The Best Fertility Specialist in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Medfem’s Candidate – Dr Antonio Rodrigues

People looking for a fertility specialist in Sandton often ask us: “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”.

Before we answer, let’s first define the concepts.

Fertility: the ability to conceive children.

Specialist: a person highly skilled in a particular field; who possess detailed knowledge and/or is involved in the study of this specific field.

In a fertility specialist, then, you are looking for a person who is highly skilled and has detailed knowledge of fertility issues and studies the field of fertility. There are, fortunately, many highly skilled and successful fertility specialists in South Africa, particularly in Sandton and in Johannesburg, the economic hub of the country.

As far as the “best” is concerned, some of the criteria one could consider is whether a fertility specialist is qualified and registered; has extensive experience and an encouraging success rate; is up-to-date with the latest fertility advances and research; has facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and extensive medical support; and takes a supportive, caring approach.

At Medfem Fertility Clinic, we have ample reason to believe that we have four very strong candidates to be the answer to the often-repeated question:

Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”. They are:



Medfem’s Candidate – Dr Antonio Rodrigues

Here are our reasons why we believe Dr Antonio Rodrigues is among the strongest contenders to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”


The right qualifications and credentials are minimum requirements when choosing the best fertility specialist.

Dr Antonio Rodrigues 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.

Listed below are the qualifications Dr Rodrigues holds.

  • 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)
  • Member of the S.A. Association of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG)
  • Member of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG)


Another important factor to consider when selecting the best among various fertility specialists is their experience.

A founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Rodriques has more than 30 years of experience in treating infertility at Medfem.

As part of the reproductive specialist team at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Rodriques also has access to more than 100 years of collective experience diagnosing and treating infertility and the combined knowledge and innovation of the entire team, including his fertility specialist colleagues, embryologists, theatre staff, lab technicians, pharmacists and nursing personnel.

Furthermore, 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 – that’s experience spanning more than 33,000 IVF cycles!


Give preference to fertility specialists with proven expertise in their field.

In addition to his qualifications and experience in fertility treatment, Dr Rodriques is also an expert in lifestyle and its effect on fertility. His research became a catalyst for the book ‘Faster, Better, Sicker – Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Your Health’. Over the past 14 years, Dr Rodriques has taken a special interest in the diagnosis and management of Time Urgency Stress in infertile women with special reference to endometriosis, and has assessed over 4000 patients. This has led to an online Time Urgency Stress Management Course, as well as a TUPS stress management mobile app.

Dr Rodriques was also part of the team that developed the antioxidant, vitamin and mineral complex, StaminoGro, which is known to assist with fertility. He is a recognised author in the field of infertility, speaks nationally and internationally on the subject, conducts clinical trials and is in high demand for his excellent teaching presentations. He has also won the Krige Research Prize twice.

Tony is also an expert and leader in minimally invasive surgery. Medfem Fertility Clinic is one of the first institutions in South Africa to have developed a fully comprehensive operating theatre with all the necessary equipment for minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. Dr Rodriques and his partners have had extensive training abroad and are teaching endoscopic surgery on an ongoing basis to visiting gynaecologists.

Success Rate

The success rates achieved by fertility specialists will also provide you with an indication of their skill to help you build a family.

Dr Rodriques and his fellow fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic achieve among the highest the pregnancy rates in the nation, well above the South African clinical pregnancy rates per embryo transfer for IVF and ICSI.

Dr Rodriques and the entire 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 16,000 successful pregnancies!


The best fertility specialist can be expected to have access to world-class facilities, advanced equipment, a range of treatment options and a committed and qualified support team of medical and nursing professionals including embryologists, theatre staff and pharmacists, operating from a clinic registered as an accredited IVF (In-vitro Fertilisation) unit with the Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).

As one of the fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Rodriques has access to purpose-built facilities, with consultation offices, exam rooms, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, a surgical suite and a pharmacy specialising in fertility medicine, all in one convenient location. In addition, he is supported by a highly qualified and experienced team of nursing specialists, embryologists, lab personnel, pharmacists, theatre and support staff, as well as a clinical phycologist specialising in fertility.

Because Medfem Fertility Clinic is an independent practice, it has the capacity to provide patients with cutting-edge technology and medical advancements that smaller clinics are unable to provide, and offers the full spectrum of fertility treatments.

Supportive, Caring Approach

Fertility treatment can be a challenging journey – medically, emotionally and financially – and the approach your fertility specialist takes to your fertility journey will determine whether you and your fertility specialist will work well together.

As a fertility specialist at Medfem Fertility Clinic, Dr Rodriques shares a commitment to earning the continuing trust and respect of patients and colleagues. Everyone at Medfem Fertility Clinic 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, tailored to your unique situation, created with you by your Medfem fertility specialist, whether you are new to fertility treatments or have had treatment before or elsewhere. In addition, Medfem’s specialists, nurse practitioners, embryologists and clinical staff hold weekly patient care meetings, during which every patient’s protocol plan is reviewed, providing you with a well-coordinated, well-executed, holistic fertility experience… and some of the best success rates worldwide.

What others say…

It is also helpful to read about the experience of other patients and the feedback they provide about a specialist.

“Four years ago I had a kidney transplant, and the chances of me ever having my own baby were zero to none. With one of my check-ups with my nephrologist, we spoke about me having a baby. My professor then referred me to (as he said) “the best Doctor I know about – he is an absolute genius”. So we came to know Dr Rodrigues and his wonderful team at Medfem. After a long process of finding a surrogate and going through all the legal issues, Dr Rodrigues and his team did their magic and our little “BIG” miracle was born. I will forever be thankful to Medfem and the caring, helpful and amazing people that work there.” – Karen de Villiers

“Dreams do come true!! Dr Rod had a hand in bringing 8 children into our family collectively!! I cannot recommend him high enough. Thank you for what you do!! – Cathy Nel

“We truly are blessed to have these precious boys in our lives. Without Dr Rodrigues this would not have been possible and by the grace of God we now have 3 little characters in our house. Thanks to Medfem Fertility Clinic and all staff especially Dr R, Nurse Cathy and Hanli this would not have been possible. May all others that are trying to conceive be blessed, and enjoy your time with the Medfem Family!!! – Kirstin Daly

“We were blessed with two miracles after 4 years of trying to conceive. Dr Rodrigues was our Knight in shining armor. When I had lost all hope he kept me focussed and positive which kept me going. When I was sure pregnancy was an impossible dream he assured me it WOULD happen. And he was right. Thanks to Medfem I was blessed with my twins in July 2012. They have made my life complete. And worth living. And I thank Medfem and Dr Rod for getting us there!!! I am forever grateful xxx” – Cathy Nel

“Dr Rod and the Medfem team – after a 4 year long journey of heartache and endless hope, we were blessed to welcome our beautiful son Joshua into the world. 15 months now and such a wonderful little man! Thank you for helping us get there!” – Margeaux Kemp Groenewald

“Thank you to Dr Rodrigues and all the other Dr’s and staff. Your professionalism, compassion, kindness and expertise made a difficult journey bearable. Mark and I are forever grateful for the role you played. Riley is our perfect little miracle. It’s been the best 7 months of our life. You a blessing to us all. Thank you for all the hard work and for doing what you do. You rock!” – Karen Apker

“Thank you Medfem Fertility Clinic – Dr Rodrigues for believing in me and making sure that baby Emily became a reality after a very long emotional journey! You have set me free from doubt and blessed my husband and I with most incredible gift! We are eternally grateful.” – Caroline Davis?

You can read more heart-warming stories here…. 

Given his qualifications, extensive experience, expertise and success rate; his facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and extensive medical support; and his supportive, caring approach, we believe that Dr Antonio Rodrigues is among the strongest contenders to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”

We also have three other strong candidates:

Click on the images to discover why we believe each one of these fertility specialists is among the strongest contenders to be the answer to the question “Who is the best fertility specialist in South Africa?”

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!

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