Before any testing is carried out, it is important that a detailed medical history is taken by one of our specialists. Should the need for fertility treatment arise, we offer a unique consultant led service with a team of highly experienced fertility specialists and we work closely with the Fertility Unit at The Guy’s Hospital, ACU to provide seamless, high-quality care throughout your treatment.
Patients requesting advice or management of fertility are seen by a team of highly qualified Consultants – Mr Nick Elkington, Mr Emmanuel Kalu & Ms Natally Atalla.
Around 15% of couples of reproductive age have difficulty in conceiving which can be due to one of several reasons:
In addition, infertility in women is also linked to their age, the biggest decrease in fertility begins during a woman’s mid thirties.
Ideally both partners in the relationship should attend the initial consultation though you can be seen separately. Initial investigations include assessment of both partners. Women require blood tests and an ultrasound including assessment of their fallopian tubes with a HyCoSy or Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). Men require assessment of their semen (semen analysis) and possibly some blood tests.
Once the results of these fertility tests are available your consultant will advise couples on what type of fertility treatment may be indicated. Sometimes couples will be encouraged to continue to try and conceive naturally before embarking on fertility treatment.
At the initial consultation a detailed history will be taken and examination tailored to your history.
Investigations are individualised but will include:
At the initial consultation a detailed history will be taken and the examination tailored to your history.
Investigations will also be individualised but will include:
Additional investigations can include:
The results of tests and investigations will determine whether assisted conception is required. We offer this service at the Surrey Park Clinic with specific procedures carried out at Guy’s and St Thomas’.