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Overview

As many as one in five couples experience the frustration and sorrow of infertility. Most experts define infertility as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. Women who are able to get pregnant, but then have repeat miscarriages, are also regarded as infertile.

Fertility units are based at the following Life Healthcare hospitals:

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Eastern Cape

  • Life St George’s Hospital – Port Elizabeth

Gauteng

  • Life Brenthurst Hospital - Parktown, Johannesburg
  • Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital – Roodepoort
  • Life Wilgers Hospital – Pretoria

Western Cape

  • Life Kingsbury Hospital - Claremont, Cape Town
  • Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital – Cape Town

Specialists at these units use advanced medical technology for a variety of treatments to assist patients in falling pregnant and experiencing the joy of parenthood. Treatments offered include ovulation induction, endoscopic surgery, hystero-scopic surgery, artificial insemination using husband's sperm (AIH), artificial insemination using donor sperm (AID), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracyto-plasmic sperm injection (ICSI), gamete intra-fallopian tube (GIFT), zygote intra-fallopian tube (ZIFT), oocyte donation (egg donor programme), surrogacy advice and assistance, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), semen analysis, apoptosis (DNA fragmentation) and vitrification (of embryos and oocytes).

Supporting doctors

Hospital Name Supporting doctors
Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth Fertility and Wellness Unit – based at Life St George’s Hospital Gynaecologist (reproductive medicine specialist)
Dr D Botha 041 374 3974
Dr D Prince 041 373 1320
Dr J Strydom 041 374 3974
General Practitioner
Dr W Sieg 041 374 3974
Embryologist
M Rijsdijk 041 374 8942
W Schoeman 041 374 8942
Gauteng
Bioart Fertility Centre – based at Life Brenthurst Hospital Gynaecologist (reproductive medicine specialist)
Dr MI Cassim 011 484 5119 / 5168
Dr Y Dasoo 011 484 5119 / 5168
Embryologist
N Bassa 011 484 5119
E McDonald 011 484 5119
Geneticist / PGD specialist
S Madaree 011 484 5119
Medical scientist
E McDonald 011 484 5119
J Lourens (consultant) 011 484 5119
Reproductive biologist
E McDonald 011 484 5119
Infertility Clinic Gynomed – based at Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital Gynaecologists
Dr B Potgieter 011 796 1100
Dr D Schulz 011 796 1100
Dr E Wypkema 011 794 7710
Dr G Labuschagne 011 796 1100
Dr H Lindeque 011 796 1100
Dr M Giesteira 011 796 1100
Dr PM Engelbrecht 011 795 4192
Dr D Packirisamy 011 795 1329
Embryologists / infertility clinic / IVF laboratory
C Morgan 011 794 4996
Wilgers Infertility Clinic – based at Life Wilgers Hospital Gynaecologist (reproductive medicine specialist)
Dr Chris Niemandt 012 807 0232 / 21
Dr Liz Radloff 012 807 1956
Medical biological scientist
C Van Zyl 012 807 8398
Embryologist
C Van Zyl 012 807 8398
Reproductive biologist
C Van Zyl 012 807 8398
Western Cape
Cape Fertility Clinic – based at Life Kingsbury Hospital Gynaecologist (reproductive medicine specialist)
Dr S Heylen 021 674 2088
Dr R Dhansay 021 674 2088
Dr S Nosarka 021 674 2088
Dr P le Roux 021 674 2088
The Institute for Reproductive Medicine – based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital Fertility specialists
Dr I Siebert 021 531 6999 / 021 938 4446
Dr J van der Merwe 021 506 4083 / 021 531 6999
Prof T Kruger 021 531 6999 / 021 938 4446