Dr. Papanikolaou is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Surgeon specialized in Reproductive medicine /infertility. He has completed his Master’s at the University of Athens: Research on Female Reproduction. He is qualified by the European Academy of Gynecological Surgery with a Bachelor in Endoscopy Certificate and by the Hellenic Society to perform colposcopy procedures, and by the Ministry of Health to perform gynecological and obstetric sonography. He is an official member of Institute of Life (IoLife), a center of medical assisted reproduction in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Papanikolaou Athanasios graduated from Medicine and Surgery at the University of the Bologna Studies on 12/10/2005 and has been qualified as a doctor and surgeon on 03/2006 and he has completed his Master at the University of Athens: Research on Female Reproduction. He is qualified by the European Academy of Gynecological Surgery with a Bachelor in Endoscopy Certificate and by the Hellenic Society to perform colposcopic procedures, and by the Ministry of Health to perform gynecological and obstetric sonography.
After the degree in Medicine and Surgery he returned to Greece, his country of origin to perform his military service as a medical officer. The following is a 12-month period of clinical experience, where he works as a basic doctor in rural areas requiring health care. Immediately afterwards, he enters the Medical and Surgery Special in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University Clinical of Athens, where he successfully concludes his Specialisation in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Currently maintains a private office in Athens and he is a member of Institute of Life where he in everyday practice helps many couples to solve their infertility problems according to the latest guidelines and protocols from the international societies.
Dr. Papanikolaou has participated in many publications and conferences.
He is a member of ESHRE.
It is a highly recommended treatment to overcome male infertility problems.
It is similar to the IVF while the only difference is that instead of mixing the sperm with the eggs and leaving them to fertilize, the fertility specialist injects a single sperm into the centre of an egg, maximizing the chances of fertilization taking place.
Cumulative success rate of the doctor is above 80%
It is a treatment for couples who are unable to conceive due to a low ovarian reserve or poor egg quality.
The procedure involves using the eggs of a donor to conceive a child and allow the infertile couple to experience the joys of pregnancy and childbirth.
According to Greek legislation, all donors must be under 35 years old with a normal medical history and test results.
Steps of the process:
Minimum 2 embryos D5 (blastocysts) guaranteed (in case of normal sperm).
IVF includes 6 stages:
The egg retrieval procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
The collected eggs are fertilized with partner’s or donor sperm.
PRP harnesses the natural biological components of a patient’s blood.
2 stages of PRP:
Dr. Papanikolaou usually uses 3-4ml for each ovary. Risk for infection or rejection is very low. He also uses a more targeted approach, called enPLAF PRP.
EnPLAF: 1) is less painful 2) has a higher concentration of factors 3) it can be frozen or refrigerated for future use 4) has an excellent shelf life 5) costs 2050€
Τhe way women can organize their fertility plan and their life.
Egg freezing is ideal if:
To prepare for egg freezing, patients will undergo the same first phase of hormone injections as IVF patients.
Dr. Papanikolaou performs IVF, IVF with egg donation, and egg freezing treatments with great success rates.
Babies from frozen eggs are of same health as those from fresh eggs.
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