Clinic EGV – the first clinic in Latvia, which has been successfully implementing infertility treatment for 19 years! Clinic’s main task is to ensure the reproductive health care for the patients and to provide the opportunity to become parents for those who are facing with a diagnosis – infertility. An outstanding team of specialists was established in the Clinic EGV, who are able to find a solution to the most complex cases, as well as can provide advice and share experience for the prevention of reproductive health disorders. Anyone can find the suitable physician in the Clinic EGV – women, men, couples, who want to have a child and who are expecting a child.
Clinic EGV consults and treats couples that are experiencing infertility issues. Our measures include medicinal therapy, surgical treatment with hysteroresectoscopy and laparoscopy, and medical impregnation – bespoke services for your specific needs. Also works at the Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital – Maternity Care Center. Performs gynaecological and fetal ultrasonography examinations. Experience and education Medical Academy of Latvia/ Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine ( 2002 and 2007 after post-graduate residency training acquired qualification in gynaecology and obstetrics, also awarded a certificate in gynaecological and fetal ultrasonography in addition to primary qualification – re-certified in 2012 and 2017) University of Uppsala (Uppsala universitet), Sweden: graduated in ‘Quality Improvement in Perinatal Care’, distance learning programme University of Roskilde (Roskilde Universitet) Hospital, Denmark – experience-exchange program Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK – infertile couple treatment and extra-corporal fertilization, methods of in-depth fetal ultrasonography examination. Member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Member of International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE) “I have the privileged opportunity of working in my true calling – helping people fulfil their most longed-for wish to become parents, and knowing that children will be warmly welcomed in these families. Each and every time the greatest reward is seeing a new life enter this world – thanks to my dedication, skills and support. I love seeing the absolute happiness in parents’ hearts and eyes – it’s true satisfaction to be near such joy.”
Dr. Gunta Grinberga is the gynaecologist-reproductologist of Clinic ESG. Specialist performs gynaecological examinations, consults in infertility and family planning issues, as well as performs examinations and observations of pregnant patients. Education: Riga Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Residency in obstetrics-gynaecology Regularly improves professional knowledge in seminars and conferences in Latvia and abroad “Various methods are used to treat infertility: examinations, various type of treatment, establishing of a treatment plan, as well as surgeries, manipulations and medicines. Also the psychological assistance is provided — it is part of consultation that usually takes up half an hour to hour time. Patients are asked not only about specific health issues related to infertility but life situation and emotional wellbeing”
Latvian Medical Academy (1993) LMA internship in gynaecology (1995) LMA training in ultrasonography (1997) Certificates in gynaecology and obstetrics, ultrasound examination method (1998-1999) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK: theoretical course in obstetric ultrasound, theoretical course in perinatology aimed at ATSM grade acquisition, theoretical course in Progressive Prenatal Practice aimed at ATSM grade acquisition (2008) ISUOG Education: Dopppler Method in Obstetrics and Ultrasound Examination / “Doppler Method’s Application in Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1st trimester screening”(2009) Training in “Hyperandrogynism and Reproduction” (2010) 20th world congress on ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology, congress on pelvic diaphragm ultrasound examination. Mirena Inserito instructor seminar (2011) ISUOG Education: early pregnancy, reproductive medicine and gynaecology; course in oncology and urogynaecology (2011) 22nd World Congress on ultrasound examination in obstetrics and gynaecology (2012) International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology; course: “1st trimester screening introduction in Latvia” (2013)
2007 – 2013 Riga Stradins University, Post-graduate study program — Gynaecologist/obstetrics specialist Member of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Regularly improves professional knowledge at international workshops and doctor’s congresses all around the world “Data of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology as of 2016 indicate that globally every sixth couple encounters infertility problems. Around 1.5 million IVF treatments are performed annually in the world and every year around 400k children is born conceived with the help of IVF treatment. Clinic EGV offers the most contemporary and efficient solutions to treat infertility”
Dr. Kristine Kempe is a gynaecologist and ultrasound expert in gynaecology and obstetrics that helps couples diagnosed with “infertility” fulfil their dream of happy parenting. Education: Member of the Latvian Association of Gynaecologists Member of the Society of Colonoscopy and Endoscopy (ISUOG/ESGE) In 2011 completed Residency majoring in gynaecology, obstetrics Expanded one’s knowledge at the school of gynaecologic endocrinology in Italy “Every couple should feel confident about one’s reproductive health at any age! Even if you don’t have complaints, regular check-ups are necessary to establish changes in due time as symptoms can develop during the latter development stages of disease. If you can’t conceive a child within a year — visit to the reproductologist is mandatory”
Dr. Oksana Babula is a professional and experienced Clinic EGV gynaecologist-reproductologist who allows the Latvian families to grow bigger using her positive attitude, rich knowledge and experience in treating the couples with infertility. Education: Latvian Medical Academy RSU PDIF residency course in obstetrics and gynaecology major RSU doctoral studies Cornell University in USA, New York Work in the field of reproductology was always the dream and aim of Dr. Babula in her homeland — Latvia but she has gained professional experience not only in our country but also United States of America. She received FIGO scholarship annually allocated to gynaecologists from all around the world. O. Babula graduated from the Cornell University in New York and worked in the prestigious clinic where Hollywood stars were treated. Her name can be found in several books and scientific publications — she is the author of the discovery about MBL or gene mutations in the mannose-binding lectin serum in connection with chronic yeast infections of the vagina. In her work Dr. Babula combines latest technologies and natural treatment methods, thus finding individual and unique approach to every patient. “Frequently couples that are not able to conceive a baby, continue to try and hope for several years. Don’t lose time — attend consultation with the reproductologist! The earlier we will diagnose the problem and find solution, the greater the chance of successful pregnancy”
Consulted for various gynaecological illnesses, family planning, and especially gynaecological endocrinology – resolving hormonal problems for women, diagnostics and treatment of infertility causes, management of high-risk pregnancies. Performs gynaecological ultrasound and ultrasound for pregnant women. Experience and education Over 25 years’ professional experience. Developed her competences at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, and gynaecological ultrasound training at Stockholm Karolinska University Hospital. Mastered gynaecological endocrinology, and regular training at the International School of Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology in Italy. Member of the Latvian Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, Member of International Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology (ISGE), Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG).
Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Rīga Stradiņš University in 2015, continues studies in residency as a gynaecologist – specialist maternity. Regularly improves her gynaecological knowledge at seminars and international conferences: IMSCNS10, Novi Sad, Serbia in 2015; 9th European ESIDOG/1st ISIDOG Riga Conference 2015 Performs infertility diagnostics and treatment, examination and treatment of gynaecological diseases, prenatal care. Dr Marta Slaidiņa: “I perform my duties with responsibility and utmost respect for patients. I’m really happy to work with such a good and professional team. I strongly believe that to perform at a high level we need positive emotions and thoughts, and to banish negativity and doubt. Then we help ourselves and find the strength to help others. In my free time I enjoy running, and spending time with family and friends.”
Latvian Medical Academy, Faculty of Medicine (1995) Training “The International Center for Reproductive Medicine” St. Petersburg (2006) Training in infertility treatment at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London (2007) Occupational training and conferences in Spain, Hungary, Cyprus and Russia “Everyone needs to remember that possible diagnosis of infertility is established when a couple has been actively trying to conceive the child for a year. It is a clear signal that one’s reproductive health needs to be examined”
Performs examination and treatment of gynaecologic conditions, care of the pregnant and gynaecological ultrasonography, breast ultrasonography, infertility diagnostics and treatment. Performs laparoscopies and hysteroscopies. Experience and education: Latvian Medical Academy, Faculty of Medicine (1992) Private hospital in Adazi (operative gynaecology, 2004) Gailezers hospital (emergency gynaecology, 2011-2012) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), training in treatment of gynaecological conditions, gynaecological ultrasonography, infertility diagnostics and treatment International School of Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology, Italy (ISGE), (gynaecological endocrinology) Karolinska University hospital, Stockholm (2012), Rome Catholic University (gynaecological ultrasonography) “I like to fully utilise all of life’s opportunities, and perform my job with positively and enthusiastically. To experience the satisfaction that accomplishments deliver. To know something about everything, and everything about something. That’s my inner driving force – it feeds continual self-improvement!
Dr. Andris Abele is a urologist-andrologist of the Clinic EGV. Andrologist deals with men’s health issues: both infertility problems and decline of testosterone due to problems caused by age, obesity in the sexuality issues, development problems of genitals and urinary tract, erection problems and even visual defects of men’s genitals. Andrology closely cooperates with urology and sexology but advantage of andrologist is the comprehensive approach towards the problem, approaching men’s health as unified totality, in considering physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Education: In 2003 graduated from Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Medicine — physician’s degree In 2008 graduated from University of Latvia, Medical post-graduate education — qualification in urology and urologist’s certificate In 2006 European Urology Residents Education Program in Prague (Czech Republic) In 2009 seminar of the European School of Urology organized by the American Austrian Foundation in Saltsburg (Austria) In 2009 completed doctoral studies at the Riga Stradins University program „Medicine” Regularly improves professional knowledge in international training courses, seminars and congresses “Around 7 % of men in Latvia encounter fertility problems. Main cause of men’s fertility is reduced quality of sperm: lack of spermatozoids in sperm, small concentration of spermatozoids, disturbed sperm mobility and irrelevant structure. Luckily, Clinic EGV provides wide range of treatment services, including unique Mikro-TESE treatment that helps to find spermatozoids by using powerful microscope”
Dr. Kirill Ivanov is a urologist, andrologist, abdominal organs and blood vessels ultrasound expert who perceives men’s health holistically as a totality. Specialist performs surgical treatment of men’s infertility, consults in case of erectile problems and performs ultrasound and dopplerography examinations of male genitals and urinary tract, also minimally-invasive urological surgeries. Education: Latvian Medical Academy (major as doctor-urologist) Riga Stradins University (ultrasound expert diploma) Improved professional knowledge at the andrology training program in Saint-Petersburg, Russia Had in-service training and certified in andrologic microsurgery at the Cornell Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery Institute in New York, USA University of Barselona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), in cooperation with clinic Fundació Puigvert – clinical andrology specialist Had in-service training and majored in andrologic ultrasound at clinics in Firenze and Rome, Italy “Centre of Andrology is located in the Clinic EGV — unique men’s health oasis in the Baltic countries! Here you can receive consultations about men’s fertility issues and perform innovative Micro-TESE treatment, using powerful microscope. There are cases when spermatozoids are absent in the man’s sperm and couple is not able to conceive. To access spermatozoids, during the Micro-TESE treatment we open the testicle and carefully retrieve sperm from the seminiferous tubules of a male’s testes. We provide the joy of parenting to the ones who could not dream about it before!”
Radiology, diagnostics, breast disease expert
Advises cases of diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary, metabolic disorders and other endocrine diseases. Evaluates excess weight issues, high blood pressure, and potential association with endocrine disease, also treats disorders of calcium metabolism and osteoporosis. Experience and education Graduated University of Latvia. The doctor has worked at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital in the outpatient clinic. Regularly increases qualifications and professional experience at courses and congresses in Latvia and abroad. A member of the Latvian Association of Endocrinologists. Research work related to diabetes.