Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the UZ Brussel

The Centrum voor Reproductieve Geneeskunde (CRG or Centre for Reproductive Medicine) has been active within the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel) since 1983.

As a specialized centre in reproductive health care, it has performed groundbreaking work in the development of reproductive techniques and their application. In the first 25 years of its existence more than 15,000 babies have been born as a result of treating their parents at the CRG.

The medical assistance is not limited to IVF or other fertility techniques such as hormone treatment, artificial insemination, treatment of male impotency, sperm extraction surgery, reversal of sterilization, etc. The research and treatments at the CRG also extend to related reproductive complications: repeated miscarriages, hereditary defects of the parents (or one parent), high incidence of twins or triplets, the need for donor material, etc.


Since its creation in 1983, the CRG has played a pioneering role in the development and enhancement of reproductive techniques: in vitro fertilization, transfer of embryos, freezing of embryos, new schedules for controlled ovarian stimulation, egg donation and so on. For decades the Centre has been a major player on the international scene in its discipline.

This is on the one hand the result of medical practice which is based on a certified quality management system, and of follow-up studies, where new fertility programmes always are checked against their results (effects on patients, success rates, ...).

On the other hand the success of the CRG is supported by continuing scientific research. Our Centre played a decisive role in the development of ICSI, the revolutionary fertilization technique whereby one sperm is injected into an egg. Thanks to ICSI, it is now possible to efficiently help couples with a severe form of diminished male fertility to conceive a child. In more recent years, the medical treatment of fertility problems has continued to make spectacular progress.

ICSI, MESA, PESA, TESE, FNA, and on the genetic side PGS, PGD and HLA... All these cryptic acronyms represent techniques to aid the conception of a (healthy) baby by medical means.

However, there is no guarantee that your desire for a child will be fulfilled. What we can guarantee however, is that the CRG will do everything within its power to assist you in the best, most correct and most efficient way.

For more information, visit the site of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine

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Department of Embryology and Genetics • ©2015 • http://emge.vub.ac.be
VUB • Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy • Laarbeeklaan 103 • B-1090 Brussel, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 477 46 35 • secremge@vub.ac.be
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