Fertility Clinics

IVFAustralia, Melbourne IVF, Queensland Fertility Group, TasIVF, The Fertility Centre, Sims IVF,Rotunda IVF, Aagaard Fertility Clinic, Trianglen Fertility ClinicComplete Fertility Centre 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

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 15 locations 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

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.

Advanced Research
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:

  • Fertility Preservation
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  • 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

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.

TasIVF

TasIVF was established in 1983 and has grown steadily since then, delivering 2677 babies over the past 30 years. In fact, TasIVF is Tasmania’s longest serving and most successful IVF Unit.

TasIVF’s main clinic, laboratory and day hospital is located in Hobart. TasIVF also has established consulting centres in Launceston and Devonport enabling it to provide fertility services and IVF treatment to all of Tasmania. In 2012, TasIVF was recognised as the Telstra Tasmanian Business of the Year.

Visit www.tasivf.com.au for more information

The Fertility Centre

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.

The Fertility Centre clinics are currently located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and on the Sunshine Coast.

Visit www.thefertilitycentre.com.au to find out more.

Sims IVF

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 opened a new state-of-the-art clinic in Cork in 2015.

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, highly suitable experienced donors and who optimise the chance of  guaranteed embryo transfers.

Visit www.sims.ie for more information

Rotunda IVF

Located at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Rotunda IVF's international reputation and success rates are built on the quality of the people who provide patient care. As the pioneers of Assisted Reproduction in Ireland, Rotunda IVF continues to lead key developments in IVF treatment protocols and embryology advancements to ensure patients have access to the latest evidence-based treatments and laboratory techniques. Rotunda IVF also offers fertility preservation services to oncology patients as the National Gamete Cryopreservation Centre. Rotunda IVF joined the Virtus Health group in early 2015.

Visit www.rotundaivf.ie for more information

Aagaard Fertility Clinic

Aagaard Fertility Clinic founded in 2004, is the leading Danish fertility clinic outside Copenhagen and at the forefront of fertility medical development. The clinic offers a full and comprehensive range of fertility treatments and advanced scientific technologies including a gynaecology clinic and sperm bank.

Aagaard is the first and only fertility clinic in Scandinavia to offer pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and pre-implantation genetic screening. All services are provided from a modern purpose built facility which is strategically positioned close to the Aarhus University hospital, the second largest public hospital in Scandinavia.

Visit www.aagaardklinik.dk for more information

Trianglen Fertility Clinic

Trianglen Fertility Clinic, established in 1993, has grown to become one of the leading fertility clinics in Copenhagen, Denmark and expands the Virtus Health network, with Trianglen and Aagard representing approximately 15% of the Danish fertility market. Trianglen is located approximately 15 minutes from the Copenhagen city centre in the diplomatic district of Hellerup, easily accessible via car, bus and train for the local community and 30 minutes from the airport for international patients.

Led by Kåre Rygaard, Medical Director and founder, the team of 7 doctors, 7 scientists and 21 nursing and support specialists provide a highly regarded full and comprehensive range of fertility treatments and advanced scientific technologies. Trianglen joined Virtus Health in June 2018.

Visit www.trianglen.com.au for more information.

Complete Fertility Centre

Complete Fertility Centre, Southampton was established in 2011 and today is a leading fertility clinic on the south coast of Britain. Complete Fertility has approximately 50% of the regional market share providing fertility treatments to private and NHS patients via the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (“UHS”).

Led by the founding directors, Professor Ying Cheong and Julia Paget, the centre is at the forefront of fertility research, and recognised as one of the National Training centres for ARS, hosting training programs for reproductive scientists and clinicians.

Complete Fertility offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatments and advanced scientific technologies including time-lapse imaging of embryos, a highly successful egg donation programme and innovative procedures including ovarian tissue cryopreservation and in-vivo embryo culture.

Visit www.completefertility.co.uk for more information 

Virtus Fertility Centre

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

Pioneering AI technology in fertility treatment

Virtus Health scientists are pioneering technology using artificial intelligence “AI” that will enable embryologists to predict the likelihood of a viable pregnancy prior to the transferring of an embryo in a woman undergoing IVF.

Called Ivy, the AI performs a comprehensive three-dimensional assessment of the growth of embryos through all stages of development and then relates this data to the corresponding pregnancy outcomes. Ivy was trained using time-lapse videos from thousands of embryos and has taught itself to identify those embryos with the highest potential of developing a fetal heart. The AI then allocates the embryo with an EmbryoScore; the one with the highest score can be selected and transferred, accelerating the chance of a healthy baby.

Pre-clinical validation of the technology has been conducted in Virtus Health clinics using the data obtained from over 2600 embryos from Virtus Health’s NSW, ACT and Queensland laboratories. With a patent application lodged, Virtus will further evaluate Ivy and its EmbryoScore in a multicentre randomised clinical trial across Virtus Health’s Australian and European laboratories starting late in 2018 to enable its rapid introduction to patient care.

Dr Simon Cooke, Scientific Director at IVFAustralia, a member of Virtus Health and Aengus Tran, Chief Data Scientist at Harrison-AI, are leading the development of this technology. 

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.