About one in six heterosexual couples experience fertility problems, circa 50 million people have infertility and 2.5 million IVF cycles are performed every year worldwide. The delay in achieving a pregnancy spontaneously can be caused by hormone imbalances, period problems (ie, ovulation disorders), genetic abnormalities, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, uterine abnormalities, history of cancer, sperm abnormalities and sexual dysfunction.
Couples who haven’t conceived after 12 months of regular unprotected sexual intercourse should be investigated by a fertility specialist, whereas those who suspect to have an underlying fertility problem should seek an early referral. Same sex couples, singles and patients who have cryopreserved their eggs or sperm before undergoing cancer therapy can be empowered to make the decision on when to begin the assisted conception cycle.
Personalised care, easy access and high success rates are priorities for those embarking on the fertility journey.
I provide tailored fertility management from simple female and male evaluations to recommendations about the latest assisted conception technologies to overcome fertility barriers and in some cases reduce the risk of recurrent pregnancy losses. Working in partnership with established assisted conception clinics I provide collaborative and multi-disciplinary care to afford those trying to have a healthy baby the best chance.
I specialise in the following:
- Female fertility assessment
- Male fertility assessment
- Endometrial assessment
- Reproductive immunology
- Ovulation induction
- Individualisation of ovarian stimulation protocols
- IVF procedures (including also ICSI and IMSI)
- Pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidies of blastocysts
- Egg freezing
- Repeated implantation failure
- Donor eggs
- Donor sperm
I also provide surgery which is sometimes required to either treat conditions associated with infertility or as an alternative to assisted conception. I specialise in the following:
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Removal of fibroids
- Removal of adhesions
- Reversal of tubal ligation
- Opening of blocked tubes
- Removal of damaged tubes
- Repair of uterine abnormalities