London, United Kingdom, September 06, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- StatMedica, which represents Polish fertility clinics in the United Kingdom reports a steadily increasing number of patients from the United Kingdom, and it is estimated that this number is set to increase as the concept of traveling overseas for treatment becomes more widely acknowledged, and more and more couples regard treatment as an alternative to prohibitively expensive options at home in the United Kingdom.
Assisted fertility procedures that are available in the United Kingdom are also available in many Polish fertility clinics, including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) and ICSI (intra cytoplasmic sperm injection), as well as IVM (in vitro maturation) which is being pioneered in Poland by one of the fertility clinics that StatMedica works with.
One of the highly respected Polish fertility groups that StatMedica works with has successfully been responsible for 1000 births in a 5-year period, and now has three clinics across Poland.
Fertility treatment is considerably cheaper in Poland, which means that even once the cost of accommodation and flights have been taken into consideration, financial savings can be made.
The cost of treatment price is however by no means an indication of the standard of care that patients can expect to receive. Speaking from the Warsaw office of StatMedica, the Polish medical tourism advisory company, Founding Partner Lukasz Liese explains: “due to the difference in the economies between the United Kingdom and Poland, patients from the United Kingdom can consult some of Europe's most highly skilled Fertility Specialists, for a lot less than they could expect to pay in the United Kingdom. Even once the cost of flights and accommodation have been taken into consideration, considerable savings can still be made, yet couples are being treated by experienced Specialists.”
As low-cost airlines increase the number of routes between cities in the United Kingdom and destinations across Poland, there has never been a cheaper of more convenient time to travel to Poland. Many Polish cities are less than a two and a half hour flight from most cities in the United Kingdom.
The practicalities of traveling to Poland for fertility treatment are made simple by companies such as StatMedica, which take care of the patient at every step of the process, from recommending a fertility treatment centre and making recommendations for accommodation and flights to local support while in Poland. Advice can also be found on StatMedica’s portal on medical tourism in Poland, stamedica.com.
Speaking from StatMedica's London office, Managing Partner Alison Hope says, “the idea of traveling overseas for fertility treatment may appear daunting to some, however we have a lot of experience of working with our patients and deal with the logistical aspects on their behalf, ensuring that they have as little to worry about as possible.”