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ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer) in Alicante

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Alicante, Spain performing ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer).
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Instituto Bernabeu

Instituto Bernabeu is staffed by recognised fertility and assisted reproduction specialists. Thousands of patients from over 60 different countries have entrusted Instituto Bernabeu with their dream of becoming parents

21 listed fertility specialists:

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Dr. Rafael Bernabeu

Medical Director

Dr. Joaquín Llácer

Medical Codirector of the Reproductive Medicine Department


Procedure Prices


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IVF Spain

A specialized IVF and assisted reproduction clinic with four permanent medical doctors, including three reproduction specialists, and a total of 36 staff. Languages spoken include Russian, German and English.

6 listed fertility specialists:

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Dr. Natalia Szlarb

Gynaecologist specialized in ART


Procedure Prices


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About ZIFT

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 ZIFT?
Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is a fertility procedure to treat male and female infertility. ZIFT combines IVF with GIFT. The procedure involves fertilizing the woman’s eggs in a laboratory and transferring them to the fallopian tubes.

How is ZIFT carried out?
The ZIFT procedure has similarities with GIFT.

  • The woman takes fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries in order to produce multiple eggs.
  • When the eggs are mature, the doctor uses ultrasound to locate them and removes them with a needle.
  • The eggs are combined with the partner’s sperm in a laboratory.
  • When the eggs are fertilized, the doctor inserts between one and four fertilized eggs into the fallopian tubes by laparoscopy.

Who is a suitable candidate for ZIFT?
ZIFT may be suitable for couples where the man has a low sperm count or the woman has ovulatory problems.
ZIFT is not suitable for women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, or a damaged uterus.

What are the chances of success with ZIFT?
According to Baby Center, couples have an average 26% chance of having a baby with each cycle of ZIFT.

Duration of procedure/surgery : One cycle of ZIFT typically takes around 4 to 6 weeks to complete.
The egg retrieval procedure takes around 30 minutes, as does the egg insertion procedure.

Days admitted : None – you can go home the same day.

Anesthesia : ZIFT egg retrieval and egg insertion may be carried out under general or local anesthesia.

Recovery : Recovery time is minimal for the egg collection procedure in ZIFT.
Laparoscopy for egg recovery has a recovery time of around 2 days.

Risks : - Increased risk of multiple pregnancies.
- Infection from surgical procedures.
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

After care : - Ease cramps following egg collection and discomfort after laparoscopy with pain killing medication.
- You may need to change fertility drugs if you experience side effects.

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