Course of Treatment and Initial Consultation

Course of Treatment

The treatment process for infertility is the same as for other health conditions, with one difference – a couple undergoes the treatment, not an individual. The first step is an initial consultation with a specialist who will talk to both partners, establish their shared medical history and make baseline diagnostic assessments in order to determine the current condition of the woman’s reproductive health. The man should attend the initial consultation with semen analysis results ready, which can be ordered at our clinic. Based on the medical history as well as baseline test results, the physician will then decide on the subsequent course of treatment or any additional diagnostic assessments required. Every patient is unique, which is why we take a personalised approach to treating every couple. Even if the diagnosis is the same, the course of treatment may differ, as the physician makes decisions in the context of other information, such as the patient’s history or the specific results of individual tests.

In order to successfully treat infertility, we must find what is causing it. Reproductive health is a complex system which involves a great number of variables. That is why good diagnostics is absolutely crucial and why our team at ISCARE give it high priority. We strive to view our patients as partners and to personalise their treatment as much as possible, based on their medical history and test results, but also adjusting it in line with their reactions to the ongoing treatment.

The choice of treatment itself follows a logical progression in which the physician, wherever possible, opts for assisting natural conception first. If the chances of natural conception are low, we try to progress from the simplest forms of assisted reproduction, such as IUI, through standard ones, such as IVF, to the most complex, such as treatment with donor gametes or embryos. You can find more detailed information about the procedures under each individual type of treatment.

Making an Appointment

You do not need a referral or test results to attend an assisted reproduction clinic. If you are interested in attending one of our clinics, do not hesitate to contact us by phone during office hours or any time via our contact form. Our receptionists will schedule an appointment with you and answer your questions.

Initial Consultation

The entire initial consultation takes approximately one and a half hours, with around half an hour dedicated to a consultation with a physician. If you wish to have the consultation in a language other than English (or Slovak), an interpreter will also be present at the consultation. Part of the consultation with the physician is dedicated to discussing and compiling your medical history, and the other part to the initial tests and preparing a treatment protocol.

After the consultation with the physician, you will spend approximately one hour with a coordinator, who will go through the contracts, price lists and other information regarding the treatment, explain everything and answer any questions. They will also highlight the price list items relevant to your treatment to give you a price estimate beforehand. The initial consultation for all patients is non-binding; therefore, if you are having problems conceiving a baby, do not hesitate to attend one of our clinics.

If you already have results from previous tests from a specialist or from another clinic, be sure to send them to us in advance so our physician can study them prior to your appointment. Even if you need to undergo the tests again, the older results will give the physician a valuable insight into your past medical development.

Online Consultation

The consultation itself can also be attended online via Skype, in which case it will take around half an hour. You can undergo the initial tests with your specialists and send us the results, or undergo them after the consultation, when you attend our clinic in person. You can also have the part of the consultation with our coordinator then.

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