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Treatments at the LWC Cardiff

We provide a full range of fertility treatments and services to patients in Wales and Bristol. Our leading success rates are thanks to something we call Precision Embryology, where we use the latest techniques to give you the best chance of a successful IVF outcome. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

 

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Fertility Open Days at the LWC Cardiff

Our free fertility open days are a fantastic opportunity to meet our friendly staff, learn more about our range of fertility treatments and services and view our stunning facilities.

Our LWC Clinics have the highest success rates in Wales and Bristol

Success rates will vary depending on what type of treatment you are having e.g. IVF/ICSI with your own eggs/donor eggs, fresh/frozen embryo transfer, etc. We are very proud of our success rates and the excellent service we offer to every patient.

Multiple pregnancy is the single biggest risk of fertility treatment and elective single embryo transfer is the safest way to reduce this risk. LWC Wales & Bristol are well within the regulated limits of multiple pregnancy set (6.3%, October 2019) by the HFEA whilst maximising pregnancy rates.

Clinical pregnancy per single blastocyst transfer (IVF/ICSI using own fresh eggs, 2018)
All pregnancies below are confirmed for fetal heartbeat using ultrasound scans.

 

Age Success rates
Under 35 65%
All ages 54%

Verified live birth rates are available from the HFEA website. Please note that success rates have limitations as the basis for comparison and personal choice. Further advice on what to look for in a clinic can be found here.   

 

At LWC Wales & Bristol, we personalise the number of embryos transferred to your own treatment plan. Clinical pregnancy per embryo transferred informs you of the chance of pregnancy regardless of number of embryos replaced and are as follows:

Success rates by treatment type

Under 35

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-August 2019)

Based on 87 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 33%

 

35-37

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-August 2019)

Based on 56 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 26%

38-39

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-August 2019)

Based on 52 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 19%

40-42

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (Jan-August 2019)

Based on 57 embryos transferred

HFEA national average: 12%

Under 35

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - March 2019

No national average available

35-37

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred

January 2018 - March 2019

No national average available

38-39

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (based on 27 cycles)

January 2018 - March 2019

No national average available

40-42

Pregnancy rate per embryo transferred (based on 21 cycles)

January 2018 - March 2019

No national average available

Fresh egg recipients

Clinical pregnancies per embryo transfer 

2014 - 2017

No national average available

Frozen egg recipients

Clinical pregnancies per embryo transfer 

using frozen LEB donor eggs, 2018 (n=38)

All ages

January - December 2018

No national average available

All ages

January - December 2018

National average 15% (all ages)

3,500

Healthy IVF babies born since 1995

25 years

of fertility excellence in Wales and the South West

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65%

IVF success rate
for under 35s

 

 

 

 

Our team is dedicated to
helping you have a healthy baby

 

Meet some of the LWC Cardiff Team

With over twenty years experience in the fertility industry, our team of specialists, nurses and front of house staff will assist you at each step of your journey with us.

Anne Fisher, Nurse Manager

Anne has been with us at the LWC in Swansea since 2003. She qualified as a state enrolled nurse in 1981 and gained experience on a gynaecology ward. She’s worked in intensive care for 6 years, as a member of the critical care team, and completed an anaesthetic and gynaecology course. She’s also worked at the Chelsea Hospital for Women and Queen Charlotte's Hospital.

Dr Hemlata Thackare, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

Dr Thackare completed her clinical research fellowships in reproductive medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the London Fertility Centre and The Cromwell IVF Unit, Swansea. She has a special interest in endometrial factors in implantation and polycystic ovarian syndrome and received ‘The Best Young Scientist’ award by the British Fertility Society in 2004. She joined the LWC in 2007 and is the Person Responsible to the HFEA for LWC Cardiff. She says: 'The London Women’s Clinic has been a groundbreaker on issues such as treating same-sex couples and egg sharing. I am proud to lead a very dynamic and caring team in Cardiff.'

Dr Janet Evans, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

Dr Evans came to Cardiff in 1972 as a medical student and on qualification specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. After spending a year in Austria in 1985 working in one of the world’s pioneering IVF centres, she came home to set up IVF in Cardiff in 1987. In 1991 Dr Evans became a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Llandough Cardiff, whilst continuing her fertility specialist interest and research at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW). In 2005 she became Director of IVF Wales in Cardiff and Person Responsible to the HFEA, she was also Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UHW and LLandough. Dr Janet Evans now consults for the London Women’s clinic and is also director of a new MSc course at the University of South Wales in Reproductive and Sexual Health.

Dr Spiros Liatsikos, Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist

Dr Liatsikos graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, where he was awarded a PhD. He joined the LWC in 2013 and specialises in mild and natural IVF and implementing advanced ultrasound technology in the diagnosis and treatment of subfertility. Dr Liatsikos has published research articles in international journals and scientific textbooks and is a regular speaker at international events.

Peter Sprober, Deputy Laboratory Manager

Peter joined the LWC in Wales in 2011, having previously worked as a senior embryologist and laboratory manager at the Kaali Institute in Szeged, Hungary. He has over 15 years’ of experience working the field of embryology and is particularly interested in time-lapse analysis and embryo biopsy.

Sarah Day, Client Services and Marketing Manager

Sarah joined LWC in 2007 and is our Client Services and Marketing Manager looking after our Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol Clinics. Sarah is often the first point of contact and is dedicated in providing a first class service to all patients ensuring that we are delivering the highest possible standard of patient care.

Giles Palmer, Business & Quality Manager

Giles joined the LWC in 2016, having previously worked as a Senior Embryologist and Clinic Director in Athens, Greece. He has over 25 years’ of experience working the field of embryology and author to many scientific publications. As well as embryology he takes responsibility for quality assurance within the clinic to ensure that our work meets the required regulated standards.

Andrew Thomson, Laboratory Manager

Andrew joined LWC in 2018 having previously worked at Oxford Fertility and UHCW NHS trust. He is the quality lead for the Embryology Laboratory and is a diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists. Andrew has a wealth of experience and knowledge particularly in embryo development, time lapse imaging, fertility preservation and HFEA regulation. His research has been presented at multiple national conferences and he is currently investigating the various effects of cryopreservation on eggs and embryos. He has taught various aspects of embryology at the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick. Andrew was also responsible for achieving accreditation for the laboratory to train scientists to national standards as part of the scientist training programme (STP) and is the designated training officer.

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Cardiff

15 Windsor Place
Cardiff
CF10 3BY

02920 236 301

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