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Melbourne IVF Mt Waverley Official Unveiling

Melbourne IVF Mt Waverley, our new full service state-of-the-art purpose built fertility clinic, laboratory and day hospital, co-located on the grounds of Waverley Private, was officially opened by the Mayor of the City of Monash, Cr Micaela Drieberg and Mr Bronte Kumm, State Regional Manager Ramsay Health Care, at 6.00pm on 17 December 2012.

A list of distinguished guests, including Cr Micaela Drieberg and Mr Bronte Kumm, the local Mt Waverley fertility specialists team of Dr Haider Najjar, Dr Scott Pearce, Dr Jim Tsaltas, Dr Weng Chan, and Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam, and the CEO of Waverley Private Hospital, Jill Gleeson, were all present for the momentous occasion.

Speaking at this significant milestone for Melbourne IVF were Ms Jill Gleeson, Mr Bronte Kumm, Cr Micaela Drieberg, Mr Andrew Othen, Managing Director Melbourne IVF, and local fertility specialist Dr Haider Najjar, all reflecting on the journey to achieving the opening of the fertility clinic.

Melbourne IVF Fertility Specialist Dr Haider Najjar said Melbourne IVF is very proud to work in partnership with Ramsay Healthcare at Waverley Private Hospital and a testament to the success of the new centre is also reflected by the success the local team has achieved, with patients already having achieved pregnancy success since the clinic opened in July.

“The opening of the Waverley clinic fulfils a vision we have had for many years to bring more quality services to residents in Melbourne’s South East community.

Melbourne IVF Fertility Specialist Dr Scott Pearce said patients undergoing fertility treatment will benefit from undertaking all of their treatment locally, avoiding the inconvenience of travelling to different facilities for their treatment, during what can be a very emotional and stressful time. 

“We continue to seek ways in which we can minimise the impact of treatment on the lives of patients, and our ability to provide quality local services is one of those ways.

Melbourne IVF Managing director Andrew Othen said this development is yet another important milestone for Melbourne IVF, from our direct involvement in Australia’s first IVF birth more than 30 years ago to what is now our 3rd full service location and 8th overall in Victoria. 

“We are committed to providing the very best patient care to Melbourne’s south east, increasing awareness of our historical leadership position, as well as the technological advancements now available through the Mt Waverley facility, such as those recently made in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Waverley Private Hospital CEO Jill Gleeson said Waverley Private Hospital has a proud 40 year history providing for the healthcare needs of our community, and the introduction of IVF complements our renowned maternity, urogynaecology and gynaecology services.  

“We are committed to supporting our obstetrics and gynaecology services, and are so excited to be able to assist more local couples and individuals realise their dream of starting a family and supporting them through their entire reproductive journey, before, during and after their pregnancy. 

“Patients undergoing fertility treatment will benefit from being able to undertake all of their treatment locally, avoiding the inconvenience of travelling to different facilities, or into the city, during what can be a very emotional and stressful time.”

Melbourne IVF fertility specialists provide specialist consulting from the new centre, which also incorporates a day surgery and embryology laboratory, allowing patients undergoing fertility treatment to benefit from undertaking the majority of their procedures onsite, including ultrasound scans, blood tests, egg collection and embryo transfer procedures. The centre also continues to offer a specialised male fertility testing service, currently providing routine semen analysis and collection of semen samples for IVF, sperm freezing and surgical sperm collection, which is a unique service for this area.

Photo: L-R:Dr Scott Pearce, Dr Haider Najjar, Cr Micaela Drieberg, Andrew Othen, Bronte Kumm, Jill Gleeson

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