Christopher V. Steer, MD | About London | Kent UK


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Christopher V. Steer, MD London | Kent UK
Very Few couples are truely infertile ( i.e. cant have children of their own). However, approximately 1 in 6 couples in the UK seek help from their doctor because they suffer from a medical problem that reduces their chance of having a child of their own. The probability of these couples ever having their own children depends on the availability of appropriate treatment in good time. Evidence suggests that each year that appropriate treatment is delayed decreases by 20% the probability of ever having children. The causes are roughly 30% male and 70% female.

We offer all treatment possible under the care of one Doctor on a personalised approach, with access to the same Doctor 24 hours a day 7 days a week via mobile phone for help and support throughout the process of treatment. Treatment by this Doctor includes hormone investigation and treatment with medication to release eggs if appropriate. Key hole surgery to diagnose and repair conditions preventing natural conception, and IUI, IVF and ICSI if required.

For fertility preservation there is also Egg Freezing available. This is useful for a woman with endometriosis or other ovarian cysts reducing fertility or just because she is worried that by pursuing a career and putting having a baby on hold will make starting a family less likely.

All treatment occurs locally in either North London 55 Harley Street or South London in the available clinics and then eggs are collected and embryos put back at Kings Fertility Denmark Hill, part of Kings college hospital next to Denmark Hill railway station.   “

For couples who are both infertile embryo adoption is available. These are embryos created from young known fertile donors screened for over 600 inherited genetic diseases.  There is for 12000 Euros via our collaborating Spanish clinic a guaranteed baby option or a full refund. Alternatively embryo adoption is available at 4000 euros for a single cycle

Once a woman is pregnant we offer a viability scan and a harmony genetic blood test of the baby from the mother for £500 from 10 weeks onwards including a 4D Scan DVD to take home.

For recurrent miscarriages there is a complete range of investigations and treatment available.

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