Special Clinical Focus
- In vitro fertilisation
- Assisted hatching
- Fertility preservation in oncological conditions
- Egg cell donation
Dr Leonhard Loimer has already been involved in the broad area of the unfulfilled desire for children for over 20 years and thus has great expertise in this field. He completed his training in this discipline in Cambridge (GB), Atlanta (USA) and Innsbruck. Dr Loimer is not only most familiar with the causes and therapeutic options, however, but is also aware of the emotional burden which women and couples who long for a child suffer. Dr Loimer responds to his patients with empathy and, together with them, chooses the treatments which promise the greatest success. Over 13,000 children have already been brought into the world thanks to the treatment in Dr Loimer’s fertility clinics in Vienna and Wels. The Fertility Clinic in Vienna for artificial fertilisation ranks among Europe’s most successful reproductive medical centres. Here, the specialists draw on a very wide range of treatment in order to help the patients, in a treatment adapted to their individual situation, successfully to achieve a pregnancy. From hormone treatment to stimulating the natural cycle and to egg cell donation, IVF, ICSI, nidation rinse and embryo glue to surgical procedures, a very wide range of techniques is available.
The Fertility Clinic is ISO-certified and is also designated as a “Certified Endometriosis Centre”. A comprehensive diagnosis is performed initially, before commencing any treatment; only when Dr Loimer’s team can identify why the natural route has not resulted in a successful pregnancy can one of the promising techniques from the wide repertoire of possible methods be recommended. The diagnostic range of the Vienna Fertility Clinic includes the entire standard diagnostic range, such as cycle monitoring, spermiogram and examination of the Fallopian tubes. In addition, pre-implantation diagnostics and 3-D ultrasound are also utilised to give an indication of the development and health status of the embryo. IVF and ICSI are very frequently utilised in order to initiate a pregnancy. Here, egg cells are removed from the patient and are fertilised in a test tube. With IVF, sperm cells are brought together with the egg cell, and these then fertilise the egg cell spontaneously; in ICSI, the specialists of the Vienna Fertility Clinic introduce a sperm cell directly into the egg cell using a hollow needle. Three to four days later, the reproductive specialists insert the embryo directly into the patient’s uterus (embryo transfer). If the transfer takes place on the on the fifth day, this is referred to as a so-called blastocyte transfer. The VivaNeo specialists discuss the procedure individually with each patient when the transfer is performed.
Selected expert in the specialist field Reproductive Medicine