Low-cost IVF in Cyprus by the most experienced IVF doctor
FIRST IVF clinic in entire Cyprus & Greece; 40+ years of experience
More than 15 percent of the couples around the world have trouble conceiving, and if you’re among them, do not despair. For affordable fertility treatment, consider IVF in Cyprus with some of the most experienced, trusted doctors in the European Union.
The diagnosis of infertility can be overwhelming and the decision to undergo IVF involves a lot of questions and concerns. You can make it easier by collecting as much information as possible and consulting with seasoned experts, so you understand the process as well as all of your options for ART.
IVF is a sophisticated procedure and even with all the technological advancements we have today, the success rates are not the same. Your personal factors remain the same, but by going to a credible clinic that has the right infrastructure and a skilled, qualified team of experts, you can have the best chance of success at IVF.
Traveling to Cyprus for IVF during COVID
While the COVID pandemic has put a lot of restrictions, we’re now slowly opening up, taking more precautions for your safety at all times. Follow the below instructions to travel to Cyprus for IVF:
For Category A countries the following documents will be required for flying to the Republic of Cyprus:
You just have to complete the Passenger Locator Form and the Declarations for Category A Countries, through the dedicated web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus in order to obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass.
European Union Member States: Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland
Other Countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand
For Category B countries, the following documents are required:
1. You will have to conduct, a test confirming negative PCR for Covid-19 during the last 72 hours before their travel to the Republic of Cyprus and possess a certificate which confirms negative PCR for Covid-19, issued from a certified laboratory.
2. Complete the Passenger Locator Form and the Declarations for Category B Countries, through the dedicated web electronic platform of the Republic of Cyprus in order to obtain the Cyprus Flight Pass.
European Union Member States: Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, United Kingdom
Schengen Area Members: Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway
Small States: Vatican City, San Marino
Other Countries: Uruguay, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Georgia, Rwanda, Canada, Serbia
IVF doctor in Cyprus
MBBS, MD (endocrinology), Greece
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellowship in ART, US & Canada
Total experience: 40+ years
Dr. Krinos is one of the pioneer IVF experts in Europe with extensive experience spanning over four decades. Check his complete profile here.
How to plan the treatment?
The first step is to determine if you even need medical intervention and if so, what might be the right treatment. If you’ve already seen a gynecologist or fertility specialist, you might have done some investigations.
If you’re just starting, we can send you the list of tests, which you may have done at any credible laboratory closer to you home and share the reports.
You can consult with any of the highly experienced doctors on our system and start planning your treatment with the one that you feel most comfortable with.
Once it is determined that IVF is the right treatment for you to plan a baby, you can start preparing mentally and physically for the procedure. Some people adjust their lifestyles in an attempt to improve egg quality or enhance the sperm count before IVF to have a better chance at successful conception.
What is involved in the IVF procedure?
The steps of IVF procedure will be explained to you during an initial visit and you’d be asked to see the doctor on day 2 or day 3 of your period, when the treatment starts.
Below are the typical steps:
|Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS)||You will get stimulation injections for 8-10 days while being constantly monitored and your eggs will be collected subsequently|
|Sperm collection||Sperm will be collected and processed on the same day|
|Fertilization||The eggs are fertilized with the selected sperm and the embryos are allowed to grow for 3-5 days|
|Embryo transfer||The embryos, at this stage, are either sent over for genetic testing or the best one is transferred to your uterus|
|Pregnancy test||In about two weeks the pregnancy test is expected to show the results|
Cost of IVF in Cyprus
The cost of IVF in Cyprus starts from €4299, inclusive of ICSI and embryo transfer. It is one of the more affordable places for IVF but you must be careful to go only with a reputable clinic and doctor so you don’t have to compromise on the quality of the treatment.
Before signing up for any kind of treatment, make sure to confirm all inclusions the price package and ascertain that there are no hidden costs.
Legal regulations for IVF in Cyprus
In May of 2015, a new legislation was passed in Cyprus to cover and regulate fertility treatments for all patients.
- Heterosexual couples as well as single women are allowed to undergo artificial reproductive treatments to be able to conceive.
- Women upto 50 years can receive IVF treatments.
- Genetic testing of embryos is allowed but only if there’s a medical indication for it.
- A maximum of two embryos can be transferred in women under 38 years. For women of 38 and beyond, three embryos can be transferred on the doctor’s discretion.
- IVF with donor eggs and donor sperm are both legally allowed and well regulated.
- Surrogacy is legal but only for Cyprus locals. Anyone holding a foreign passport cannot commission for surrogacy in Cyprus.
Donor egg bank in Cyprus
If you need to get donor eggs or donor sperm for your IVF cycle, we have excellent options and quite an extensive pool of donors in Cyprus.
The donors are usually asked about:
- Medical history
- Family history (upto 2-3 generations)
- Education and profession
- Drinking and smoking habits, and the use of any illegal substances
Besides, complete medical and gynecological tests are done before anyone is accepted into the donor program. This includes blood group, AMH, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia (PCR), Gonorrhoea (PCR), and CMV, etc.
Only women between 18 and 33 years of age can donate their eggs, and using vitrified eggs from these donors, an average clinical pregnancy rate of 78 % has been recorded.
How much time will be required?
You can expect a normal cycle of IVF to be completed in 18-20 days. This includes several visits to the clinic for ovarian stimulation and monitoring, egg collection, sperm collection, fertilization, and embryo transfer.
The treatment time can vary by a few days if any additional investigations or procedures are required in your situation.
If you need genetic testing of the embryos, the first trip can be shorter but you’ll have return again for embryo transfer.
What are the success rates?
Working with the pioneer of IVF in Cyprus as well as Greece, you have the security of being treated by the most experienced doctor in the country.
Average success rates recorded are:
IVF using own gametes: 55%
IVF with donor eggs: 78%
IVF with PGT: Over 80%
Each patient is different and so is their case. Instead of relying on average success rates, it is more helpful to ask the doctor of the chances of success in your specific situation. A highly experienced doctor is more likely to have seen cases like yours and consequently have a better understanding of what might and might not work.
Going to Cyprus for fertility treatment
This island country in the Mediterranean has rich history and culture. The pristine beaches glazed by more than 300 days of sunshine in a year, attract millions of tourists to Cyprus.
The laid-back, mellow life in the country makes for the perfect setting for a relaxed, stress-free IVF cycle.
You must enter the Republic of Cyprus only via Larnaca or Paphos airport or any of the four ports located at Larnaca, Paphos, Limassol or Larsi.
The government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control in the northern part of the island, and those entry points are considered illegal.
Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, UK and the European Union do not need visa to stay in Cyprus for upto 90 days. There are several other countries, whose citizens might be exempt from getting a visa for short-duration travel to Cyprus.