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Dr. Klaus Wiswedel
MD FCOG Mmed DMCOG, is respected both locally and abroad as an expert and pioneer of fertility treatment in South Africa.
After his specialisation he headed the infertility unit at Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town, Medical School for approximately 10 years. He was part of the team who achieved the first IVF pregnancy at Groote Schuur Hospital/ University of Cape Town in 1984. In 1993 he founded the private Cape Fertility Clinic, which soon after its inception became the leading clinic in South Africa. The newly designed and equipped Cape Fertility Clinic now is one of the most modern and successful clinics in the Southern hemisphere.
His achievements and firsts for South Africa include:
1. first frozen embryo pregnancy
2. first to use ultrasound guided ovum pick up
3. first pregnancy from egg donation
4. first pregnancy from microinjection
5. first to use GnRH agonist in ovulation induction
He published approximately 30 articles in local and international peer reviewed journals mainly pertaining to his special interest of freezing of reproductive tissue. He received several rewards for his research contributions.
Dr.Wiswedel is a registered specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as a registered specialist in Reproductive Medicine..
He is a member of the folowing societies and associations:
1. South African Medical Association (SAMA)
2. South African Society of Obstetrics and Gyanecology (SASOG)
3. South African Society of Reproductive Surgery and Science (SASRSS)
4. American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
He is a committed environmentalist and lives on a smallholding in Hout Bay, Cape Town. His house is powered by solar panels and a wind turbine and he grows organic vegetable and grows and makes organic wine. His current interests include the influence of environmental pollution on male infertility and several press relases have been written on this subject. On his farm in the Klein-Karoo he raises Zebras and indigenous Damara sheep.
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Dr. Sulaiman Heylen
qualified in 1988 as a Medical Doctor (maxima cum laude) and
in 1993 as a specialist in Obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Leuven in Belgium.
He completed a postgraduate fellowship in endoscopical surgery under Prof. Dr I Brosens.
He was fortunate to train under leading fertility specialists. He published several articles in
leading international fertility journals and was the first to perform laparoscopical tubal
re-anastomosis in South Africa. Dr Heylen joined Dr Wiswedel in 1995 at the Cape Fertility Clinic,
where he introduced the use of TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) and ESA (Epidydimal Sperm Aspiration).
Since then he devoted himself to the further development of infertility in South Africa.
He is a regular attendant and speaker at fertility congresses.
He is a specialist in reproductive endoscopical surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) and reproductive medicine.
Dr Heylen is registered as an obstetrician and gynaecologist with the
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and as a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine with the same body.
Dr Heylen is a:
1. member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 1995.
2. member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) since 1995.
3. member of International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE).
4. member of South African Medical Association (SAMA).
5. member of South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG).
6. member of South African Society of Reproductive Surgery and Science (SASRSS).
7. board member of the Endoscopic Surgery Committee of the SASREG.
Dr Heylen is married and has three children. He is a black belt in Karate.
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Dr. Paul le Roux
completed his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town. He did his two year fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Cape Town / Groote Schuur Hospital. He received numerous merit awards for excellence in his clinical work and research during his training.
His original research work in endocrinology has been published in leading international journals such as Human Reproduction and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has presented many papers at international congresses.
His special interests are IVF, reproductive endocrinology, gamete donation (egg and sperm donation) and advanced endoscopic surgery.
He is a Director at the Cape Fertility Clinic and a Part time Lecturer in the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Le Roux is registered as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and as a Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine with the same body.
Dr Le Roux was elected Vice-President of the South African Society of Reproductive Surgery and Science (SASREG) in 2007 and was responsible for chairing the Committee for Accreditation of IVF laboratories in South Africa. He also wrote the National guidelines on ART and Gamete donation for the society as part of the policy subcommittee.
In 2011, Dr. le Roux was elected President of the South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG) for a three year term.
Dr Le Roux is married and has two lovely daughters.
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Dr. Nomathamsanqa ( Tamtam ) Matebese MBCHB, FCOG (SA), MMed (UCT)
Dr Matebese qualified as a medical doctor in 1993. She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and
Gynaecology at the University of Cape Town. She did her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology at
the same University. She completed a master’s degree at UCT, her main field of research was psychosocial
aspects of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Dr Matebese has previously worked in the Reproductive Medicine unit at Groote Schuur hospital both as a
clinician and lecturer where she was in charge of the recurrent miscarriage clinic for several years.
She has also worked as a fertility specialist at the Vincent Pallotti hospital in Cape Town. Her special
interests are Gynae – Endocrinology, IVF, recurrent pregnancy loss and laparoscopic surgery.
She has presented papers at both local and international congresses including the annual congress of the
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology ( ESHRE ) and at the International Federation of
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists congress ( FIGO ). Dr Matebese has served as a committee member of the
South African Menopause society and was on the editorial board for the menopause update journal between
2009 to 2010.
Dr Matebese is registered as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa
( HPCSA ), and as a Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine with the same body.
Dr Matebese is married and has 2 lovely children.