IVF Zentren Prof. Zech - Salzburg


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IVF Zentren Prof. Zech - Salzburg


"Our aim is to help infertile couples conceive
and give birth to a healthy child - and this, if possible, as early as in the first treatment cycle."

Univ. Prof. Dr. Herbert Zech

Seizing any opportunity to contribute to a successful outcome

The chances of realizing your dream of parenthood are good. Hence, full advantage should be taken of them at the right time. All a woman's egg cells are present at birth and, thus, women have only a limited number of egg cells throughout their lives. The chances of getting pregnant are already starting to decrease from the age of 35, i.e. there is a strong decline in female fertility. The poorer prospects of conceiving and carrying a pregnancy to term are not only due to advancing age but one of the following may be the cause:

  • alterations of the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, for instance following surgeries, inflammations
  • poor sperm quality
  • azoospermia (TESE as a therapy option: extraction of spermatozoa directly fromthe testis)
  • genetic and hormonal disorders
  • unhealthy lifestyle choices
  • etc.

Click here to learn more about further potential causes for unwanted childlessness »

We are here to help you!

Here is where our fertility treatment comes in: Highly qualified physicians and biologists are mastering the most challenging medical treatments and examinations using cutting-edge technology: Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography, Cycle Monitoring an Stimulation Treatment, Insemination (homologous/heterologous), IVF, ICSI/IMSI, Blastocyst Selection, Assisted Hatching, ISMET (Implantation Support Medium Embryo Transfer), Oocyte Activation, Polar Body Diagnosis

ICSI / Künstliche Befruchtung

The "Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection" (ICSI) is a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an oocyte to achieve fertilization. The so-called "Intra-cytoplasmic Morphologically selected Sperm Injection" (IMSI) involves the selection of spermatozoa using a high resolution microscope. This allows for a much more accurate examination with regard to their shape and structure. The best sperm are isolated and subsequently injected into the cytoplasm of an oocyte.
In the following paragraph you will find more techniques used in medically assisted reproduction today.
(Image © 2013 IVF Centers Prof. Zech, science.ivf.at)

Committed to Excellence

What makes us your trusted partner when it comes to fertility treatment:

Quality through experience and the
          clinic group's size

By continuously implementing quality assurance measures (e.g. ISO Certificate) and by providing optimal care through best-trained employees - even at weekends or on public holidays.

Treatment in tune with the times

IVF, ICSI, IMSI, PICSI, Blastocyst Selection, Oocyte Activation, Assisted Hatching, ISME-T, Cryopreservation, Pre-Implantation Diagnostics (genetic investigation of possible hereditary diseases, trisomies etc.)

State-of-the-art Technology

Development and use of innovative technologies and cutting-edge instrumentation: high-resolution microscopes, 3D ultrasound, embryoscope, vitrification (safe freezing technique) using "VitriSafe", and more.

Safety enjoys Top Priority

In addition to compliance with all relevant laws and observance of ethical and medical principles, the main focus of the IVF Centers Prof. Zech is to ensure the safety of all persons involved.

To understand the Miracle of Nature

Pregnancy ending in the birth of a healthy child is a marvel of nature. For the success of fertility treatment it is crucial to understand this miracle in minute detail. Although there are natural constraints (e.g. female age), medical and scientific progress is well advanced in this area. It is therefore possible to deal with challenging fertility situations and choose the right therapy for the couple in order to make their dream of having a child come true.

Professional Help

According to statistics, about one in five couples are involuntary childless. Due to the wide variety of different infertility causes, we rely on individually tailored therapies. In doing so, establishing a correct diagnosis and providing advice to patients may - in some cases - already lead to pregnancy.


  • Age
  • Alterations of the fallopian tubes, the ovaries and the uterus
  • Hormonal disturbances
  • Poor nutrition, diets, environmental toxins, nicotine consumption, alcohol
  • Sexual abstinence
  • Malignant diseases

→ Get more information on the causes of female infertility.


  • Poor sperm quality
  • Ejaculatory duct obstruction
  • Azoospermia (no sperm can be found in the ejaculate)
  • Malignant diseases

→ Get more information on the causes of male infertility.

Changes in the Law on Reproductive Medicin -
New Treatment Options in Austria

As from 2015, a new Law on Reproductive Medicine (Fortpflanzungsmedizingesetz - FMedG) is effective in Austria.
→ More information on the Treatment Options (Changes in the Law)


  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intra cytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection(IMSI)
  • Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Oocyte Activation in oocyte-factor-related problems
  • Cycle monitoring and the determination of the best moment to have sexual intercourse
  • Drug treatment for menstrual disorders in combination with cycle monitoring
  • Treatment of a weakness of the corpus luteum
  • Optimization of the environmental situation
  • Egg Donation


  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine Insemination
  • Oocyte Activation in sperm-factor related problems
  • Increasing Ejaculation Frequency
  • Food Supplements
  • Optimization of the Environmental Situation
  • Sperm Donation

Consultation at the right time

Increasing age is a decisive factor for the decline in both female and male fertility. For instance, a finite number of oocytes are present in a woman from birth.

Therefore, results-oriented advice at an early stage is of key importance when dealing with unwanted childlessness. Even short delays (months or even days) may influence the chances of getting pregnant. The experience drawn from more than three decades of reproductive medicine makes us your ideal contact when it comes to fertility treatment.


No Charge Informative Talk

You are invited to ask your questions about unwanted childlessness and IVF. Please contact us without any obligations. We will be happy to advise you about the latest methods and therapy options as well as about the treatment cycle itself. This conversation is free of charge and limited to a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

Online Initial Consultation

Take advantage of the opportunity for an "online" initial consultation over Skype or phone. This online initial consultation is a charged service.

In addition to German and English, the Initial Consultation can also be held in the following languages: