About Gyncare

If you cannot seem to get pregnant naturally, the Gyncare centre of assisted reproduction is the right place for you. We address all the problems of our patients in a sensitive and comprehensive manner. We will help you in going through this often physically and emotionally demanding period and will provide you with efficient treatment as well as psychological support.

Hundreds of happy couples speak for themselves

The Gyncare centre for assisted reproduction was established in 2001. We have helped hundreds of happy couples to fulfil their dream of having a child. In 15 years, we have conducted over 4000 IVF procedures, resulting in the birth of 1,500 children.

We attach great importance to diagnostics. Besides gynaecologists, our centre features experts in genetics, reproductive immunology, psychology, sexology and andrology. We will do anything we can to identify the problem and solve it.

 

A sensitive approach in a pleasant environment

We operate state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment and devices and cooperate with leading experts who care and have a humane approach. The environment of our clinic is cosy and intimate. We try to walk the extra mile in all your requirements for privacy.

Each client, male or female, deserves an individual approach – we respect not only your diagnosis but also your needs. However, we do make sure we give you all the information about what is happening, what is the planned procedure, the likelihood of success and the overall expected course of treatment.

Our experts

You are in good hands. Our experienced professionals are ready to answer all of your questions and guide you on the way to your belated baby.

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Our facility

Modern, cosy and intimate. Our new centre guarantees comfort and privacy. We want to make sure you feel safe here.

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15 years on the market (since 2001)
15 years on the market
(since 2001)
More than 4,000 IVF treatments
More than 4,000
IVF treatments
More than 1,500  children born
More than 1,500
children born

Gynecology

Doc. MUDr. Silvia Toporcerová, PhD.
Gynaecologist, professional sponsor

"I truly perceive my work as a mission. Assisted reproduction is a very dynamic profession that often brings new hope where there is no hope left anymore. I take immense delight in every single achievement of our patients."

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MUDr. Miroslav Herman, PhD.
Gynaecologist

"In my practice, I have managed to help hundreds of couples whose path towards parenthood was complicated by nature. Few things can match the feeling when you look in the eyes of thankful and happy new parents, who have come to show you their baby."

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MUDr. Katarína Balasičová, PhD.
Gynaecologist

She graduated a doctoral study in Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice.

Since 2011, she has worked as a doctor at the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice. Besides lecturing, science and research work and publication activity, she also worked as a junior doctor, conducting deliveries and assisting with and carrying out surgeries.

MUDr. Lenka Kraus
Gynaecologist

She graduated general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 2007.

After graduation, she joined the 2nd Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Medical Faculty of UPJŠ and L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice. At the same time, she also worked in the Centre for Assisted Reproduction of the same institution, later in the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment in Košice. She currently continues to work at the department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice.
In 2015, she passed a special exam in gynaecology and obstetrics of the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. She is the author and co-author of a number of professional scientific articles and monographs.

Andrology

MUDr. Martin Hrivňák, PhD
Urologist

He graduated in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 1992. In the same year, he started to work as a urologist and later on as an intern in sexology at the Urology Clinic of the Faculty Hospital with Polyclinics and UPJŠ in Košice. Later, he worked in the Košice-Šaca hospital (2006-2011) as an intern in sexology. Since 2011, he has worked as a urologist and andrologist at his own private Urology Office in Ťahanovce, a residential district of Košice.

In 1995, he graduated 1st degree board certification in Urology at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. In 1999 he received specialist board certification in sexology, and in 2005 he became a specialist in urology. In 2009, he defended his dissertation thesis in surgery. In his private office, he mainly treats sexual disorders of men, primarily fertility disorders, erectile and ejaculatory dysfunctions. In urology, he treats male, female and paediatric disorders. He is a board member of the Slovak Society for Urology and the Slovak Sexological Society and was awarded with the prize of the Slovak Society for Urology for the best paper in 1997, 2004, 2010 and 2015.

Reproductive Immunology

Doctors

MUDr. Martin Hrivňák, PhD
Urologist

He graduated in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 1992. In the same year, he started to work as a urologist and later on as an intern in sexology at the Urology Clinic of the Faculty Hospital with Polyclinics and UPJŠ in Košice. Later, he worked in the Košice-Šaca hospital (2006-2011) as an intern in sexology. Since 2011, he has worked as a urologist and andrologist at his own private Urology Office in Ťahanovce, a residential district of Košice.

In 1995, he graduated 1st degree board certification in Urology at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. In 1999 he received specialist board certification in sexology, and in 2005 he became a specialist in urology. In 2009, he defended his dissertation thesis in surgery. In his private office, he mainly treats sexual disorders of men, primarily fertility disorders, erectile and ejaculatory dysfunctions. In urology, he treats male, female and paediatric disorders. He is a board member of the Slovak Society for Urology and the Slovak Sexological Society and was awarded with the prize of the Slovak Society for Urology for the best paper in 1997, 2004, 2010 and 2015.

MUDr. Martin Lešťan
Reproductive Immunologist

The founder of the Centre of Clinical Immunology and Allergology in Prešov. He graduated in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and the 3rd Medical faculty of Charles University in Prague and later received the board certification in paediatrics and clinical immunology and allergology at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava.

As a paediatrician and an intern in clinical immunology and allergology, he worked in the Children's Hospital in Košice (1995-2003). Since 2002, he has worked in the office of clinical immunology and allergology in the polyclinics of Sekčov and Sabinov. In 2003, he founded the Allergoimmunology Centre in Prešov, where he continues to work as the professional sponsor and head physician. He has had several short-term working engagements across Europe and Slovakia; he is a member of several professional societies, lectures at professional events at home and abroad, is the author of several educational programs for patients, the Chairman of the Alergoimun civic association and a member of the joined working group of ČSAKI and SSAKI (Czech and Slovak Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology) for reproductive immunology.

MUDr. Peter Križan, CSc.
Geneticist

He graduated in general medicine; however, he later started to specialise in medical genetics. In 1987, he obtained the academic title of candidatus scientiarum in oncological genetics. He works as a doctor, professional sponsor and consultant at various prestigious genetics workplaces. Between 1990 and 1997 he worked as the Head Doctor of the Department of Oncogenetics at the National Institute of Oncology in Bratislava. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the Slovak Society for Medical Genetics.

He also works as a thesis tutor and opponent of professional papers at a number of Czech and Slovak scientific centres (Faculty of Natural Science of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Prague, a member of the exam committee for specialists in medical genetics), and he has authored and co-authored 5 research tasks, 3 monographs, over 50 scientific papers and more than 100 scientific lectures. In the past, he also worked as the member of the Council for Medical Sciences in the Agency for the Support of Research and Development, and until 2013 he worked as the Chairman of the Ethical Committee of the Slovak Ministry of Health.

Doc. MUDr. Silvia Toporcerová, PhD.
Gynaecologist, professional sponsor

"I truly perceive my work as a mission. Assisted reproduction is a very dynamic profession that often brings new hope where there is no hope left anymore. I take immense delight in every single achievement of our patients."

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MUDr. Miroslav Herman, PhD.
Gynaecologist

"In my practice, I have managed to help hundreds of couples whose path towards parenthood was complicated by nature. Few things can match the feeling when you look in the eyes of thankful and happy new parents, who have come to show you their baby."

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Embryology

MUDr. Martin Hrivňák, PhD
Urologist

He graduated in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 1992. In the same year, he started to work as a urologist and later on as an intern in sexology at the Urology Clinic of the Faculty Hospital with Polyclinics and UPJŠ in Košice. Later, he worked in the Košice-Šaca hospital (2006-2011) as an intern in sexology. Since 2011, he has worked as a urologist and andrologist at his own private Urology Office in Ťahanovce, a residential district of Košice.

In 1995, he graduated 1st degree board certification in Urology at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava. In 1999 he received specialist board certification in sexology, and in 2005 he became a specialist in urology. In 2009, he defended his dissertation thesis in surgery. In his private office, he mainly treats sexual disorders of men, primarily fertility disorders, erectile and ejaculatory dysfunctions. In urology, he treats male, female and paediatric disorders. He is a board member of the Slovak Society for Urology and the Slovak Sexological Society and was awarded with the prize of the Slovak Society for Urology for the best paper in 1997, 2004, 2010 and 2015.

RNDr. Ivana Uhrinová
Embryologist

"Biology and genetics have always fascinated me. They are specialties, which offer something new every day. They represent the science of the future."

In 2014, RNDr. Ivana Uhrinová was awarded the Clinical Embryologist certificate from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). In 2008 she graduated her study of cell and molecular biology and genetics at the faculty of Natural Sciences of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice.

IVF coordinator

MUDr. Peter Križan, CSc.
Geneticist

He graduated in general medicine; however, he later started to specialise in medical genetics. In 1987, he obtained the academic title of candidatus scientiarum in oncological genetics. He works as a doctor, professional sponsor and consultant at various prestigious genetics workplaces. Between 1990 and 1997 he worked as the Head Doctor of the Department of Oncogenetics at the National Institute of Oncology in Bratislava. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the Slovak Society for Medical Genetics.

He also works as a thesis tutor and opponent of professional papers at a number of Czech and Slovak scientific centres (Faculty of Natural Science of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Prague, a member of the exam committee for specialists in medical genetics), and he has authored and co-authored 5 research tasks, 3 monographs, over 50 scientific papers and more than 100 scientific lectures. In the past, he also worked as the member of the Council for Medical Sciences in the Agency for the Support of Research and Development, and until 2013 he worked as the Chairman of the Ethical Committee of the Slovak Ministry of Health.

MVDr. Miroslava Popelková, PhD.
IVF Coordinator

"Our work brings the most beautiful results. We help when nature seems to be failing, and we are immensely happy when we manage to make other people's dreams come true."

MVDr. Miroslava Popelková, PhD., has worked as an intern in centres of assisted reproduction in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2011, she graduated in general veterinary medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (UVLF) in Košice, and in the same year she enrolled in postgraduate doctoral studies at the Clinics of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the UVLF in Košice.
Between September 2006 and May 2014 she worked as an embryologist in the Centre of Assisted Reproduction of the 2nd Clinic from Gynaecology and Obstetrics of L. Pasteur University Hospital in Košice.

Medical staff

MUDr. Martin Lešťan
Reproductive Immunologist

The founder of the Centre of Clinical Immunology and Allergology in Prešov. He graduated in general medicine at the Medical Faculty of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and the 3rd Medical faculty of Charles University in Prague and later received the board certification in paediatrics and clinical immunology and allergology at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava.

As a paediatrician and an intern in clinical immunology and allergology, he worked in the Children's Hospital in Košice (1995-2003). Since 2002, he has worked in the office of clinical immunology and allergology in the polyclinics of Sekčov and Sabinov. In 2003, he founded the Allergoimmunology Centre in Prešov, where he continues to work as the professional sponsor and head physician. He has had several short-term working engagements across Europe and Slovakia; he is a member of several professional societies, lectures at professional events at home and abroad, is the author of several educational programs for patients, the Chairman of the Alergoimun civic association and a member of the joined working group of ČSAKI and SSAKI (Czech and Slovak Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology) for reproductive immunology.

Bc. Želmíra Hrabkovská
Nurse

She graduated from the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava in 2006, with the specialised subject "Care giving in Surgical Specialities'', and in 2010 she graduated from Prešov University, Faculty of Healthcare as a qualified midwife.

Since 2013, she has worked in the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment (SPLN) in Košice.

Mgr. Adriána Korl Kresňáková
Nurse

Emília Lukáčová
Professional laboratory staff member

Nurses

Bc. Želmíra Hrabkovská
Nurse

She graduated from the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava in 2006, with the specialised subject "Care giving in Surgical Specialities'', and in 2010 she graduated from Prešov University, Faculty of Healthcare as a qualified midwife.

Since 2013, she has worked in the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment (SPLN) in Košice.

Mgr. Adriána Korl Kresňáková
Nurse

Mariana Andóová
Receptionist

Petra Badoničová
Receptionist

Laboratory workers

Centre reception

Emília Lukáčová
Professional laboratory staff member

Mariana Andóová
Receptionist

Petra Badoničová
Receptionist

Genetics

MUDr. Peter Križan, CSc.
Geneticist

He graduated in general medicine; however, he later started to specialise in medical genetics. In 1987, he obtained the academic title of candidatus scientiarum in oncological genetics. He works as a doctor, professional sponsor and consultant at various prestigious genetics workplaces. Between 1990 and 1997 he worked as the Head Doctor of the Department of Oncogenetics at the National Institute of Oncology in Bratislava. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the Slovak Society for Medical Genetics.

He also works as a thesis tutor and opponent of professional papers at a number of Czech and Slovak scientific centres (Faculty of Natural Science of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Prague, a member of the exam committee for specialists in medical genetics), and he has authored and co-authored 5 research tasks, 3 monographs, over 50 scientific papers and more than 100 scientific lectures. In the past, he also worked as the member of the Council for Medical Sciences in the Agency for the Support of Research and Development, and until 2013 he worked as the Chairman of the Ethical Committee of the Slovak Ministry of Health.

Ambulance staff

Bc. Želmíra Hrabkovská
Nurse

She graduated from the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava in 2006, with the specialised subject "Care giving in Surgical Specialities'', and in 2010 she graduated from Prešov University, Faculty of Healthcare as a qualified midwife.

Since 2013, she has worked in the Sanatorium for Infertility Treatment (SPLN) in Košice.

Mgr. Adriána Korl Kresňáková
Nurse

Marta Človečková
Nurse assistant

Partners

Medirex Group

Diagnosing and treating infertility requires a comprehensive approach. We therefore regard cooperation with strong partners to be of utmost importance. Laboratories of the Medirex Group represent leading quality in Slovakia in the field of laboratory diagnostics. Thanks to the comprehensive character and wide range of tests and examinations across all specialities of laboratory diagnostics provided by Medirex Group – from reproductive immunology, through medical genetics, biochemistry, haematology to cytology and biopsy – we are able to deliver the highest standard of services in diagnosing and treating reproductive disorders of couples, leading to more successful treatment of our clients.