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Medfem Fertility Clinic

Medfem Fertility Clinic

087 550 6792 Cnr Nursery and Peter, Bryanston, Gauteng
4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Tuesday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Wednesday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Thursday  9:00 -   5:00pm
Friday  9:00 -   3:00pm

Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation SAR58150  -  SAR60000
IVF Lite
Assisted Hatching
Endometrial Scratch
Embryo Testing / PGS SAR20000  -  SAR35000
Egg Freezing and Storage
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection SAR13000  -  SAR15000
Blastocyst Culture
Embryo Freezing
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About Medfem Fertility Clinic

Since its inception in 1991, thousands of patients from South Africa and abroad have successfully received infertility treatment from highly qualified and experienced doctors and specialised fertility staff at Medfem. This treatment includes: IVF, ICSI, PGD, assisted hatching, donor eggs, donor sperm and surrogacy. Medfem Fertility Clinic performs 1200 IVF cycles per annum. Please explore the treatments available at Medfem fertility clinic.

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from 3 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Medfem Fertility Clinic

Marguerite victoria
Reviewed 10 February 2015 "services were excellent"
"Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery, IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

I was very pleased with my whole treatment from the admission, the theatre, the nurses, the doctor as a whole the services were excellent and I choose that clinic because after meeting the doctor in December 2014, both my partner and I realise that no other doctor or places we have been to for medical treatment top med fem."
Tess Midrand
Reviewed 06 November 2013 "ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection"
"My entire treatment for ICSI including Meds and ops came to about R80 000. Was not covered by medical aid so had to pay cash. Wish they could arrange a payment plan for those that don't have access to that kind of cash. We would like a second child and would need to do the treatments again, but don't have the cash available. Hoping that one day soon they can work on payment plans to assist in that regard."
celeste South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2013 "IVF/ICSI"

Busy with first IVF/ICSI. Doing the ER tommorrow, and if all goes well, ET on Sunday. So far I was very impressed and happy with Medfem. They gave me answers to questions that nobody could help me with"
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  • HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 
  • FCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa (South Africa) 





Accessible to disabled people

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency serviceText message remindersHome visitsOpen 24 hoursOpen weekends

Travel Services

International travelLocal accommodation

Languages spoken



Blastocyst Culture
Egg Freezing and Storage
Embryo Freezing
Fertility Specialist Consultation
Fertility Test
Fertility Preservation
Frozen Embryo Transfer
SAR13000  -  SAR15000
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
SAR58150  -  SAR60000
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation
IVF Lite
Assisted Hatching
Endometrial Scratch
IVF with Donor Eggs
SAR20000  -  SAR35000
Embryo Testing / PGS
Sperm Freezing and Storage
Surgical Sperm Retrieval

Payment Information

All consultations, investigations, operations and infertility treatments are based on a pay for service basis. IVF treatments require a deposit before starting the program.

Private financing can be arranged with First Health Finance - 

DiscountsPayment plans - - Free initial consultationChequesCredit cards


Private Patients Welcome

Dr Antonio Rodrigues

Job Title:
 Fertility Medicine
 English, Afrikaans

MBBCh , FCOG, MBA, Reproductive Medicine Specialist / Director Medfem Fertility Clinic

Dr Antonio Rodrigues is a founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic. Tony is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa, graduating in 1979. Tony is also a Fellow of College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists and completed his FCOG in 1989 at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2000, Tony was awarded his MBA through Henley Management College London, and completed his dissertation on ‘The Health Maintenance of Knowledge Based Workers – Who is Responsible’.

In addition to his fertility background Tony is an expert in lifestyle and its effect on fertility of females and males. Research performed by Tony became a catalyst for the book ‘Faster, Better, Sicker - Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Your Health’. He has been responsible for integrating this course, creating the logical sequencing, developing a research based nutrient package to optimise the course's success and correlating the clinical symptoms and diseases. Over the past 14 years, Tony has taken a special interest in the diagnosis and management of Time Urgency Stress in infertile women with special reference to endometriosis, and in this time has assessed over 4000 patients. As a result of the research and medical findings, Tony has co-launched an online Time Urgency Stress Management Course with internet based assessment and feedback – 

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 to perform minimally invasive surgery. The specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic have all undergone extensive training abroad and teach endoscopic surgery on an ongoing basis to visiting gynaecologists. 
In 2003 Tony assisted Georen Pharmaceuticals in developing a G Hormone Secretogue, antioxidant, vitamin and mineral complex – StaminoGro. StaminoGro in know to assist with fertility by increasing the amounts of natural hormones that your body is producing.

Tony is a regular broadcaster and is in high demand for his excellent teaching presentations on various aspects of infertility. He also writes a monthly column for Mama’s and Papa’s magazine. He is the author of numerous articles in refereed journals, several book chapters and review articles, and speaks nationally and internationally on infertility.


1987 Krige Research Prize – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: ‘The effect of Tisseel on Mouse Embryos’.
1988 Krige Research Prize – Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Platelet Activating Factors role in the Pathogenesis of Pre- Eclampsia.

Scientific Societies
  • Member of the S.A. Association of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG)
  • Member SASOG


  • A Randomized, Comparative Study of the Efficacy and Tolerance of Roxithromycin and Doxycyc in the Treatment of Women with Positive Endocervical Cultures for Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma spp. in an In Vitro Fertilization Program. (1992)
  • The treatment of endometriosis with GnRH analogues. (1994)
  • Hypothesis – Platelet activating factor (PAF) in etiology of Pre-Eclampsia (1988)
  • Platelet Activating Factor Levels in Pre-Eclampsia (1993)
  • Faster, Better, Sicker – Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Women’s Health. Antonio Rodrigues, Edward Wolff, Mandy Wolff (1999)
  • Bosman E, Rodrigues FA, and Esterhuizen AD. Improvement of DNA packaging in sperm of IVF patients after nutrient supplement treatment. IFFS 2007, Durban South Africa, 2007.
  • Bosman E, Esterhuizen AD, Rodrigues FA, Becker PJ, Hoffmann WA. The influence of male hyperinsulinaemia on IVF outcome. Submitted: June 2013 Andrologia
  • Bosman E, Esterhuizen AD, Rodrigues FA, Becker PJ, Hoffmann WA. Prevalence of hyperinsulinaemia among normozoospermic donors at Medfem Clinic, South Africa Andrologia, 2013;45:1,18-25
  • Esterhuizen AD, Franken DR, Bosman E, Rodrigues FA, Lombard C. Relationship between the sperm-hyaluronan binding assay, conventional semen parameters and fertilization rate in intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Submitted: June 2013 Andrologia
  • Van Rensburg JH, Esterhuizen AD, Bosman E, Rodrigues FA, Van Schouwenburg JAM. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The past and the present. The Specialist Forum. Specialist Medicine, 2007:7;20-24
  • Handbook of Fertility: Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health, First Edition.- (In the editing / printing phase)
  • Chapter 36: The psychological management of infertility – Mandy Jacqueline Rodrigues, Francisco Antonio Rodrigues
  • Chapter 40: Influence of Male hyperinsulinemia on IVF outcome. Edolene Bosman, Aldo Esterhuizen, Francisco Rodrigues

Dr Nick Clark

Job Title:
 Fertility Medicine

Reproductive Medicine Specialist / Director Medfem Fertility Clinic

Dr Nicholas Clark, a gynaecologist for over 15 years, joined Medfem Fertility Clinic in 2012 as a director. Nicholas qualified from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London in 1990. After completing his training in the United Kingdom and South Africa he was appointed as a consultant gynaecologist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto. He is originally from the UK and settled in South Africa in 1997 having worked between the two countries since 1993.

Over the years he has had the privilege of training and working in many leading hospitals including the Hammersmith Hospital in 1991/2 and 1996/7 where he was first introduced to the world of IVF under the guidance of Professor Lord Robert Winston, a pioneer of his time in the field of fertility and particularly IVF. He ran a successful practice in gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics from 1999 to 2011 out of Medfem and Sandton Clinics in Johannesburg. In 2012 he was able to pursue an opportunity offered at a teaching hospital in Adelaide, South Australia after being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists before returning to join his current colleagues at Medfem Fertility Clinic.

His main interests have been fertility, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery in particular reproductive surgery, fertility preservation and problems traversing recurrent pregnancy failure and fertility. An active interest in the role of complementary therapies and how they might impact on success in the management of fertility is a current pursuit. He has previously had extensive experience in general gynaecology and complicated obstetrics which serves as an invaluable skills base to subspecialty reproductive medicine.

Outside of medicine Nicholas and his partner enjoy an active life with many interests including travel, music, fitness and the care of their four legged companions.

Qualifications Obtained
  • Tertiary Qualification: MB BS (1989), University of London, University College & Middlesex School of Medicine
  • Speciality: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FRANZCOG (2012) Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, FCOG (1999) South African College of Medicine
  • Other Qualifications: Subspecialty Reproductive Medicine 2009, (Health Professions Council of South Africa)
Teaching and presentations

Congress Presentations

  • 1996 South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Boutique Ultrasound
  • 1997 South African Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 3D Ultrasound case presentations

Clinical Teaching Responsibilities

  • The teaching of medical students was part of registrar duties both in theoretical and practical skills.
  • As a consultant Nicholas was involved in training registrars both theoretically and surgical skills, and had examination duties of medical students.
  • Community service appointment during registrar time involved visiting rural clinics to train nursing staff in obstetrics.
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Dr Johan Van Schouwenburg

Job Title:
 Fertility Medicine
 English, Afrikaans

Reproductive Medicine Specialist/ Director Medfem Fertility Clinic

Dr Johan Van Schouwenburg is a founding member and director of Medfem Fertility Clinic. Johan is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician having trained in Pretoria and Stellenbosch. Johan performed the first IVF treatment in South Africa with Professor Kruger at the Tygerberg hospital in 1983, and since then has personally treated many thousands of patients with infertility problems. Johan has been at the forefront of the development of infertility services in South Africa for over 30 years.

In 1983 Johan co-established the In Vitro Fertilisation Unit at Tygerberg Hospital and the University of Stellenbosch. Following this Johan went on to co-establish the In Vitro Fertilisation Unit at Sandton Clinic in 1985.

In 1992 Johan and his partners began operating from the purpose built Medfem Fertility Clinic building in Bryanston. The facilities were carefully designed to act as a unique centre for the care of women with emphasis on minimally invasive surgery and advanced fertility treatment.

From 1988 to 1996, Johan acted as a founder committee member of the Association of reproductive Biology of SA.

His additional areas of expertise include assisted reproduction technology and minimally invasive surgery. Medfem Fertility Clinic has a sophisticated In Vitro Fertilisation laboratory including micromanipulation facilities, a biochemistry laboratory, microbiology laboratory, andrology laboratory and sperm bank dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple. The technical development and management of these laboratories are under Johan’s care. Minimally invasive gynaecological surgery is relatively new in South Africa. Medfem Fertility Clinic has been one of the first institutions in South Africa to have developed a fully comprehensive operating theatre with all the necessary equipment for this type of surgery. Johan and his partners have had extensive training abroad and are teaching endoscopic surgery on an ongoing basis to visiting gynaecologists.

Johan's interests are photography, woodwork and his beautiful dog Zahra.


MB.Ch.B. 1970 (Pret.)
D.A. (FRCS + FRCP) 1974 (London)
M.Pharm.Med. 1977 (Pret.)
M.Med.(O+G) 1981 (Stell.)Cum Laude
M.C.O.G. (SA)1981 (Stell.) Prize for best candidate during 1981.
M.R.C.O.G.1981 (London)
M.D. 1984 (Stell.) Thesis: Parameters of normal ovarian cycles and the application thereof on the treatment of infertility.
F.R.C.O.G.1996 (London)
Registered as Subspecialist in Reproductive medicine with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa

Dr Johan Van Rensburg

Job Title:
 Fertility Medicine
 English, Afrikaans

Reproductive Medicine Specialist / Director Medfem Fertility Clinic

He started the Sandton Fertility Clinic at Sandton Clinic on the 2 January 1980. Dr. van Schouwenburg joined Dr. van Rensburg in the practice in 1985 and the In Vitro Fertilization Unit was established at the Sandton Clinic which was later renamed Medfem Clinic. In 1991 the Fertility Clinic was relocated in the current Medfem Clinic building and he has been our Director of the Board since the inception of Medfem Clinic up to the current period.

Dr. van Rensburg qualified as a doctor in 1968 at the University of Pretoria where he achieved a degree (M.B.Ch.B). After qualification he decided to devote three years of his professional career to serve the underprivileged community and he worked for three years as a medical officer in the Transkei where he did extensive work in primary healthcare. In 1972 he relocated to Amersfoort where he was a general practitioner until 1974. During this period he obtained the M.Prax.Med. degree at the University of Pretoria in 1974

Dr. van Rensburg started his specialist training at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town in 1975. In 1979 he obtained the degrees M.Med. as well as the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa.

087 550 6792 Cnr Nursery and Peter, Bryanston, Gauteng