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Fertility Treatment Center to Open in SSMU


Deputy Governor of Tomsk region for social policy Ivan Deev and rector of Siberian State Medical University (SSMU) Olga Kobyakova opened a fertility center in University clinics.  This center is the largest in the region, built to perform up to 2000 IVF treatment programs a year.

Fertility treatment center in SSMU offers a full range of services to diagnose and treat reproductive issues, including 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 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 percent. 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: 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 age 0 to 18. Hospital wards for the patients are comfortable and equipped with all necessities: Wireless internet, TV, safe, toiletries.

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., 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, USA, 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 2011 at reproduction technologies department, with only 100 cycles a year. Today, this Department grew into a full-fledged center. At least 2000 babies have been born thanks to the medical team.