IVFAustralia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group, The Fertility Centre, Sims IVF and Virtus Fertility Centre all have their own dedicated team of fertility specialists, scientists, nurses and counseling professionals.
Our network of specialists across the country has a close professional relationship, collaborating on research, and sharing diagnostic experience and insights into patient care and advanced scientific procedures.
IVFAustralia has been at the forefront of Australian reproductive medicine for more than 25 years, and its founding doctors were part of the team that managed the conception and delivery of the first IVF child born in NSW in 1983.
IVFAustralia now has 11 clinics across New South Wales including three day hospitals. Many IVFAustralia fertility specialists are qualified to the highest level available in this country. They undertake an additional three years training to specialise in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or CREI), accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
IVFAustralia is the only fertility group with multiple Embryology and Andrology departments across Sydney and the mid-North and Central Coast, and an in-house pathology department. Specialist nurses and doctors perform blood tests and ultrasounds within our clinics.
IVFAustralia was the first to use PolScope, using polarised light to see where genetic material is stored in the egg when performing Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). IVFAustralia are also leaders in Digital High Magnification for sperm selection which was first used in October 2009 to select optimal sperm, increasing success rates for couples with recurrent miscarriage, low sperm morphology or high levels of sperm DNA damage.
Visit www.ivf.com.au for more information.
Melbourne IVF has attracted some of the country’s leading fertility specialists, each providing the highest level of personalised treatment available. Most are specialists who originally trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and now dedicate their practice to Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Founding doctors Ian Johnston and John McBain were part of the Melbourne Egg Project, the collaborative team responsible for the pioneering work that conceived and delivered Australia’s first IVF child in 1980.
Melbourne IVF was also responsible for the first permanent regional IVF clinic, established in Albury in 1988. Ten years later Melbourne IVF undertook the first full karyotype from single cell embryo biopsy in Australia, leading the way in IVF genetics.
Melbourne IVF has a long-established commitment to remain at the forefront of scientific improvements through formal advanced research. This research is designed always to advance the success of our patient outcomes. This research includes:
- Advanced Embryo Selection
- Fertility Preservation
- Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
- Andrology, and
- Psychosocial research in fertility.
Melbourne IVF specialists and scientists believe that ongoing research is crucial for making assisted reproduction even more successful and that it’s important, given the level of government support that is provided to patients, that we strive for continuous knowledge expansion and improvement.
Visit www.mivf.com.au to find out more.
Queensland Fertility Group (QFG) is Queensland’s leading network of fertility clinics, providing patients with one of the State’s highest success rates and attention to personal care, as a result of aligning the State’s most experienced group of specialists and scientists. QFG have delivered over 10,500 IVF babies with thousands more from other treatment programs, including Queensland’s first pregnancy from embryo freezing in 1986, and the first pregnancy from egg freezing in 2005.
QFG’s founders Dr John Hennessy and Dr Doug Keeping were also responsible for the conception and delivery of Queensland’s first IVF conceived children (twins), born in 1984.
QFG understand that having the choice of a clinic near home or work is important to our patients. So our network includes seven clinics in Queensland, with three in Brisbane and over 25 specialists throughout the state, from Cairns to the Gold Coast.
Our Queensland-wide network provides a complete range of fertility treatments from affordable inseminations (IUI) through to advanced IVF. The Spring Hill Specialist Day Hospital is a custom-built state-of-the-art facility designed to optimise patient success, and provide a scientifically controlled environment for delicate embryos. QFG also has a centre of excellence in Endocrinology research. This ensures consistent delivery of success rates amongst the best in Australia and the world.
Visit www.qfg.com.au to find out more.
The Fertility Centre brings together a team of highly experienced fertility specialists, skilled fertility nurses, and leading IVF scientists to provide affordable IVF and help couples achieve their dream of having a child.
The Fertility Centre's goal is to provide patients with quality IVF treatment at a lower price than a full service infertility and IVF clinic. The Fertility Centre is ideal for individuals and couples that:
- Are concerned about not falling pregnant and are searching for answers and expert advice,
- Have already seen a gynaecologist or fertility specialist who has recommended IVF treatment or other infertility options (such as IUI), or
- Have already undergone infertility treatment with a different IVF centre and are feeling the financial pressure that often comes with IVF treatment costs at a standard full-service IVF clinic.
The key behind our significantly lower IVF treatment costs is our simplified and standard IVF treatment model. We've minimised the financial stress often associated with IVF treatment so that the family that you’ve always wanted is now within reach.
Visit www.thefertilitycentre.com.au to find out more.
Sims IVF was established in Dublin City University in 1997 and is now Ireland's largest assisted reproduction clinic. Having joined the Virtus Health Group in 2014, Sims IVF remains at the forefront for fertility technology, advanced treatment regimes and patient facilities. The Sims IVF team are pioneers of IVF in Ireland having been responsible for a number of 'firsts' in this country including Ireland's first IVF baby, donor sperm IVF program, donor egg program and first clinic to provide IMSI. Sims IVF continues with this leading clinical practice and research today.
To facilitate the growing demand for its services and to continue to provide excellent levels of care, Sims IVF expanded its team and moved to a purpose built fertility centre in Clonskeagh in 2011. Patients can access the necessary testing and leading fertility treatment options at one location with doctor and nurse consult rooms, embryology and blood laboratories, three operating theatres and a five bed ultrasound suite - ensuring optimum patient convenience.
Sims IVF’s Advanced Infertility Testing covers both female and male fertility problems and could make a real difference in successfully having a baby. Sims IVF’s European Donor Egg Programme has excellent success rates with no waiting times, provenhighly suitable experienced donors and who optimise the chance of guaranteed embryo transfers.
Visit www.sims.ie for more information
Opened in December 2014, the new Virtus Fertility Centre is one of the largest dedicated fertility centres in Singapore and South-East Asia, providing consultation and monitoring services, with its own theatres and embryo transfer rooms connected to a “clean room” laboratory ensuring optimal care for developing embryos.
Visit www.virtusfertilitycentre.com.sg for more information
Regional Health Partnerships
Virtus Health recognises the importance of providing excellent fertility care and treatment close to patients’ home and work. As a result we also partner with specialists in other regional areas where we do not operate our own clinics.
For example, we currently work with a group of Obstetricians in Dubbo, NSW, providing consultative advice and IVF services. Their patients only then need to travel to a Sydney hospital for egg collection, which takes about five days including recovery. All other care is managed locally. This is a model of care we will continue to expand into other regional communities.