IVF Stories - Testimonials
My name is Mrs. Tekle and I have been trying to conceive for the last four years. I became pregnant year and half a go but end up miscarrying after 29 week.
My experience in a few fertility centers in U.S. is difficult one to say the list. Especially Shady Grove fertility center, It is all about money( have spent over $33,ooo). I do sometimes feel like its a factory not a treatment center. I thought for sure there would be others on here feel the same. I only saw my doctor once while I was on the treatment. Every time I went, I see nurse, Unlike my Doctor at Medicana international hospital in Istanbul, Dr. Selman.
Dr. Selman is my doctor and his International Patient Coordinator Aysan and his nurses have been beyond phenomenal and my overall experience has been wonderful.
Yes, Medicana fertility center is busy with many patient coming from all over the world, but when it is your time for the examination, they make you feel like you are the only patent in the hospital and walk you each step of they way. Very very attentive, they really take their time to answer any question you might have. The facility is clean and so convenient for transportation. And the fee for the treatment and medication is incomparable with U.S. I recommend Medican international fertility hospital for anyone who are eager to build a family.
S. Tekle, USA
I want to inform you that my husband and I arrived safely in Nigeria on saturday. Our plane was a bit late and we arrived in the night around 10.30pm.
I want to thank you for your kind assistance throughout our stay. Aysan really made us felt at home. We really appreciate it.
I also thank all the hospital staff especially Ozge. You are wonderful people and God will continue to bless you all.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Dr. Lacin. He is the nicest person I have met. Greetings to his wife too, I would have loved to meet her also.
I will keep you abreast of development and the happy news.
Hello Aysan & Dr Selman we are please to announce that D. B. is pregnant with twins.
Attached is a copy of the ultrasound report and scan for your viewing and comment.
Once again thank you both so much for helping us achieve this wonderful gift. We will defiantly be referring all our friends and anyone who asks where to do IVF to Medicana.
Dear Doctor Selman
We are pleased to let you know that Dr. Moroney confirmed today that one of the two embryos is successful.
We are really grateful for your support and expertise. The service provided was so much better than the UK, in so many ways (regular nurse and doctor appointments, many blood tests and scans, good accommodation in a luxury location with a children park, general anaesthesia, hospital bed, small lunch, cheaper all inclusive price…)
We are grateful for all of your assistance. We will therefore post a little present from the UK to you.
Isle of Man
Our IVF Story: After trying diffrent methods for almost 3 years,just 2 visits in 6 months to Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul Turkey got us Pregnant.
HOW WE DISCOVERED AND CHOSE MEDICANA
I came across Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul ,Turkey online. I was impressed with what I saw online of the hospital's infastracture and IVF Unit,and the fact that English speaking Dr Selman Laçin (who heads up the IVF Department), answerd all my email questions quickly and personally.After sending him my test results and scans along with my Husbands semen analysis and test results, he briefed us on the type of treatment and protocol I could undergo with them.My Husband and I liked the fact that not only did Medicana offer a complete package that included airport transfers ,accommodation ,treatmet ,medication and cryptopreservation for 5 years,but also that Dr Selman Laçin and his staff were attentive to us even before we got there to Istanbul.This made a very good first impression on us.I was confident that this would be the hospital for us,and so we decided to trust in Medicana and Dr Selman Laçin and his staff for our 2nd IVF cycle.
OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS WHEN WE ARRIVED
We flew into Istanbul, and a very polite Medicana Hospital driver met us at the airport and took us straight to Medicana(which is on the European side of Istanbul),where the IVF Unit 's very lovely English speaking Patient Advisor(called Aysan Candaş ) was waiting for us at the Hospitals front entrance with a big welcoming smile!.(She had communicated with us also by email before we had arrived).She took us to see the IVF coordinator (called Gülden Çakır) ,and acted as the translator.Our Accommodation was sorted out within the hour.We were so very impressed with the hospital.It is really big, really modern,is architecturally beautiful,has many different departments, is very high tech, and the staff all friendly and helpful.
THE ACCOMMODATION AND THE AREA
We were also impressed and happy with our accommodation,and the fact that it was a stones throw from Medicana Hospital(physical view of the hospital).It literally was a 1 minute walk away, and so no additional time ,stress or transport costs were required. The flats(in Ekinos Residence in Beylikduzu ) have security on the ground floor, friendly residents, and is safe and spotless.Our flat was fully furnished to a high standard and had all the necessary appliances like fridge freezer,washing machine, stove ,cooking pots & plates,cutlary etc.Also within a minute walk of the flat is a well stocked large grocery store called Migros for your fresh food grocery shopping.Both the Hospital and the flats are in a great location,and not in the middle of nowhere.Surrounding the complex are many good restaurants serving great food, and local shopping centers,.Right opposite the hospital is the Pharmacy for buying any extra medication required.We were helped by the Patient Adviser Aysan Candas (who gave us her mobile number in case we had any problems) with how and where to go find Turkcell(which is in a shopping centre 10minutes from Medicana) to buy a Turkish sim card and an internet dongle to set up our internet on our laptop.
OUR FIRST TREATMENT AT MEDICANA
I was scanned via ultrasound the same day I arrived at Medicana by a very warm and friendly English speaking gynecologist (called Mrs/DrAysun Guney Laçin, wife of Dr Selman Laçin).The next morning I met Head of Medicana's IVF Department Dr Selman Laçin and his colleague(called Dr Mehmet Koç), and began my protocal.The IVF staff, from the lovely friendly ladies on reception,to the wonderful encouraging and understanding nursers (my favourite nurse is Nurse Derya Sivri,who I think has the best smile in the world, and also Nurse Meral Sarıoğlu Dündar ,I had good laughs with these wonderful ladies) ,the Embryologist (called Arife Kunt ) and the encouraging Dr's are so patient,kind attentive and caring.I was monitored very closley by Dr Selman Laçin,he scanned me via ultrasound almost every day, as well me having bloods drawn every second day.The protocol was stress free and enjoyable.I underwent the IVF and lots of mature eggs were collected ,and many embrayos made it to Day 5 and were frozen via cryptopreservation.(I feel its important for me to add this :I had had a very stressful & unsuccessful IVF cycle in another country 11 months earlier, and with that,only a few eggs were collected and none made it to freezing.The fact that many mature eggs were collected,and many Day 5 Blasts were frozen for us, is testament to the skills of the Dr's at Medicana.
BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT
Both before and after egg collection and on the day of fresh embryo transfer, My Husband and I were given a large private room in the hospital ,complete with bathroom(toilet and shower),comfortable adjustable electric bed,wide screen TV, phone line for within the hospital,and had refreshments and lunch.r I was ready after a 2 month period.
OUR SECOND SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AT MEDICANA 6 MONTHS LATER
Though the fresh cycle didn't work(I put it down to me making a decision to return to my stressful job in the UK too soon(2 days after treatment),and without adequate rest.I was advised to take a break for a minimum of 2 months and come back for a Frozen embryo transfer whenever I was ready. Six months later I returned to Medicana for my frozen embrayo transfer.It was a great expirence returning to the hospital and to all the familiar faces that had become friends at Medicana. On day four of my arrival, I had my FET transfer done by Mrs/Dr Laçin ,and as always she was patient,kind and attentive. As before,it was stress free and I felt fully supported,Again,I had my own private room before and after the procedure.This Frozen transfer was successful!! Also this time, I made sure I went home to the UK and rested adequately and I no longer work in a stressful job environment.
THE END AND THE BEGINNING
So after almost 3 long heart breaking years of trying to conceive with diffrent methods, just 2 visits to Medicana International Hopital in Istanbul Turkey in 6 months got my Husband and I finally pregnant! I am so grateful to Dr Selman Laçin and all his staff , and we are looking forward to a happy 8/9 months!. I highly recommend any couple who is struggling to conceive to go and have treatment at Medicana International Hospital In Istanbul.We got good results in terms of my egg collection, fertilization and freezing , and also the most important -got a successful pregnancy result.You are also guaranteed top quality attentive treatment and care both before and after your treatment.
Sally and Ben,London (UK)
Dear Mr Lacin
Thank you for contacting me. My little girl will be with us on 18th June with a c section as I had that with my little boy.
Our experience was amazing for the following reasons:
- Accomodation provided in an amazing complex and location with a park for my 2 years old to play. Other children so friendly with him, lending him their toys
- Taxi was really cheap from the accomodation to the hospital
- Hospital fee was really cheap comparing to the UK for the amount of support and medication provided. A full procedure in the UK is 5000 gbp + flights + hotel accomodation + IOM hospital fees
- A translator was always there with me at the hospital, which is really great
- The expertise of the doctors and the staffs was amazing
- After miscarring and failing attempts in the UK, finally your hospital gave me a little girl
- The difference for me was massive: high care comparing to the UK, regular blood test and scans (many more than the UK), 5 days embryo selection instead of three days in the UK so much better results, after freezing the embryos a true selection when in the UK, they implant what they defreeze so only 10 % success rate for the same procedure
I am French living on the Isle of Man so my English is not perfect. I would 100% recommend your hospital. However, I would recommend to take the 3 week option there so that it is also a holiday.
The bus from the hospital to Istanbul is direct and really cheap. We were able to have a little break there to visit during the 3 week period.
The medication after the surgery are provided for free by the IOM hospital. So there is no need to worry about extra costs.
I would recommend travelling with Turkish airlines.
I would like to thank you again for your support and good quality work.