Why Medfem Is Your Top Fertility Clinic Choice

In a recent video, Dr Tony Rodrigues and Dr Nicholas Clark, fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, explained that the top factors in successful fertility treatment is the fertility team’s care for each patient, the quality of their decision-making, and world-class facilities with cutting edge technology.

In this article, we find out why these factors are so important and how our team ensures these factors remain paramount throughout your fertility journey, making Medfem Fertility Clinic your top choice in fertility clinics.

Speaking in a recent video about why so many patients from all over Africa and abroad travel to South Africa to visit Medfem Fertility Clinic in Sandton in Johannesburg, Dr Tony Rodrigues says he believes it is because of the teamwork and effort they put into achieving pregnancy for a couple.

“If we look at how we compare in terms of statistics and the range of fertility treatments, Medfem is definitely on par with top fertility clinics in the world,” said Dr Tony. “We also believe that the most important things in achieving a pregnancy are: care for the patient; the decision-making by the doctors, and facilities that are world-class.”

We look at each one of these factors below to find out why they matter and how Medfem ensures these are taken care of for each patient.

Patient-centred care

“Many patients from other countries have had a fertility treatment before,” explained Dr Tony. “What we find is that they love the care and attention they find at Medfem. We feel that – as a team including the medical specialists – we don’t have airs and graces. We like to be at a level of care with patients, to provide the attention they need, so that they will regard Medfem as their fertility patient-centric clinic.”

This is part of Medfem’s multi-pronged approach to treating our patients. Our approach encompasses a focussed and complete investigation of the couple, correctly diagnosing the cause of infertility and active management.
This is because, in our experience, there is always a reason for a fertility problem. A focussed, complete investigation of both the male and the female partner is vital is to ensure the cause is correctly diagnosed.

During the investigation, each step is completed with care for each partner. If one step, one test is omitted, the investigation will be incomplete, and an important clue may be missed.

Actively managing the cause of the infertility is very important to reduce the time to pregnancy. At Medfem Fertility Clinic, active management means a comprehensive range of advanced medical fertility treatments, expert counselling by a qualified psychologist, and active lifestyle management.

This approach delivers a host of benefits to each and every patient at Medfem Fertility Clinic. It ensures cost-effective fertility treatment, because a focussed, complete investigation ensures a correct diagnosis, and this means that the exact treatment required is provided.

In addition, because this approach is the most effective in each individual patient’s circumstances, and reduces the time to pregnancy, it is better for the patient psychologically.

Decision-making by the doctors

The decisions made by the team at Medfem Fertility Clinic is backed by impressive qualifications and immense experience.

Medfem Fertility Clinic’s team of accredited reproductive medicine specialists have over 100 years of collective experience. These fertility specialists are nationally and internationally recognised as pioneers and innovators in the field of fertility treatment, including Dr Johan van Schouwenburg who was involved in the first successful IVF treatment carried out in South Africa in 1983.

During their more than 30 years of practice at Medfem Fertility Clinic, our reproductive specialists have performed an average of 1,100 IVF treatment cycles a year and helped to bring more than 18,000 babies into the world.

However, Medfem Fertility Clinic patients benefit not only from the expertise of all of our 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.

As Dr Nicholas Clark says in the video: “At Medfem Fertility Clinic we really pride ourselves in keeping up with all the latest technologies, and we really pride ourselves on our staff who are highly trained and have mastered all the latest techniques.”

World-class facilities and cutting edge technology

The importance of making the right choice when selecting a fertility clinic cannot be overemphasised. Choosing the right clinic, that is properly accredited and offers qualified and experienced specialists; cutting-edge facilities; advanced technologies and a range of treatments to achieve leading success rates; will ensure the best chance of becoming pregnant.

Medfem Fertility Clinic is registered as an Accredited IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) Unit with the Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG), belongs to the African Network and Registry for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and is recognised internationally the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART).

Located in close proximity to the Sandton MediClinic, the Medfem Fertility Clinic is a purpose-built medical and surgical facility. This state-of-the-art clinic was opened in 1992 and combines consultation offices, exam rooms, laboratory facilities, a surgical suite and a specialist dedicated fertility pharmacy in one convenient location.

As an independent practice, Medfem Fertility Clinic maintains the capacity to provide cutting-edge technology and medical advancements that smaller clinics are unable to provide. Medfem also invests significantly in advanced research and development (R&D) and ensures the facilities are equipped with world-class technology.

At Medfem Fertility Clinic, you will find the full spectrum of advanced medical fertility treatments including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, egg and sperm donation, gestational surrogacy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), microsurgical sperm aspiration or electroejaculation, as well as more basic fertility procedures such as intrauterine inseminations (IUI).

“This is very important, because we can offer a holistic package, one that really covers everything that’s available at this point in time. We pride ourselves in offering services available anywhere in the world,” says Dr Clark.

Find out if Medfem Fertility Clinic is your top choice

The journey to overcoming infertility can be one of life’s most difficult challenges, medically, emotionally and financially. But with a fertility team that cares, and that has the expertise and the right technology, you have with the best chance of a successful outcome at the end of your treatment.

At Medfem Fertility Clinic, you will also find the largest staff-to-patient ratio of any fertility clinic in South Africa, ensuring you receive the best care possible.

We are a committed and understanding team of medical professionals, who have the experience, knowledge and desire to provide you with the best chance of having the family you dream of. In fact, since the 1980’s, we have been assisting couples struggling with infertility to experience the joy of parenthood, helping to bring more than 18,000 babies into the world.

If you would like to meet one us, simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.

Our Fertility Specialists can also meet with You During a Virtual Consultation Via Zoom or Skype. Click here to book a virtual consultation now.

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