18. 9. 2020
Hopeful infertile couples would visit him in Tomasov, overlooking Zlin, for ten years.
Hopeful infertile couples would visit him in Tomasov, overlooking Zlin, for ten years. The recognized expert and gynecologist Prof. Dr. Ladislav Pilka was the co-founder of the Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, which is celebrating an admirable 20 years in existence this year.
"From the beginning, he was a huge authority for us, a role model, moreover with a human approach to colleagues and patients," says the director of the Zlin clinic, Dr.David Rumpik.
They first met at the maternity hospital in Brno, twelve years after Pilka became famous for the first artificial insemination in the then Eastern bloc.
"Even other experts then stopped speculating about artificial insemination and took it as an experiment or attempt," Rumpik emphasized. From that point on, thanks to Pilka, methods have developed to help couples who cannot have children in a natural way.
In the 90s, another groundbreaking innovation was achieved in the Brno maternity hospital, where he was senior consultant.
"It allowed a man with only one usable quality sperm the chance to father a child," Rumpik explained.
The world-renowned expert then moved to Zlin, where he co-founded the Clinic in Tomasov. Pilka opened doors everywhere and it was paramount, because the Zlin region had no experience with a similar private field until then. "The clinic would have been more difficult to start without him ," the director admitted.