Dr. Paraschos welcomed us, and from the first moment, we felt from the interest that he showed that he understood us. The IVF Center’s very high standards, the cordial and familiar environment, the scientific training of the team and, of course, Dr. Theodoropoulos made us immediately feel that the pregnancy test would be positive; we could not believe it. After so many failed attempts, hopes and distresses, we could feel that we were closer to realizing our dreams. During the pregnancy, I even feared that something could go wrong.
However, Dr. Paraschos who followed me throughout the pregnancy was always close to me, ready to answer my slightest doubts and to calm all my fears. Thank God, everything was fine, there were no complications and our little girl was born perfectly healthy. The feeling of holding your own child in your arms is indescribable. There are no words to describe the absolute happiness that I was feeling then. I would like to advise all couples who have not yet managed to realize their own dream of having a child not to lose hope. I recommend, without any reservations, from a personal and scientific point of view, that they contact Dr. Paraschos’ IVF center in Athens.”
Meg and Kaitlin, a gay couple from Colorado, were trying to have a baby for many years .
After many failures, they decided to try IVF with sperm and egg donation in the Embio IVF Center in Athens, Greece. The reason was mostly financial, as the cost of an IVF treatment in USA is much higher than in Greece.
Because of Meg's premature menopause, it took 3 consecutive IVF treatments to stay pregnant and have the baby that they longed for. Read their story on our blog.
I am Irina, I am 40 years old and for quite a few years my husband and I had a dream; to have a child. On Tuesday, I heard my baby's heartbeat for the very first time, a very powerful feeling, and all thanks to Mr Paraschos and Elena, Dr. Paraschos’ assistant, who is very nice and was available from the very first question I had sent to her on Viber.
They monitored me from a distance and were by my side every step of the way throughout the whole treatment while I was in Italy. We went to Athens only once for the transfer and everything necessary was sent to me by email. The clinic was very pleasant, with plenty of baby pictures on the walls, which give you hope. The doctor was very polite and discreet.
We made the right choice and we wholeheartedly thank the doctor, Elena, and the entire staff who were all very polite and professional.
I think that by talking about my experience at Embio Clinic, I can be of assistance to those who, like me, want to realize the dream of becoming mothers!!
The choice of a clinic, in my opinion, is never an easy task and once I was well informed, I decided to go to Embio clinic in Athens. They responded to my email very promptly, providing me with all the information I had requested, and with such courtesy, Mr. Paraschos's assistant Eleni, who speaks Italian very well, explained the complete process that we would have to follow...
On November 20th, last year, my partner and I decided to give this experience a try with them and so, left for Athens. It should not go without mentioning that, besides their kindness and courtesy, it was the clinic that requested the least amount of money compared in comparison to other clinics. As I said, on November 20th, we departed and personally met with Eleni and Dr. Paraschos (he also speaks Italian well), two wonderful people!!! I have to thank them since it is to them that I owe I am now going through the ninth week of my pregnancy on my very first attempt!!
I hope my experience can help another woman too and what’s more, I felt I had to recommend them and thank them from the bottom of my heart for everything!
In search of a gynecologist-obstetrician a few years ago, fellow doctors recommended Dr Paraschos to my father-in-law, who was the general manager of the Military Hospital (ΝΜΤΣ) at the time, as the best gynecologist in Greece. Consequently, having mastered such a feat in the medical world and to enjoy its wide-ranging acceptance undoubtedly reveals, in itself, a great deal.
What I would like to emphasize, from my own personal experience of having borne three children, is the complete faith I had in him to handle the risks and complications I encountered in all three of my pregnancies. I truly believe that he helped me as, judging from the result, all actions that were taken proved to be flawless and I also honestly feel that should I have gone to another gynecologist, I probably would have lost the baby.
With him, I felt a sense of security and had all the confidence in the world that he not only knows his job extremely well, but also knows how to deal in difficult situations. The most important moments of our lives are closely linked with him and there simply are no words to express our immense gratitude.
About a year and a half ago, without knowing you, I had to trust you for a difficult surgery and you gave nothing less than your best!
Few months later, on my first IVF attempt, I was pregnant with two little ones. And now, each and every time I look at them I think of you and I am forever grateful!
Thank you for our little miracles, Doc!!!
“Hello, my name is Klaudia Giese and I am a dentist. For a long time my husband and I had tried to realize our great dream of having a child in several in vitro fertilization centres, but without success. In Germany, doctors’ capabilities are limited because of the degradation of the medical system. We were really frustrated and we desperately sought a solution abroad. In 2004, Prof. Theodoropoulos advised us to go to Athens, Greece, to Dr. Paraschos’ centre. Finally, in 2006, we decided to go there.
Dr. Paraschos welcomed us, and from the first moment, we felt from the interest that he showed that he understood us. The centre’s very high standards, the cordial and familiar environment, the scientific training of the team and, of course, Dr. Theodoropoulos made us immediately feel that the pregnancy test would be positive; we could not believe it. After so many failed attempts, hopes and distresses, we could feel that we were closer to realizing our dreams. During the pregnancy, I even feared that something could go wrong.
However, Dr. Paraschos who followed me throughout the pregnancy was always close to me, ready to answer my slightest doubts and to calm all my fears. Thank God, everything was fine, there were no complications and our little girl was born perfectly healthy. The feeling of holding your own child in your arms is indescribable. There are no words to describe the absolute happiness that I was feeling then. I would like to advise all couples who have not yet managed to realize their own dream of having a child not to lose hope. I recommend, without any reservations, from a personal and scientific point of view, that they contact Dr. Paraschos’ in vitro fertilization centre in Athens.”
Sharifa from Dharan travelled to emBio Medical Centre in Greece for fertility care because the treatment she desired is not available in Saudi Arabia.
She was accompanied by her husband and they needed to make only one trip lasting 9 days to Athens to complete the treatment, which cost €7,000. The reasons they chose emBIO were:
The high success rates achieved by emBIO
Good reviews they found on the Internet
The highly experienced fertility specialists in Athens
Sharifa remembers the positive experience she and her husband had:
"They allowed me to start the treatment and undergo tests in my home country (supported by my own insurance) and provide them with the results.
"They answered all my questions in a professional way and in short period of time, even on a Saturday night."
Dr Paraschos is brilliant at IVF!
I had IVF with my own eggs at Embio. This is my first try. I Googled IVF clinics in Europe, saw the profiles of all the clinics and then I chose Embio because of Dr Thanos Paraschos profile and also the IVF cost at Embio.
I was told that I could start the treatment at home, but I decided to go and do everything at the clinic. The reason was I got needlophobia and I could not inject myself. So I stayed almost 3 weeks in Athens and did everything there.
During the embryo transfer I did not feel any pain. It was like a smear test.
Dr Paraschos is brilliant! I cannot explain how good he is! Sotiria, the IVF coordinator is the best! Τhey were so nice with me. All the stuff just brilliant! They really take care of you. They respond right away. Dr Paraschos replies to you quickly for anything you want to know.
This is my third IVF, and the first time at Embio Medical Centre. The previous ones were in Toronto.
I was always told it was the egg quality due to the age factor. I am 42 now.
Being a nephrologist, this is not my area of expertise, but as a physician I was better able to appreciate some things. EMBIO was not the first IVF clinic we looked at. The analysis of data that I already had was the most accurate and realistic.
The response was immediate. Communications with the IVF coordinator were excellent given the time difference, and, in any case, within 24 hours.
One of the reasons we came to EMBIO, Athens was tandem IVF. It is the first time we are doing donor in addition to our own egg.
It was not difficult to decide. When you have two very good cycles in terms of embryos and genetic testing to support that there is something wrong, it becomes a question of whether you want to become a parent or not. Genetic analysis was not in our favour in the previous two cycles.
We chose to be at the clinic from day 1, there was an option to start things from home and come later, but we chose to be in Athens 14 days in all.