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Life Clinic

Life Clinic

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Ippokratous 166, Athens, Attika, 11471Greece

Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
Donor Egg IVF cycle

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation (own egg cycle)
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Embryo Donation
AI - Artificial Insemination
Egg Freezing
Sexual Health Advice
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
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About Life Clinic

Life Clinic is a leading fertility, IVF and gynaecological clinic in Athens, Greece with top success rates and specialism in treating immunological disorders and unexplained infertility. We deal with all aspects of infertility and offer a full range of fertility treatments and services including IVF, Egg Donation, Embryo Donation, Egg freezing, PGD/PGS, PRP, as well as extensive investigation, treatment & monitoring for immunological disorders that affect fertility. 

Who are we?

We are a boutique fertility clinic, as opposed to a large-scale clinical department, and proudly offer you strictly tailored treatments and personalised care – everything that you would expect from a highly specialised and unique clinic.  Life Clinic is lead by  Dr Dimitri Papanikolaou, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist specialised in Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Immunology. He is pioneer in practices that are now popular trends in the IVF community, such as low dose stimulation, longer stimulation protocols, ovarian support with supplements and supportive treatments, natural cycle applications and treating immunological problems affecting fertility.

From the onset of Dr Dimitri's career he paid special attention to the benefits of personalised medicine. The cornerstone to the success in his work is his belief that, “we must treat individuals, not illnesses”. This approach was proven to be very effective. It resulted in high satisfaction rates and has helped couples to reach their goal more easily, safely, and at a lower final cost. It is an approach that is widely accepted nowadays.

What do we do differently?

It is important for us to find the reason for a patient's infertility problem, and then to recommend a specific solution for the problem, rather than embark immediately on IVF and hoping for the best. For this reason, our services are, as we have said, strictly tailored made, in response to each patient’s individual status, problems and needs. The personalised medicine, highly experienced staff, together with the top laboratory conditions and our own protocols, makes the real difference in our patients satisfaction and success. 

How can we help you?

Simply put, our expertise is difficult to find anywhere else. If you have an infertility problem, particularly if you have experienced repetitive IVF treatment failures, recurrent miscarriages, if you suspect immune-related fertility issues or have been labelled with ‘unexplained infertility‘, please get in contact us.  Dr Dimitri has over 18 years of expertise in reproductive immunology and with him you can be assured of the highest chances of success. You have specific individual needs that can’t be resolved with a standard ‘one-size-fits-all‘ treatment solution. Your success lies in a ‘holistic’ and personalised diagnostic approach where everything about your fertility is considered and a specific plan of action and course of fertility treatment are developed for you.

For more information about immune-related infertility and how we can help you, please visit our website or contact us directly. You can also follow the video link below to watch a short interview with Dr Dimitri and Mrs Telega, fertility journalist, in which he responds to the question ‘Can natural killer cells cause infertility and how might they impact on the fertility potential of a women?’ (This link is also available from the Blog on our website (March 2022).

Our 4 simple and practical steps

Step 1: Book your first appointment - Complete medical assessment, ovarian function assessment and ultrasound examination

Step 2: Carry-out the required blood tests - Hormonal and immunological tests complete the initial medical assessment

Step 3: Diagnosis of the cause of infertility - Discuss test results together and establish a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment.

Step 4: Personalized treatment plan - This is the key to success and it makes the real difference! Not all clinics are able to do it at the extent and depth we can.

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Accreditations

  • FRCOG - Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) 
  • BFS - British Fertility Society (UK) 

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless accessOn-site pharmacy

Clinic services

Emergency serviceOpen 24 hours - - oncall servicesOpen weekends - - for scheduled appointments and on-call

Travel services

International travel - Upon requestLocal travel - Upon requestLocal accommodation - Upon requestTranslation services - Upon requestLocal guide - Upon requestTours and vacation services - Upon requestPick up service from hotel - Upon requestPick up service from airport - Upon request

Languages spoken

EnglishGreek

Fertility

 

AI - Artificial Insemination

 

Donor Egg IVF cycle

 

Egg Freezing

 

Embryo Donation

 

Embryo Freezing

 

Fertility Specialist Consultation

 

Fertility Test

 

FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer

 

ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

 

IMSI - Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection

 

IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
 

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation (own egg cycle)

 

IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

 

IVM - In Vitro Maturation

 

Ovulation Induction

 

PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

 

PGS - Preimplantation Genetic Screening

 

SO-IUI - Superovulation with Intrauterine Insemination

 

Sperm - FISH Analysis

 

Sperm Assessment

 

Sperm DNA Fragmentation

 

Sperm Freezing

 

Surgical Sperm Retrieval (PESA/TESA/MESA)

 

Tubal Surgery

Plastic Surgery

 

Hymenoplasty

 

Labiaplasty

 

Vaginoplasty

General Practice

 

Ultrasound

 

Mammogram

 

Sexual Health Advice

Obstetrics / Gynaecology

 

Antenatal Treatment

 

Contraception

 

Hysteroscopy

 

IUD - Intrauterine Device

 

Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery

 

Myomectomy

 

Natural Childbirth

 

Pregnancy Test

 

Tubal Ligation

Urology

 

Vasectomy

 

Vasectomy Reversal

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Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou - Doctor at Life Clinic

Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou

Job Title:
  Doctor
Specialisations:
  Fertility Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Languages:
  English, Greek
Biography:
Dimitri Papanikolaou MD DFFP

Medical Director Life Clinic

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Immunology Specialist

Dr. Dimitri Papanikolaou, founder and clinical director at LIFE CLINIC Athens since 2007, graduated in Medicine from the University of Athens where he specialised in gynaecology and surgery in several hospitals. He then moved to the UK and completed his training and practice in NHS University Hospitals for 4 years. His  collaborations, after the completion of the NHS practice period, include three years in London’s Harley Street private medical sector as a fertility specialist at the well-known London Fertility Centre (LFC) and ARGC fertility clinics.

More specifically, Dr. Papanikolaou worked as Deputy Clinical Director at Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre (ARGC), the well-known London fertility clinic with the highest IVF success rates in the UK and the world, for over 25 years. He is also a Former Clinical Fellow at London Fertility Centre (LFC) directed by Professor Ian Craft, pioneer in infertility and reproductive medicine. Professor Craft’s team was responsible for Europe’s first IVF twins in 1982.

His experience also includes working as a Registrar at Dundee University NHS Hospital where he practised in gynaecological laparoscopic surgery and reproductive medicine. Prior to this, he worked as an Obstetrician Gynaecologist in Leeds and Hartlepool NHS University Teaching Hospitals.

In 2007 he established his own private IVF clinic in Athens called Life Clinic. He is a pioneer in diagnosing and treating immunological problems affecting fertility and pregnancy.

Dr Konstantinos Economou - Doctor at Life Clinic

Dr Konstantinos Economou

Job Title:
  Doctor
Specialisations:
  Embryology
Languages:
  English, Greek
Biography:
Konstantinos A. Economou PhD MSc

Director of Clinical Embryology Life Clinic

Senior Consultant Clinical Embryologist

Dr. Konstantinos Economou joined us as the Director of Clinical Embryology in Life Clinic Athens, Assisted Reproduction Unit in May 2019. He has 16 years clinical work experience, spanning all aspects of clinical embryology and andrology. He is also a clinical embryology instructor, training embryologists of the clinic.

Dr. Economou received his bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2002, with a focus on human molecular genetics from University of Crete, Greece. He received his MSc in 2003 in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine from the University College London, United Kingdom. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Embryology in 2017 from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Dr. Economou has developed and published an innovative clinical protocol to safely salvage aged human unfertilized oocytes after ICSI. He is responsible for the first healthy live birth in Greece after oocyte polar body biopsy and PGD by array CGH analysis and for the first healthy live birth in the country after blastocyst trophectoderm biopsy and PGD by karyomapping. He is also responsible for the first healthy live birth in Greece after blastocyst trophectoderm biopsy and PGD for “Hereditary Angioedema”.

He is a member and conference speaker of several national and international human assisted reproductive societies. He has published extensively in both national and international peer-reviewed IVF journals, and he is an active reviewer for several major journals in the field.

Eleanna Orfanou - Midwife at Life Clinic

Eleanna Orfanou

Job Title:
  Midwife
Specialisations:
  Midwifery
Languages:
  English, Greek
Biography:
Eleanna Orfanou MSc

Head Midwife and Clinical Coordinator

Life Clinic Athens, Assisted Reproduction Unit

Eleanna joined us at Life Clinic in 2017 as head midwife and coordinator. She is in close contact with all of our patients and she is always available to help. Her vast experience in Assisted Reproduction procedures and her willingness to help, makes her a vital supportive part for every patient during their fertility trip with us.

She studied midwifery at the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and completed her training at the General Hospital of Ioannina G. Hatzikosta. She received her MSc in 2019 in “Advanced and Evidence Based Midwifery Care” from the University of West Attica, specialising in obstetric ultrasound.

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Ippokratous 166, Athens, Attika, 11471Greece