Fertility Treatment Center To Open In SSMU

Deputy Governor of Tomsk region for social policy Ivan Deev and rector of Siberian State Medical University, Olga Kobyakova opened a fertility center in University Clinics. The Fertility Center is the largest in the region. This was built to perform upto 2000 IVF treatment programs each year.

Fertility treatment center in SSMU offers a full range of services to diagnose and treat reproductive problems, which involves treatment covered by compulsory health insurance.

“A key factor for our demographic policy is everything related to population growth. Even several years ago, IVF was considered somewhat unusual, and today we report one of the highest success rates for the procedure in the country. Number of IVF procedures financed by the government is increasing every year, and centers like ours are definitely in demand. We employ a unique team of specialists, logistics of patient’s movement is carefully devised, and we installed the most modern equipment. And, most importantly, this is a full cycle center – from patient’s first visit to medical monitoring of the babies who are born,” Ivan Deev emphasized.

The center is totally equipped with the most state-of- the art embryology and genetics facilities.

“We were able to bring together unique specialists, front-end medical technologies and research. Fertility Center in SSMU is the only center in Siberia that offers pre-transfer genetic profiling of embryos, which increases pregnancy rate up to 74%. Being a key university in the region, we see our contribution into the improvement of reproductive health of Tomsk region population as a part of our mission,” SSMU rector Olga Kobyakova said.

A personal physician is designated to oversee each patient throughout the treatment period. A full range of medical assistance is organized in SSMU that includes obstetrician-gynecologist’s consult for mothers-to- be, pregnancy care, consults from specialty doctors (embryologists, neurologists, urologists, endocrinologists, gynecologists), ultrasound scans, tests, postpartum appointments, pediatric care for 0 to 18 years. Hospital wards for the patients are comfortable and well-equipped with all necessities like wireless internet, TV, safe, toiletries, etc.

Zhanna Gaifulina, M.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrician and Gynecology Department of SSMU, member of European society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). The medical team, that also includes renowned specialists in reproduction, doctors and M.Ds. who utilize the most recent research to treat even the most difficult cases of male and female infertility. Specialists from the Center went on trainings to the leading clinics of Israel, the USA, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Spain; they are full members of Russian, European and American medical associations.

First IVF procedures in University clinics took place in the year 2011 at reproduction technologies department, with only 100 cycles a year. Today, this Department grew into a fully developed center. At least 2,000 babies have been born here. Thanks to the medical team!