PGD in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing PGD (Preimplantation genetic diagnosis) .
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HM Hospitales Contact HM Hospitales
Hospital Group, Madrid, Spain
HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.
PGDupon request
ProcreaTec Contact ProcreaTec
Fertility Center, Madrid, Spain
A centre of reproductive treatments that answer to various fertility and genetic problems of both men and women.
PGDupon request
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Dr. Lourdes López-Yañez
Clinical and Laboratory areas of Fertility treatment
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Dr. Jennifer Rayward
Assisted Reproduction & Gynecology
Ginefiv Contact Ginefiv
Fertility Center, Madrid, Spain
A medical group providing services for assisted reproduction, covering all areas involved in the process.
PGDupon request
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Fertility Clinic, Girona, Spain
A modern, fully equipped fertility clinic, offering IVF, ICSI (with IMSI), egg donations, PGD and more. The staff consists of four resident doctors specializing in human reproduction, supported by embriologysts, lab technicians, and an international service department.
PGDupon request
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Dr. Àngel Rocas
Dr. Àngel Rocas
Chief Doctor Gynaecologist
Dr. Ramon Brichs
Dr. Ramon Brichs
Quirón Madrid University Hospital Contact Quirón Madrid University Hospital
Private Hospital, Madrid, Spain
An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.
PGDupon request
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About PGD

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is PGD?
PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) is also referred to as embryo screening and is a procedure used on embryos before implantation, to screen for a variety of disorders. The most common disorders in question include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, Huntington's disease and spinal muscular atrophy.
PGD is a procedure used alongside IVF and is carried out in order to increase the likelihood of an ongoing pregnancy and to prevent an inherited condition being passed on to the child.
PGD is also sometimes used for sex selection.

How is PGD carried out?
The woman undergoes IVF in order to collect eggs and fertilize them with the man’s sperm in a laboratory. The embryo develops in the laboratory for two to three days after which one or two cells are removed for genetic testing. The embryos that are found healthy from genetic diseases are transferred to the womb. Any unused embryos may be frozen for future use.

What affects the chances of success of a PGD procedure?
While there is little data available on the success rates of PGD, many factors can affect its success.
  • The age of the woman (the younger the woman, the higher the chances of success)
  • The underlying cause of infertility
  • Lack of embryos available to be transferred to the womb (for reasons of not enough eggs, damaged embryos or lack of viable embryos)

Is PGD legal in all countries?
PGD is a controversial technique and is not offered at all health centers. In many countries PGD is prohibited, in others it is controlled by the state.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
The PGD procedure, where the embryo is diagnosed, takes a few days. One full cycle of IVF takes around 4 to 6 weeks in total, including the PGD procedure.

Days admitted:

PGD doesn’t require any anesthesia. Egg collection for the IVF process takes place under a sedation anesthesia, or a general anesthesia.

There is no recovery period for PGD and you are able to carry out your normal activities after leaving the clinic.

Risks for PGD combined with IVF are similar to risks associated with IVF treatment.

Risks include:

- Damage to embryos through the cell removal process.
- PGD testing may not be 100 percent conclusive.
- Reaction to fertility drugs including hot flashes, mood change and headaches.
- Cramps and a small amount of bleeding may occur after egg collection.
- Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome.
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Multiple births.

After care:
- Monitor any side effects arising from IVF fertility drugs and consult your doctor if you are experiencing problems.
- Take painkillers if you have cramping following egg collection.

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