Elias Gatos, M.D.
Surgeon Gynecologist – Obstetrician
Scientific Director emBIO Assisted Reproduction Unit

The Unit

emBIO is the most modern and one of the major assisted reproduction and gynaecology units in Greece, where all new methods and therapeutic techniques are applied, and clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic tests are performed. Moreover, telemedicine applications allow the transfer of medical data on real time to the Unit from all Greek areas and foreign countries.

It was established in 1997 with a view to providing high-quality services in the field of assisted reproduction reliably, consistently, and safely. Ten years later, it is relocated to a specially designed proprietary building in Chalandri. The Unit has modern facilities, high-tech equipment, and highly-trained medical and scientific staff headed by Dr. Ilias Gatos, a founding member of emBIO, who is also the Unit’s Scientific Director.
emBIO has a total area surface of 3,000m², a variety of comfortable waiting rooms, a designated conference room, and underground parking areas. It also has proper building facilities and complies with all safety requirements for modern medical units.
emBIO has 5 fully-equipped examination rooms with modern ultrasound machines and automated data recording in designated software. The Unit also has a state-of-the-art digital mammography machine and a cardiology department. Additionally, there are designated sterilisation areas for tools and equipment.

The unit has 4 independent operating rooms supported by respective cutting edge anaesthesia machines accompanied with the equipment required under the latest international specifications. Patient safety is of particular importance both during surgery, as well as pre-operatively and during recovery. Egg collections and embryo transfers, as well as hysteroscopies, gynaecological surgeries, and laparoscopies are performed in the Unit’s surgeries.

The Biology Laboratory is the heart of the Unit. It has cutting edge equipment and ensures optimal conditions for egg fertilisation and embryo culture in incubators occasionally up to the stage of blastocysts. The Laboratory’s staff headed by clinical embryologist Ntina Katrania, applies all new IVF techniques, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, drug free IVF, egg and embryo vitrification, and assisted hatching.

emBIO has one of the highest success rates in Europe in IVF pregnancies, as well as pregnancies using borrowed eggs or embryos.

All information is collected and stored in a safe central database. Laboratory data are filed in such a way so that any information on the treatment followed by the couple is immediately available. All equipment and software have been designed according to the latest EU functional specifications.
Based on their long experience from thousands of couples faced with infertility and innovative medical achievements in IVF worldwide, Dr. Ilias Gatos and emBIO staff effectively contribute to achieving the objective, which is no other than resolving the issue and giving a smile and happiness to modern couples by having a healthy child.




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