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Our evolution

For more than 30 years we have seen ourselves as a performance-oriented provider of highly specialized services in the field of reproductive medicine. Learn more about our history.

  • 1992: Foundation of the gynaecological practice Dr. Döhmen in Mönchengladbach.
  • 1996: Recognition of the "Facultative further education gynaecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine" by Dr. med. Georg Döhmen.
  • 1997: Granting of the approval according to §121 a SGB V for the implementation of artificial insemination methods and establishment of an IVF unit.
  • 1998:
    • First pregnancies by IVF or ICSI therapy, cryopreservation of oocytes in the pronuclear stage, sperm and testicular tissue.
    • First pregnancies after cryocycles and TESE/ICSI treatments.
  • 1999:
    • Introduction of the assisted hatching procedure for embryos intended for transfer.
    • Establishment of a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 for the practice and IVF laboratory.
    • Implementation of over 400 fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and cryocycles).
  • 2000:
    • Certification of the quality management system.
    • Performance of over 600 fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and cryocycles).

 

  • 2000:
    • Certification of the quality management system.
    • Implementation of over 600 fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and cryocycles).
  • 2001:
    • Implementation of over 750 fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and cryocycles).
    • Dr. med. Thomas Schalk joins the fertility centre.
  • 2002: Implementation of over 850 fertility treatments with above-average clinical pregnancy rates of over 33% (IVF and ICSI cycles).
  • 2003: Implementation of over 1,000 fertility treatments with an above-average clinical pregnancy rate of over 30% (IVF or ICSI cycles).
  • 2004:
    • Since 01.01.2004, therapy with donor sperm in the form of heterologous insemination (AID) or in vitro fertilisation (heterologous IVF) has been carried out as a new service.
    • In 2004 (as in previous years), our fertility centre again achieved (as in previous years) far above-average clinical pregnancy rates/transfer (IVF: 32.4% and ICSI: 34.4%).
  • 2005: Since 2005 the following procedures have been available in our fertility centre:
    • polar body diagnostics (PKD)
    • Vitrification of human germ cells
    • Oocyte Banking
  • 2006-2010: Development of individual treatment strategies with outstanding results in fertility treatment with a pregnancy rate of > 35% (all age groups); average pregnancy rate of all IVF centres according to the German IVF Register (DIR) 28.8% for the year 2009
  • 2010: TCM and Acupuncture
  • 2010: TCM and Acupuncture
  • 2010-2011: Introduction of preimplantation diagnostics (PID)
  • 2012:
  • 2015:
    • Use of benchtop incubators (G210, BT37) for the cultivation of oocytes (optimization of culture conditions)
    • Dr. rer. nat. Ezz Al Din Al Azzeh: Specialist recognition of "Human Reproductive Biology" by the AGRBM
  • 2017: Incubator: Embryoscope (time-lapse method)
  • 2018: Vitrification of oocytes, PN stages and blastocysts
  • 2019:
    • 04/2019: Dr. med. Nina Röper joins the Fertility Centre Niederrhein (further training assistant for gynaecology & obstetrics)
    • 05/2019: Laying of the foundation stone for the new practice building at Nordpark in Mönchengladbach
    • 10/2020: Topping-out ceremony of the new practice building at Nordpark in Mönchengladbach
  • 2020:
    • 09/2020: Opening of the new practice building at Nordpark in Mönchengladbach & renaming of the centre in: Ki.Nd - Lower Rhine fertility centre