Best IVF Centers in Kolkata
Kolkata, the second biggest city of India and an intellectual capital is quietly turning into a hub for infertility treatments like IVF and surrogacy. Of late Kolkata has been receiving childless couples from all over the world for infertility treatments due to its highly specialized doctors, good infrastructure, state-of-the-art labs, cost-effectiveness, and patient care facilities.
If you are seeking an infertility treatment in the eastern part of India, then Kolkata is definitely the right choice to go with. According to ICMR, as of now there are 27 registered ART centers in Kolkata, which provide the best and highly effective treatments for infertility.
Basis on our multilevel research on IVF treatment options in Kolkata (through personal visits, internet research, email and phone communications), we see Kolkata as a reliable and appropriate location for any kind of fertility and IVF treatments not just for people living in East India but even for foreign nationals. Fertility clinics in the city report many international patients from countries like U.S., UK, China, Germany, Bangladesh, UAE, and Sweden etc., due to quality services, high success rate, and low costs.
Now, let’s know the factors that put Kolkata as a reliable destination for IVF and other infertility related treatments.
Availability of specialists and highly experienced doctors
The fertility centers in Kolkata have several reputed doctors and specialists with over a decade’s experience. On record they have treated thousands of patients with high percentage of success. Almost all the registered infertility specialists in Kolkata have training and certification from abroad, and are fairly well abreast with the latest technologies and developments. Many doctors have won several honors in their field of work. Dr. Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Dr. M.L. Goenka, Dr. Rohit Gutgutia, Dr. B.N. Chakraborty, and Dr. Shiuli Mukherjee, Dr. Shefali Bansal, Dr. Jayashree Bhattacharya, Dr. Biplob Dev etc., to name some, are well-known names in the city and abroad for their fertility treatment.
State-of-the-art infrastructure, equipment and labs
Infrastructure and lab are critical to a good fertility center. In Kolkata, many prominent IVF centers are well-established, have specialized services, latest equipments, and high-end lab facilities. Fertility centers like Institute of Human Reproduction, Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Ghost Dastidar Institute of Ferility Research, Nova IVI Fertility Clinic, AH IVF and Genome are among many others which have modern and advanced labs using latest techniques with good infrastructure.
Low-cost of IVF treatment
The cost of IVF and surrogacy treatments is the major driving factor for infertility patients towards Kolkata. Patients get the quality treatment by the experienced and qualified doctors at a cost much less than what they would pay in other major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, or Chennai. If you are an international patient, infertility treatment in Kolkata would be about one fifth of its expenses in the U.S. or UK.
Best option in eastern India
Kolkata is the preferred location for attaining the best IVF treatment in east India. Apart for patients from West Bengal, those from Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and other north eastern states also come to the city for the treatment. Patients from Bangladesh find it as a convenient and familiar destination due to its cultural and linguistic similarities.
Good support-staff and patient care
Patient care and advocacy are important while dealing with patients seeking fertility treatments as they undergo various kinds of mental, physical, social, and financial pressures. Along with doctors, the support staff at fertility centers in Kolkata is helpful and takes good care of their patients. IVFGurus team has done multiple levels of interactions and gained extensive insight into the support services of the clinics. In addition, we regularly interact with existing patients to see client servicing by doctors and support staff once patients start the procedure.
Kolkata, as a tourist destination
Kolkata stands tall with its attractive colonial-era architecture and in contrast the urban suburbs. The city offers many tourist sites, must-visit places, and a magical range of Bengali cuisine. Outstation patients seeking infertility treatment may have to make a longer stay in the city. You can utilize your free time in between the treatment by exploring Kolkata. A walk through the chaotic back lanes bypassing the colonial facades, the Howrah Bridge, the Hooghly ferries ride, modern malls, and much more are available to charm you. The famous art galleries and cultural festivals are must to watch out for. The city will not fail to fascinate you with its multi-faceted culture and hospitality.
Transportation and lodging in Kolkata
Kolkata is well-connected by roads, railways, and air network to major Indian cities and international airports. You will easily get metros, buses, taxis, ferries, and autos for commuting within the city. The city also has all kinds of lodging facilities from high-end hotels to budget hotels and rented rooms for your comfortable stay.
Geographic location and climate
Located in the eastern part of India, Kolkata is spread along the banks of the Hoogly River. The area is a plain with the long coast line of Bay of Bengal and famous Sundarbans forest reserve within 100 km to the south of the city.
Kolkata has three main seasons – summer, monsoon and winter. The summer (April-June) is hot and humid frequented by severe thunderstorm. During monsoon (June- October) the city witnesses heavy showers while winter (November-January) is the most pleasant time in Kolkata.
If you are an outstation patient, it is advisable to avoid looking for treatment on Dussehra and Durga Puja festival which last for over a week in October month, as many hospitals and labs staff is on leave for the festivities at this time.
How to decide which clinic is best for me in Kolkata?
Having known all the benefits of undergoing treatment in Kolkata, taking a final decision, as where to go for your IVF procedure in the city can still be confusing. If you have already tried one or more of the IVF clinics in Kolkata or elsewhere simply by visiting, or by undergoing a procedure, you could be even in even more difficult situation.
IVF is an expensive procedure and most of us are not in a position to take that financial challenge, especially after a failed IVF. Thus, our suggestion would be that, you should spend good amount of time on recommendations on appropriate doctors and then take a call. Remember, each infertility case is unique. Some doctors have special expertise in treating certain kinds of complications; we might be able to offer you guidance on specific situations like that if you discuss your case with us. Cost, again is a big factor and some clinics may keep costs deliberately absurd and confusing, you may discuss and get more clarity on that too.
Overall, IVFGurus is happy to make your job (of selecting IVF treatment centers in Kolkata) simpler by offering the following:
- List of IVF clinics in Kolkata (just browse from our homepage to see the comprehensive list of major clinics and hospitals)
- Extensive details on cost of IVF in Kolkata and other cities of India
- Interviews of some doctors (others will be published in coming days)
- Free patient advisors with whom you can discuss your issues and take free recommendation. Just call: +91 9069145399 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your concerns.