The Reproductive Health (IVF) Center at the American Hospital that was established in 1996 by a group of four physicians and two embryologists graduated from the Hacettepe University and trained in the United Kingdom and Belgium, has always been regarded as one of the leading specialized medical centers in Turkey. Our unit is one of the first fertility health centers in Turkey and also one of the pioneers in Istanbul for endoscopic surgery, which many in the medical community believe is the groundbreaking surgical technique of the 21 st century. Our unit is one of the first fertility health centers in Turkey and also one of the pioneers in Istanbul for endoscopic surgery, which many in the medical community believe is the groundbreaking surgical technique of the 21 st century.
During each year of its history, our center has continuously optimized every aspect of the department and continues to render services strictly in line with the highest professional and ethical principles. Covering all up-to-date and evidence-based practices of the international medical community, the Reproductive Health (IVF) Center provides “team-based services” that combine well with general health services. The experience of senior physicians, the dynamism and energy of our younger physicians and the prioritization of patient care and professionalism form the essence of our clinic.
Our center is also the first to employ the microinjection technique in the field of reproductive medicine providing 3,000 couples who in the past would have deemed it impossible to have children with the sheer happiness of being first-time parents. Our scientific studies and papers are published in globally prestigious scientific journals; based on our visible scientific credentials, many doctors from all over the country visit our center to pursue their studies each year. Our physicians and embryologists visit hospitals in large cities throughout Turkey to transmit their experience and up-to-date knowledge regarding the treatment of infertility to the other physicians.
Our success rate with pregnancies involving microinjection and in vitro fertilization practices is higher than many prestigious centers throughout Europe. The diagnosis of many genetic diseases can be detected at the embryonic stage with Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) at our clinic. We support the formation of healthier future generations while raising the pregnancy rate in certain groups of infertile patients. Our clinic also provides treatments that protect reproductive functions (oocyte cryopreservation/egg freezing, embryo cryopreservation /embryo freezing, ovarian tissue cryopreservation/freezing) against adverse effects of anti-cancer medications (chemotherapy) and radiotherapy.