Why Choose Sims?

Why Choose Sims?

why choose sims


Choosing the right fertility clinic can be confusing.  We have designed this website to be as helpful and informative as possible for you.  Giving you information about the services we offer, and including video clips with key staff members, so that you can get to know us.  Please feel free to contact us at any time if you would like further information. Listening to and understanding your needs is paramount at Sims IVF.

We have assisted thousands of patients since we opened the clinic in1997 and we know that understanding a patient's requirements is key. It is the your needs that govern the care we give, the treatments and services we offer and the type of environment we provide.

So why choose Sims IVF?

We are Ireland's number one fertility clinic. We achieve world-class success rates - which we are happy to publish and compare - and our doctors are at the forefront of leading-edge IVF technologies.  We are also part of Virtus Health, one of the world's most advanced fertility treatment organisations.

Many of our patients approach us because they have failed to get pregnant elsewhere. They then discover that Sims can deliver more insightful testing regimes and more advanced solutions, not currently offered by other clinics.

We have a state-of-the-art treatment facility that was designed based on the feedback and aspirations of both patients and staff.  On a practical level we are based 4 miles from the centre of Dublin - easily accessible for both Irish and international patients by road, air or rail, and we provide ample parking facilities.

Our Five Core Principles (detailed below) are designed to ensure that you, as a patient, get the best possible care, in order to maximise your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.

Exploring your Treatment Options

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On your first visit to Sims IVF, we ensure that all of your treatment options are explored fully, and we tailor our evaluations and services to your treatment needs.  While one in six couples encounter fertility problems, each person is unique in terms of the support, care and treatments they require. We are here to help you realise your dream of having a baby and to provide you with the very best care and medical treatment. Our personalised care teams and advanced reproductive technologies have been carefully chosen to provide all of the support you need, at every step of your treatment process.

Our Five Core Principles are:


A Commitment to Care


“We need someone to listen to our needs, and provide us with insights and advice in a confidential environment.”
Listening to and understanding the nature of a patient's infertility is the most important first step at Sims IVF and when you arrive at the clinic you can be assured of a warm welcome into a confidential and supportive environment.
Our online Patient Resource Centre provides you with step-by-step guidance, treatment information and even video instructions for administering medication. Our designated nurse line is available seven days a week (with on-call out of hours service provision) so you can be assured that when you need us most we will be there for you. 
We genuinely believe that the support and care that we give to each of our patients, is absolutely critical. Some patients succeed in having a baby, and others do not. Our aim is to help you to achieve peace of mind, no matter what the outcome is. We help and support you in every way that we can to maintain a positive focus on your relationship, your general health and your emotional well-being. Whether you are a couple or a single woman wishing to start a family, Sims IVF has treatment options and services available to you which have been carefully designed to suit your individual needs.
We value your time just as much as you do, and aim to provide the most efficient service possible with minimal disruption to your daily lives. We have designed our premises specifically with your needs in mind.
Whether you have travelled a long distance or you are locally based, our clinic has ample parking facilities, and comfortable waiting areas with Internet access and complimentary refreshments. We continuously seek to gain feedback from patients to help us to monitor and measure and improve the services we offer.


Advanced Infertility Testing

“Time is not on our side, so we want know that we can go to a clinic that has the capability and expertise to identify the root cause of our infertility problem and act fast.”
We are ahead in advanced infertility testing. We have a number of tests that other clinics in Ireland do not perform – critical tests that could mean the difference between having a baby or not succeeding.
We provide testing for Female fertility problems:
  • Ovulatory
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Tubal blockage
  • Ovarian reserve
We provide testing for Male fertility problems:
  • Abnormalities in semen production
We also implement advanced testing techniques, some of which were introduced to Ireland first by Sims IVF including: EEVA Test, Reproductive Immunology, Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing and Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH). 
Tests and treatments are covered in more detail in the Treatments section.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

“We want to know that we will get the best resources and facilities for our treatment – technology, testing and no long waiting lists.”
We have invested significantly in state-of-the-art facilities for our modern clinics in Dublin and Cork . For those who go on to testing and treatment, our facilities are excellent. We provide men’s private treatment facilities and private recovery rooms for women. Our staff are warmly encouraging, every step of the way.
Our self-referral process speeds up the turnaround time from initial enquiry to first consultation appointments. Our website provides an online fast-track application service for referrals, and our online Patient Resource Area contains superb guidance and support for patients about services and treatments. We even provide step-by-step video instructions to assist patients with administering their medication.

Leaders in Reproductive Medicine in Ireland

“Having already tried a number of treatments and failed, we now need to be sure that we are getting the best treatment available in Ireland.”
We are leaders in reproductive medicine in Ireland and are responsible for the first Donor Gamete (using egg or sperm donors) programme, in the country. We were also the first practitioners in Ireland of Blastocyst Culture and transfer.
Introduced in 2011, we were the first clinic in Ireland to provide IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection) and we are the first to provide the Early Embryo Viability Assessment Test (EEVA) which helps identify the most viable embryos, proven to maximise your chances of getting pregnant.
Sims IVF provides the following infertility treatments:
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Ovulation induction and cycle monitoring
  • Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) – using partner’s sperm or donor sperm
  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Treatment of male infertility
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (TESE)
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Blastocyst Culture and Transfer
  • Semen freezing
  • Embryo Freezing and replacement
  • Egg Donation Programmes

Excellent Results

“The clinic we go to should have a good reputation in terms of results, service excellence and expertise.”
We are Ireland's number one clinic for IVF and our results are world-class. Many of our patients come to us because they have failed to become pregnant elsewhere and then discover that Sims IVF offers a superior, and more advanced solution than other clinics.
Our success rates reflect our high standards and our expertise.
Our doctors remain at the forefront of IVF technology.  We provide training for medical students from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI).
Thousands of babies have been born to Sims Clinic patients since our inception in DCU in 1997.
Our commitment is to care for you, so that you can realise your dream of having a baby.