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    Default MFI Fertility Specialist Melbourne

    Hi can anyone recommend a Fertility Specialist who specialises in Male Factor Infertility or just a good Fertility Specialist in Melbourne?

    I know ultimately you want a doctor who will give you what you want, but i think a good balance would help us in this process.

    I'm having trouble with my current FS who doesn't communicate well enough for my liking. I feel rushed, i know nothing about my last cycle which was our first, nothing about my husbands MFI and frankly telephone calls don't cut it when I'd like a consultation.

    Thanks for your help, please pm me

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    Hi kmvw,

    I would go and see Associate Professor Robert McLachlan at Monash IVF

    We were very unhappy with MelbIVF and their lack of understanding or care for DH's MFI issues. Dr McLachlan took one look at DH's SAs and was able to see straight away see that normal ICSI would not be successful (this is what we did at Melb) and we needed to use TESA (despite DH having a normal count 99% of the sperm are dead). I have ranted about all this in the MFI Thread and some other threads too

    Dr McLachlan doesnt do IVF but what he did was refer us to Dr Luk Rombouts who is now our IVF Dr. DH is still seeing Dr McLachlan because he is a subject in a research project into MFI and he is getting his sperm looked at under electron microscope to see if there are structural issues.

    Luk is awesome too, much better than who i was seeing at Melb. He explains things in a straight forward manner not giving me wishy washy answers like we got at Melb.

    We only had to wait 3 weeks to see Dr McLachlan and then less than 1 week to see Luk, because we told Dr McLachlan that we wanted to start the next cycle asap.

    PM me if you want more details. I know how frustrating this process can be especially when you feel like you're not getting answers to questions.

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Rob McLachlan! DH sees him for management of
    his issues He is hilarious too which makes for some amusing appointments!

    We used Dr Gareth Weston for our cycle, he's very knowledgeable in MFI..we were actually referred to him by a professor within Monash.

    As you can see from my ticker, we had success with these 2 Drs

    Good Luck!

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    Hi yeah please send me the details! I'm interested in the reason why MIVF use only 2 day embryo's. Everything I've read suggests for MFI we should be growing to blast

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    here's his details:
    http://www.monashivf.com/Our_People/..._McLaclan.aspx

    I think his PA's name is Janine. Make sure you get ur GP to write the referral for your DH, not you!

    I asked Rob about 2day versus 5day transfers and he suggested that MIVF probably didnt have as good a process for developing embies to blasty stage so they prefer to offer 2day only. Of course he thinks that Monash does it best and was careful to not say anything too negative about MIVF (i was just reading between the lines).

    I agree that if you have MFI issues that growing to day5 is better especially since the sperm DNA doesnt kick in until day3 of embie development, its all egg DNA up until then.

    What I like about Monash is that most of the FS are also still actively doing research in fertility and are therefore interested in investigating your issues further rather than just going straight to treatments. I felt at MIVF that they were all about make $$ and just telling us its at numbers game and you just have to keep trying.

    I just had my EPU on Saturday and Dr Gareth Weston did it, from the few moments I spoke to him he seemed really nice and had warm hands, which is probably good for an FS to have i think

    good luck and let us know how u go!


 

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