Dr. Garavelas Athanasios is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Surgeon specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction. Dr. Garavelas is a shareholder and co-founder of Institute of Life and currently maintains a private practice office in Athens, Rome, Milan, Zurich, Cyprus, and London.
Dr. Garavelas Athanasios was born in Athens and graduated from Medical School “La Sapienza” – Rome in 2004 and the following year he acquired his professional license. Since 2013, he holds the title of the medical specialty in “Obstetrics – Gynecology” from the Medical School of the University of Athens. Dr. Garavelas holds two Master of Science Degrees in Reproductive – Regenerative Medicine and High-Risk Pregnancy and a Ph.D. in HPV and Chlamydia infections during Assisted Reproduction from the Medical School of the University of Athens. Moreover, he holds the title of specialized training in Human Reproduction at the University of Athens.
Through his continuous work and practice, Dr. Garavelas has gained significant experience in gynecological surgery and has executed an extensive number of interventions both gynecological and obstetrician. He is also trained in laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, IVF, and, thoroughly, in the management of high-risk pregnancy cases.
Dr. Garavelas has presented his work in numerous Greek and International Conferences and has participated in several medical seminars and workshops, both in Greece and abroad. His work has been widely published in medical academic journals. Presentation of scientific work in national conferences: Blunt hepatic injuries, surgical treatment: our experience. (4th Conference of the Hellenic Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, p. 136) Presentations of scientific work in international conferences: Inguinal hernia repair using the Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty (29th International Congress of the European Hernia Society p.24) Incisional hernia with a great abdominal defect. Emergency repair using Gore-Tex dual mesh. Case report. (29th International Congress of the European Hernia Society P.25) Acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction due to incarcerated incisional hernia. (29th International Congress of the European Hernia Society p.68)
Dr. Garavelas is a registered member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
Success rates: 80%
All donations in Greece are anonymous.
Clinics’ donors mostly university students.
Patients can choose donors based on:
1st initial consultation with Dr. Garavelas to check medical background.
1st visit to the clinic: ultrasound scan, collection of donors’ oocytes, fertilization of sperm, and embryos transfer. Whole procedure lasts about 15 days.
Dr. Garavelas and the clinic offers, in case the donor does not produce enough oocytes, a new treatment with a new donor without any additional cost. They also guarantee 7 mature oocytes and 2 healthy embryos for the transfer in the case of normozoospermia without serious diseases.
Microfertility (ICSI): a method of assisted reproduction that is mainly used to treat fertility problems associated with sperm quality.
ICSI is appropriate for couples with a low number of eggs in an oocyte.
Success rates of IVF: 54% per cycle.
Every therapy is fully personalized.
Whole IVF process involves 4 stages and 2 visits in Athens.
1st visit: individual stimulation protocol by Dr. Garavelas and semen collection from male partner
2nd visit: contains the 4 stages below:
Stage 1: stimulation of ovaries
Stage 2: collection of eggs
Stage 3: in vitro fertilization
Stage 4: embryo transfer
IOLIFE recommends the transfer of two embryos, to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies.
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