Department of Reproductive Medicine @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The San Raffaele’s Fertility Centre, a part of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Unit, welcomes a large number of sterile couples every year, guaranteeing access to the most modern techniques (In Vitro Fertilisation - IVF, Intracytoplasmatic Sperm Injection - ICSI). Established in 1994 after several years of scientific and clinical trials, the Centre has currently reached a phase of extensive development, allowing the treatment of all causes of infertility.
Alongside the traditional medical and surgical diagnostic methods, it is possible to access all the therapies currently available, i.e. Medical-Assisted Procreation (PMA) techniques of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd levels ranging from simple monitoring of ovulation on spontaneous cycle, to the execution of assisted reproduction cycles through the micromanipulation of female and male gametes. In addition, a fertility preservation path is guaranteed in patients at risk of early ovarian failure.

Our excellence in numbers


cycles of medically assisted reproduction per year


oocyte samples (Pickup)


embryo / blastocyst thawing


Pre-implantation Genetic Testing cycles


cycles of oocyte cryopreservation

Conditions we take care of at this Department

  • Female and male infertility
  • Screening for specific genetic/gender disease
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Fertility preservation in women with an increased risk of ovarian failure (endometriosis, cancer, neurological and genetic diseases)

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • 3D sono AVC Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Laser mediated embryo-biopsy
  • Laser assisted blastocyst hatching

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Meet our team

Head physician

Enrico Papaleo

Enrico Papaleo

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