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Monday, August 25th 2008, 12:54am

Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

Hello,
I'm new on here, but we are seriously considering IVF and simply cannot afford to do it in the UK.
I have been in contact with the Kaali Institute in Budapest, they have responded very quickly and been very helpful and now want to arrange and initial meeting.
Has anyone any experience of this clinic, first or second hand, as I am hesitant to arrange trip to Hungary when there is so little information about the clinic.
Thank you all in advance
Daisy

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Monday, August 25th 2008, 6:12pm

RE: Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

Hi Daisy

I had my first cycle of ICSI at the Kaali Institute last month. Unfortunately I had an early miscarriage (chemical preganancy). Both my husband and I were very inpressed with the quality of care we recived at Kaali. Peter Kovacs is a very experienced and helpful Dr. In fact during my 2WW Peter was on holiday - and I must have emailed him at least a dozen times and he promptly replied to each of my emails - he reassurance and advice was invaluable during this very stressful period. Incidentally I called Dr Kovacs this morning to arrange my 2nd cycle of ICSI in Oct/Nov.

I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have - I can also give you general advice about where to stay, medication etc.

I hope this helps!

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Safi

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Monday, September 1st 2008, 8:34pm

Kaali institute

Hi Daisy/Safi,
We are living in Budapest for last 1 year and we are goin thru the treatment at Kaali institute as well,
I can recommend them based on my personal experience, We have had 2 inseminations unfortunately both were unsuccesful Doctor peter kovacs has suggested for another insemination before we go for IVF,
The clinic is situated very near to the city centre and there are loads of cheap hotels to stay in budapest.
If you need any further detials pls let me know
Dear safi,
Can you please share your experience with the Kaali institute during your course of treatment, The cost and how it is performed.
Aim a bit worried about the IVF and how successful it is.
Your help will be very much appreciated.

Regards
Sania

May God bless you

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Monday, September 1st 2008, 9:43pm

RE: Kaali institute

Hi Sania

Thanks for replying.

My experience of the Kaali Institute has been very postive - I had my first cycle ICSI at the end of July but unfortunately this resulted in an early miscarriage. I am going to start my next cycle of ICSI and will be coming to Budapest sometime in November.

I have had two previous attempts at IUI (in Dubai) which were both unsucessful because I suffer from PCOS & do not not respond very well to fertility drugs. However at Kaali thanks to Dr Kovacs careful monitoring and experience (many blood tests and scans etc) I ended up with eight good sized eggs! which is great for me.

The treatment it self is not painful and there is nothing to worry about. The cost of the treatment was 2000 Euros (excluding fertility drugs.) In summary I feel the service we recieved at Kaali was very good and at times I felt they went beyond the call of duty to make us feel comfortable ensuring that we had the best possible care.

I hope this answers some of your queries, please let me know If you need any more info.

Kind regards

safi

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Friday, September 5th 2008, 6:57pm

RE: Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

hi
first time on this! and i typed in kaali as we are hoping to go there later this month for IVF
hope you don't mind me annoying you
i too was very impresses with the quick response from Peter Kovacs, and i had a gut instinct this clinic would be good for us
i also found out this afternoon that Peter Kovacs has an interest in ovarian stimulation in poor responders like me! so it just feels right.
could you give us some more info on hotels and getting to the clinic
thanks
sarah

1st IVF -BFN
2nd IVF - BFP, but ectopic
3rd IVF abandoned / poor response
dollysez x

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Saturday, September 6th 2008, 9:39pm

Hi

I'm pleased to hear that you have chosen the Kaali institute - Im sure you're won't be disappointed.

With regards to hotels - it depends whether you want a hotel near the Kaali Institute which is in the 12th District of Budapest (on the Buda side of the city.) I found that hotels on the Buda side of the city were on the pricer side. However there is a hotel that is a short bus journey away from Kaali and it is called Normafa (a very pretty part of Buda)

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Revie…l-Budapest.html

From this hotel you can take the 21 bus which stops outside the clinic. Incidentally pubic transport is very cheap and efficient and costs around £12 for a 7 day travel card (accepted on metro, tube and bus). This bus can also caught from Moscow Square which a very busy central place.

The option we took was to stay on the Pest side of the city which is more touristier and has a bigger variety of hotels at more competetive rates. Our priority was to budget the whole trip so we chose to stay at the Ramada Budapest a 4 star hotel which is the 9th District of the City. We managed to get a very good rate through Expedia at £35/night (excluding breakfast) This hotel provided free wireless internet which I needed throughout my stay as I was working from the hotel, at the times I wasn't at the clinic. Taxi's to the clinic from the hotel worked out to be quiet expensive at around £10 one way. So we used tram & bus to get to the clinic which was a 45 min journey. There are hotels that are nearer but again it depends on your budget, requirements etc. For my next trip I am enquiring about self catering apartments in Buda. I can forward you any information that comes my way.

I hope this has been helpful to you - if you need further information please let me know. I could carry on & on but it's difficult communicate everything through email. I think websites like this are a great way of sharing information that you wouldn't difficult finding elsewhere.

Regards

Safi

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Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 1:16pm

IVF Hungary

Hello,

I am not sure if this is the right place to post my question but this is the only topic I found about Hungary. We are considering having IVF in Hungary with Smart choice medical travel. I was wondering if anyone has previous experience with them?

Thanks,
Katy

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Monday, July 27th 2009, 8:30am

RE: IVF Hungary

Hi everyone,

I also have the intention to start an IVF procedure at Kaali Clinic in Budapest. On the 16th of September I'll have my first consultation.
Could you help me with some instructions about how to reach from the airport to the clinic and also if you stayed in hotels near the clinic, please name it!
Thx a lot for your help!
sophie

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Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 10:49am

Re: Kaali Institute

Hi

I found some reviews of the Kaali Institute on this website in case anyone is interested - http://www.treatmentabroad.com/medical-t…EntryId67=34291

Hope this helps!

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Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 4:21pm

RE: Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

Dear Daisy,

I do not know about this clinic in Hungary, but I work with one in Athens. IVF with own eggs is 2,500 euros + meds. I have been a fertility nurse specialist since 1992 and spent the past 5 years working at a centre on the Costa del Sol co-ordinating treatment and providing support for couples coming from the UK so have an excellent background in dealing with patients who are going abroad for treatment. During my time there I must have dealt with nearly 850 couples who were either having IVF or egg donation.

SERUM is a smaller clinic, but is very rapidly growing in stature because of the fab service and excellent success rates. We have an english staff nurse already there, shortly to be followed by myself once we have the finances to relocate from Spain. Penny the doctor is superb and everyone who comes into contact with her loves her to bits!

Athens is easy to get to with direct flights at just over 3 hours. We are linked to a company that can provide advice on flights and accommodation as well as make bookings on your behalf.

I am happy to discuss any queries you have relating to the Athens clinic, or indeed if you need any general support or advice regarding your treatment regardless of where you go. This applies to any of you other posters out there! I have been a moderator for 5 years on anther fertility forum and am happy to do so here.

Good luck to you all.

Ruth
For any help and advice on treatment abroad please see my website: www.ivftreatmentabroad.com

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Friday, October 9th 2009, 11:59pm

RE: IVF Hungary

Hi
Is it true that in Kaali they will only allow you to get 8 -9 eggs per cycle?
Kaz
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Friday, November 13th 2009, 12:31am

RE: Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

Hi

I'm new on here and wondered about your experience in Hungary. Would you recommend it? I'm considering going ther myself.

Thanks

Jane :happy:
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Friday, November 13th 2009, 12:34am

RE: Hi - can anyone tell me about the Kaali Institute in Hungary

Hello

I am interested in going to Hungary for IVF and wondered how you found the clinic.

Thanks

Jane
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Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:21am

ivf/icsi at Kaali Institute, Hungary

Hi, i would just like to share my experience with you of the Kaali Institute. Went there last year for consultation and dh had sugical sperm retrieval at the same time by a Professor at the hospital in Budapest. (Dr.Kovacs arranged appointment). (dh had unsuccesful vasectomy reversal in the uk in jan 2010) SSR was a success and the Kaali clinic froze the sperm for us and wrote a prescription for me (hormone injections) which i purchased while i was out there.

Returned early feb this year for my 1st IVF/ICSI cycle, Dr.Kovacs explained everything to us and any questions i had, i just emailed him and he replied the same day! The receptionists are not very fluent in english so it is easier to just email him! They harvested 9 eggs, 7 fertilised and i had 2 transfered yesterday, the rest will be frozen. I think it all depends on individual circumstances as to how many eggs you get, some posts i read had 3 while others had 17! The nurses were all kind during my visits there, the equipment ect is just the same as the uk while the quality of care is better at the Kaali clinic than the uk!

We stayed at Normafa last year which is very pretty and just a couple of mins taxi ride from the clinic but is far from the town. This year we stayed at the millenium marriot apartments, got a great deal through Agoda. It is right in the town center and costs around 2,000HUF to get to Kaali clinic in taxi. We found it better as we were right in the town center and near all the buses/metro for getting to shopping centers and even aquaworld, budapest zoo and The Aquarium. You have to stay around 12 days (which can get a bit boring just sitting in a hotel room!) and during that time i went to Kaali only 4 times, twice for an ultrasound, once for egg retrieval and once for embryo transfer.

Overall i would highly recommend the Kaali clinic, for quality of care and affordability. Thought i would write this review while i am in the 2ww so it is more unbiased!

Would like to hear from anyone who has been to the kaali clinic recently. :)




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