The  Clinic of   Reproductive  Medicine  and  Gynecology  in  Zlin was  founded  in 2001,
Czech  Republic. It's founding member Prof. MUDr.Ladislav   Pilka, DrCs. has been in reproductive
medicine since 1980 and in 1982  was on  the  team  that  was  first  in the   world   to   birth  a  child
  after  using gamete  intrafallopian  transfer (GIFT). Prof. MUDr Ladislav Pilka  was  granted  the
award of  The  International Federation  of  Fertility  and Sterility for work in the Field of assisted
reproduction, San Francisco in 1998.

The Clinic specializes in ambulatory care  in the  field  of reproductive medicine including  the  
development and    research    of    therapeutic     and     diagnostics methods for  the  therapy  of  
infertility  of  men  and women.
Embryological     laboratory,    IVF,    ICSI     and  andrological laboratory functioning,
cryoconservation of  gametes  and  embryos,  cryobank,  micro surgical technique of sperm gaining
(MESA, TESE), Preimplantation  diagnosis,  hormonal  blood analysis are also performed in here.

The  success  rate for 2006  was  55%  and 45,8% over all for single IVF try.

The clinic has helped parents of
650 children as of January 2007.
The clinic had at 2006 526 monitored IVF cycles and 507 embryo transfers.
The Clinic of  Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology in Zlin is
certified according to    European  quality  standard  EN  ISO
9001:2000   with  certificate  from  independent  certifying  company
TÜV Rheinland/Berlin-Brandenburg.
Infertility:
is inability of a couple to reach pregnancy after a year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. In about 40% of
infertility cases are men and in further 40% of cases are women responsible. The cause of infertility of remaining 20% of
couples is combination of factors of both partners or idiopathic sterility - sterility from unknown reasons.

Infertility causes:
Male (andrological) factor:

The ratio of men with impaired sperm parameters has recently increased.

Low sperm count (oligozoospermia) < 20 million sperm/ml
insufficient sperm motility (asthenospermia) - sperm cells are incapable to reach and fertilize the oocyte
abnormal form (morphology) - sperm cells cannot penetrate the oocyte cover
sperm absence in ejaculate (azoospermia) - the cause is missing sperm production in testicles or obstruction in genital
tract
intercourse disorder - possible ejaculation disorder or impotence
genetic failure - disorder in chromosome outfit, cystic fibrosis
infertility in men after inflammations, surgery, injuries, oncological therapy

Female factor:

ovarian factor (the cause lies in the ovary) - hormonal disorders. In consequence of this factor the follicles in the ovaries
cannot mature and ova cannot be released - the ovulation is impossible
tubal factor - this type of sterility is caused by tubal occlusion (most frequently by women after gynaecological
inflammations or with endometriosis) or in consequence of the absence of fallopian tubes
endometriosis - the presence of endometrial focuses out of its usual localization which leads to tissue damage, e.g. it
can induce tubal occlusion, adhesions, alter immunological mechanisms which negatively influence the process of
fertilization and implantation
immunological factor - present immunological antibodies have a negative impact on sperm motility, an invasive effect on
cell fusion by fertilization and the development of early embryo can also be negatively affected.
genetic failure - disorder in chromosome outfit
In most of these cases assisted reproduction can help.

The main sphere of our work involves a complete examination and therapy of infertile couples. We put all techniques
and methods of assisted reproduction into practice available in the best European centres.
Only mutual confidence, honesty and possibility of informal contacts can create an appropriate environment with the aim
to offer the best service for our future patients and their doctors.

Granted care:
Complete diagnostics of infertility causes in a married couple
Therapy of infertility especially In vitro fertilization techniques (IVF), micro manipulation (ICSI), assisted hatching (AH),
extended embryo cultivation, microsurgery in men because of sperm retrieval for IVF/ICSI (MESA, TESE), per
implantation genetic diagnostics (PGD)
Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos within the assisted reproduction programme
Use of donated gametes (sperm, oocytes) including embryo donation
Andrological consultancy with a sperm bank, insemination from partner and donor, cryopreservation of sperms in men
treated for oncological disease
Therapeutic programmes of endometriosis, hyperprolactinemia and other endocrinopatias
Gynecological consultancy
Zlin, the administrative center of the Zlin region, lies along
the  river  Dřevnice  in  a   mild  climatic  area  of  southeastern
Moravia. It is also a crossroad for the ethnographic boundaries
of  the  Wallachian, Hana  and  Moravian  Slovak  regions.  This
region   of   590,000   inhabitants   became   famous   for  more
reasons than its advantageous location.

The city is famous  as the  birthplace  of the founder of the
colossal  Bata Shoe  Empire, Thomas Bata, where his  company
flourished in the first half of the 20th century. One  facet of the
city’s character is its one of a kind functionalist architecture. In
2001   a   new  university  the   Thomas   Bata  University  was
founded  in  Zlin. The  city is  the  seat  for several government
centers, as well as for cultural and social institutions. Zlin holds
many meaningful congresses, mainly in medical professions.
Clinic
The Clinic has a great success in egg donation and belongs to one of the
best in the Czech Republic. The success rate for egg donation is around
65% per try. The donors, by law, have to stay anonymous (no pictures or
personal information exchange), however you can have preferences in
their height, weight, eye and hair color, facial features, education etc. All of
the Clinic's donors are 18 to 35, most of them have children on their own
or donated before. They have been screened for STDs, they have to be
screened genetically for karyotype, cystic fibrosis, mutations of blood
factors, their hormonal levels are checked and they are interviewed by a
doctor if they are acceptable as egg donor.
The doctors who interviews the donors accept only intelligent and
attractive donors.  
You can also send a picture of yourself so the doctor can find the best
match.
There is virtually
no wait  to find a suitable donor. Donor cycles are
booked 12 weeks in advance.
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