Why choose Embio

Why choose Embio

Premium Fertility Services since 1996

Selecting the right people to accompany you on the journey to motherhood is an important factor of success in assisted reproduction.

The Embio Fertility Center of Athens has been a leading fertility clinic in Europe for almost 30 years.

Having one of the highest success rates in the world, we've helped create families and fulfill dreams all over the world with over 30,000 happy, healthy births.

EmBIO IVF's new headquarters offers fertility patients a comprehensive treatment approach that combines advanced fertility services with scientifically valid complementary modalities.

The facility features state-of-the-art surgical and medical facilities, private consultation areas, and inviting open spaces. The building has a total area of 3000 m2 and uses the most modern and safest technology available today for infertility treatments. All equipment and software has been designed to meet functional requirements and the strictest European regulations.

Thanks to the modern standards and the commitment of the doctors and the entire staff, the Embryo IVF Centre in Greece is characterised by a very high success rate and many positive comments from thousands of women from Greece and abroad who have become mothers after IVF treatment.

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the building of Embio IVF Center in Athens, Greece
embio team and babies
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thanos paraschos with newborn baby and happy father
dr paraschos with newborn baby and mother
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embryologist in the embio lab

Top Reasons why you Choose Embio for your Infertility Treatment

1. Embio IVF Center is acknowledged as one of the most experienced and successful fertility centers in Europe. Since 1996 it has helped more than 30,000 babies to be conceived, with pregnancy success rates approaching 78% in certain patient groups.

2. We successfully treat cases of female fertility other infertility centers won’t even consider (pcos, advanced age etc).

3. We provide the most effective male fertility treatments solving all kinds of sperm problems.

4. We continuously improve our IVF success rates expertly using the most advanced assisted reproduction techniques, such as Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD / PGS).

5. Embio’s reliable egg donation programs and sperm bank are constantly at your disposal, with no waiting list.

6. Our international patients may start their IVF treatment at Embio spending just a few days in Greece, and be monitored by their gynaecologist/obstetrician in collaboration with EmBIO’s fertility specialists.

7. EmBIO boasts one of the largest teams of board certified reproductive obstetricians/gynaecologists and embryologists, led by fertility expert Dr Thanos Paraschos.

8. Each patient at EmBIO receives individualized fertility treatment enhancing her chance of getting pregnant.

9. EmBIO fertility clinic features the full range of conventional and breakthrough therapies alongside with supplementary mind/body programs, acupuncture, massage, yoga, individual therapy, and nutrition counselling, all targeted to achieving conception and a successful pregnancy.

10. EmBIO boasts the first donor egg pregnancy, the first IVM-vitrification, and the first birth from a frozen egg in Greece.

11. A world-class IVF laboratory and a research program on the cutting edge of reproductive technologies guarantees you’ll have the best chances at IVF success even on your first try.

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Fertility Specialists

Comfortable, luxurious rooms and modern facilities... None of this would matter if it weren't for Embio's large and experienced medical team. 

Patients at Embio IVF work with one team of caregivers. This allows us to develop personal relationships based on communication and trust - the foundation of quality care.

Following are brief biographies of the members of our medical, scientific, and counseling staff.


Individualized Fertility Treatment

At EmBIO IVF, we respect each patient as an individual. So when it comes to helping you become a parent, we take a personal approach. From the moment you begin with EmBIO IVF, we tailor our evaluations and services to your needs. We call it your Signature Success. It's part of the personal attention that creates the best fertility experience.

Highest Implantation Potential Embryos

Embio IVF has been performing an embryo grading procedure to identify and transfer embryos with the Highest Implantation Potential (H.I.P.).

Our data shows that:

  1. Patients receiving at least one H.I.P. embryo with their transfer have a significant increase in both their ongoing pregnancy and implantation rates.
  2. The presence of two H.I.P. embryos within the transfer cohort is sufficient to ensure satisfactory pregnancy rates.
  3. Results using H.I.P. embryo criteria support the importance of this technique for embryo selection.

The clinical pregnancy rate per transfer for selected groups is:

Infertility Patients Under 35 Years Old: 74% Pregnancy Rate with own eggs

  • First IVF cycle
  • More than 8 mature eggs
  • Transfer 2 H.I.P. embryos

Infertility Patients 35-37 Years Old: 46% Pregnancy Rate with own eggs

  • First IVF cycle
  • More than 8 mature eggs
  • Transfer 2 or more highest implantation potential embryos

Check our detailed IVF success rates

Pregnancy Profile

EmBIO IVF is known for taking on complicated cases that many fertility centers can't or won't consider. We believe every patient deserves a chance to build a family. Average success rates lack value since many factors influence the changes for a successful pregnancy—age, health, previous fertility treatments. We provide you with detailed information about the treatment paths and our success rates with patients in circumstances similar to yours. It's your Signature Success Profile.

Fertility Care Team

To ensure that you receive the highest quality, personal medical attention, we have created a Care Team approach. You'll have a chance to develop a personal relationship with your doctor, nurses, and counselor. And you can be confident that they are supported behind the scenes with scientific specialists in embryology, cryobiology and andrology.

Fertility Patients' Total Wellbeing

The Center for Mind/Body Health, a unique Embio IVF resource, integrates scientifically valid complementary therapies such as acupuncture, mind/body programs, massage, and nutrition counseling with your advanced reproductive treatment. Research suggests that acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfer in infertility patients may help improve pregnancy rates. Only Embio IVF offers acupuncture sessions before and after embryo transfers.

Success Stories

We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to our patients who shared their IVF experience.

Since 1996, Embio IVF has been conducting ground-breaking research that has contributed to improvements in assisted reproductive technologies and fertility treatments. Patients at EmBIO IVF benefit from entrusting their fertility treatments to the fertility experts who conducted these studies.


IVF Regulations

At Embio IVF, we feel that our patients must receive the highest quality care available. Therefore, we set quality standards and measure our success. In addition to being a fully accredited center, Embio IVF has the unique distinction of being one of the first fertility provider in Greece to become certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards. During a year-long process initiated in 2005, the entire clinical, laboratory and administrative staff diligently examined every process, procedure, document and record that affects how we provide patient care.

The underlying theory of ISO 9001:2000 is that the higher the quality of an organization, the more satisfied the patients will be. The ISO standard addresses this in two ways.

ISO requires that organizations measure patient satisfaction directly. This is done by means of a survey. As feedback from patients is received, the organization can respond to changes that patients require.

By implementing the ISO standard, the organization becomes more efficient. This efficiency enables the organization to be more responsive to patient demands and expectations.

The ISO 9001:2000 standard provides a set of guidelines to achieve quality that have been successfully utilized by tens of thousands of organizations throughout the world.


Care for International Patients

Couples from all corners of the globe travel to EmBIO IVF to achieve the dream of building a family.

As one of Europe’s most experienced and largest IVF centers (with more than 30,000 babies born since 1996) our staff is committed to delivering world-class care to international patients. And through our long-standing affiliation with several universities, we are always on the cutting-edge of emerging technologies making us the top-tier provider of advanced fertility care.

Through a combination of appointments, phone and online consultations, international patients can meet with our renowned fertility specialists. We provide a variety of fertility therapies, including:

  • IVF
  • IVF with egg donation and/or sperm donation
  • PRP Ovarian Rejuvenation
  • LGBTQ+ fertility
  • IUI - natural cycle IVF
  • Genetic screening (PGS & PGD)
  • Sex selection
  • Egg freezing

Length of stay in Athens, Greece

We will help you to coordinate all the necessary testing with the help of your doctor at home. In such a way, we can reduce a patient's stay in Athens for an IVF treatment. Generally, most trips to our clinic last approximately two weeks.

Our Concierge Services

Located just a few miles from Athens' airport EmBIO IVF will assist in securing reservations at a hotel close by. Feel free to inquire about our international travel package which includes discounted rates at local hotels.

Our new-patient clinical liaison has assisted all patients, both international and local, with their treatment options, accommodation, and translator services if necessary. Her name is Mrs. Sevi Lama and she looks forward to assisting you for a most convenient and relaxed stay.

If you're ready to begin the process of building your family and book your accommodation, we invite you to connect with us by calling Sevi Lama at +30 6983193113 (also available on WhatsApp and Viber).

The City of Athens

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to tour the leading city of Ancient Greece, Athens. Rich in history, culture, and countless five-star restaurants, Athens is renowned as a “must-see” vacation destination. Your hotel concierge can assist you in experiencing what our great city has to offer.

LGBQT+ Care

Individuals and couples of any sexual orientation and all make-ups have the right to build a family, just as children deserve to share a loving home with loving parents. In our center, we embrace all members of the LGBTQ+ community and invite them to enjoy open access to all fertility treatments.


Based on our experience which originates from dealing with at least 2.000 cases annually, we are able to completely understand the needs of couples facing infertility problems.

It is also important that the ultrasound follow-up can be performed in almost every city by experienced collaborators via direct electronic transport of the results to us.

In a private centre of 3.000 m2 in total surface, our unit uses the most modern and safe technology, exclusively with regards to health care.

In a hospitable and friendly environment, the people that refer to us feel right from their first visit, that they will find a solution to their problem. Our greatest satisfaction is the smile of those referred to us who go on to continue their lives having conquered their desirable objective.

The comfortable space, in terms of simplicity and luxury create a pleasant atmosphere that completely differs from the aesthetics of a usual clinic. The doctors’ and personnel offices are completely equipped and open to inform the public, from the unit’s obstetricians and embryologists at all the stages of the IVF process.

On the 1st floor of the unit, 5 autonomous examination rooms with the latest generation ultrasonotomographs, allow for automatic data recording and processing in the functional program. The follow-up for the IVF process and gestation is performed step by step, whilst all the data is stored regarding the patient’s medical file.

The blood collection unit which functions on the same floor is also autonomous and completely equipped. The resuscitation process is performed in a special hall near the operation rooms under full cardiopulmonary resuscitation facilities and always under a follow-up by anesthesiologists. As a consequence, each bed possesses its own autonomy including benefits that are separate for each patient. The unit has 4 autonomous modern operation rooms that are supported by correspondent last generation anesthesiology instruments accompanied by the required equipment, according to the most modern international requirements and specifications. The operation rooms are equipped with special headlights as well as beds with the electric ability to incline and change position. All the surgical benches are invested with the special antimicrobial coating Corian, which is an inactive material that does not release toxic substances to the ova and the fetuses. The unit is served in parallel by 2 lifts, one of which is accessible to disabled individuals.

The embryology laboratory: The laboratory has 17 incubation ovens, 2 microfertilization microscopes, 7 analytic microscopes, 4 filamental flow chambers, 3 booths for sperm collection, while it is simultaneously supported by a special mechanism that produces quality sterile air, under A-class Positive pressure. All the benches are also invested with special antimicrobial coating - Corian. It also has osmometers, Ph-meters, centrifuge, precision scales as well as special refrigerators for the maintenance, freezing and storage of the sperm, the frozen ova and the fetuses. The correct laboratory conditions are ensured by a special system of air filtration that minimizes noise and vibrations. It is very important to note that for the right organization and operation of our unit system, a complete coding system of instruments, samples and disposable materials is kept. Information, images and data are gathered and stored in a safe central database, in order to be processed at a later date. All the files are copied to the central database and are recorded on a DVD for safety reasons and always in accordance to medical confidentiality.

The embryology laboratory is equipped with super modern microfertilization microscopes that provide a high definition and resolution image. All the tools, procedures, images and observations are recorded providing a complete in-vitro background of the ova and fetuses. The filamental flow booths ensure constant temperature and control of the environmental conditions while even the placement of the microscope on a special anti-vibration table is of special importance, since in this way the ideal conditions for microfertilization are achieved. It is worth noting that our unit’s equipment and software have been designed so that they comply with the existing and suggested functional requirements that are proposed by the relative European directive. Our laboratorial equipment allows for our embryologists to work effectively in a pleasant work environment where the control of the function is easily performed, and the ergonomic equipment constitutes a fundamental concern. The IVF laboratory and the operation rooms are supported by a special mechanism that produces quality sterilized air, under positive pressure.

Our building receives complementary electricity from a generator with its own electric current substation and special electric systems for timely information regarding problems. The electronic storage of the results is supported by our software [00:07:45] and by the most modern computer and statistics’ systems that major units in Europe and America use. It also has a special room for the sterilization and storage of disposable medical material, as well as a special room for medical gas cylinders. In the sterilization chamber, 3 liquid sterilization ovens, a dry sterilization oven and a special liquid for the sterilization of the hysteroscopy and laparoscopy telescopes and tools exist.

The entire building group complies with essential studies and bears the relative equipment anticipated by the legislation for fire safety as well as for the safety from a gas leakage. Fire-extinguishing systems and automatic warning systems can be found on all the floors of our unit and comply with the European guidelines.

Apart from the IVF procedure, our Unit operates also in the breast cancer diagnosis field. On the ground floor of the building, an autonomous breast department with a last generation digital mammography unit, also functions.

The examinations are performed either by high resolution ultrasounds, by low-dose digital mammography or by breast elastography, which is a new ultrasound technique that allows the differentiation of a benign module from suspicious or malignancy lesions by counting its elasticity. The biopsy of small size non-palpable lesions is performed either by surgically localizing the lesion with a wire pointer or by a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy using a mammotome under the guidance of a mammography unit in order to avoid total anesthesia.

In a specially designed area on the 4th floor of the building the unit’s lecture theatre is located, where the doctors and personnel can discuss patient cases and can be informed about subjects regarding medical developments in the IVF field with the help of a special monitor and under the support by a system of electric image transport. On the same floor meetings and teleconferences with other centres and foreign scientists take place. It is also worth noting that for the convenience of the couples visiting our unit, floors -2 and -3 include 70 parking places.

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