In addition to hormonal and surgical treatments, we can support you with two procedures: intrauterine insemination - i.e. artificial insemination using your partner's sperm or donor sperm - and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF/ICSI), which is the main focus of our work. Find out the parameters below.
We advise and accompany you on your way to a desired child - and deal with you as an open, transparent partner right from the start. So you can be sure that you are well informed at all times. The initial consultation in conjunction with a medical check-up has proved particularly successful. In the initial consultation you will gain an impression and get to know us. At the same time, we clarify whether the criteria for treatment are fulfilled and whether it makes sense.
CONSULT FIRST, TREAT LATER
Call us to make an appointment. When you first come in for treatment, we will make an appointment for an informative phone consultation including taking a medical history.
We will call you to take your medical history. With the information you provide, we can refer you to the appropriate specialist and prepare your visit with us in the best possible way. If there are no objections to your treatment, we will make an appointment for your initial consultation with a medical examination.
During the initial consultation we will address your concerns, check your documents and discuss the basic requirements for the treatment as well as any physical limitations (takes approx. 10 minutes). During the examination, blood samples are taken and, if necessary, the semen quality of the male patient is analysed.
As soon as the results of the blood analysis and, if necessary, the semen analysis are available and there are no obstacles to treatment, your doctor will see you for a detailed consultation. The doctor will explain the medical options to you, ideally already identify the best treatment option for you and clarify any outstanding questions (takes approx. 30 minutes).
If you agree with the proposed treatment option and your questions are clarified, your fertility treatment can begin promptly. We will plan the next dates together and inform you about all details. The duration and extent of your treatment will depend on the procedure and the course of treatment.
TREATMENT METHODS PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS
For patients who come to our office for preimplantation genetic diagnosis, the consultation and treatment process is slightly different. You can find more information here.
Reimbursement by health insurance companies
Health insurance companies cover 50% of the costs of assisted reproduction (intrauterine insemination, IVF, IVF/ICSI) for up to three treatment cycles if the following conditions are met: Partners must be married and at least 25 years old. The woman must be under 40 years old, the man under 50 years old. You accordingly bear 50% of the costs yourself. You must submit a treatment plan in order to receive reimbursement confirmation. You will receive this from your treatment doctor after the indication has been made.
Some health insurance companies also cover more than 50% of the costs or contribute to the costs if both partners are younger or slightly older than stated. Please clarify this with your health insurance company if necessary.
For private patients as well as for self-payers, the scale of charges for doctors (SCD) applies. The PHI usually covers all costs on application - for both partners, irrespective of which health insurance company the partner is insured with. The precondition for this is a success rate of more than 15% per treatment. Marital status and age are irrelevant.
Further details can be found in our patient information and the document Regulations on the assumption of costs or reimbursement of costs for fertility treatments (IVF and ICSI treatments).
If one partner has statutory insurance and the other has private insurance, the "causal agent pays" principle applies to the reimbursement of costs. Once the indication has been established, we will be happy to issue you with a certificate or an application for treatment.
Conscientious handling of the new life
The Embryo Protection Act regulates the statutory framework of reproductive medicine. Ask us for the text if you are interested in the original wording.
The aim of the law is to regulate the conscientious handling of new human life and to prevent abuse in any form. For example, only trained doctors are allowed to work in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). This way you can be sure that you will be looked after by specialists. It is also stipulated that no one may be forced to participate in artificial insemination.
The transfer of more than three embryos into the woman's uterus is not permitted. To avoid a significant multiple pregnancy, we transfer only two embryos in most cases. However, since not all oocytes develop into embryos, more than three oocytes can be fertilised after consideration (German middle way). The goal formulated in the Embryo Protection Act of avoiding the stockpiling of embryos is thereby achieved.
Oocyte donation and surrogacy are not permitted. Sex selection is also not permitted unless it is for the prevention of a serious sex-linked disease. Experiments with embryos are strictly prohibited in our country.
We assure you that we will responsibly handle what is most personal to you: your genetic makeup.
The criteria for fertility treatment
The Social Security Code V regulates the benefits of the statutory health insurance companies. §27 a regulates medical measures to induce pregnancy. The SSC is limited to so-called artificial insemination, for which the following conditions must be met:
The Federal Committee of Doctors and Health Insurers specifies the medical details - criteria, type and scope of the measures - in §92.
Of course we treat your personal data in the strictest confidence: They are subject to the Federal Data Protection Act. Anonymously collected data are only used for statistical evaluation, as this is the only way to make reliable statements about the current status of in-vitro fertilisation in Germany.
In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are also available for unmarried couples. However, both partners must not be otherwise married.
Situation under professional law
The professional code of conduct for doctors requires notarisation prior to performing the IVF-ICSI procedure. This can be arranged by us.
Reimbursement of treatment costs
The statutory health insurance funds do not cover the costs for unmarried couples - not even on a pro rata basis. Private health insurance companies partly cover the costs in full if a notarial certification is available. The reimbursement of treatment costs for "mixed insured" couples (SHIF and PHI) is subject to a wide range of regulations. This means that we cannot make any general statements here. Have you got any questions?
We will be happy to advise you personally!
Call on 0221-2776-200 and make an appointment.