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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All consultations, investigations, operations and infertility treatments are based on a pay for service basis. IVF treatments require a deposit before starting the program.
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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.
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.
Clinical Teaching Responsibilities
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
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.D. 1984 (Stell.) Thesis: Parameters of normal ovarian cycles and
the application thereof on the treatment of infertility.
Registered as Subspecialist in Reproductive medicine with the Health
Professionals Council of South Africa
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.
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