About Clinic IVF – history
The Clinic IVF has a 20-year-old tradition in treating infertility, and is the oldest and most respected clinic for reproductive medicine in this area. The founder and medical director of Clinic IVF is professor Velimir Šimunić who is a world renowned expert and pioneer of IVF.
Prof. Šimunić has led a team of experts who have achieved success with IVF, seventh in the world. He participated in all the advanced achievements in the field – oocyte and embryo freezing, ICSI, blastocyst culture, hyperstimulation prevention, freeze all technology, personalized stimulation of ovulation, preservation of personal fertility, and more.
As a recognized opinion leader, he published about thirty books, 200 professional and scientific papers, held 200 invited plenary lectures in the country and abroad. Prof. Šimunić is a full time professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, a longtime president of the Croatian Society for Human Reproduction and president of the National Commission for Medical Assisted Fertilization.
As the first subspecialist of human reproduction he educated all current Croatian experts from this field of medicine. He participated in achieving more than 5,000 pregnancies and the birth of IVF children.
In 2017. professor Šimunić got the highest National aword (Croatian Medical Chamber) for achievements in clinical medicine.
Prof.dr. Velimir Šimunić
Today, the clinic IVF successfully performs the entire diagnosis and treatment of infertility:
- Semen analysis and advanced analysis of male infertility
- Endocrinological disorder in women
- Amenorrhea, anovulation, PCOS/PCOM, premature ovarian insuficiency, other central disorders and disturbed control of cycle
- Determining the normality of the uterus and the fallopian tube anatomy
- Invastigation and treatment of spontaneous abortion and recurent implantation failure
- Treatment of myoma (fibroids), endometriosis and adenomyosis
- Treatment with all methods of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), ovulation stumulation, insemination (AIH/IUI), IVF/ICSI, advanced gamete and embryo selection, blastocyst culture, cryopreservation (vitrification) of oocytes and embryos, preservation of fertility
- Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy (office)
The Clinic Ivf – Infrastructure
The exclusively equipped Clinic IVF occupies almost 400 m2 of the ground floor of a new and modern building, which offer other other interesting content (such as a café).
The Clinic IVF has a spacious and modern waiting room (with magazines, free WI-FI, TV), two large gynecological examinations rooms, fully equipped for complete diagnostics and small operations. Patient, simple lab tests and ultrasound breast examinations take place in the nurse’s room.
Apart from providing outpatient services in the field of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine, Clinic IVF is also a day hospital. In a dedicated and protected area there are two hospital rooms, an operating theatre and an IVF center.
The operating room is equipped with monitors, a resuscitation system, ultrasounds machines and hysteroscope for all minor gynecological surgical procedure. Surgery and IVF (ovum pick up) can be performed under analgosedation or complete anesthesia.
The IVF center is organized according to all modern principles and standards defined by the Croatia Ministry of Health and EU Directives and in line with ESHRE (European societies of human reoproduction) recommendations.
The IVF center is divided into four units consisting of an a andrology laboratory for outpatients, an embryologic laboratory with special semen processing laboratory and cryopreservation room for storage of gametes and embryos.
We are especially proud of our operating room and IVF center which are equipped with an air-conditioning system that ensures high air quality, reducing the possibility (preventing) contamination by microorganisms. In order to meet clean room technology standards we are equipped with modern machines, a laminar flow chamber, stainless steel furnitures, LED lights, temperature control and other parameters in the incubators, alarming system etc.
We are the first IVF clinic in Croatia to have clean room technologies.
By preventing contamination, we guarantee safe, high-quality IVF/ICSI procedures.
Clinic IVF Key personnel