IVF Turkey clinic in Turkey

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IVF treatment availability at IVF Turkey

IVF at IVF Turkey - restrictions
Woman maximum age54
Single womanNot allowed
Same sex female couplesNot allowed
HIV (female)Not allowed
HIV (male)Allowed
HCV / HBV (female)Allowed
HCV / HBV (male)Allowed

About IVF Turkey

IVF Turkey has been working to help those with infertility problems for a long time, since 1989 they have gathered the best IVF specialists in Turkey to work towards one goal, helping bring more children into the world. One of the main treatment techniques performed in IVF is ICSI, which stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, a procedure that involves sperm being injected directly into the egg, for easier fertilisation. IVF Turkey was the first clinic in the country to use this technique and has been utilising this advanced technique ever since.

When you first see the building that the clinic is located in you will notice how modern and sleek the design is, with a slightly curved exterior that helps the building stand out from the rest. Once inside you will be greeted by soft colours such as light brown, grey, cream, and some yellows. Soft colours such as these are helpful in providing you with a feeling of calm and help you feel at home, allowing you to undergo your treatment without feeling stress. The patient rooms are comfortable and roomy and will allow you to relax in peace whilst waiting for your treatment, or recovering from it. There is also a cafe in the building should you ever feel the need for a drink or a snack.

Once you choose IVF Turkey as your clinic of choice you will have a meeting with the doctor after having provided the necessary tests and medical history. There they will go over your infertility issues and come up with a plan that will have the best chance of success, based on your personal circumstances and reason for your infertility, be it from the male side, female side, or both. Once the doctor has decided on your treatment you will go through the long or short protocol, depending on which has been chosen, the long protocol takes around four to six weeks, with the short protocol taking around two weeks.

IVF Turkey has many treatments available and the treatment you undergo will depend on your circumstances. Some of these treatments are artificial insemination and IVF with own eggs. Artificial insemination is often performed when infertility is on the male side, where the sperm has trouble getting to the uterus to fertilise the egg. These are the two main treatment options available with IVF Turkey, the clinic also offers procedures and add-ons like endometrial scratch, assisted hatching, Embryoscope, Ovarian Tissue Freezing (OTC), ERA test, ovarian PRP treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma), co-culture or in vitro activation. 

for more options and treatments you should consult with your doctor at the clinic who will be able to answer all of your questions.

Reception at IVF Turkey

IVF Turkey experience and medical staff

The medical director of IVF Turkey is Prof. Dr. Teksen Çamlibel, who is also the president of the Jinemed Health Group. He is a highly accomplished doctor who has a wealth of experience, which includes an Obstetrics and Gynecology internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, which is considered one of the best hospitals in the entire United States. On top of this, he also did his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Medical College of Toledo in Ohio, followed by a fellowship at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.

Prof. Dr. Teksen Çamlibel
Prof. Dr. Teksen Çamlibel

It was thanks to this experience that he became the first doctor to bring IVF technology to Istanbul, as well as opening clinics in Kosovo, Sarajevo and Erbil, and in 2003 he began working with his son Ugur Camlibel to put together IVF Turkey. As well as these accomplishments he has been published many times in medical journals, showing that his expertise is valued by doctors all around the world.

The clinic has 10 doctors and 7 embryologists, all of whom have a great amount of experience in working with would-be parents to fulfil their dreams of parenthood, with some having worked in infertility treatment for over 20 years. Thanks to this wealth of experience and education you can be sure you are in safe hands with doctors who speak both Turkish and English. The clinic also has patient coordinators working for them, who are there to be liaisons to you and to help you with whatever you need during your treatment, due to this they speak multiple languages so there should be no issues with communication. The languages they speak include Turkish, English, Russian, German, French, Arabic and Romanian.

IVF Costs at IVF Turkey

There is no one set cost when it comes to infertility treatment as different people require different methods of treatment, as well as requiring different options during their treatment. Due to this, the prices below are the general price for treatments, the overall cost of your treatment can differ but this will all be discussed with you by your doctor when you have your consultation and they decide what treatments you require. The cost for the initial consultation with your doctor at IVF Turkey is 200 Euros.

The cost for IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is 1,500 Euros and is a procedure performed by placing your partner’s sperm inside your uterus. The standard cost for IVF treatment is 3,500 Euros.

Basic IVF packages cost at IVF Turkey
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)€1,500
Artificial insemination with donor (AID)N/A
IVF with own eggs€3,500
Egg donation IVFN/A
Embryo donationN/A
Egg freezing€3,500
Sperm donationN/A

IVF add-ons and other costs

If you wish to have your embryos undergo a PGT-A/PGS test then you will need to pay between 2,000 Euros and 3,000 Euros. This test is performed in order to check the embryos prior to implantation and ensure that there are no genetic abnormalities or defects within the embryos that will have a negative impact on the growth and development of your child. If you wish to have this test performed then it is best to let your doctor know as early as possible, as it must be performed prior to implantation of the embryos.

If you are undergoing treatment and you have some embryos left over then you can pay for the vitrification and storage of these remaining embryos for one year, of which the cost will be 500 Euros. You can also choose to freeze sperm for further use in the future, which will also cost 500 Euros. Should the time come that you wish to use the embryos so that you can have another child, or try again, then the cost of FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer) will be 1,500 Euros.

Other IVF techniques costs at IVF Turkey
Medical consultation (doctor)€200
Donor spermN/A
Sperm freezing€500
Embryo Monitoring (e.g. Embryoscope)N/A
Blastocyst cultureincluded in the program if necessary
PGT-A / PGS genetic embryo testing€2,000-3,000
Embryo freezing and storage for 1 year€500
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer€1,500

IVF Success Rates at IVF Turkey

The following success rates for IVF Turkey are from the year 2021 and are based on achieving a clinical pregnancy, which is where the foetus can be seen or heard. They are also based on the clinic performing an average of 1,500 IVF cycles per year using patient’s own eggs. The success rate is:

  • IVF using a patient’s own eggs – 55%.

The success rate shown above is the overall success rate and doesn’t factor into account the ages of the patients, so when we break this down into age groups we see the success rates as follows:

  • Women under 35 – 59%
  • Women aged 35 – 40 – 41%
  • Women over 40 – 21%.

When compared with the rest of Europe the success rates the clinic has are above average, which shows that you can trust IVF Turkey with your treatment.

The interior of IVF Turkey

IVF Turkey Location

IVF Turkey is located in the city of Istanbul, which is the largest city in all of Turkey that sits in both Europe and Asia. Due to Istanbul being a major city, it has a large airport that sees many flights from many different countries, so arranging a flight to the city should be no problem for you. The airport is roughly 45 minutes away from the clinic by car so you will either need to rent a vehicle or get a taxi to take you to the clinic or your hotel. Speaking of hotels, the clinic is relatively close to a fair share of hotels in the city, so travelling between your hotel and the clinic won’t take much time at all if you choose one nearby.

If you want to have your infertility treatment in a city that has great historical significance and beauty then Istanbul is the perfect city, it has lots to see and lots to do. Some of the places you can visit include:

  • The Hagia Sophia. This cathedral was built in the sixth century, making it over 1,400 years old, and is seen as the greatest architectural achievement in the Byzantine Empire. You can even buy tickets so that you can have a tour of the inside, and it is one of many mosques to see in Istanbul.
  • The Grand Bazaar. This is a colourful shopping centre that is sure to show you things you didn’t even know that you could buy, as it has over 4,000 different stores. It is also a place of historical significance as it is over 600 years old.
  • The Galata Tower. For the best view in Istanbul, this tower should be your number one destination, as you can climb to the top and see the entire city.
  • Food Galore. With lots of different and interesting foods to try in Istanbul, you will surely have a feast for the ages. You can even undergo food tours which will take you around different places to enable you to sample many dishes including Turkish favourites Turkish delight and baklava.

With many things to see, many places to go, and lots of food to try, Istanbul is a wonderful destination to visit and is sure to give you the time of your life, so combining your infertility treatment with a vacation is a must.

IVF Turkey - FAQ
What is the average cost of IVF with your own eggs at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of IVF treatment with your own eggs at IVF Turkey is 3,200 Euros (USD 3,500). IVF with your own eggs is performed using the ICSI method at the clinic. ICSI is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and is a procedure whereby sperm is injected directly into the egg in order to fertilise it and so that it can become an embryo. The reason this method is used is that by injecting sperm directly into the egg it enables more sperm cells to have a chance to succeed at fertilising.

IVF using the ICSI method is typically performed when there are male infertility issues and has been proven to bring a higher rate of success than the usual method of IVF. The treatment cost includes:

  • Doctor examinations and follow-up. Any doctor examinations you need during your treatment, as well as the follow-up consultation once your treatment is over.
  • All medications. Any medications you need during your treatment will be covered up until the day that you test positive for pregnancy as a result of the treatment.
  • Egg collection. This will be performed by inducing ovarian stimulation in order to help you produce as many eggs as possible, once around 35 hours have passed you will undergo egg collection in the operating room, this will be under sedation so you won’t feel any pain.
  • ICSI. Once the eggs have been collected and ready they will be fertilised using ICSI.
  • Transfer. After the eggs have undergone fertilisation and developed in the laboratory into embryos that can be transferred you will undergo embryo transfer, where the embryos will be placed inside a small, thin catheter that will be pushed gently through your cervix, whereby the embryos will be released into your uterine cavity.

With all of this included in the treatment cost, you will receive full IVF treatment using ICSI. If there are any additional costs due to any other factors then the doctor will discuss this with you.

What are the costs of popular IVF add-ons at IVF Turkey?

The costs of popular IVF add-ons with IVF Turkey vary depending on which add-ons you wish to have with your treatment. However, some of the more popular add-ons that patients wish to have are included in the treatment cost at no extra charge. These include:

  • Blastocyst Culture. This is where embryos are allowed to develop for a further one or two days, thus allowing them to reach the blastocyst stage, which has a better chance of success.
  • Embryo Glue. This is a viscous substance that contains high levels of hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, which actually occurs in your uterine lining, although in a lower volume. Using embryo glue can aid the embryo when it comes to successful implantation.
  • Embryo Monitoring. Closer monitoring of the embryos during development allows the embryologists to detect any problems that may occur much earlier, as well as allowing them to see which embryos are better and could lead to successful implantation.
  • Assisted Hatching. The zona pellucida of the embryo is pierced slightly, which helps to facilitate the successful implantation of the embryo inside the uterus.

There are two other popular add-ons but these come with an additional cost:

  • PGT FISH for 2,000 Euros. This is a genetic test that is performed on the embryo and is used to detect any genetic defects or chromosomal abnormalities. This test is carried out on day three in the development cycle of the embryo.
  • PGT CGH for 1,500 Euros and 550 Euros for each embryo. This is a more detailed genetic test, although this is performed on day five in the development cycle of the embryo.

There are other genetic tests available but the cost of these will depend on your particular case. If you wish to know more about these add-ons or hear about any others the clinic has then you can speak to your doctor for more information.


What is the average cost of the egg donation cycle at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of the egg donation cycle with IVF Turkey is 6,000 Euros. However, as egg donation is unable to be performed in Turkey due to government regulations, you will be required to visit to a cooperating clinic in North Cyprus in order to have the treatment performed. IVF Turkey can arrange the treatment and set everything up for you, so you can talk with them about the treatment and everything that it entails. The cost of the treatment includes:

  • Initial tests. It is these initial tests in which the doctor will come to the conclusion that egg donation treatment is your best bet.
  • Follow-up. Once your treatment has concluded in North Cyprus you can have a follow-up with the clinic, who can go through what the future will entail.
  • ICSI. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a treatment method whereby sperm cells are injected directly into an egg. This method helps facilitate fertilisation as it allows more healthy and fertile sperm cells to have a chance to reach and fertilise the egg, and offers improved chances on the standard IVF method. The reason this method can be so successful is that with normal intercourse there can be situations where poor quality sperm, or a low quantity of sperm, makes it to the eggs, whereas with this a much higher volume and quality are injected.
  • Embryo transfer. Once the eggs have been fertilised they will undergo cultivation, where they will become embryos and develop for a few days. Once they have developed enough the best quality embryos will be chosen for transfer into your uterus, using a small, thin catheter that is pushed through your cervix. The procedure is painless as sedation is used to ensure that you don’t feel a thing.

Once embryo transfer has been completed you will need to take it easy for a few days and be sure to refrain from any activity that can put a strain on your body.

If you wish to know more about egg donation at the clinic in North Cyprus then you can speak with your doctor at IVF Turkey for more information.

What kind of egg donor ethnicities are available at IVF Turkey?

There are various egg donor ethnicities available, including Turkish, Moldovan, Russian and Nigerian. Depending on what donors are available at the time depends on the wait you will have. As egg donation treatment is not allowed to be performed in Turkey due to government regulations, any treatment using egg donors will need to be performed in their cooperating clinic in North Cyprus, but the clinic in Turkey can arrange this for you.

In order to be an egg donor the women who wish to donate must meet certain requirements. This is to ensure that patients receive only the best eggs during their treatment. These requirements are:

  • Age. Egg donors must be between 20 and 28 years of age, this is a much more narrow age than most clinics allow, but it allows for younger and healthier women as donors. This is because the younger the donor the healthier and more fertile her eggs can be, which allows for a better chance of success.
  • STI testing. All donors must have negative tests for all manner of sexually transmitted infections and diseases, such as HIV, venereal disease hepatitis and more. This is due to the fact that STis can negatively impact the health and fertility of the eggs, and lead to them developing medical problems.
  • Genetic testing. More often than not egg donors are required to undergo genetic testing, in order to ensure that there are no genetic diseases that run in their family and can pass down to the child through their egg.

Egg donation is completely anonymous so the doctor will choose the donor for you, as you will be unable to know who they are. However, the donor will be matched to you based on physical and genetic characteristics, to ensure as close a match to you as possible.

What is the cost of PGT-A and how should it be calculated with IVF programs at IVF Turkey?

The cost of PGT-A with IVF Turkey will depend on which genetic test you wish to have performed on your embryos, as the clinic offers multiple genetic tests. Genetic testing is performed on embryos by extracting a small amount of cells and testing them in the laboratory. The reason genetic testing is performed is so that parents can be sure that there are no genetic defects or chromosomal abnormalities within the embryos that can hinder development, or cause a miscarriage. It is a useful test for those who have genetic diseases that run in their family, where there are chromosomal abnormalities present in the bloodline, or for when there have been repeated miscarriages that were due to chromosomal abnormalities. It is also a useful test for women over the age of 35, as they are at a higher risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects that can affect the child’s quality of life.

The two main genetic tests available with IVF Turkey are:

● PGT FISH. This test is performed on the embryo on day three of its development and once the embryos have reached day five the healthy ones can be transferred into the uterus of the patient. This test will cost 2,000 Euros.
● PGT CGH. Unlike FISH this is performed further along in the development of the embryo, with it being performed on day five of development, the embryos can then be transferred after two months. The cost of this test is 1,500 Euros plus 500 Euros for each embryo separately.

If you wish to undergo PGT-A testing or think that you fall into one of the categories that the test is more useful for, then you should talk with your doctor about having the test performed, and they will be able to talk about the test in more detail with you.

What is the cost of donor sperm from the bank at IVF Turkey?

The cost of donor sperm is 4,500 Euros. However, due to government regulations preventing treatment using sperm donation in Turkey, you will need to travel to a cooperating clinic in North Cyprus for the treatment. IVF Turkey can arrange the treatment for you so that you can continue on your IVF journey.

The clinic has numerous ethnicities available when it comes to donor sperm including Turkish, Moldovan, Russian, and Nigerian. Depending on the availability at the time of your treatment there may or may not be a short waiting period, as some sperm may be in low supply. All donors will be clean and healthy, as they must meet requirements in order to be a donor.

These requirements are:

  • Age. Donors must be of a suitable age to donate and usually, the maximum age is 50 years old. Men are able to produce healthy and fertile sperm for a longer period of time, however the younger the better, as younger men will produce healthier and more fertile sperm thanks to their youth.
  • STI testing. All donors must be free and clear of any sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and others. STIs can have a negative impact on fertility and as such any man with these can not donate.
  • Health and lifestyle. Donors are usually required to live a clean life and be drug-free, as well as having a generally healthy lifestyle free of unhealthy habits.

All donors are anonymous and due to this you will be unable to pick the donor yourself. The donor will be chosen by the clinic and will be based on physical and genetic characteristics that will enable the clinic to choose a donor who is as close a match to you as possible.

What is the average cost of the ROPA (IVF for same-sex female couples) cycle at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of ROPA treatment with IVF Turkey is 6,000 Euros. ROPA stands for Reception of Oocytes from a Partner and is also performed using donor sperm. As the treatment involves both egg donation and sperm donation it will be unable to be performed at IVF Turkey due to government regulations, however, they cooperate with a clinic in North Cyprus and they will arrange the treatment and trip for you if you speak with them about it.

ROPA is an IVF treatment for same-sex female couples who wish to have a child together. The way it works is one of the couple will donate her eggs and the other will have the embryos transferred into her uterus, and carry the child, this way both mothers will feel like they are a part of the process. The treatment includes:

  • Medications. All medications you will need during the course of your treatment will be included.
    Stimulation. The woman donating her eggs will need to undergo ovarian stimulation in order to produce a good amount of eggs for the donation, and the recipient will require medicine that thickens her endometrial lining, in order to prepare her uterus for the eggs once they have become embryos and been transferred.
  • ICSI. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is where sperm cells are injected directly into the egg in order to create an embryo. Once this is done it will be allowed to develop in the laboratory.
  • Embryo transfer. Once the embryos have developed enough and the recipient has been prepared she will undergo embryo transfer, where a small, thin catheter with the embryos inside will be pushed through the cervix in order for the embryos to be released in the uterine cavity.

Once all of this has been completed and a pregnancy test performed the treatment will be over and the couple will look forward to life with their new addition.

What is the average cost of embryo donation at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of embryo donation with IVF Turkey is 7,000 Euros. Embryo donation is performed when a previous patient has undergone treatment and has donated embryos that she believes she will not need and allow them to be used by a woman or couple who wish to have a child but aren’t able to due to poor eggs and sperm. An embryo is created when an egg is fertilised with sperm and allowed to develop. Due to the fact that the embryo is created using an egg and egg donation is not allowed to be performed in Turkey due to government regulations, the clinic will be unable to perform this treatment themselves. If you wish to undergo embryo donation the clinic will be able to arrange the treatment for you at a clinic that they cooperate with in North Cyprus.

As part of the cost of treatment includes the initial tests you can undergo these at the clinic in Turkey, as this is where they will decide that embryo donation is the treatment that you require. Also included in the cost is:

  • Medication. As part of the treatment, you will need to take medication in order to prepare your uterus for the transfer of the embryo. This medication will thicken your endometrial lining so that it will be viable for pregnancy. Any other medications will also be included in this cost, such as any pain relief needed.
  • Embryo transfer. Once you are ready you will undergo the transfer of the embryos, which is done by placing the embryos inside a small, thin catheter that will be pushed through your cervix and the embryos will be released into your uterine cavity.

Once your treatment is concluded the clinic in Turkey may offer you a follow up after a certain period of time, in order to confirm if you are pregnant or not.

What is the average cost of egg freezing at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of egg freezing with IVF Turkey is 3,000 Euros (USD 3,300). Egg freezing is performed when a woman, or a couple, wishes to have their fertility preserved for future use, and is a great choice for a lot of people who aren’t ready to have children at a young age. The reason it is a great choice is that as a woman gets older her fertility starts to decline, and this decline can begin at around 30 years of age.
Egg freezing is the perfect choice in situations such as:

  • Sickness. A sickness such as cancer, or any other that requires treatment using chemotherapy, can destroy the fertility of a woman.
  • Career/School. Making your way in the workplace or going to school can be a lengthy process and having kids may stop this happening, so focusing on a career and school can delay children and risk fertility being compromised once the time is right.
  • Perfect partner. Finding the right partner with whom to have children can be tough, and sometimes long. Freezing eggs to have children once they have found love can be a smart choice.

These are just some of the reasons that someone may choose to have their eggs frozen.

The cost of freezing your eggs with the clinic includes:

  • Initial tests. You will be tested to see when the right time is to retrieve your eggs.
  • Egg retrieval. Once you are ready you will undergo the egg retrieval procedure, which will be performed under light sedation, so you will not feel a thing.
  • Egg freezing. Once your eggs have been retrieved they can be frozen and then stored for the future, for whenever you feel you are ready to have children.
  • Follow-up. You will have a follow-up with the clinic to be sure that everything is fine and that the procedure hasn’t had an effect on you.

Once you are ready to have children you can go back to the clinic and undergo the transfer process, although this will come with a fee, and can be discussed with your doctor at your initial consultation.

What are the average costs of intrauterine insemination and donor sperm insemination at IVF Turkey?

The average cost of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with IVF Turkey is 1,600 Euros (USD 1,750), and the average cost of Donor Sperm Insemination (AID) is 3,750 Euros. Intrauterine insemination is a procedure whereby sperm is collected from the man and washed in a laboratory in order to separate the normal, healthy sperm from the less healthy sperm. It is then placed into a small catheter which is pushed gently through the cervix so that the sperm can be released in the uterus. This procedure is useful as it allows a lot more sperm to reach the uterus than can normally reach it via general intercourse, and allows for a much better chance of the eggs being fertilised.

AID, Artificial Insemination with Donor, is the same procedure as Intrauterine Insemination, however this is performed using donor sperm instead of the partner’s sperm. Due to sperm donation being unable to be performed in Turkey, because of government regulations, the clinic is not able to perform this procedure. However, they cooperate with a clinic in North Cyprus that is able to use donor sperm in their infertility treatment and will arrange the treatment for you, including your trip, so that you can undergo the procedure.

The cost of both procedures includes:

  • Medications. All medications that will be needed throughout your treatment.
  • Initial tests. The tests will be performed to diagnose you and determine when you are ready for the procedure.
  • IUI. As both procedures are the same but with sperm from different places the exact same procedure will be performed.
  • IUI cost only – follow-up. After your treatment, you will have a follow-up with the doctor at the clinic to determine that everything went smoothly and that you are feeling fine.

Once your treatment is over you will go back to your lives and look forward to the arrival of your little one.

Who is the medical director and what is the doctor’s experience in IVF treatment at IVF Turkey?

The medical director of IVF Turkey is Prof. Dr. Meric Karacan. Dr. Karacan is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician who has a wealth of experience and has been working in IVF for over 20 years. He graduated in 1987 from the University of Istanbul at their Istanbul Medical Facility, and then did his residency in Cerrahpasa Medical Facility in their Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he was there until 1992.

He started working in Istanbul in 2003 as an IVF senior specialist and as head of the research department in their IVF unit. In 2014 he was also granted the honour of becoming an Associate Professor at the Yeni Yuzyil University Medical School. Thanks to his wealth of experience and his excellent qualifications he has become a doctor with whom all patients who have treatment at IVF Turkey can trust.

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