Memorial IVF, Andrology and Genetic Center provides top quality service with its experienced team, strong infrastructure and modern treatment methods. We have a team of 70 experienced staff. Having accomplished many firsts in Turkey, we are one of the most renowned fertility centers in Europe.
Our Center was the first in Turkey to apply techniques such as Microinjection and surgical sperm extraction, embryo freezing procedures, endometrial co-culture, genetic diagnosis of embryos etc. More than 9000 babies were born thanks to our experience and the application of these sophisticated methods.
The IVF and Genetics Center of Istanbul consists of IVF, Andrology, and Perinatology Clinics; Embryology, Andrology, Research and Development laboratories.
This is the only center in Turkey where all these units are present. Our Center is the first and the only Center certified by the Ministry of Health to train doctors, embryologists, biologists and nurses for IVF implementations.
Our team has achieved outstanding success in helping patients with issues such as repeated implantation failure and pregnancy in later ages. Through our scientific research and development we continuously refine existing techniques and develop new techniques in these fields.
By using pre-implantation genetic diagnostic (PGD) methods in families who have a risk of genetic disorder, it is possible to diagnose thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Hemophilia etc. in embryos.
With all these achievements, various treatment techniques we offer; our Center occupies an important position not only in Turkey but in Europe and worldwide. Therefore we have many patients coming abroad especially from Italy, Germany and the Balkan States.
In addition to infertility treatment, we also feature Research and Development Studies in our Center; research and knowledge sharing is very important to us; we hosted the 5th World Congress on Genetic Preimplantation Diagnosis; thereby the congress took place in Turkey.
Our Research and Development Laboratory was the first to obtain and cultivate embryonic stem cells in Turkey; we achieved to obtain various tissue types such as functional heart muscle cell and nerve tissue cell.
Our Center has been and will be a leader and an example with its scientific and ethical studies. We are working on improving the success of IVF treatments and developing new techniques by cooperating with the world’s best centers.
First IVF Treatments in Turkey
- ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) in 1994
- TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) in 1995
- TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction) in 1995
- First live birth with embryo freezing in 1997
- First live birth after blastomere biopsy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in 1997
- AHA (Assisted hatching) procedure in 1998
- First polar body biopsy in 1998
- First blastocyst stage embryo freezing and birth in 1998
First’s in the world
- First healthy baby born after PGD for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
- First healthy baby born after PGD for Lafora Disease
- First bone marrow transplantation and full recovery after using PGD and HLA typing techniques for Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome
- The first ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing
- The first AML (acute myeloid leukemia) case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing
- The first DBA (Diamond-Blackfan anemia) case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing
- The first X-Adrenoleukodystrophy case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing
- The first Sickle Cell Anemia case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing
- The first Diamond- Blackfan Anemia case in the world cured via stem cell transplantation after preimplantation HLA typing.
About IVF with ICSI at Memorial
IVF with ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection), also known as microinjection, is mainly used for men who have fertility problems. It is when a single sperm is injected into an egg. This procedure is performed under a microscope using microinjectors.
ICSI has very high success rates, especially among couples in their early thirties. ICSI has enabled 95% of infertile men to become biological fathers. ICSI or microinjection is for men who have low amounts or no spermatozoids in their ejaculation, or abnormalities.
Our Center is the first center in Turkey that achieved pregnancy using the microinjection technique. And also, IVF Center and the Genetics Laboratory are located in the same building (Memorial Hospital IVF Center happens to be the only Center in Turkey where you can find all these facilities together).
To find more about us and our services please Contact Us.
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Prof. Semra Kahraman
Languages: Turkish, English
Dr. Semra is one of the first fertility specialists in Turkey to achieve pregnancy by using ICSI. Her international experience and comprehensive training in assisted reproduction treatments have earned her well-deserved praise from patients in Turkey and abroad. ...
Assoc. Prof. Semih Özkan - IVF Specialist
Languages: Turkish, English
Dr. Özkan offers hope for couples who wish to fulfill their dream of having a baby. He is committed to supporting and educating couples who having difficulty conceiving naturally at all stages of their journey....
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25 Dec, 2012
I had: IVF
I NEVER FORGET THIS LOVELY EXPERIENCE
I NEVER FORGET THIS LOVELY EXPERIENCE IN THIS CLINIC BECAUSE OF DR GEM DEMIREL I AM PREGNAT WITH TWEENS
14 Jun, 2012
I had: in vitro procedure
very good doctors
The people hwo work in this clinic are really very good doctors,and you feel comfortoble with them.
08 Jun, 2012
I had: IVF ICSI
I am very glad to met them
Great communication, great doctors - Gyuvench Karlikaya is my doctor at Memorial, nurse Sabrie - bulgarian native speaker. I am very glad to met them. Everything about the procedure was professional. But for sorrow there was no pregnancy and I don`t have a baby girl now.
07 Jun, 2012
All the staff was professionally looked at their job. Were very kind and worked in a team. It doesn't matter the doctor is out of clinic - the other doctors do what have to be done without exuse they do not know what is the stage you are or what exactly you have to do.
04 Feb, 2012
I had: ivf
i am very happy because i have a lovely daughter thanks memorial.
i am very happy because i have a lovely daughter thanks memorial. she is my life. i really thank god and the science for that. i advise to every woman to try the ivf and never lose hope.regards
01 Feb, 2012
the treatment was increadiable and comfortable for me and my wife.. we were surprised with the entire staff and team doctors.. and the results twins babies.
My situtaion was very diffcult, i had four IVF proceudeures in amman jordan, after facing negative result, i was searching the net and run into visitand care, and after five days filling out the form i recived a phone call , they listened to my problem and was able to connect me to memorial hosiptal in turkey, there the doctors took all my test results and set a appointment for me to visit, the treatment was increadiable and comfortable for me and my wife.. we were surprised with the entire staff and team doctors.. and the results twins babies
31 Jan, 2012
our first time was in turkey and the results were twins...
The treatment was very high stander. I live in Amman Jordan we have tried IVF five times, and our first time was in turkey and the results were twins as for the treatment was very nice clean and on time
Our appreciation for all the assistance you have offered us during our visit in Turkey
This letter is to show you our appreciation for all the assistance you have offered us during our visit in Turkey, you were very knowledgeable about your profession and you take it seriously, we appreciate the system management at the hospital, professionalism, IVF team,caring staff, the entire hospital. Please inform the entire crew that was involved in helping us we thank You!
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Turkey Travel Tips
Currency: Türk Lirası/Turkish Lira (TRY)
Climate: Temperate Mediterranean Climate Hot, dry summers/mild to cool, wet winters
Major Airport(s): Atatürk International Airport, Esenboğa Airport
Electricity: 220V 50Hz (European Plug)
Time Zone: UTC +2
Calling Code: 90
- IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)
- Natural Cycle IVF
- IVF with ICSI
- IVF with IMSI
- IVM (In Vitro Maturation)
- IVF with PGD (Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis)
- Embryo Freezing
- Autologous Endometrial Coculture
- Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle
- Microdissection TESE
- PESA (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration)
- TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration)
- Sperm Freezing & Storage