|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
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.
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
intercourse disorder - possible ejaculation disorder or impotence
genetic failure - disorder in chromosome outfit, cystic fibrosis
infertility in men after inflammations, surgery, injuries, oncological therapy
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.
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
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.
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
You can also send a picture of yourself so the doctor can find the best
There is virtually no wait to find a suitable donor. Donor cycles are
booked 12 weeks in advance.