the clinic
Results are important, but if the patients feel that nobody has taken care of them through the long and stressful journey that sometimes infertility can be, they may be confused, disappointed and lost in the end. This is why we emphasize so much the importance of making them feel relaxed, informed and guided while being professionally treated in our clinic.
There are many taxis in Barcelona and the journey from the city centre to the clinic takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes and costs around 10-15 Euros. The cost, if you come straight from the airport, should be about 29 Euros. The clinic is also accessible via bus and train. The clinic can advise you on which stops are closest.