Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby is not the only one celebrating a monumental year in 2018, it is also a special year for one of the UK’s most renowned fertility clinics
The Lister Fertility Clinic celebrates its 30th birthday, having been set up by founder Sam Abdalla in 1988.
The clinic treats 2,000 couples each year and has a five-star inspection rating from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
Clinical director, James Nicopoullos said: “We creep ever closer to the milestone of our 18,000 baby, an achievement we are immensely proud of.
“Our unique 30 years of experience and data allows us to give clear realistic information about success, helping empower patients, even those with low ovarian reserve or recurrent treatment failures who have often been declined treatment elsewhere, to make informed decisions.
“Personally, following someone of Sam’s experience, stature and wisdom as clinical director is an immense honour. Moving forward with our outstanding team, we want to build on what we do so well already with the largest and most successful egg donation program in the country, one of the leading egg freezing programs and the most advanced laboratory sperm and embryo selection methods. In tandem, with our research efforts and my work on HFEA license committees will look to be part of ensuring the best possible advances and regulation for our patients.
James said his background in male infertility will help to lead an in-house andrology service with his colleagues in urology.
He said: “I am excited at the prospect of an integrated in-house Andrology service at the Lister with our incredible urology colleagues and along with the introduction of new satellite services including in Hertfordshire, Berkshire and introduction of a number patient-friendly apps we hope to make the patient journey easier and even more successful.”
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