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Dr. Grigorakis performs IVF

Dr. Stylianos Grigorakis has helped hundreds of families to have babies via in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process in which sperm and eggs are combined in a laboratory setting to allow fertilization outside of the body with subsequent transfer of the embryo back into the uterus. One full cycle of IVF takes about two weeks more or less. Sometimes, these steps are split into different parts and the process can take longer.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child.

IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology. The procedure can be done using your own eggs and your partner’s sperm. Or IVF may involve eggs, sperm or embryos from an anonymous donor.

The treatment is performed under controlled ovarian stimulation. The goal is to retrieve as many eggs as possible. Ideal for patients aged 30 to 42 (with a normal ovarian reserve). 

The cost of IVF procedure is € 3.800,00.

IVF is commonly used for:

  • Women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes or no fallopian tubes at all.
  • Women who not ovulate and do not respond to less aggressive fertility treatments.
  • Women with current pregnancy loss / multiple miscarriages.
  • Men with extremely compromised sperm concentrations or no production of sperm, including those who have had prior vasectomies or failed vasectomy reversals.
  • In cases of unexplained infertility.
  • In instances when preimplantation genetic testing takes place.

IVF is an extremely safe and effective process. The pregnancy rate by age is greater than that achieved with natural conception, although the rate of miscarriages with IVF pregnancies is about the same as those conceived naturally unless comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) of embryos is performed, in which case, the miscarriage rate is significantly lower.

IVF process:


First, you will be injected with fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce an increased number of eggs. A personalized medication protocol from dr. Stylianos Grigorakis is developed based on your age, past history and results of both hormonal and ultrasound evaluations. You will be returning to the clinic every few days where you will be monitored carefully with ultrasound examinations and blood tests.  


When the eggs are mature, they are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure performed under mild sedation, in which a needle is inserted through your vagina into the ovary to remove the eggs under direct ultrasound guidance. The fluid is then examined by skilled embryologists to isolate the eggs. 


Next, a sperm sample is separated from the semen and carefully prepared. With conventional insemination techniques, a specific concentration of separated sperm is allowed to fertilize the eggs the lab. In other situations, a single sperm is injected into each egg through a procedure called ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).


The embryos are then incubated in a tightly controlled laboratory environment and are cultured 5 or 6 days (blastocyst stage) in a nutrient rich solution, also known as culture media.


At this point, the embryo(s) are transferred into your uterus using a painless ultrasound-guided approach or they are frozen (vitrified). In instances of preimplantation genetic testing, all the embryos will be frozen first and then transferred into your uterus.

About 9 to 11 days after the embryo transfer, you will take a pregnancy test via your blood.


  • Medical treatment and follow-up. 
  • Consultation with dr. Grigorakis and medication plan.  
  • Echography’s with hormones control, carried out at Institute of Life Iaso Maternity  Hospital.   
  • Sperm capacitation.  
  • Ovarian puncture with mild sedation. 
  • 1st embryo transfer.  
  • No waiting list (subject to laboratory organization and time required for preparing the treatment).  
  • Witness robotic system for sample tracking.  


  • Medications for the stimulation.
  • Vitrification of remaining embryos.
  • The maintenance of embryos will have a cost of €200.00 / year (free of charge during the 1st year). 
  • The maintenance of cryopreserved sperm samples (if applicable).
  • Ovarian puncture under general anesthesia if it’s necessary.
  • Subsequent embryo transfers.


  • Embryo selection using the Time-Lapse technology.
  • Carrier Screening.
  • ER Map®
  • Embryo ranking intelligent Classification Algorithm (ERICA).

(These examinations are not mandatory and can be carried out when they are necessarily judged by the doctor and the embryologist. The prices are indicated next to each examination).

For more information about the doctor don’t hesitate to contact us!

If you want to learn more about IVF in Greece read here.

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Dr. Grigorakis performs IVF