Leading Fertility and Gynaecology Care in Sydney

If you’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for more than 12 months (or six months if you’re over 35), your doctor may recommend fertility treatment.

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) gives many couples their best chance of falling pregnant, and is typically used to overcome some of the most common causes of infertility, including endometriosis, male infertility and unexplained infertility.

City East Specialist Day Hospital provides a wide range of fertility treatments and gynaecology surgery in Sydney, and is owned by IVF Australia.

How does IVF work?

During IVF, a woman’s ovaries are stimulated to produce eggs that are collected by her fertility specialist during a simple procedure. They are then prepared and placed with sperm for fertilisation in a laboratory. The fertilised embryos grow over two to five days and are then transferred into the woman’s uterus in a simple embryo transfer procedure, similar in technique to a pap smear.

How long is the egg collection procedure?

It usually takes just 10 to 15 minutes. IVF scientists are in theatre with your fertility specialist, examining the eggs immediately and then transporting them carefully to the laboratory next door for fertilisation.

How will I feel after surgery?

You may have some cramping after the egg collection procedure. Your doctor or IVF specialist will meet with you afterwards, before you leave City East Day Hospital, and you’ll be advised of the number of eggs collected.

Fertility surgery

Your fertility specialist may recommend surgery to investigate the causes of infertility, or treat problems that are making it difficult for you to conceive. These include:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) treatment
  • Fallopian tubes surgery
  • Microsurgery

Visit IVF Australia to find out more about fertility surgery...

As an IVF patient at City East Specialist Day Hospital, you can have your egg collection with us, and your specialist appointments, blood and ultrasound monitoring and counselling services at IVF Australia’s Maroubra clinic, which is in the same building. The embryology and andrology laboratories are also located onsite, providing convenience and supportive care throughout your IVF journey.

Meet our IVF and Gynaecology Specialists:

Prof. Michael Chapman is one of Australia’s most highly profiled and respected fertility...
Dr Costello is an experienced fertility specialist and renowned expert on Polycystic Ovary...
Dr Graeme Hughes is one of Australia's most respected fertility and IVF specialists, with...
Dr Andrew Kan’s special areas of interest include PCOS, male infertility and use of donor...
Dr Gavin Kemball is an experienced fertility specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Dr Juliette Koch is a highly regarded fertility specialist with extensive obstetrics and...
Prof. Ledger is a senior fertility specialist and gynaecologist with an international...
Dr Martin is a fertility specialist who also performs gynaecological surgery and general...
Dr Tierney is gynaecologist and fertility specialist who combines the highest levels of...
A/Prof Sacks is an obstetrician and fertility specialist who is expert in treating unexplained...
Alex is a fertility specialist with a focus on helping women from conception to delivery, with...

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