Ms Maria Banti

Ms Maria Banti

Fertility Medicine

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.87

Explanation

4.67

Top feedback

“Ms Maria has been amazing! She explains everything in detail and answers any question you may have during the process. I felt confident having her as my Embryologist and I am thankful that she was part of our journey.“
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Subspecialty

  • Embryology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Practices worked at

Orchid Fertility Clinic

4016 Block E, Building # 64 Street # 15, Oud Metha Road, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
129 reviews

Specialist's working hours

Mon
08:00 - 18:00
Tue
08:00 - 18:00
Wed
08:00 - 18:00
Thu
08:00 - 18:00
Fri
Not available
Sat
08:30 - 14:00
Sun
08:00 - 18:00

About

Ms Maria Banti is Lab Director, Senior Clinical Embryologist and Executive Board Member at the CASS Global Womens Leadership Programme at Cass Business School

Ms Banti has been in the Embryology field since 2010, working as part of the IVF clinic at Harley Street in London, where she also completed her training as a Clinical Embryologist and was awarded the “Association of Clinical Embryologists UK” Certificate. Following her work stints in London and Greece, Maria eventually landed a job at Orchid in 2016, setting up the embryology laboratory and working as a Senior Clinical Embryologist and Laboratory Director.

Ms Banti attended Aristotle University in Greece, completing her BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics, going on to earn an MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine from University College London.

Ms Banti has participated in and attended International Scientific conferences related to the field of Embryology. She has also achieved Cola scholarship for Global Womens Leadership Programme 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Oocyte collection
  • Oocyte denuding
  • Identifying stages of oocyte maturation
  • IVF inseminations
  • ICSI
  • pICSI
  • IMSI
  • Embryo Biopsy (Day 3 + Day 5)
  • Fertilisation assessment
  • Embryo culture
  • Time Lapse Imaging
  • Laser Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo grading (Day 1-Day 6)
  • Embryo transfer
  • Oocyte and embryo vitrification
  • Oocyte and embryo thawing/warming
  • Tubing for PGD/PGS
  • Quality control
  • Semen analysis
  • Semen preparation for IUI, IVF, ICSI
  • Sperm cryopreservation and thawing
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) (TESE and PESA sperm preparation)
  • ISO 9001 preparation and accreditation
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) preparation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Directing embryology laboratory
  • SOP writing and revision
  • Experienced in working as per the standards and lesgislation of different countries 
  • Recurrent Implantation Screening
  • Transmyometrial Techniques For Egg Transfer.
  • Fertility medicine
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Procedures

  • In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Fertility Investigations
  • Egg Collections and Transfers
  • Recurrent Implantation Screening
  • Transmyometrial Techniques for Egg Transfer
  • Transvaginal Scanning
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Special interests

  • Antiretroviral Therapy
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Education

Education and training:

  • BSc in Genetics Molecular & Developmental Biology - Aristotle   University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece
  • MSc in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine - University College, London
  • Executive MBA - CASS City University London

Memberships:

  • Association of Clinical Embryologists UK
  • Greek Society of Human Embryology
  • Executive Board Member - Global Womens Leadership Programme
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
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Reviews

4.85 Overall Patient Trust rating
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Explanation
Embryology
6/15
In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
4/15
Fertility Investigations
1/15
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Ms Maria has been amazing! She explains everything in detail and answers any question you may have during the process. I felt confident having her as my Embryologist and I am thankful that she was part of our journey.
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(5/5)
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(3/5)
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(4/5)
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I had healthy embryos
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Maria is on point with the explanation. She explains in a way everyone can understand
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Highly recommended!
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
As they say the whole journey of life begins with the embryology lab. Maria Banti’s selfless dedication and meticulous work has resulted in so many successful families.... She goes out of her way to ensure all goes well not only during the fertilization process but also during embryo transfer. Keep up the good work Maria..... Orchid is proud to have somebody like you ..... Congratulations
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
We were very happy with Maria Banti and the rest of the lab team. After having had 2 failed cycles at another clinic, we were feeling hopeless. Along with the doctors and lab team, everything was explained to us clearly and we got blastocysts for the first time :) Waiting for our embryo transfer - fingers crossed for a positive outcome!
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Very experienced embryologists in the laboratory. It was my first time that I got a good quality embryo after 4 attempts and I am now pregnant.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Good Excellwnt
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(1/5)
Excellent
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Ms Maria Banti is a hard working professional who loves her job and values her patients. She has a great knowledge, always gives attention to detail and explains in detail to ensure that understanding takes place. She is always available and positive which is something we appreciate a lot.
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