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Fertility Treatments abroad - IVF in South Africa


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The Clinic has a reputation as one of South Africa's foremost high-tech private hospitals thanks to its commitment to developing leading edge facilities, attracting top specialists, and providing outstanding patient care. Specialists at the hospital's fertility clinic have been offering advanced fertility treatment in South Africa at the unit since 1983. Since its inception the unit has achieved many first for South Africa and Africa as well as other important milestones in the treatment of human infertility.

The first in vitro conception and birth [29 April 1984] for South Africa and Africa.
The world-wide introduction [1986] to the Tygerberg Strict Criteria for the evaluation of sperm morphology.
The first frozen embryo conception and birth [29 January 1989] for South Africa.
The first conception and birth [12 Oct 1995] after a true intracytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI] procedure for South Africa.
The introduction of a Computerised System able to evaluate sperm morphology according to the Tygerberg Strict Criteria.
Internationally recognised academic institution.


The unit prides itself on being a progressive, research orientated unit, thereby offering patients the most advanced technologies and expertise in the treatment of human infertility.

In Vitro Fertilisation [IVF]. This is known as the classical test tube fertilisation whereby the ovum from the mother and the sperm from the father are brought together outside the body and fertilised in a test tube. They are incubated for a few days and then placed in the uterine cavity of the mother.

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection [ICSI]. The technology used in this fertility treatment is for the infertile male who has an extremely low or no sperm count. The process followed is that a single viable sperm is taken from the male and injected with microscopic equipment directly in the female's ovum. This brings about forced fertilisation. The embryo will then be handled as per the normal IVF procedure.

Artificial Insemination. If a male was found to be sub fertile then this would be the method of choice. The male would provide a sample of sperm to be prepared for injection into the uterus.

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer [GIFT]. This is a reliable method of treatment. A standard laparoscopy is done and ova are harvested laparoscopically and together with a prepared sperm specimen, is transferred into the Fallopian tube.

Reversal of Male and Female Sterilisation. The fertility clinic offers the procedures of having a vasectomy or salpingectomy reversed by microsurgical techniques.

Advanced surgical endoscopic technology. Available for reproductive medicine [laproscopic and hysteroscopic].

All aspects of andrology and semenology. Routine semen analysis is available.
A cryo preservation programme. Freezing of embryos and sperm. We also offer an egg donation programme .

What is IVF egg donation?
This is when a donor's egg is used instead of your own egg to maximise your chances of falling pregnant, and will normally be on recommendation from your Fertility Specialist (FS). The donor is given fertility drugs to ensure that egg production during her cycle is optimal. Once the eggs are harvested they are fertilised with the semen and then the 2 best embryos (fertilised eggs) are transferred back into you.

What are the benefits or IVF egg donation?
Donor eggs can increase the chance of conception from 15 -18% to a staggering 50%, whether due to the donor's age and/or the quality of her eggs. This could significantly decrease the number of "straight" IVFs you might need to undergo. For women over the age of 40, the chances of conception using an egg donor egg/s are up to 5 times greater than with their own.

How do I know if I need a donor?
Your Fertility Specialist will be able to advise you if you need a donor.

How do I get a donor?
Once you have been advised that you should consider an egg donor, contact us directly on denise@surgicalbliss.com. The donor company will then send you some donor profiles so that you can view donor profiles, choose a donor, complete the necessary paperwork and the process will start with all the support that you need.

How much does it cost?
The donor agency will charge between R 12 000 – R 15 000 for the donor of your choice. This will happen after they have sent you profiles of donors. There are a wide spectrum of donors of most race groups available on the books. This does not include clinic fees and IVF fees. This is for the donor only.

How long does the process take?
Most Fertility clinics require around 8 weeks planning time, to co-ordinate your and the donor's cycle. This is an estimate only and may be subject to change based on your specialist's advice.

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