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Last Update: 10/01/2018


Ferticentro is a fertility clinic specializing in assisted reproductive technologies. Their main goal is to provide a comprehensive solution to every case, whether it is male infertility, female infertility, or both.

The clinic is included within Idealmed, the largest private hospital in the Central Region of Portugal.

Why choose Ferticentro?

Ferticentro’s medical and scientific team is run by Isabel Torgal, M.D.-Ph.D, one of the most prestigious doctors in the field of assisted conception within Portugal. Likewise, at Ferticentro you will find a medical team of highly-qualified, widely-experienced professionals.

Ferticentro pioneered the EmbryoScope in Portugal and has all of the most recent technologies available (PGD, PGS, micro-TESE, etc.).

The egg donation program at Ferticentro is known for its ethnical diversity, which comes essentially from the availability of donors from all over the world (Coimbra is a multi-cultural university city, with more than 30% of its population being university students, researchers at the several local research centers, recently graduated students, etc.).

International patients

Every individual person or couple who choose Ferticentro as their fertility center will be given the phone number of the doctor in charge of their particular case.

The aim is to make them feel fully accompanied throughout every stage of the treatment.

Ferticentro has made an international department (more than 70% of the clinic's is with foreign patients) also available to offer a logistical support service for international patients. All foreign patients will be offered special conditions in terms of accommodation and transportation.

Available services

In-house Operating Room In-house Operating Room
Transparency Policy Transparency Policy
Egg & Sperm Donation Egg & Sperm Donation
Psychological Support Psychological Support
24 Hour Emergency Care 24 Hour Emergency Care
In-house Laboratory In-house Laboratory
En-suite Recovery Rooms En-suite Recovery Rooms

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Embryo Adoption
Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
Frozen Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Egg & Donor Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
IVF with Donor Sperm
Reciprocal IVF

Medical team

Professor Dr. Isabel Torgal
Gynecologist / Obstetrician / Subspecialty in Reproductive Medicine
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 13512
Dr. Luis Almeida e Sousa
Gynecologist / Obstetrician / Subspecialty in Reproductive Medicine
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 18271
Dr. Adelaide Pires
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 35027
Dr. Giselda Carvalho
Gynecology Consultation Manager
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 36924
Dr. Maria João Carvalho
Dr. Maria João Carvalho
Dr. Vera Ramos
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 43157
Dr. Claudia Zennaro
License (Ordem dos Médicos): 49186
Dr. Nuno Maia
Head of Urology & Andrology Consultation
Cédula (Ordem dos Médicos): 39185
Dr. Pedro Ribeiro
Dra. Catarina Dourado
Cédula (Ordem dos Médicos): 37735
Dra. Gisela Costa
Cédula (Ordem dos Médicos): 42373
Dr. Vladimiro Silva
Ferticentro's Administrator
Dra. Inés Cerdeira
Lab Coordinator
Dra. Inês Couceiro
Clinical Embryologist
Dr. Bruno Barauna
Clinical Embryologist
Dr. Elisson Souza
Clinical Embryologist
Vanessa Oliveira
Nursery Coordinator
Sara Figueiredo
Nursery Coordinator
Rita Matias
Patrícia Carvalho
Diana Pauseiro
Melanie Dinis
Emílio Santos
Emílio Santos

Healthcare Operating Authorization

"Parecer 4/CNPMA/2008" by the Conselho Nacional de Procriação Medicamente Assistida (CNPMA) of Portugal

Last Update: 10/01/2018