Medfem Fertility Specialists
As you search for a fertility specialist, you will be pleased to find a group of fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic who tick all the boxes:
* advanced qualifications,
* extensive experience and expertise,
* registered purpose-built facilities with advanced equipment and extensive medical support
* an individual approach
* an encouraging success rate.
We’d would like to introduce you to each of our fertility specialists, starting off by sharing their impressive qualifications, experience and expertise. Our fertility specialists operate from registered purpose-built facilities with advanced equipment and extensive medical support, and – using a caring and individualised approach – contribute to an encouraging success rate that is among the highest in the country.
Meet Our Highly Qualified Fertility Specialists
Dr Nicholas Clark is a qualified Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, with experience gained across the world, and a director of Medfem Fertility Clinic. He worked with Professor Lord Robert Winston, a pioneer of his time in the field of fertility and particularly IVF. His specialities are fertility, fertility preservation and minimally invasive (laparoscopic) reproductive surgery, and he has an active interest in the role of complementary therapies. He holds the following qualifications and memberships: M.B. B.S. 1989 (University of London, University College & Middlesex School of Medicine Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology); F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. 2012 (Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology); F.C.O.G. 1999 (South African College of Medicine); Subspecialty Reproductive Medicine 2009 (Health Professions Council of South Africa); American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE); Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
Dr Antonio Rodrigues, a founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic, is a qualified Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, a specialist in Time Urgency Stress and its effect on fertility, as well as an expert and leader in minimally invasive surgery. Dr Rodriques was also part of the team that developed the antioxidant, vitamin and mineral complex, StaminoGro, known to assist with fertility. He is a recognised author in the field of infertility, speaks nationally and internationally on the subject, and is in high demand for his excellent teaching presentations. A member of the S.A. Association of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) and of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG), Dr Rodriques holds these qualifications M.C.O.G. 1979 (University of the Witwatersrand); F.C.O.G. 1989 (University of the Witwatersrand); M.B.A. 2000 (Henley Management College London).
Dr Johan van Schouwenburg, one of Medfem Fertility Clinic’s founding members and directors, is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, and registered as Subspecialist in Reproductive medicine with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. He holds these qualifications MB.Ch.B. 1970 (Pretoria); D.A. (FRCS + FRCP) 1974 (London); M.Pharm.Med. 1977 (Pretoria); M.Med.(O+G) 1981 (Stellenbosch) Cum Laude; M.C.O.G. (SA) 1981 (Stellenbosch) Prize for best candidate; M.R.C.O.G.1981 (London); M.D. 1984 (Stellenbosch); F.R.C.O.G.1996 (London).
This group of fertility specialists are supported by a team of medical and nursing professionals, such as the embryologists, theatre staff and pharmacists who hold their own relevant and impressive qualifications.
In addition, Medfem Fertility Clinic is registered as an accredited IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) unit with the Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).
Experience and Expertise
The extensive experience of the Medfem Fertility Clinic team will most certainly work in your favour as you undertake your journey to parenthood. The four fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic have more than 100 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility.
Furthermore, Medfem Fertility Clinic patients benefit not only from the expertise of all four of the fertility specialists but also from the combined knowledge and innovation of the entire team, including embryologists, theatre staff, lab technicians, pharmacists and nursing specialists, theatre and support staff, as well as a clinical phycologist specialising in fertility.
During their more than 30 years of practice at Medfem Fertility Clinic, the team has performed an average of 1,100 IVF treatment cycles a year and helped to bring more than 18,000 babies into the world.
The fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic are also nationally and internationally recognised as experts, as well as pioneers and innovators in the field of infertility treatment. Dr Clark’s experience extends across several countries, including working with Professor Lord Robert Winston, a pioneer of his time in the field of fertility and particularly IVF. Dr Rodrigues is a well-known expert and leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, while Dr Johan van Schouwenburg was involved in the first successful IVF treatment carried out in South Africa in 1983.
In addition, Medfem Fertility Clinic is a centre of excellence in research and development (R&D), developing new procedures and achieving scientific breakthroughs, while receiving international acclaim for the results and insights gleaned from their research.
All the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic have access to purpose-built facilities, with consultation offices, exam rooms, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a surgical suite and even a dedicated fertility pharmacy specialising in fertility medicine, all in one convenient location.
As an independent practice, Medfem Fertility Clinic maintains the capacity to provide patients with cutting-edge technology and medical advancements that smaller clinics are unable to provide. Medfem Fertility Clinic also offers the full spectrum of fertility treatments from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to egg and sperm donation, assisted hatching and intrauterine inseminations (IUI).
An Individualised Approach
At Medfem, we believe in helping you reach your family dream through:
* World-Class Fertility for Everyone
* A Positive Fertility Journey
* Delivered With Empathy & Caring
The Medfem Fertility Clinic team is very proud of the enduring relationships created with the many individuals who have passed through Medfem’s doors.
Everyone on the Medfem Fertility Clinic team is dedicated to your success – from the receptionist, administration and finance team, and the nursing staff to the fertility specialists and embryologists.
This approach is reflected in the individualised treatment plan that is created especially and just for you by your Medfem fertility specialist, whether you are new to fertility treatments or have had treatment before or elsewhere.
Encouraging Success Rate
The pregnancy rates achieved by the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic are among the highest in the nation, and well above the South African clinical pregnancy rates per embryo transfer for IVF and ICSI.
The team at Medfem Fertility Clinic is very proud of their high rate of pregnancies and live births per transfer, and to have assisted in over 18,000 successful pregnancies!
Come And Meet Our Fertility Specialists
Our team at Medfem Fertility Clinic believes in making world-class fertility treatments available for everyone. It is our joy and commitment to give you a positive outcome to your fertility journey, so you will have a fond memory of feeling empathy, caring and being part of the Medfem Fertility Clinic family.
If you would like to meet one of our fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.
We look forward to meeting you!