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Medfem Fertility Clinic

Medfem Fertility Clinic

Show Phone Number Cor Peter Place and Nursery Lane, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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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
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Fertility Specialist Consultation
IVF - In Vitro FertilisationUp to SAR38000
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Egg Freezing
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm InjectionUp to SAR47000
Blastocyst Transfer
Embryo Freezing
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
TESA - Testicular Sperm Extraction
IVF with Donor Eggs
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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 2 reviews Patient Reviews of Medfem Fertility Clinic

Tess Midrand Clinic Patient
Reviewed 06 November 2013
"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 Verified by Phone
Reviewed 21 January 2013
"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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Accreditations

  • HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa (South Africa) 

Provides

Fertility

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

On-site pharmacy

Travel Services

International travelLocal accommodation

Languages spoken

AfrikaansEnglish
 

Fertility

 
Blastocyst Transfer

Blastocyst-stage superior to cleavage-stage embryo transfer
Source: Human Reproduction 2007; Advance online publication

Exploring the live birth rates after transfer of equal number of blastocyst or cleavage-stage embryos in IVF.

MedWire News: Women receiving IVF have a greater chance of a live birth if their embryos are transferred at the blastocyst, rather than the cleavage, stage, a review of the current literature suggests.

The researchers note that their findings were dependent on an equal number of embryos being transferred with each method.

Evangelos Papnikolaou and colleagues from Free University of Brussels inBelgium extensively search the medical literature and identified eight randomized controlled trials that met their inclusion criteria. A total of 165 patients were reviewed.

Patients who had a blastocyst-stage compared with a cleavage-stage embryo transfer were 1.39 times more likely to have a live birth.

The probability of clinical pregnancy was also higher with blastocyst-stage transfer, while the risk for multiple pregnancies was similar between the two types of transfer.

The researchers note that the cancellation rate was significantly higher in the group of patients undergoing blastocyst-stage embryo transfer. Although cancellation can be devastating for the patient, the researchers note that it avoids offering false hope.

Finally, the cryopreservation rate was significantly lower with blastocyst-stage compared with cleavage-stage embryo transfer.

"The current meta-analysis suggests that... the probability of both live birth and clinical pregnancy is significantly higher when performing the embryo transfer at the blastocyst stage than the cleavage stage," Papnikolaou et al conclude.

 
Egg Freezing

MEDFEM FERTILITY CLINIC

ELECTIVE EGG FREEZING  PROGRAM



What Is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing is a breakthrough technology that allows women to freeze and store their eggs until a pregnancy is desired, at which time the eggs are thawed, fertilized and transferred to the uterus as embryos.

Who May Benefit?

Many women today are feeling the pressure of having to choose between a career and a family. Some are returning to school or pursuing advanced degrees and don’t know when or if they will have children. For many, it may simply be an issue of not having found the right partner yet. For all of these women, egg freezing is revolutionary not just in its technology, but in the freedom it can offer in allowing them to postpone childbearing.

Women suffering from endometriosis, a progressive disease that can impair ovarian function. The disease is becoming far more common in the western world, particularly among younger women.

Women in the reproductive-age group that are diagnosed with cancer will need surgery  chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments that can typically lead to infertility by destroying the eggs. While options vary depending on age, type of cancer and cancer-treatment plan, egg freezing can provide these women the opportunity to preserve their fertility. If diagnosed with cancer then the patient needs to contact Medfem Fertility Clinic urgently for a fast track appointment. The proceess of egg collection must take place BEFORE any form of therapy takes place.

Finally, egg freezing can be useful for individuals with religious or moral objections to storing frozen embryos. Frequently, in routine IVF, any excess embryos that remain are frozen for future use. However, if they are not to be used, t

 
Embryo Freezing

Embryo freezing after Assisted Reproduction Procedures: Blastocyst vitrification
 
What is cryopreservation?

Cryopreservation is used in infertility programs mainly to freeze and store embryos from an assisted reproductive cycle (IVF, ICSI, PICSI).

What is vitrification?

We are currently using the vitrification technique for blastocyst freezing.

Vitrification is an ultra-rapid method to freeze blastocysts instead of the traditional slow freezing process.

By definition; vitrification is the process of converting fluid/matter into a glass-like solid that is free of any crystal formation.

Vitrification of blastocysts yields better post-thaw survival rates and higher pregnancy and live birth rates from frozen embryo transfer cycles.

We started vitrification of blastocysts in late 2007 and have seen an increase in post-thaw embryo survival rates as well as substantially higher pregnancy rates after frozen transfer procedures.

 
The vitrification technique proves to have an undeniable better success rate regarding the viability of the blastocysts after vitrification and warming, more patients’s for frozen embryo transfers and most importantly a superior success rate.

When do we vitrify?

From experience poor quality day 5 or 6 blastocysts/expanded blastocysts do not survive vitrification and warming.

Therefore only good quality day 5 or 6 blastocysts/expanded blastocysts are vitrified and stored at -196ºC.

Storage in Liquid Nitrogen.

Colour coded Goblets and     
Egg Freezing.jpg

Straws to assist with

Identification.

Indications for Vitrification

Extremely good quality blastocysts/expanded blastocysts.
Blastocysts/expanded blastocysts of patients at risk of hyperstimulation syndrome are vitrified, warmed and transferred

 
Fertility Specialist Consultation
 
FET - Frozen Embryo Transfer
Up to SAR47000
ICSI - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Treatment price is for standard IVF and excludes medication - Average price medication is R13000 but varies from patient to patient.

ICSI stands for Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection. This technique involves the micro injection of a single sperm into an oocyte.

ICSI can be seen as one of the major break throughs in treatment of male infertility since only a few normal sperm are needed for conception. Men who where previously seen as completely sterile now have an excellent chance to have their own child.

Under certain circumstances such as after a vasectomy or in congenital abnormalities of the male reproductive ducts, sperm may be aspirated from the tubular system of the testes or directly from the testicular tissue.

The actual treatment is the same as the 5 stages In Vitro Fertilisation. The only difference is that in the laboratory stage sperm is not placed with the egg but a sperm is injected into the actual egg. The lab work is now highly intricate and skilled. A special microscope called a micromanipulator is used by the lab scientists to do the procedure. 

Up to SAR38000
IVF - In Vitro Fertilisation

Treatment price is for standard IVF and excludes medication - Average price medication is R13000 but varies from patient to patient.

IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation and ET for EmbryoTransfer.It is this technique that is used for a variety of infertility problemsparticularly for male factor problems, endometriosis, advanced maternal age orwhen the female partner has blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.

IVF is a five-stage procedure:

1.    Medication Stage

2.    Monitoring Stage

3.     EggRetrieval Stage

4.    Laboratory Stage

5.    Waiting Stage

 
IVF with Donor Eggs
 
PGD - Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis/Testing/Screening  (PGD/PGT/PGS)

Medfem Fertility Clinics online video

The idea of PGD is not new. In 1967 Edwards and Gardner succeeded in sexing rabbits (Edwards and Gardner, 1967). The first clinical application of PGD was used and described by Handyside in 1990. Only female embryos were transferred and several healthy girls were born following this procedure.  In 1999 the first baby was born in South Africa using PGD.

Previously prevention of genetic defective children was based on prenatal screening followed by termination of the pregnancy. At present preimplantation embryo manipulation and genetic methodologies allow genetically healthy embryo selection. By transferring genetically normal embryos, physical and psychological trauma of termination of a pregnancy is avoided. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is also employed for couples to achieve their desired family size and family balancing without the need for determination or toleration of an unwanted gender.

We at MedFem Clinic provide different services for identifying chromosomal aneuploidy (9 chromosomes can be tested), gender related genetic diseases and sex selection using the FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) technique. Single gene defects and HLA are determined in collaboration with overseas Genetic Laboratories. Recently we have proceeded to ascertain anueploidy in sperm using FISH.

Chromosomal Aneuploidy, Gender Related Genetic Diseases and Sex Selection

Chromosomal Aneuploidy

We inherit 23 of our chromosomes from each parent (23 from the egg and 23 from the sperm). When the egg and the sperm come together the zygote is formed and this cell contains 46 chromosomes. The zygote divides to form the embryo and eventually the baby is formed.

Aneuploidy describes a chromosome problem. It

 
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
 
PESA - Percutaneous Sperm Aspiration
 
TESA - Testicular Sperm Extraction

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 - 

Payment plans - http://www.fhf.co.za - Credit cards

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Dr Antonio Rodrigues

Job Title:
 Doctor
Specialisations:
 Fertility Medicine, Gynaecology
Languages:
 English
Biography:

M.B.B.Ch.(Wits.) F.C.O.G.(S.A.) M.B.A. (Henley)

Reproductive Medicine Specialist & Gynaecologist

Director Medfem Clinic

Dr Johan Van Rensburg

Job Title:
 Doctor
Specialisations:
 Fertility Medicine, Gynaecology
Languages:
 English
Biography:

M.B.Ch.B.(Pret.) M.Prax.Med.(Pret.)M.Med.(O et G)(Stell.), F.C.O.G./ L.K.O.G.(S.A.)

Reproductive Medicine Specialist & Gynaecologist

Director Medfem Clinic

Dr Johan Van Schouwenburg

Job Title:
 Doctor
Specialisations:
 Fertility Medicine, Gynaecology
Languages:
 English
Biography:

M.B.Ch.B.(Pret.),M.Pharm.Med.(Pret.),M.Med.(O et G)(Stell.),L.K.O.G.(S.A.),F.R.C.O.G.(London),M.D.(Stell.)

Reproductive Medicine Specialist & Gynaecologist

Director Medfem Clinic

Dr Nicholas Clark

Job Title:
 Doctor
Specialisations:
 Fertility Medicine, Gynaecology
Languages:
 English
Biography:

M.B. B.S. (London) F.C.O.G. (S.A.) F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. (Australia)

Reproductive Medicine Specialist & Gynaecologist

Director Medfem Clinic

Show Phone Number Cor Peter Place and Nursery Lane, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng