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Your fertility treatment options

An absence of pregnancy may have many different causes. Frequently, a combination of factors is responsible for a couple’s inability to get pregnant. This is why the patient conference plays such a big role in our fertility clinics: sometimes, optimised cycle control and sexual intercourse at the right time is all that is needed for success. If either or both partners are experiencing a fertility disorder, modern reproductive medicine offers various treatment options. Our experienced team will recommend the best treatment for your individual situation and stay by your side during the course of the treatment with sensitivity.

Treatment options at a glance

Hormone treatment: With hormone therapy, egg cell maturation is stimulated before artificial insemination. At the same time, ovulation can be precisely controlled. The hormone treatment consists of injection of the fertility hormones LH and FSH – here you can find out more about the opportunities and risks of a hormone treatment.

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Intrauterine insemination (IUI): After ovulation is triggered in the woman through hormone stimulation, the previously prepared sperm of her partner is transferred directly into the uterus via a catheter. Insemination is used, for example, when the man is experiencing mild fertility dysfunction.

In vitro fertilisation (IVF): With IVF, matured egg cells are extracted from the woman after hormonal stimulation and put together with approximately 50,000 prepared sperm cells of her partner. The egg cells are fertilised outside the body, but without further intervention. If fertilisation is successful, usually two embryos will be transferred to the womb after 2-5 days. Here you can learn more about IVF.

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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): If there is not a good chance of success with IVF because the number of suitable sperm is too low, the eggs extracted after hormone stimulation can be fertilised in the laboratory through micro-injection with a sperm cell. As with IVF, the embryos thus created are transferred to the uterus. You can read more about the ICSI treatment process here.

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Embryo transfer: The embryos obtained through artificial fertilisation are transferred through the vagina and cervix into the uterine cavity using a very thin catheter. The process is painless for the woman and takes only a few minutes.

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Blastocyst transfer: It is possible to transfer embryos (usually through IVF/ICSI) not on the 2nd or 3rd day of their development, but only after reaching the blastocyst stage on day 5. This makes the outlook for pregnancy particularly good.

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Cryopreservation: If more eggs are extracted after hormone treatment than required for an IVF/ICSI cycle, these can be carefully frozen and used later for another cycle of artificial insemination.

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TESE/MESA: If there are no sperm in the man’s ejaculate that are capable of fertilisation, it may be possible to extract sperm from the epididymis (MESA) or through a biopsy from the testicular tissue (TESE) and used for artificial insemination via ICSI.

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Further treatment options for infertility

Medical issues or fertility problems are not always the reason for treatment in our fertility centres. Our range of treatments also includes further aspects of planned parenthood.

  • Social freezing: Women of childbearing age have the possibility of freezing their own unfertilised eggs to increase the chances of pregnancy in later years. Originally developed for cancer patients, many younger women make use of this technology today to postpone their family planning. You can find more information on the subject of social freezing here.
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  • Sperm donation: Artificial insemination with donor sperm can help not only heterosexual couples with fertility problems to have a child, but also same-sex partners. With a pool of 150 approved donors, VivaNeo Sperm Bank GmbH offers the right profile for your planned child. You can read more on sperm donation and VivaNeo Sperm Bank GmbH here.
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