Skilled and Qualified Team

Reproductive Medicine

The Reproductive Medicine Unit - Ferticentro is a specialised centre in Diagnosing and Treating Infertility issues. With an extremely Qualified Medical Team with a vast Experience in infertility treatments, this Field has the most Modern and Sophisticated Medically Assisted Reproduction Techniques, such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Spermatozoon Microinjection (ICSI), Cryopreserved Embryos Transfer (CET), Intrauterine Insemination, among others.

Ferticentro was the first in the Central Region where children were born from techniques such as Cryopreserved Embryo Transfer, ICSI after testicular biopsy, IVF with egg, sperm or embryo donation. The Reproductive Medicine Unit introduced Embryoscope Technology in Portugal, an innovation in the treatment of Infertility.

Modernity and Sophistication

The Reproductive Medicine Unit has the most Evolved and Sophisticated Medically Assisted Reproductive Techniques, lead by a Skilled and Qualified Medical Team.



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Prof. Doutora Isabel Torgal

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

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Médis

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medicine Degree at Medicine School of the University of Coimbra (1972)

Internship at the Research Institute of Embryology and Fetal Development in Hasharon Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel (1978)

Internship at Chaim Cheba Medical Centre Endocrinology Institute, in Tel-Hashomer, Israel (1978)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialist by the Portuguese Medical Association Responsible for the creation and functioning of Citogenetics Lab of the CHUC Gynaecology Services between 1983 and 1989

Internship at In Vitro Fertilization Lab of the Tenon Hospital, in Paris, France (1986)

Was part of the team that managed the first birth of a child using a Medically Assisted Breeding technique (1988)

Internship at the Human Reproduction Lab of the Righospitalet, in Copenhagen, Denmark (1990)

Doctorate by the Medicine School of the University of Coimbra, with the thesis “Human Ovocitary Meiosis – Regulating Factors” (1992)

Vice-Chairwoman of the Portuguese Reproduction Medicine Society between 1993 and 1996 and between 2003 and 2009

Chairwoman of the Portuguese Reproduction Medicine Society between 1996 and 1999

Representative of the Portuguese Reproduction Medicine Society on the European Board and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of London (United Kingdom) between 1996 and 1999

Participated in the President’s Meeting of the European Board and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of London (United Kingdom) between 1996 and 1999, as Chairwoman of the Portuguese Reproductive Medicine Society

Integrates since 1998 the Portuguese Medical Association Coordination Counsil of the area of subspecialty of Reproduction Medicine

Redactor of the Portuguese Gynaecology and Reproduction Medicine Society magazine between 2000 and 2003

Founded Ferticentro on March 2002

At Ferticentro, led the team that in 2003 accomplished, for the first time in Coimbra, child birth through the application of Testicular Biopsy and Cryopreserved Embryo Transference techniques.

Author of the book “Physiology of the Ovary”, Ed. Fundação Schering Lusitana, in 2004

Scientific revisor of Fertility and Sterility, official Magazine of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2006)

Nominated Director of the Coimbra University Hospital Gynaecology Service (2009)

Nominated Regent Teacher of the Gynaecology unit at the Medicine School of the University of Coimbra in 2009

At Ferticentro, led the responsible team for the first cases of oocyte cryopreservation in Coimbra (2009)

Initiated in Ferticentro, for the first time in Coimbra, the Treatment Program with Oocyte Donation, in 2010

First pregnancies after treatments with oocyte donations in Coimbra (at Ferticentro) in 2010

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Luis Almeida e Sousa

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Medicine in Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (1972).

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Dr. Nuno Maia

Urology

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CEFA
INTEGRAR
SAD/GNR
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
ISCAC
SAD/PSP
ACP
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISP
SAMS QUADROS
ADSE
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SAMS SIB
AdvanceCare
FEUC - Clube MBA
Médis
SCMC
Allianz
Fidelidade Assistance
Morangos
SFJ
Almedina
FNE
MultiCare
SINTAP
ANAI
Future Healthcare
Myos
SS - CGD
APBC
Generali
Ordem dos Advogados
SS - GNR
APP - CDI's
Grupo Lena
Previdencia Portuguesa
SS - PSP
Associação Olhar 21
IASFA
Rede Nacional de Assistência
STFPSC
ASSP
IDEALCARE
RNA Medical
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medicine Degree at Medicine School of the University of Coimbra (1999)

General Internship at the Coimbra University Hospitals (2000 – 2001)

Complementary Internship of Urology at the Urology and Kidney Transplantation of the Coimbra University Hospitals (2002 – 2007)

Urology Hospital Assistant (2008)

Operating Room Service (2007 – 2008) as a hired Doctor, at the Infante D. Pedro Hospital E.P.E. – Aveiro

Voluntary Teacher collaborator when teaching the Urology Unit of the Medicine Degree of FMUC (2005 – 2007)

Cooperates with the private institution Ferticentro S.A. – Reproduction Medicine Clinic, where he is employed as a Urology/Andrology Assistant since 2007

Urology Hospital Assistant at Infante D. Pedro Hospital E.P.E. – Aveiro, since March 2008

Molecular and Cellular Biology Master’s Degree , Applied Biology branch, University of Aveiro since 2010

Doctor at IDEALMED since 2012.

Scientific Activity

Member of several National and International Scientific Societies

EAU-European Assiociation of Urology

ES-Endourological Society

APU-Portuguese Urology Association

SPMR-Portuguese Reproduction Medicine Society

APNUG-Portuguese Neuro-urology and Uro-gynaecology Association

SPA-Portuguese Andrology Society

Nominated member of the Work Group – Urinary Incontinence / Pelvic Pavement Dysfunction of the Portuguese Urology Association (2006-2007)

Collaborator of the work group that studies spermatozoons motility, of the University of Aveiro, Cellular Biology Centre of the University of Aveiro, since 2009

Author and co-author of over 80 oral communications, lectures and posters, nationals and internationals

Author and co-author of over 19 published scientific articles in national and international scientific magazines

Participation as Investigator in 5 Clinical Trials