Meet the Team - Spotlight with Dr Zlata Korop

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We understand that infertility is not an easy diagnosis to get. The hardships that plague couples who face this life-altering situation cannot be understated. Which is why we strive to choose providers that are not only highly educated professionals but truly care about our clients.

Dr. Zlata Korop is one such provider. Head of the Department of Gynecology and Reproduction, D. Korop is an OBGYN of the highest qualification category, with a PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr. Korop has 18 years of professional experience in providing top-level care to those in need.

Graduating from the Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy in 2000, Dr. Korop continued her education at the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, School of the Surgeons at the A.A. Shalimov Institute of Surgery and Transplants. Giving her continued expertise in endoscopic surgery.

Throughout her career, Dr. Korop has proven to be a vital member of the ilaya team by providing expert care in the many areas of gynaecology and reproductive health. Leaving her to head the department of women’s consultation and gynaecology.


Dr. Zlata Korop: A Heartfelt Calling

Dr. Korop understands the needs of families just as well as she understands the bodies that these needs occupy. Ilaya was a top choice for her skills because she wanted to help those in need, those that may not be able to seek treatment elsewhere.

“In many European countries, surrogacy is prohibited or restricted, so intended parents are looking for a solution in countries where it is regulated by law.” Dr. Korop talks about why ilaya sees more international clients every year. Choosing a surrogacy program abroad is not easy for many hopeful parents.

Having to distance yourself for your child is no easy task. For many years, intended parents in Europe had few choices for surrogacy programs. In that time, the choices they were presented with often came with less than adequate care, or exploitative practices. Leaving a few options that weren’t cripplingly expensive. Which lead to many families being left behind. Putting off the necessary diagnosis and treatments, or refusing to report problems due to stigma

“Unfortunately,” Dr. Korop says, “every year we will face more and more cases of infertility. This is a sad statistic.” One that she hopes to fight, with better access to treatment and more awareness of the problems that couples face. “Today, as the doctor I see the biggest problem in this field regarding self-medication, collection of information from online sources, discouragement after negative attempts of IVF and ignoring of the doctor’s recommendations.”

While the doctor understands the pressure that many couples feel, relating to finances and social pressures, she encourages everyone to seek the help they need. The moment they need it. “The percentage of patients who come in the early stages of infertility is low. More people used to wait too much before going to the doctor with this problem… Everything depends on factors which cause the infertility problem”


Knowing When to Ask For Help

“First of all, let’s determine what is “unable to conceive”. Only in the absence of the desired pregnancy within 1 year of regular sexual intercourse, the couple should consult a gynaecologist or reproductologist.” She says, noting that many couples wait years before seeking expert advice.

However, the doctor says that for almost any problem, be it male or female in origin, there is a reproductive solution. “For the making factor and tuboperitoneal infertility factor- the only option is IVF. When infertility cause is uterine problems, hysteroscopy,  prevention of antiphospholipid syndrome and congenital thrombophilia could help. With endocrine factors, controlled ovulation stimulation, IVF, also TUNEL, FISH for sperm.” Meaning that no family should ever feel like they don’t have better options for their future.

Time is also a pressing factor as treatment options can change as women age. Although, Dr. Korop reminds couples not to fret, as there are many promising treatments for both men and women who think they may be suffering from infertility. “If a woman is under 35 years old- could be used the different types of infertility treatments without IVF techniques…if a woman is more than 35 years- we give 6 months period to try treatments without using IVF and if we observe no pregnancy, then IVF techniques are used.”

Perhaps even more encouraging, Doctors like Zlata are actively seeking improvements within the field of IVF, hoping for better choices for everyone.

“Development in embryology, genetics with the advanced diagnostics of embryos.  In the future new methods of research and treatment of the malefactor.” Are all technologies that she acknowledges as necessities in the field. But with an excitement for what’s to come, and a drive to give her patients the absolute best care available, Dr. Korop is perfectly equipped to help any family in need.


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