Category Archives: PROCEDURES

Urology/HIFU

Sample Package – Treatment in Belgium, Total price is $10,500

  • Three days private hospital room.
  • Medication
  • Doctor fees and consultation.
  • Anesthesia
  • Pathology report
  • Technical examination and testing.
  • High Intensity frequency Ultrasound treatment.

Please note Gateway Health International has treatment providers for both Ablatherm and Sonoblate 500 technology.

Our Sample package is based on treatment in Brussels, Belgium at one of Europe’s best Cancer hospitals. The Urology department has conducted numerous published studies on it’s HIFU treatment results and they are available for your review by contacting Gateway Health at info@gateway-health.com. The doctor performing the HIFU procedure also has over a decade of hands on experience treating prostate cancer with High intensity focused ultrasound technology. This treatment method can be used on the prostate as a whole or as a focal treatment (only on one area of the prostate) unlike radiation or a radical prostatectomy. Gateway Health can also provides access to 24 hours a day to nursing care, post procedure, should it be needed.

Cost Savings

We commonly associate new and innovative health care techniques with being expensive. However, the Belgian hospital is able to offer substantially less expensive HIFU treatment because the treatment has been available in Europe for over a decade. Due to the volume of the patients treated and the lengthened amortization period of the equipment, patients can receive treatment while saving tens of thousands of dollars. Also, the medical staff has more experience and technical skill as a result having performed HIFU treatments for over a decade.

What is High Intensity Focused Ultrasound or Focal HIFU?

HIFU is a procedure where the temperature inside the prostate is raised to 85 degrees Celsius using a focused ultrasound beam.

After spinal anesthesia with intravenous sedation the physician places a probe into the rectum. This probe emits a beam of high intensity focused ultrasound. At the point where the ultrasound is focused (focal point) the sudden and intense absorption of the ultrasound beam quickly raises the temperature which destroys targeted cells.

The area destroyed by each beam is very small and precise. By repeating the process and moving the focal point it is possible to destroy the prostate tissue. The treatment takes from 2 to 2 1/2 hours depending upon the size of the prostate and is performed on an outpatient basis.

Clinical Results

An independent European study of 402 patients with localized prostate cancer that were treated with HIFU resulted in 87.2% of patients having no cancer found in their biopsies and normal PSA levels in 81.4% of treated patients.

Another study showed that 86% of HIFU treated patients had no cancer found in their biopsy tests 9 years after treatment.

The longest clinical results for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound using Ablatherm were published May 20th 2013 and can be found here:

http://www.edap-tms.com/news/62/94/EDAP-s-Ablatherm-HIFU-Demonstrates-Long-Term-Efficacy-Durability-and-Reproducibility-With-Prospective-Fourteen–Year-Study.html

View the 2012 published data from the largest North American clinical study on HIFU for prostate cancer Article

Who qualifies for HIFU?

Clients with localized prostate cancer
Clients that have had radiation in the past and your cancer has now returned

Is the HIFU procedure painful?

The treatment itself is not painful as it is carried out under local anesthetic (epidural) or sometimes general anesthetic.
Pain at the end of the treatment is rare, although most patients feel a slight discomfort which disappears after a few days. The procedure is minimally invasive so there are no wounds and patients do not experience the burning sensation often associated with radiotherapy. Unlike radiation HIFU treatment can be repeated if necessary and will not prevent radiation treatment or a radical prostatectomy in the future because it does not damage the surrounding tissue, like radiation.

What happens after treatment?

Most patients can go back to eating normal food the evening after treatment and are discharged from hospital the next day. The urinary catheter is generally removed three or four days later. Medication may be prescribed for the following eight weeks to prevent any infection of the urethra or bladder.
In the period after treatment you may experience some discomfort including mild bleeding at the start of urination, frequent and sometimes urgent urination, urine leakage during physical exertion or coughing and sometimes the elimination of dead cancer cells in the urine. Infections with fever are rare but possible and require antibiotics.
These side effects disappear in the weeks following the treatment.

What long-term follow up is required?

Usually PSA levels are checked every three months and a biopsy is undertaken six months after treatment. If cancer cells remain (10 to 15% of cases) a second High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment is likely to be given six months after the first treatment.

What are the side effects?

Trials of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment have found few side effects. The healthy surrounding cells are not destroyed along with the cancerous cells and the procedure is minimally-invasive (does not involve an incision through the skin). This means only a short hospital stay is required and you will be able to return to normal activity after only a few days. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound patients do not experience a burning sensation associated with radiotherapy.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment after radiotherapy

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment can be given to patients whose cancer has returned after radiotherapy, although some patients are not suitable (about 5% cases) due to abnormal thickening of the rectal wall or because the cancer has spread.
Results for this type of treatment are consistent with other options such as cryotherapy or surgery (Radical Prostatectomy). In a study conducted at Edouard Herriot Hospital in France no cancer was found in biopsy tests for 73% of patients and the cancer was controlled in 50% of cases.
The risk of incontinence is higher and the recovery time longer compared to patients undergoing HIFU treatment as a first option.

Availability

HIFU treatment is currently not available in the US although it is in stage 3 clinical trials with the FDA. HIFU treatment has received regulatory clearance in Europe, Canada, Australia and else where.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery or computer assisted surgeries are technologically assisted surgeries that aid in surgical procedures. The main objective in using a robitically assisted surgical system is to reduce or eliminate the tissue trauma traditionally associated with open surgery. The majority of surgeries can be improved through the use of robotic surgery assistance which utilize minimally invasive techniques. Some major advantages of robotic surgery are precision, miniaturization, smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain, and quicker healing time. Further advantages are articulation beyond normal manipulation and three-dimensional magnification, resulting in improved ergonomics. Robotic techniques are also associated with reduced duration of hospital stays, blood loss, transfusions, and use of pain medication. For example In traditional open-heart surgery, the surgeon makes a ten to twelve-inch incision, then gains access to the heart by splitting the sternum (breast bone) and spreading open the rib cage. The patient is then placed on a heart lung machine and the heart is stopped for a period of time during the operation. This approach can be associated with postoperative infection and pain, and prolonged time to complete recovery. Because patient recovery after robot-assisted heart surgery is quicker, the hospital stay is shorter. Reduced recovery times are not only better for the patient, they also reduce the number of staff needed during surgery, nursing care required after surgery, and, therefore, the overall cost of hospital stays.

Because of the cost of a robotic surgery assistance devices such as the Da Vinci System, the additional disposable supply costs and the additional training required by the surgeon it is often difficult to purchase and implement the technology in North American hospitals. Because of the demand for health tourism clients and the draw of offering the most advanced care, medical tourism destinations that have large volumes of clients can afford the latest technologies and training for their staff.

All types of surgeries can be assisted through robotic surgery, to find out if the procedure you are inquiring about can be minimally invasive. please contact us.

 

General Surgery

General Surgery is a medical specialty that deals mainly with the organs in the abdomen. Ie intestines including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, bladder, gallbladder, bile ducts and thyroid gland. General Surgeon also deal with diseases involving the skin and soft tissue including hernias.

Although general surgery is often associated with emergency care, many common procedures are completed by general surgeons such as, but not limited too:

  • hernia repair
  • hemorrhoids
  • thyroid removal
  • colorectal surgery
  • gallbladder removal

it is becoming more common for these surgeries to be laparoscopic, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and recovery time.

Neurology

Is a medical sub specialty that specifically deals with disorders of the nervous system . Specifically the treatments and diseases that involve the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. Common procedures are:

Brain Tumor Surgery – This surgery is the usual treatment to remove most brain tumors. Surgery which opens the skull is called a craniotomy.

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) – Carotid endarterectomy  is a surgical procedure used to prevent a stroke, by correcting narrowing in the common carotid artery.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – This is a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain, and is used for treating epilepsy.

Hydrocephalus Treatment– Such surgery consists of insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which transports excess fluid from the lateral ventricle into the peritoneal cavity.

Lumbar Spine Surgery – Lumbar spinal fusion involves using a bone graft to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which in turn decreases pain generated from the joint.

Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery (Microdecompression) – In this type of spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement and provide more room for the nerve to heal.

Microlumbar Discectomy – This is a conservative microsurgical procedure for the treatment of the herniated lumbar disc.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery – Peripheral nerve surgery treats acute nerve injuries, entrapment neuropathies, and nerve sheath tumors.

Pituitary Tumor Treatment – Treatment may include surgery, drug therapy, radiation therapy, and in some cases chemotherapy.

Radiofrequency Rhizotomy (Neurotomy) – Radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy is a therapeutic procedure designed to decrease and/or eliminate pain symptoms arising from degenerative facet joints within the spine.

Spinal Fusion (Spondylodesis) – Spinal fusion, also known as spondylodesis, is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Stereotaxy) – This is a minimally invasive form of surgery which uses a three-dimensional coordinates system to find small targets inside the body and perform removal, biopsy, lesion, injection, stimulation, implantation or radiosurgery (SRS).

Subdural Hematoma Treatment (SDH) – Treatment of a subdural hematoma depends on its size and rate of growth. Some small subdural hematomas can be treated by inserting a temporary small catheter through a hole drilled in the skull and sucking out the hematoma. In other cases, surgical opening of the skull may be necessary.

Ventral Discectomy – This refers to the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

With excellent, safe, high quality medical procedures available through Gateway Health International at a substantially lower prices than in the US and no wait times, it’s no wonder people are traveling abroad to receive medical treatment and stop living in pain.

Gateway Health International can arrange your transportation, accommodation, recommend medical facilities and manage the details while you manage your health.

Cardiovascular

With Cardiovascular illnesses now the second leading cause of death behind cancer, there are long waits and astronomical expenses associated with treatment. For clients seeking immediate, affordable treatment abroad, Gateway Health International can arrange the details while you manage your health and recovery.

Gateway works with a network of reputable hospitals in Western Europe and South America. One of the leading hospitals for cardiovascular procedures is located in Belgium as it is a centre of cardiovascular excellence and with key investment in research and innovation, teaching, success measurement and technical environment. The hospital completes 1300 heart operations, 700 vascular operations and 180 lung surgeries yearly. We can arrange for a Skype or phone consultation and a review of your existing medical documentation. The network of hospitals, doctors and a health care providers can provide safe, quality treatment for substantially less than in the US. Also, clients are often amazed by the personal approach from doctors, who will often provide their cell phone number and spend more time with a client in comparison to North American doctors. Also, the ratio of nursing staff to patients tend to be significantly higher.

The added perk of traveling abroad is being able to recover in a vacation atmosphere. It is our mission to ensure a seamless trip; we manage the details while you manage your health. We strive to ensure that each one of our clients has a wonderful experience with both their medical procedure and their recovery. We want our clientele to be informed, comfortable and confident with all of their choices.

The types of procedures available (but not limited too) are:

  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Stenting
  • Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Bypass
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Heart Valve surgery
  • Carotid Entarterectomy
  • Treating cardiac Arrhythmia

Clients requiring medical travel insurance can secure it through our trusted partner, Global Protective Solutions.

Weight Loss

What is Gastric Bypass?

Their are many different versions of the Gastric bypass surgery, but in short, it is a procedure that divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a lower pouch. Thus creating a reduction in the functional volume of food the stomach can hold, creating an altered physiological and physical response to food.

The operation is used to treat obesity, type two diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other issues arising from obesity.

Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery:

– Weight loss of 65 to 80% of excess body weight
– Hyperlipidemia is corrected in over 70% of patients.
(hyperlipidemia is the condition of abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood)
– Essential Hypertension is relieved in over 70% of patients and medication is usually reduced in the remainder.
– Obstructive Sleep Apnea is improved with weight loss snoring is improved in most patients
– Type 2 diabetes is reversed in up to 90% of patients
– Gastroesophageal reflux disease is relieved from the time of surgery in almost all patients.
– Venous thromboembolic disease signs such as leg swelling are improved
– Lower back pain and joint pain are relieved following weight loss

What is a lap band procedure?

A laparoscopic adjustable band or lap band is a device placed around the top portion of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. This restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time and the client achieves weight loss by limiting intake, reducing appetite and slowing digestion. The lap band procedure is the least invasive surgery of it’s kind and typically results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, smaller scars and less pain than open surgical procedures.

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve in the permanent reduction of the stomach by 60% to 85%The portion left behind is a slim tube or “sleeve” that will serve as your new stomach. This stomach is already connected naturally to the stomach inlet and outlet which means that no rerouting of the intestines is needed.

Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is one of the newer forms of bariatric surgery but has quickly been gaining popularity over the recent years. Also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, vertical gastroplasty or sleeve gastroplasty, this procedure is another option for those looking to help with their morbid obesity through gastric bypass surgery. The gastric sleeve is a restrictive procedure meaning that it achieves weight loss results by restricting the amount of food that your body is physically able to take in. There is no malabsorption involved with this procedure but can be followed up with a malabsorptive procedure afterwards if the patient wishes.
Advantages of the Gastric Sleeve

The primary features of gastric sleeve surgery are reducing the size of the stomach up to 85%, to restrict food intake while also reducing the hormones that create the craving for food due to the removal of the excess stomach portion. This reduces the production of the Ghrelin hormone which in turn reduces the hunger sensation.

The advantage of gastric sleeve surgery include:
  • 30 to 60% extra weight loss within the first 12 months of the procedure
  • Less invasive than gastric bypass
  • No cutting or, disconnection or alteration of the intestines
  • No risk of “dumping syndrome” typically associated with gastric bypass
  • No need for implementation of foreign devices in to the body such as a gastric band
  • Less restrictive post-surgery diet
  • Procedure may be followed by gastric bypass or duodenal switch for even better results for super obese patients (those with a BMI > 70)
  • Can be performed laparoscopically on extremely obese patients

Sample Package – Comfort Care for gastric Sleeve, in Belgium $8,250

  • – 2 nights hotel accommodation, pre and post operative.
  • – Airport pick up and drop off as well as all hospital appointments
  • – Private nursing aftercare
  • – Pre Operation tests (weight, height, blood tests results, EKG)
  • – Doctor consultation
  • – One night Hospital Stay
  • – Medication
Why travel abroad?

By traveling abroad clients have the potential to save themselves thousands of dollars and/or long wait times. In addition, the client can enjoy a relaxing vacation and recover in private.

Recovery

We at Gateway Health pride our selves on offering customized care to suit your individual desires. For example, should you wish to recover in the South of France, which is a short 60 minute train ride away or enjoy the tropical winds of Costa Rica we will find the appropriate recovery for you through a network of hotels and recovery lodges. We can also arrange private nursing care, stays at recovery centers, companion care and concierge service.

Types of Weight loss surgery available:

  • – Gastric Band/ Lap Band
  • – Gastric Plication
  • – Gastric Sleeve
  • – Gastric Mini Bypass
  • – Gastric RNY/ Gastric Bypass
  • – Duodenal Switch

America

Canada

Costa Rica

Mexico

Belgium

Gastric Bypass $30,000 5 year wait list $12,500 $10,950 $9,500
Gastric Sleeve $28,700 not available $10,500 $10,000 $8,500
Lap Band $30,000 5 year wait list $8,500 $6,500 $6,000

Non Surgical Cosmetic

When traveling as a companion or on a vacation, it’s nice to get a little pick me up too! Non surgical cosmetic procedures are available at quality, internationally accredited facilities at lower prices than in North America.

Procedures (but not limited too):

  • Hair Transplant/Restoration
  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Leg vein treatment
  • Lip enhancement
  • Fat Transfer
  • Restylane
  • Laser Liposuction
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • tattoo removal
Why Travel Abroad?

Traveling abroad for cosmetic procedures can be a great getaway for many reasons, and generally can provide an opportunity to receive treatments in privacy and with specialized care.Traveling for such procedures will allow patrons to relax and recuperate in a vacation destination without preying eyes, while still enjoying a holiday.

In order for the client to make an informed choice we can provide information about the hospital or clinic accreditation and the training of the doctor’s that the client can chose from.Some doctors receive American training and are American board certified. Additionally, there is an opportunity for clients to save thousands of dollars, as these types of procedures can be anywhere from 40 to 80% less expensive though our network of caregivers and medical facilities, vs the same in North America for the same (or better) quality of care.

Cosmetic Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is exciting, though it can also be a little nerve racking. What doctor do you choose? What procedure should you go with? What will the recovery be like? Gateway Health International is here to guide you with the information for your decision-making process and help save you money.

The benefits of traveling abroad are plentiful:

  • Receive quality care with a personal approach
  • Save 50% to 75%
  • Recover privately in a vacation destination

The network we use of care providers includes private clinics and JCI accredited hospitals. The resumes and credentials of doctors we work with are available for your review in the selection process. It is Gateway Health International’s mandate to supply you with the information you need in selecting a doctor based on destination, procedure, experience, price point, etc. If desired we can arrange for private nursing staff and/or a 24 hour on call nursing contact should you have any concerns at any time.

Traveling abroad also allows clients to create a rejuvenation vacation. With destinations in South America or Western Europe, clients can combine a procedure with a trip to the beach in Costa Rica or the South of France respectively, and come home feeling fully “refreshed”. Our mission is make sure that our clients are informed, confident and comfortable in all their choices and that their chosen procedure yields incredible results!

Gateway Health International offers a range of procedures such as, but not limited to:

Surgical

  • – Breast
    • – Lift
    • – Implants
    • – Reduction
  • – Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
  • – Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • – Face Lift
    • – Brow lift
    • – Chin augmentation
    • – Cheek augmentation
  • – Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • – Eye brow lift
  • – Otoplasty (ear pinning)
  • – Liposuction/Liposculpture

CCSVI Liberation Therapy

Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) in Belgium

This procedure, which was developed by Dr. Paulo Zamboni is believed to play a role in the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. CCSVI or Liberation treatment is an angioplasty of the veins which return blood flow to the brain and subsequently the draining of the central nervous system. Dr. Zamboni’s research claims that in MS patients diagnosed with CCSVI, the azygos and IJV veins are stenotic in around 90% of cases. Dr. Zamboni theorized that malformed blood vessels cause increased deposition of iron in the brain, which in turn triggers autoimmunity and degeneration of the nerve’s myelin sheath.

Why travel abroad?

In the case of CCSVI, treatment is not readily available or affordable in North America, leaving many searching for alternatives in second and third world countries. However private, high quality affordable care in the center of Western Europe (first world) is available. Our CCSVI Belgium program offers treatment at a world class facility that has been deemed a Center of Excellence in Cardiology by a renown cardiologist. The hospital is known for having an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally, and is known for having been selected to treat royalty.

Currently the OLV hospital and it’s doctors are also supporting the CCSVI community by running two studies.

1.“Determination of cytokines in plasma from the internal jugular vein with MS”
Study in cooperation with the Neurology department of the UZ Brussels. (Inclusion in the study is still possible1.)

2.“PWI –MRV Imaging Modalities in MS/CCSVI”
Study in cooperation with the Radiology department of the OLV hospital Aalst. (Inclusion in the study is still possible1.)

Inclusion in the study would result in the client’s CCSVI results and diagnosis being included, however no personal information from the client would be included.

What is included with my CCSVI Treatment for $6500?

  • Liberation Therapy/ angioplasty; including unlimited blockages in both jugulars, the azygos, and vertebral veins.
  • Hospital Stay
  • Physician fees and consultation
  • Medication (20 day supply of blood thinners)
  • Materials
  • Examination with doppler/CT and/or MRV (whichever is determined to best suit the clients needs.)
  • Follow up evaluation and monitoring by doctor.
  • Medical report, copies of medical images and records.
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments.
What happens if my my veinography is negative and I do not have blockages or CCSVI?

If no blockages are found, the client will be billed $200 for the initial doppler screening and diagnoses.

Why do you encourage clients to get an MRV?

Some patients may need an MRV to check the morphology of the stenosis for a detailed diagnosis and to be able to outline the best treatment plan. However, the MRV is also a useful tool as it is a “snap shot” of the vein blockages and can be used as a reference tool to monitor future vein developments.

Additional material costs could be billed to the client (for example stenting) if it is deemed to be needed during surgery. Stenting is only performed when it is deemed to be medically necessary (statistically less than 3% of the time).

Advantages to Receiving CCSVI Liberation therapy in Belgium

The team performing CCSVI Liberation treatment in Belgium has performed over 360 procedures to date.

84% of patients who have been treated for CCSVI at OLV hospital report a general improvement in the quality of life 6 months after the procedure. The hospital does complete follow up monitoring of its clients as a part of its CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis research.

Medical travel insurance is available through our partner Global Protection services.

We have a number of hotels in the area that we work with and will recommend based on the desires and needs of the client. We also receive discounts that we pass on to our clients, at surrounding hospitals.

Additional services are available to clients such as companions & concierge service as well as physiotherapy and private nursing.

As a result of the socialized medical system (similar to Canada) the cost of CCSVI treatment is comparatively low to other destinations.

Moreover: the OLV hospital is recommended by Gateway Health International because it is a center of excellence for cardiology;

Why Belgium?

Belgium is located in the center of Western Europe and is known as a cultural and political hub. Its known for being the host to the European Union and NATO, as well as for its cultural heritage and gastronomic delights.

Because Belgium is an international political hub, it is a culturally diverse county and most people speak more than one language. The official national languages are french and dutch, however when walking through major cities such as Brussels, it is common for shop keepers and customer service staff to also speak english. At the OLV hospital there are many english speaking staff and you will be able to communicate with staff about your treatment in english at all times.

Belgium is also perfectly located for a european holiday as it is centrally located with Paris and London being less than an hour and a half away by train. Other destinations like Spain, Italy, German, Holland etc are also short train rides away.

Recovery

The angioplasty of the veins is a day surgery. Most clients arrive in the early morning and are released the same day. In some cases three stitches may be placed inside the left groin, which can be removed in three days.

We at Gateway Health pride ourselves on offering customized care to suit your individual desires. It is our hope that clients can enjoy their time in Europe to the fullest and relax while recovering. Belgium is in the heart of Western Europe and there are endless vacation destinations a short distance away: Spain, England, France, Germany, Italy and Holland are easily reached via train or car. Some of our clients chose to take a short train ride from Brussels to the south of France and recover on the beach or just stay and enjoy the rich culture and history of Belgium.

Sample package, Custom Care – from $7250

  • Airport pick up and drop off as well as hospital transportation.
  • 24 hour on call private nursing while at hotel, available if an unforeseen need arises.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation at a 4 star hotel.
  • CCSVI Liberation package (unlimited angioplasty of blockages, consultation, MRI, medication, hospital fees, doctor follow up).
  • Personal Attendant to insure a seamless transition to the hospital, administrative procedures, answer questions and help organize itinerary.
  • Personalized medical report, copies of medical reports and images.
Package price for CCSVI Treatment in Belgium is $7250

 

Medical Tourism Packages Abroad

Sample Packages IVF in Czech Republic $ 2,785 (2200 Euro’s)

– Consultation
– Partner’s Sperm Analysis, possibly their Cryopreservation
– Tests for the presence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (HIV 1+2, Syphilis, Hepatitis B+C)
– Treatment Protocol
– Monitoring of IVF Cycle
– Oocyte Retrieval, Anesthesia
– Sperm Assessment
– Fertilization of all mature oocytes via ICSI
– Assisted Hatching or Blastocyct Culture
– Embryotransfer
– Cryopreservation of surplus quality embryos and their storage for 1 year

Sample Package IVF with a donor egg in the Czech Republic $ 5460 (4500 Euro’s)

– Consultation
– Partner’s Sperm Analysis, possibly their Cryopreservation
– Tests for the presence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (HIV 1+2, Syphilis, Hepatitis B+C)
– Treatment Protocol
– Monitoring of IVF Cycle
– Oocyte Retrieval, Anaesthesia
– Sperm Assessment
– Fertilization of all mature oocytes via ICSI
– Assisted Hatching or Blastocyct Culture
– Extended embryo cultivation and embryotransfer
– Cryopreservation of surplus quality embryos and their storage for 1 year
– Ultrasound examination of the recipient
– Donor’s compensation

Sample package IVF in Turkey $2500

– Ultrasonography exam
– Physician consultations
– Ovum pick-up (egg collection)
– Anesthesia
– Embryology laboratory services
– Embryo transfer

Please note the procedures that are not on this list (such as blood tests and medications) are not included in the IVF-Single try package.The cost of the medications may vary according to the age and the state of the ovarian reserve of the patient. The average medication costs vary from $1,100 to $1,750. A hotel package is also available with 20 days accommodation for $1,100.

IVF with Egg donation is not available by law in Turkey. Only one embryo can be implanted at a time by law.

Sample package IVF in Barbados $5750

– Embryo freezing for one year if required
– Ultrasonography exam
– Physician consultations
– In cycle blood tests
– Theatre charges
– Ovum pick-up (egg collection)
– Anesthesia
– Embryo transfer

The cost of medication, pre cycle tests and counselors fees are not included.

Sample Package IVF with egg donor in Barbados $7,500

– Embryo freezing for one year if required
– Ultrasonography exam
– Physician consultations
– In cycle blood tests
– Theatre charges
– Ovum pick-up (egg collection)
– Anesthesia
– Embryo transfer

Please note this is a base price and egg donor prices can rise based on the egg donor characteristics.
The cost of medication, pre cycle tests and counselors fees are not included.

For more information on additional services and fertility questions please contact us.