IVF

About

The Wolfson Fertility Centre at Hammersmith Hospital, established by Professor Lord Robert Winston in 1982, provides one of the first and largest fertility services in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of fertility options including in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and reproductive surgery. Since the Centre opened we have been at the cutting edge of reproductive medicine and fertility treatments, having been the first to perform many of the treatments that are now standard across the world, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Our close association with Imperial College London allows us to offer our patients pioneering treatments and technology. 

Our services are available for NHS patients as well as those who are self-funding their IVF treatment. We work closely with colleagues in other specialties at the Trust and our range of specialist fertility services includes treatment for medically complex cases and fertility preservation prior to chemotherapy.

The service is led by Mr Rehan Salim, consultant gynaecologist and head of reproductive medicine, and supported by consultants Dr Stuart Lavery and Dr Geoffrey Trew. The doctors are internationally renowned in their field. 

If you are considering IVF treatment at the Wolfson Fertility Centre, we invite you to attend one of our open evenings to find out more about our service.

Open evening – 4 December 2017 

We understand that when you are considering fertility options you will have a lot of questions, so you may like to speak to our team at one of our open evenings, held on the first Monday of every month.

You are invited to come to our next open evening at the Wolfson Fertility Centre on 4 December 2017 at 18.00.

During the evening we will explain what your experience may be like with us. This is your opportunity to meet our team of doctors, embryologists, nurses, administration staff, sonographer and counsellor. You can find out more about the treatments we offer, have a look around our facilities and ask any questions you may have.

To book a place at the open evening, please email imperial.IVFadmin@nhs.net

Details of our other upcoming open evenings can be found on the patient information page.

Conditions and treatments

Our service cares for people who are trying to conceive children. We offer the following services:

Diagnostic tests

  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnoses (PGD)
  • Hormone profile (complete endocrine assessment)
  • Ultrasound (including 3D)
  • Saline sonography
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (HyCoSy)
  • Semen analysis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy

Treatments

  • Ovulation induction (clomiphene and gonadotropin) 
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) 
  • In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) 
  • Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) 
  • Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) 
  • Reproductive surgery (including fibroids, endometriosis, Asherman's syndrome, tubal surgery)

Fertility preservation

We provide a rapid access fertility preservation service for men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer. We see patients quickly to ensure their cancer treatment is not delayed.

Counselling service

We have a dedicated counsellor within the IVF service for people undergoing fertility diagnosis and treatment. Our counsellor is a senior member of the British Infertility Counselling Association and can support you during your IVF treatment.

Additional information

Open evenings

We strongly encourage anyone who is considering IVF treatment at our Trust to attend one of our open evenings. 

Open evenings are held on the first Monday of every month at 18.00 in the Wolfson Fertility Centre. Please email imperial.IVFadmin@nhs.net to book a place.

Self-funding your IVF treatment

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for IVF treatment on the NHS, you may wish to explore the option of self-funding your fertility treatment. For more information on self-funding your IVF at the Wolfson Fertility Centre, visit the Imperial Private Healthcare website.

Education

Clinical fellowships and research fellowships are available, as well as short-term training opportunities. If you are interested in an elective placement with our service, please contact Mr Lavery on 020 8383 2372.


Contact

General Enquiries
020 3313 4411