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WHY IN LIFECLINIC

Purpose and Vision

Our goal is to offer a different way of diagnosis and treatment, beyond the usual ones.
Our vision is a clinic with high success rates, one of the best in the world.

Where we give importance

It is important for us, first and foremost, to diagnose and suggest, for the problem, treatment and not just the use of assisted reproduction techniques.
Life Clinic is run by Dimitris Papanikolaou, Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Immunology.
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Immunology treatments

Over 15 years of experience in immune system therapies.

Improve fertility

An in-depth study of the medical history will reveal underlying causes associated with infertility.

Personalized diagnosis and treatment

The key to success is to cure this particular woman's problem.

OUR APPROACH

Simple and practical steps

At Life Clinic we specialize in infertility. Our clinic combines treatments for maximum success, even in very difficult cases.
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first appointment
Ovarian competence assessment with taking a medical history and ultrasound examination
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Additional blood tests
Hormonal and immunological tests complement the original picture
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Diagnosis of the cause of infertility
We discuss the test results together and come up with the reason
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Personalized treatment plan
for the present but also for the long term

The experts answer you

Answers to common questions that torment couples about immunology and fertility
01. What is Reproductive Immunology?
It is the field of immunology, which studies the role of the immune system in the process of successful implantation of a fetus as well as in the smooth development of pregnancy. A relationship that had never been evaluated, in depth, until now and had underestimated its importance in the success of a pregnancy.
02. How do I know if I have an immune problem?
The problem is diagnosed on a visit, taking a detailed history (the most important piece), in conjunction with specific blood tests sent to Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, where these tests were created by the pioneer of reproductive immunology, Dr Alan Beer is also the author of the famous book "is your body baby friendly?" in 2006. Με την λήψη των αποτελεσμάτων, θα τα συζητήσουμε μαζί σας και θα σας πούμε τη γνώμη μας, βάσει της πολύχρονης εμπειρίας μας πάνω στο θέμα, ενώ σε περίπτωση προβλήματος θα σας προσφέρουμε το ενδεικνυόμενο πλάνο αντιμετώπισής του.
03. Are there side effects from reproductive immunology treatments?
Patient safety is the primary consideration for any treatment option we offer. All the medicines we use are with many years of clinical use and proven safety.   Our Protocols have proven over the years to be successful and very secure.
04. What do I need to know before starting treatment?
Immune therapies modify the immune system but in no way induce immunosuppression. It has been found to practically bring the body into a "pregnancy state" before pregnancy, in order to successfully implant and maintain the fetus.
Like any other complementary treatment, they require the existence of a fetus that can give a successful pregnancy. Otherwise it is impossible to help...
Although they are generally expensive treatments, their cost has greatly decreased in recent years and their safety has increased with the introduction of new drugs that are both cheap and very safe.
Our clinic is one of the pioneers in this field, having first used intralipid in Europe to treat immune problems and has developed specific protocols to support both assisted reproduction and physical conception where possible.
Not sure?
Ask us and we will be happy to answer you!

What our patients say

Fredrik S.

After six missed abortions over a period of two years we decided to get help from Life Clinic Athens. I cannot recommend them enough if you suspect you have immunological issues (I recommend checking out the book “Is you body baby-friendly?” to learn more about immunological issues during pregnancy).
Dr Papanikolaou and the team are great and you feel very well taken care of. We were able to carry through our first pregnancy with their help and now have a healthy little girl. Life Clinic Athens made our biggest dream come true and we cannot thank them enough.

Gianna C.

Dr. Dimitri Papanikolaou at lifeclinic.gr has been imperative to our fertility success. He is by far the most professional, knowledgable and caring Fertility Doctors in Greece. After 8 years of IVF treatments he was able to find the perfect ivf/immune protocol that got us our baby. He also specializes in reproductive immunology which is hard to find in the United States. Lifeclinic.gr is not just another busy fertility clinic it is like a family. You get one on one attention with Dr. Dimitri at every appointment. He even monitored my pregnancy after I returned to the U.S. all the way until birth.

Jenny M.

After years of failed attempts to get pregnant and to keep a pregnancy we decided to get help from Life Clinic and Dr Dimitri Papanikolaou. We can truly recommend his expertise on immunological problems and fertility. They made us feel well taken care of and have provided professional support through out the hole process. We are convinced that without Dr Dimitri Papanikolaou’s help we wouldn’t have our wonderful little baby girl. We are forever thankful for the help we got from Life Clinic!

Josefine M.

Hello Dr Dimitri!

No worries about coming back to me late! I trust you completely and after almost two full pregnancies with your support I’ve learned that you always are quick to reply when it’s really needed!

I will do as you suggest.

Josefine M.

Hello Dr Dimiti, I am sending this mail to let you know that I gave birth to a healthy boy! Our daughter became a big sister and me and my husband suddenly had two children. I can’t believe this happiness is happening!! Two years ago I visited you in Athens after 7 IVF failures and that was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I am you forever grateful to help me get these children. I cant express my gratitude enough. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dr Dimitri for president!!!!! I am so glad I met you. I wish you all luck and happiness in your life. Once again – thank you so so much.

"Längtansresan är en självbiografisk roman om ofrivillig barnlöshet. Det är en berättelse om en sorg som aldrig tar slut, om ett utanförskap som är svårt att förstå för alla som har barn och om att leva med en längtan som dagligen gör sig påmind.

Boken tar dig med på en personlig och mödosam resa genom ett liv som inrättas efter menscykeln, och där hormoner, starka mediciner och resor till en klinik utomlands blir vardag. Du får följa Emelie genom flera IVF-försök, upprepade missfall, immunologisk utredning hos Life Clinic i Aten, äggdonationsförsök och en tröstlös väntan på barnet som aldrig kommer.

Gränserna för hur långt hon är beredd att gå förskjuts hela tiden och känslor som ilska, avund och bitterhet hotar att ta över. Men det är också en berättelse om mod, envishet och ett hopp som vägrar att låta sig slås ner."

"Längtansresan is an autobiography about being involuntary childless. It's a story about a sorrow without ending, about an alienation that is difficult to understand for everyone who has children and about living with a constant longing.

The book takes you on a personal journey through a life that is arranged after the menstrual cycle and where hormones, medications and travels to a clinic abroad becomes normal. The reader will follow Emelie through several IVF-attempts, repeated miscarriages, immunological investigation at Life Clinic in Athens, egg donation attempts and an endless waiting for the child that never comes.

The limits for how far Emelie is prepared to go are pushed forward and feelings like anger, envy and bitterness is threatening to take over. But it is also a story of courage, persistance and a strong hope that will never die."

(𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘩)

Emelies bok
"the book is available via online book stores in Sweden" or you can find it here: