Ovarian Tissue Freezing
Ovarian tissue freezing in Greece is a method used to preserve fertility, whereby the outer layer of the ovary, which contains a great number of your eggs, is removed and frozen for future use.
Ovarian tissue freezing in Greece protects female reproductive ability when it is threatened by treatments performed for malignant diseases and can restore normal ovarian function in the future. A part of the ovaries is removed with laparoscopic surgery or laparotomy and kept frozen in a cryopreservation bank.
The following options are then available in the future:
- In-vitro maturation of primary ovarian follicles and immature eggs until they reach the mature egg stage and are able to be fertilized using the IVF method.
- Autologous transplantation, meaning that the ovarian tissue that had been removed is repositioned, with the aim of restoring ovarian function and, by extension, fertility.
Heterologous transplantation, meaning transplantation of the tissue in another woman who has lost her reproductive ability.