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About Us

Background

The IVF Centre at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has been offering excellent patient care and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services to infertile patients since 1986. Our dedicated team – gynaecologists / reproductive specialists, urologists, endocrinologists, clinical psychologists, professional nurses and embryologists – is well experienced in the field of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), which have been successfully applied at our centre in treating male and female infertility. Our unique characteristic is patient-oriented services. We listen to you. We understand you. We help you to achieve your dream – having a family.

Over the years, we have improved our state-of the-art facilities to maximise the quality of embryos transferred to patients. Our success on take-home-baby rate by IVF has been dramatically increasing. The cutting-edge technology of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), i.e. injecting a single sperm into an oocyte, is also very successful in producing embryos for patients who suffer from male infertility. There is hope for patients who do not have sperm in their ejaculate. The sperm can be retrieved from the testis (testicular sperm extraction, TESE) or its appendages such as microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA). Normal babies were born by using these technologies.

In addition, we offer natural cycle IVF using oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) technology. Application of IVM also allows embryologists to freeze the oocytes for cancer patients prior to their radiation therapy or chemotherapy for the purpose of preserving fertility for the future use after recovery.

Our Doctors

Dr. CHAN Woon Tong, Joseph 陳煥堂醫生
Dr. CHAN Woon Tong, Joseph

Head, Department of Women's Health and Obstetrics
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HKU)
• MBBS (HK)
• FRCOG
• FHKCOG
• FHKAM (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Dr. CHAI Joyce 柴逸蘭醫生
Dr. CHAI, Joyce

Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor (HKU)
• MBChB (Otago)
• MRCOG
• FHKCOG
• Cert RCOG (Reprod Med)
• Cert HKCOG (Reprod Med)
• FHKAM (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Dr. HO Pak Chung 何柏松醫生
Dr. HO Pak Chung

Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Emeritus Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (HKU)
• MBBS (HK)
• MD (HK)
• FRCOG
• FHKCOG
• FHKAM (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Dr. LOK Hung, Ingrid 駱紅醫生
Dr. LOK Hung, Ingrid

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
• MBBS (UNSW)
• MD (CUHK)
• MRCOG
• FHKCOG
• FHKAM (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
• Cert. HKCOG (Reprod Med)
Dr. TANG Oi Shan 鄧靄珊醫生
Dr. TANG Oi Shan

Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HKU)
• MBBS (HK)
• MD (HK)
• FRCOG
• FHKCOG
• Cert RCOG (Reprod Med)
• FHKAM (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Dr. WONG Wai San 黃偉生醫生
Dr. WONG Wai Sang

Director, Urology Centre
Specialist in Urology
Honorary Consultant in Urology
• MBBS (HK)
• FRCSEd
• FRACS
• FCSHK
• FRACS (Urology)
• FHKAM (Surgery)
Dr. CHAN Wai Hee, Stev 陳偉希醫生
Dr. CHAN Wai Hee, Steve

Associate Director, Urology Centre
Specialist in Urology
Honorary Consultant in Urology
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Surgery (CUHK)
• MBBS (HK) • FRCSEd
• Dip Urol (Lond)
• FRCSEd (Urol)
• FCSHK
• MSc (Health and Hospital Mgt) (Birm)
• FHKAM (Surgery)


Our Team

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Our team includes dedicated and professional medical personnel including a scientific director, three experienced embryologists, three embryologists/andrologists, registered nurses and enrolled nurses, who work closely to provide patients with the best consultation, treatment, assessment and patient care.

Clinical Milestones

1986 1st Test Tube (IVF) Baby in Hong Kong
1988 1st GIFT Baby
1988 1st FREDI Baby
1990 1st ZIFT Baby
1993 1st Frozen-thawed-embryo Baby
1994 1st MESA & IVF Baby
1996 1st MIFT Baby
1996 1st ICSI Baby
1997 1st TESA & ICSI Baby
2001 1st Laser Assisted Hatching Baby
2005 1st IVM Baby
2013 1st Baby from EmbryoScope
2016 1st NGS-PGS Baby

Scientific Contribution

The physicians and IVF scientists have published over 30 papers internationally, which include:
Fertility and Sterility
Human Reproduction
Journal of Endocrinology
Cell and Tissue Research
Journal of the Hong Kong Medical Association
Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports

Also, the research results have been presented at national and international conferences. Our current research projects include studies of oocyte quality in improving pregnancy rates and dynamic embryo development analysed by the time-lapse EmbryoScopes.