Reproductive medicine

As a centre of excellence in the field of fertility, we are committed to evidence-based medicine, experience and the quality of the results and the treatment we afford our patients.
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Specialised units

Global and multidisciplinary care

The Reproductive Medicine Department at the Fundació Puigvert offers the possibility of carrying out in-house or on-site consultations with professionals from several specialties: gynaecology, andrology, psychology, etc. It can also perform all the medical analyses and tests needed and carry out all the assisted reproduction treatments and techniques (ART) a person or couple may require. With more than 35 years of experience and more than 3,000 treatments a year, our patients continue to rely on our clinical excellence.

Director of the Reproductive Medicine Department: Dr Ana Polo Ramos

Unidades de Reproductive medicine

In-house Reproductive Medicine

We offer all available therapeutic options, including surgical sperm retrieval in azoospermic patients, the preservation of female fertility, embryo and oocyte banking, as well as preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Pioneers in the public health system

The Assisted Reproduction Programme at the Hospital Sant Pau-Fundació Puigvert is a trailblazing service in Catalonia and a national benchmark in preimplantation genetic diagnosis. It was established in 1985 from the alliance of both leading institutions in the knowledge and clinical practice of assisted human reproduction. In this context, the Fundació performed the first in vitro fertilisation in the Catalan public health system and the first preimplantation genetic diagnosis in Spain. Using this technique, we managed to deliver healthy children free of Steinert's disease, the BRCA1 gene that is the precursor to breast and ovarian cancer and sickle cell anaemia for the first time in Spain and in the public health system.


First public sperm bank in Spain. First male fertility preservation programme in Spain for cancer patients, using sperm samples from donors in artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation cycles. First insemination with bank sperm in the Catalan public health system for azoospermia cases.


First newborn after IVF in the Catalan public health system. The Assisted Reproduction Programme at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau – Fundació Puigvert achieved the first pregnancy through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) in the Catalan public health system in 1987.


First case of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Start of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Programme (PGD). A groundbreaking programme in the Catalan and Spanish public health system.


First newborn after PGD.


First newborn without Steinert's disease in the public health. First cycle of medical preservation of female fertility prior to the start of chemotherapy in a patient with breast cancer. For the first time in Spain, the National Committee of Assisted Human Reproduction gives us authorisation to perform a preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a woman with a predisposition syndrome to inherited breast and ovarian cancer.


Specific Consultation for Offspring Planning in Inherited Cancer


First newborn in Spain after PGD due to a mutation in a BRCA1 gene.


First newborn after an egg thawing cycle in a patient with a history of breast cancer. Start of the Soldo Programme in Catalonia: Access to ART for women without a male partner: a groundbreaking programme in the Spanish public health system.


In 2017, a girl was born to save her brother suffering from pyruvate kinase deficiency.


The Fundació Puigvert and the Sant Pau Hospital carry out, for the first time in Spain, both the process of preimplantation genetic diagnosis with leukocyte histocompatibility antigens (PGD-HLA) (2018) (genetic selection of an embryo not affected by sickle cell disease, chromosomally normal and immunologically compatible with her sick brother) and the transplantation of haematopoietic cells from umbilical cord blood and bone marrow from a genetically selected sister (2021).

Consultations performed / year
Artificial insemination cycles / year
In vitro fertilisation cycles / year
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnoses (PGD) / year

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