Instituto Bernabeu - Reproductive Medicine

Alicante, Spain

Instituto Bernabeu - Reproductive Medicine in Spain

Assisted reproduction centre in Alicante, Spain

We are leaders in Reproductive Medicine with personalized treatments and cutting edge technology. Specialists in Poor Ovarian Response and Implantation Failure

Over three decades of experience are a guarantee of the professionalism of the Instituto Bernabeu reproductive medicine clinic in Alicante. From its very early days, the clinic has stood out as a leader in reproductive medicine where patients can find the very best specialists in fertility issues: gynaecologicals, urologists, geneticists, biologists with specialised knowledge of reproduction, pharmacists, endocrinologists and all the other healthcare personnel who bring together an innate professional vocation and sensitivity when treating and providing healthcare for their patients. In doing so, each course of treatment is a made-to-measure solution to each person's needs.

The clinic's activities are carried out in a building of exquisite architectural taste and it was awarded a prize for architecture in 1997. The natural light of the the Mediterranean that pours in through its windows, the wood and the stone combine with excellent investment in technology to create the tranquil space that every patient needs.

Over 46,400 patients from 64 countries have put their trust in the reproductive medicine clinic in Alicante. But what is the key at Instituto Bernabeu to achieving leading pregnancy rates? It is undoubtedly down to a number of factors:

  • Absolute personal and ethical commitment to each patient.  
  • Personalisation of each course of treatment, meaning we can regulate and control evolution more precisely, re-designing it and adapting to the each body's response. Furthermore, each case is reviewed by an interdisciplinary medical committee on a daily basis.  
  • Continuous investment in the latest technology.  
  • The combination of healthcare and research which means each case can be given a holistic approach.  
  • An expert team of human resources concerned with continually researching and learning about the specific scientific progress within their field of expertise.  
  • Strict quality controls at each phase that are certified by leading external auditors.  

The clinic in Alicante has been the source of notable scientific milestones including the birth of the first child in the Valencia province using IVF in 1988, one of the first births in Spain and pioneering use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). In doing so, the clinic achieved the birth of the first child in the world free of its parents' hereditary blindness (retinoschisis) and the first child free of Marfan syndrome, amongst other medical breakthroughs.

Its 200+ lines of research work have been awarded prizes by the leading scientific societies: ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), the BFS (British Fertility Society), ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology), SEF (Spanish Fertility Society), and so on, and have been published in leading assisted reproduction research magazines (Human Reproduction, Fertility & Sterility, and RBM online, amongst others).

Its healthcare and research work is also combined with teaching work. As well as working with various national and European universities, the clinic currently provides two advanced university courses: the Advanced University Course in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Alicante and the Advanced University Course in Community Medicine and Reproductive Health at the UMH University in Elche. It also manages two university Master's courses: the Master's course in Reproductive Medicine with the University of Alicante (UA) and the Master's course in Male Infertility with the University of Castilla de la Mancha (UCLM).

Instituto Bernabeu - Reproductive Medicine Treatments

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Egg Donation IVF Enquire £6587


• Initial fertility consultation with a member of the Reproductive Medicine Department.  

• Full gynaecological check-up, if needed.

• Written report from your fertility consultant. Diagnosis and treatment recommendation based on your personal history.

  • Clinical testing for Sexual Transmitted Infections
  • Cycle monitoring: blood test and scaning


• Donor preparation: Complete Gynaecological check up. Blood tests, genetic screening (Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome, Beta and Alpha Thalassemia), karyotype, infectious disease screening, blood group and fertility study.

• Ovarian stimulation of donor: clinical controls, ultrasounds and blood tests.

• Medication necessary for the ovarian stimulation of the donor and health insurance in case of any complications.

Ultrasound Guided Egg Retrieval of the Donor:

• Private room and operating theatre.

• Necessary medication.

• IVF laboratory.

• Anaesthesiologist

ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection), if necessary.

Assisted Hatching: If necessary.

Embryo Transfer:

 Private room and operating theatre. IVF laboratory.

Egg Freezing Enquire
Embryo Donation Enquire from £3074

Single Embryo Transfer price of 3500€

Double Embryo Transfer price of 4500€


• Initial fertility consultation with a member of the Reproductive Medicine Department.

• Full gynaecological check-up and pap smear test, if needed.

• Written report from your fertility consultant. Diagnosis and treatment recommendation based on your personal history.

• Private room and operating theatre.  

Embryo Freezing Enquire
Fertility Assessment Enquire
Fertility Treatment Enquire
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Enquire
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization Enquire
IVF - In Vitro Fertilization with ICSI Enquire
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Enquire
Sperm Freezing Enquire

Instituto Bernabeu - Reproductive Medicine Personnel

Prof Rafael Bernabeu
Medical Director

Dr Rafael Bernabeu was born in Alicante on 12 December 1957 and is the Medical Director of Instituto Bernabeu.

He graduated with an honours degree in Medicine and Surgery from the medical school of the University of Valencia in 1980. 

He is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1984 with continual training since then with placements in different national, European and international centres (New York University; Cornell University in NY; John Hopkins University in Baltimore, etc.).

Medical Doctor, University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain.

State Obstetrician.

Director of the Reproductive Medicine Professorship in the medical school of the University Miguel Hernández in Elche since its foundation in 2004, which has its headquarters at the Instituto Bernabeu.

Director of the Community and Reproductive Medicine Chair at the University Miguel Hernández.

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology in the Biology Department of the University of Alicante.

Professor of the Human Reproduction master’s programme at the medical school of the University Miguel Hernández in Elche, Spain.

Professor of Master’s Programme in Human Reproduction, University of Alicante.

Author of over 150 national and international articles in prestigious Reproductive Medicine journals: Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Histology and Histopathology, Ebioforum Europe, among others, as well as forewords in various books on the specialty.

Author of more than 200 speeches at national and international conferences.

Research Prize from the Spanish Society of Fertility in 2000 and in 2010.

2nd place American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) prize winner for the best conference poster. October 2012.

Member of the editorial committee of Iberoamerican Fertility Magazine and the Spanish Obstetrics and Gynaecology Magazine.

ESHRE Referee (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology)

Spokesperson for SEF (Spanish Fertility Society)

Long-standing member of SEF, ESHRE, ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine), SEGO (Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, ASESA (Spanish Society of Andrology) and SGOCV (Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Valencian Community). Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS)

President of ANACER Charitable Foundation: National Association of Assisted Reproduction Centres, which brings together more than twenty prestigious centres from all over Spain.

Organiser-Chairman of numerous Courses, Conferences and Symposia regarding Infertility.

Speaker at various Academic Events within the specialty.

Honorary Partner of the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Alicante

In 2015, awarded the first place prize for original work. 8th Edition of Angel Bayo Awards. ASESA (Spanish Andrology Society)

Referee of national and international publications on fertility, such as "Human Reproduction" or "Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBMOnline)", among others

Honorary Associate Professor of the medical school at the University Miguel Hernández in Elche, Spain.

Instituto Bernabeu - Reproductive Medicine Testimonials

The best present of my life

Thanks to the wonderful work carry out at Instituto Bernabeu I have now a wonderful and precious daughter, the best present of my life.

The quality, dedication and treatment received at the clinic were amazing. I can’t thank enough. THANK YOU


Elizabeth |