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Prof Kruger acted as leader of the team at Tygerberg Fertility Clinic, which lead to:
Prof Kruger’s array of qualifications include:
Prof Kruger also currently acts as Adjunct-Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk, Virginia, USA) and serves as treasurer of the South African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (SASREG).
As a fertility specialist, Prof Kruger has:
In 1995, Prof Kruger was recognised by the British Fertility Society for his contribution in the field of male infertility; in 2008 Prof Kruger was awarded the Gold Medal for Physical Science Achievement by the South African Academy of Science and Arts (2008); and in 2013, Prof Kruger was awarded the Havenga Prize for Health Science, by the South African Academy of Science and Arts.
From a personal and clinical perspective, Prof Kruger believes in a holistic approach towards infertility and always tries to assist his patients by solving problems in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible.
Qualifications and Registrations
1984: Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Cum Laude) – K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
1988: Medical Doctor (Maxima Cum Laude) – K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
1993 Specialist in Obstetrics and gynaecology – K.U.Leuven, Belgium.
2007: Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine – Health Professional Council of South Africa.
2013: Gynecological Endoscopist Certificate (with distinction) – European Academy of Gynecological surgery.
2017: Master Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeon – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Work Experience and Positions:
Dr Heylen has published several articles in leading international fertility journals and was the first to perform laparoscopic tubal reanastomosis in South Africa. With the embryology team of Cape Fertility Clinic he had the first PGD pregnancy in 2003. He devotes himself to the further development of infertility in South Africa. He is a regular invited speaker at fertility congresses, post graduate courses and universities.
Dr Heylen is a specialist in reproductive surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy). He performs very specialised procedures like the removal of Asherman’s syndrome and laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage. He has extensive experience in surgery for endometriosis and fibroids. Dr Heylen is a part time consultant at the University of Cape Town and assists in the training of fellows in Reproductive Surgery.
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. He is the Chairman of Cape Fertility.
Dr Heylen is the first South African to become an EHSRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) certified Master in Reproductive Endoscopic Surgery (January 2017).
Dr Heylen served as vice-president of SASREG (South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy)in March 2017. He was elected as president of SASREG in October 2018.
Dr Heylen is married and has three lovely children. He is a black belt (3rd Dan) in Karate. He loves cycling.
Dr Heylen is a Member of the following Societies and Associations:
He 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, and he has presented many papers at international congresses.
His special interests are IVF, reproductive endocrinology and egg donation.
Dr le Roux is Past-President of SASREG (Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy).
He has served in the following positions on national boards:
Dr Le Roux’s Achievements
He was part of the team that achieved the first IVF pregnancy at Cape Town’s world-renowned Groote Schuur Hospital, founded the first private IVF clinic in Cape Town, and also pioneered South Africa’s first international egg donation programme, which achieved pregnancy rates of close to 80% on his watch.
A registered specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as in reproductive medicine, Dr. Wiswedel headed the Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town Medical School infertility unit for about 10 years following his specialisation.
His impressive list of “Firsts” for South Africa include:
Dr. Wiswedel has published about 30 articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and has won several awards in recognition of his contribution to infertility research.
After qualifying he did a preceptorship in Endoscopic surgery at Leuven University, Belgium under the mentorship of Prof Phillippe Koninckx. He practiced for 12 years as general obstetrician in private before deciding to subspecialise in Reproductive Medicine. His Fellowship training was under mentorship of Prof Thinus Kruger at the University of Stellenbosch. His research was aimed at looking into the role that genetics play in embryo selection. He joined Vitalab in 2013. He specialises in all aspects of infertility care. His clinical interest is recurrent implantation failure and the role that endometrial receptivity plays. He has been serving on the SASREG executive board since 2014. His personal interest is promoting awareness in oncofertility.