Just wanted to let you know that all went well and that we welcomed our beautiful twins in May. They decided to come into this world a little bit earlier (33 weeks) so we spent few weeks in hospital. They are home with us now and it’s been just over 3 weeks! We are doing all doing MORE than well!!!! Thanks to everyone at EmBIO, especially Dr. Paraschos and Elena and we’d especially like to thank our donor!!!! We really are forever grateful for the joy you helped bring into our lives!!
Review by Puay Avanco4 months ago
Hello Dr. Thanos Paraschos and Elena,
We had tried numerous clinics here in the United States and were unsuccessful. We had lost hope until we found your website and read the reviews of the clinic and decided to travel to Greece from Miami to accomplish what other couples had accomplished. We were thrilled and scared at the same time, thinking if this was the right move. Eventually, everything became clear when we had our first meeting and you explained everything. Thank you for your help, your support, prayers and all your emails! I really can’t begin to describe how happy we are and just how blessed we feel at this moment, and just how lucky we feel to have met you all!! We are expecting a baby girl in January!!
Review by Laquita6 months ago
Hi readers, I am a Dutch single woman. I would like to share that I have a very positive experience with the Embio Clinic in Athens in Greece. I went there because of the recommendations I found on the internet and beacuse of my first impression of the quality of the information on their website. First of all the service there is really great and the people that work there are really friendly and compentent in what they do. I got a personal contactperson Elena who helped me very pleasantly with the entire medication and IVF proces, answered all my questions fast.
Even more important, the succesrates of that clinic are very good compared to other clinics, while the costs are even less then in other countries. My first ivf attempt with a donor from cryos sperm bank in Denmark was succesful. I only had to go to the clinic twice for a short time. Now have a healthy son of 1,5 years old. My age was 43 when I started the ivf proces.
Tomorrow I fly back there to try to conceive again via IVF. I hope to be of some use to other people who are deciding about IVF and which clinic to go to.
Good luck everybody.
Review by MarySchultz6 months ago
After having done four unsuccessful cycles, three IVF’s, the words no couple ever wants to hear, that “we might want to consider an egg donor", didn’t come so much as a shock to us, yet we were devastated. Actually, heartbroken might describe what we felt more precisely, not because there’s anything wrong with an egg donor, but just the fact that we did not seem to be able to have a baby on our own and the financial aspect and stress of going down that road seemed too much to bear at that particular point.
We decided to put it off for a while and to just take it easy while we considered, at a slower, more relaxing pace, all our options. We were told about a fantastic clinic and an amazing doctor there, so, he became my only and last hope and I was bent on finding a solution to my problem as no one had really explained to us what the problem was. Both of our tests had shown no specific problem. At EmBIO clinic, where I had some extra tests done (that hadn’t been done before), such as my ovaries tested, then Dr. Paraschos caused an over-hyper stimulation of my ovaries, hence, I couldn’t do an egg retrieval at that stage so we had to wait for the next cycle (#8) and to our indescribable relief and joy, WE MADE IT!!!!
We are forever grateful to Dr. Paraschos and his whole team that was there for us every step of the way, he encouraged us, he was polite, and he was professional most of all! Today, we have a 1-year old baby girl who is the love of our lives and feel so fortunate to have trusted my instincts and to not have given up!
Review by Rhoni9 months ago
Lets put it simple , from where ever you get success , it become best for you . I n our case its EmBIO medical center , after wasting lots of money and time in our NHS and private clinics in London who gave not much of hope to us , we came across this one .Yes the result is good but we would like to add that journey was beautiful and pain free . we are now blessed with beautiful son , with own sperm etc and only had to visit greece 2 times . the whole staff specially our case handler Elena Tsiga and Dr Paraschos' office were both exceptionally helpful and professional . if you are going through the journey of having child please try atleast once EMBIO IVF CENTER athens
Review by Atang Tsveniashvil11 months ago
I am the happiest woman - mother in the world. After 6 unsuccessful in vitro fertilization attempts in France, where I live due to my husband's profession, I finally managed to get pregnant on my first attempt and gave birth to 2 healthy twins in December 2018, thanks to Mr. Paraschos. My finding out about Mr. Thanos Paraschos was occasioned by the testimonies in a forum of women from France that had had a child with the help and care of Embio. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to him because he is a very capable doctor with ethos and values that focus on the creation of family, just as I want to thank his team at Embio who empathized with my anxiety, treated me with kindness, and supported me all the way through to the end in my efforts.
Review by BShah1 year ago
We are truly delighted, completely satisfied and EVER so happy with the whole treatment and its success. The care, love, and affection we received from you all at EmBIO Clinic are inimitable. We value the relationship with Dr.Paraschos and Elena and the entire staff of the clinic and will never forget you! We are happy parents of the beautiful daughter in our lives that you made possible!
Dianna, MI - USA
Review by Kyzrej1 year ago
A special thanks to doctor Paraschos and his assistant Elena for making us feel right at home in Greece at the EMBIO ivf center as we travelled a great distance from Canada .All of our needs were meat and superseded by there hospital, all of our questions answered to our satisfaction and the final result was that my wife did get pregnant and we are expecting a child.
We will be planning a trip back to Greece to see the doctor and Elena as we plane to hang a picture of our child on doctor Paraschos famous wall
of other children that were conceived such as ours
Thank you again !
Review by Thiesi1 year ago
Wonderful and professional specialists in a state of the art clinic!
Through the years that I have been a patient at EmBIO Clinic, specifically since 2013, I have been treated with nothing but kindness, compassion, and respect. Their expertise never ceased to make me feel safe and my husband and I both felt that we were finally in good hands. I had been trying to conceive for a year before finding EmBIO where I succeeded in getting pregnant and am now a mother of two; a gorgeous 3-year-old daughter and an adorable 1-year-old baby boy!
Each and every time I had questions or any concerns, or after having received any test result, I got called back right away or was contacted later on the same day from either my doctor, the nurse or my coordinator and with whom we went through everything together. I felt the doctor was consistent, thorough, honest and clear in explaining my situation and adjusted my treatments accordingly. I was monitored closely, received wonderful care and guidance, along with useful and important tips on how to significantly raise my chances of conception and improve my overall health.
Thank you Dr. Paraschos and team for my successful treatment and for making my dream a reality. I could never be grateful enough for your determination and encouragement and for good reason!!
We are back in Greece and getting ready for one last attempt for a third child! We couldn’t be more excited and happier to have each other, prouder to be the parents of two amazing children, nor more confident and optimistic to have Dr. Paraschos and EmBIO team at our side!
Kelly, Vancouver CA
Review by Robynhawk1 year ago
Hi lm from Albania , I have a perfect experience in Embio clinic , the staff it’s very nice and polite, specially My coordinator Eleni and Dr. Paraschos, today l confirm that lm pregnant with egg donnor procedure, I’m trying three times in Roma and one in Albania, but this time l find the best clinic in Atene Embio you are the best, belive me !Thanks from the bottom of my heart Dr. Paraschos & Eleni, Best regards from me!
Review by Urgle1 year ago
Dr. Paraschos at EmBIO Clinic listened to our issues and provided us with realistic expectations for our case. Maybe a bit too realistic and raw but, nevertheless, we preferred someone who gave it to us like it is and who is more of a professional than someone who sugar-coated things and more of a talker than a doer. Never did I feel like we were getting a sales presentation or that we were being given the runaround; on the contrary, we felt like he gave us the full description and idea of things and our options in order for us to make our own decisions. These factors are quite important when you must dish out a substantial amount of money that is usually not covered so yes, it is very nice to feel that you know where you are at and somewhat in control of your situation. The cost was clear from the very start and we were never subjected to any surprises so it made our savings and budgeting much easier and simple.
We had been trying to get pregnant for quite some time. It was horrible as all of you know who have been in the same position. We felt dispirited and believed it to be over for us.
When a Greek Canadian friend referred me to Dr. Paraschos and EmBIO Clinic in Athens Greece, after all I had heard about him and his clinic, there was a spark in my heart and so we decided it was worth a try. We figured, at least we’ll take a trip to Greece, something we had always wished to do and after such beautiful descriptions and quite a few invitations over the years from my friend who visits every summer, we decided maybe this is it!!
Mrs. Elena (the coordinator assigned to us), was extremely helpful and friendly. We communicated firstly via emails and chats on the phone. She gave us answers to every question we had and was always very encouraging. It is a very busy clinic, something we realized when we arrived to meet both the doctor and Elena from up close. On the one hand, at first, it felt great for us that the clinic had so many patients and its popularity and recommendations gave us a sense of security and good “feeling” about our having made the decision to go ahead with EmbIO. On the other, we didn’t feel we had enough time with Dr. Paraschos and that made us a little uncomfortable and confused. However, we quickly realized that this doctor’s prime focus is not to have endless discussions with us and put a fake smile just for show just to make us to feel special etc. in order to make us feel “special”. He is there to give it to you exactly like it is, get on with the procedure that is tailored specifically for you and go through with the process with one thing in mind; to produce results! And that he did. Thank you EmBIO so much!
Nick & Colleen, Boston
Review by Mehtab1 year ago
Dr. Parashos has faith in his patients and doesn’t throw in the towel no matter how difficult and complicated anyone might think his/her situation might be or is. We had been trying to conceive for 4 years prior to visiting with him at EmBIO Clinic. Thank god we had! We are now ready to go back to try and have a second baby and I am positively certain that he will come through for us again. Every single staff member at this clinic was wonderful and treated us like human beings! We are more than grateful and surely lucky to have entrusted him in something so delicate and important for us!
Review by BigH2 years ago
My experience with Embio was not the one I expected it to be, it didn't stand up to its reputation. I am 45 years old, my husband is 50 and we are so much longing for a baby. We are healthy and all our labs are within normal rates.
1) state of the art premises, polite and professional staff
2) parking on site
3) friendly doctor
4) prompt response from coordinators, but not always
5) acceptable costs
1) super long waiting hours to consult with the doctor, and consultation lasts only few minutes (less than 10, inclusive of ultrasound) and the doctor is divided between 2-3 couples at the same time.
2) personally, I had 4 failed attempts in EMbio, but I kept revisiting the clinic, as each time I was undergoing different treatments ( started with IVF, then IUI, then another IVF, then IVF with Donor Eggs). ALL of them resulted in Negative BHCG, and NO pregnancy. Even in the case of twice failed IVF, the protocol never changed.
I was never given any feedback on why the procedure was destined to fail, I was only told that these things happen. I was never given any information on the quality or the stage of the embryos. They transferred embryos after only 2 days of lab growing.
After each failed attempt we communicated to the clinic, we never got any call from the doctor, we had to call and insist on an appointment with him, which resulted only in a friendly advise " we will be successful next time" and zero feedback. Even if we asked for some further investigations, we were told it wasn't necessary.
But each time, any attempt is translated (for us) into a huge emotional and financial investment from our side, and (for Embio) into huge business.
My last attempt with Donor eggs was a bitter experience. I was asked explicitly to pay cash, and when I did, I was NOT given a receipt, so I became quite upset, and only then they accepted my payment by credit card. I was transferred 3 embryos, which is against the state law in Greece, and the transfer occurred in day 2. When I asked why was that, I was not given an explanation. I had the longest 2 weeks waiting of my life, only to have a Negative pregnancy test. By the way, they didn't require an estradiol lab test on day 3 of my cycle, neither they asked for a TSH.
I self checked my TSH, only to find out it was too high, but when I told the doctor, he said it didn't matter. I was also told that there weren't left any frozen embryos, or the ones left were of poor quality.
I was advised on the spot to have another IVF with donor eggs, and I was given a very small discount.
I will not go back to Embio again.
The approach is "too friendly" and less professional. Failure can happen, but the professional attitude of the doctor can make up to it.
NB. I am a doctor myself, and my husband is a doctor,too, so we know the procedure step by step and I wanted to show my trust to the doctor. I also know how to make my patients feel comfortable and happy. This time I was a patient myself, and the patient journey was rather disappointing. The treatment is not up the standards, so as to guarantee success, and we cannot abide everything to chance.
However, I cannot advise anyone not to go to EMBIO, the choice is absolutely personal. I wish every success to future parents and to the clinic themselves.
Review by Eyke Marich2 years ago
The first time I was informed that I had endometriosis, I had not grasped the amount of physical and emotional hardship I was to endure in the future to come. The pains experienced during my period or during intercourse were excruciating. I was diagnosed with an endometrial cyst (chocolate cyst) in my left ovary yet none of my previous doctors had suggested a laparoscopy. Therefore, I had undergone two unsuccessful IVFs in my efforts to have a baby. Dr. Paraschos explained that my problem could be solved by performing a laparoscopy during which the cyst would be removed while simultaneously all the adhesions would be resolved and never did he doubt how much better I would be. Meanwhile, I was also diagnosed with hydrosalpum which I was advised to have it removed while Dr. Paraschos was against this. The operation performed by the doctor and his team was a life changer for me. The surgery went smoothly and all the pains I suffered before, disappeared. I felt so much better and my psychology was improved to such a degree that I once again had hopes of having a baby. As we speak, I'm 6 months pregnant with my first child without even having to go through another IVF. I thank Dr. Paraschos and his team from the bottom of my heart for their immaculate professionalism, consistency and responsibility.
Review by Cilia Bakaev2 years ago
Thank you THANK YOU a million times over for helping me become a mom to an almost 1-year-old baby girl! You are the reason for such joy in our lives and I would especially like to thank Dr. Paraschos who, more than anything else, is a professional! I was amazed and felt even more at ease by the amounts of people who I met during the process who knew of his expertise and had already experienced a successful ivf treatment and were in the process of moving on to their next one, as well as by those who entrusted him and his team after having witnessed successful ivf cases of their friends and relatives.
Review by Bronislaw Hassasing2 years ago
Dr. Paraschos, the ivf coordinator Elena, every nurse and every staff member were very knowledgeable, kind, and caring. They were obviously very medically oriented, as opposed to just being a "puppy mill". In the midst of my being a patient there, not once did I feel like a number. On the contrary, they looked after our best interest and were very willing to work around our schedule since we travelled from Canada just to be treated by Dr. Paraschos who had treated my Greek Canadian friend with success as well, prior to our try. I recommend this clinic to anyone who is serious about starting a family. Thank you Dr. Paraschos, thank you to the nurses and friendly staff, and best of luck to all out there who are trying to get pregnant!!!
Review by Emmanuelle2 years ago
Jason is now 38 and I am 35 and we had been trying to conceive for two years.
I was a bit on the overweight side, with a higher BMI, but I had lost 10 kilos over 12 months. Jason quit smoking to improve both his health and our chances of conceiving and yet, we still had no success so we called Embio on the recommendation of Jason’s sister who lives in Athens with her family.
On the first appointment with our fertility specialist, Dr. Paraschos, we were asked to have blood tests done in order to check my husband’s sperm and see if my cycles were ovulatory. Turned out they were longer, but this could have been due to my higher BMI. The tests confirmed that I was ovulating and in few words potentially fertile with no signs of other risks. Jason’s sample was normal too. Our doctor didn’t determine any other causes so we were facing unexplained infertility. He explained that it is common and the cause of up to 35% of infertility problems and so suggested IUI which apparently is less invasive and a good starting point for situations like ours.
Our specialist suggested we try up to two IUI cycles before thinking of more progressive treatments.
And so we opted for IUI and following the second cycle, I was pregnant!! We now are two very happy people with an amazing healthy baby boy in our lives. Thank you to everyone at Embio for your help!
Mariangela and Jason
Review by Valetti Vandrill2 years ago
Thank you doctor Paraschos and Elena Tsiga for helping us become the proud parents of our daughter. We found the communication to be straight-forward and the help invaluable. True, there is no guarantee that the treatment will lead to a baby, but at least we were given the chance and it worked. We are really pleased.
Review by Denadria2 years ago
Dr. Paraschos, from the deepest of our hearts, a big thank you!!!
Review by Mumzie2 years ago
After many years of attempts in Germany, we visited the fertility centre Embio of Dr. Paraschos in Athens. We knew it already from a former time. Dr. Paraschos gave us prompt and precise advices. The communication always occurred within a narrow time frame and the whole process was organised very well and structured. Elena, our coordinator, is really a talent. She gave us clear instructions and reacted fast to all our questions and uncertainties. Dr. Paraschos and his team is professional and with great expertise in his area.
After the first unsuccessful attempt, Elena encouraged us to try immediately once again, because the success rate would be higher. Although I felt feebly we decided to try again. Approximately 3 weeks later we went back to Embio and I became pregnant at the age of 46 years. We are very happy and thank Dr. Paraschos and his team that our wish has been fulfilled.
Katerina (pregnant in the 4th month)
Review by Woodlandville Huges2 years ago
We are a couple from Uk and we been told that there are very low chances to get a baby even trough an IVF treatment because the sperm of my husband was very bad, 98 por cent bad.
We have searched for the best clinic in Europe and we found EMbio Medical with dr Thanos Paraschos -as the best and i filled a form and after 20 minutes i received my first email from the doctor, very efficient .After a few emails during a few days between us and Dr Paraschos who by the way he was quick in his replies with full explanations to our questions and videos about the procedure , we have decided to go in Greece to meet the Dr at Embio Medical Center. Everything has happened as discussed on the emails.We found the clinic and the staff very professional , very nice and very friendly thank you all. Especially a big thank you to Dr Paraschos who told us from the first consultation that we have high changes to have a baby and I couldn't believe it! all went very good , Dr Paraschos is very confident with what is doing , very experienced doctor and you can see he is such good and nice person.
Also they have very good prices in comparison with other clinics and will never charge you more then is necessary and this is very important , very happy about this thing.
We recommend Dr Thanos Paraschos with 100 porcent trust , please just contact him and you will see what I mean.
Review by Marielza2 years ago
I put my trust 100% in Embio, Dr Paraschos and Elena but i felt they let us down. Right from the start i felt that they never had enough time to answer all our questions clearly and with conviction. We always felt rushed, the waiting room was jam packed with people and we felt like we were on a conveyor belt. We had 3 attempts using donor eggs and my husbands sperm. All 3 were negative. Each time we were told we had 3 embryos and they were 'very good quality'. We've been through IVF before, so to us that answer was extremely vague. We were never told how they were dividing. Also we couldn't understand how after using a donor, we only had 3 eggs each time and none of the other eggs were good enough to freeze. That was the time for them to have told us that they share the eggs maybe, but they never explained the reason. The first 2 transfers were done after 3 days. We felt that was too soon to test the quality of the eggs but the last attempt was after 2 days. When we questioned that we were told that according to 'Dr Paraschos and recent scientific medical evidence, a 2 day transfer was better than a 3 day transfer'! I found nothing to suggest that anywhere but we put our faith and trust in his hands but again we got a negative result. So basically each of our attempts was a lottery so it would depend on if we got the better quality donor eggs in order for our cycle to be successful. We all know that out of say 12 eggs retrieved, only 2 or 3 tend to be of high quality that make it to the last stage and usually it's those that survive up to the 5 day blastocyst stage. Sadly, the eggs we received were obviously not of that standard. Also, rather tellingly, our protocol was NEVER changed after each failure. Surely they would have tried to find out why it wasn't taking and done something different next time? Choose somewhere where they are open and honest with you, have time for you, treat you as an individual and above all do NOT share your eggs. We would definitely NOT recommend going to Embio.
Review by Artwell2 years ago
Hi there ! Finally I am a mother at 43! thanks to Dr Paraschos and Embio Team. I was very anxious about egg donation until I met Dr Paraschos. He gave me a full treatment plan and made me feel relaxed during the whole process. Being pregnant was something impossible for me until I had my pregnancy test result!!!! Dr Paraschos is a really caring person and the team at the clinic is very helpful. They gave me full support during the treatment. Thank you once again, without you my dream of becoming a mother would be still a dream! Now I can hold my baby in my arms! Got to go! Need to change some diapers!
Review by Jockthecock2 years ago
My experience with EmBIO was great. I was treated for IVF, and was able to conceive from the 1rt cycle. I most definitely would recommend this center to women trying to have children. Not only it is a well-organized and fully equipped clinic but is also stands out for its high success rate of IVF.
Review by Miradz2 years ago
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 32 years old while at the same time I had my wedding booked and plans to start a family. We had no choice but to postpone everything since treatment was our first and main concern and obviously had priority over anything else. I had to start chemotherapy and was warned that it may have an impact on my fertility, something that brought me a lot of grief at the time. I was faced with a lot of very serious decisions regarding my cancer treatment and knew that any kind of family planning would have to be put aside. About two and a half years later I decided to stop my medication and try to conceive naturally. And after a year and a half of trying without success, we found out that my “ovarian reserve” had been affected by the chemo and I also had a blocked fallopian tube. When I came in to Embio for my first consultation and scan with Dr. Paraschos, I instinctively thought he knew what he was talking about. He had made his research concerning my ordeal with cancer and all its details before seeing me and created a protocol to use less drugs and work with an emphasis on my natural cycle so as not to trigger the cancer. Although I was told that my chances were low, I knew that Dr. Paraschos and his people would do everything possible for me.
Without doubt I believe that no other clinic would have paid such attention to my case. My doctor and staff at Embio made me feel secure and hopeful and reassured me that I was in the best of hands and it turned out that I really was.
I definitely recommend Embio clinic to everyone. That’s exactly what I have already been doing! From the doctors, and in particular Dr. Paraschos, our ivf coordinator, to the nurses and receptionists, everyone was really compassionate and unforgettably lovely to us! God bless them all! I am a healthy mother with my beautiful miracle daughter in my arms and a wonderful partner who was and is my rock!