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Dr Joseph Sgroi is a qualified obstetrician, gynaecologist, fertility and IVF specialist who provides best evidence-based care to women throughout Melbourne. His consulting rooms are located at Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne.
Dr Joseph provides holistic medical care to support women’s health and wellbeing during fertility treatments including ovulation induction, IUI or IVF, donor eggs and sperm, pregnancy, childbirth beyond.
His focus is to assist women and couples to achieve pregnancy in even the most challenging of situations and in providing support during pregnancy and childbirth. This may be following IVF, through his IVF clinic in Melbourne or if pregnancy was conceived naturally.
Graduating from Monash University in 1998, Dr Joseph went on to become accredited by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Prior to embarking on his career as an obstetrician, he spent three years at The Alfred Hospital undertaking physician training (Internal Medicine) making him well equipped to manage complex medical and high-risk pregnancies.
He has previously held high office on RANZCOG’s and The AMA’s Federal Council. He continues to positively influence female health policymaking as a media spokesperson on women’s health issues and is also on the advisory board at Tiny Hearts.
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Depending on your fertility issue, there are several treatments available including ovulation induction or IUI (intra uterine insemination).
If you are concerned about fertility, Dr Joe will arrange all the necessary investigations for IVF Melbourne, so as to best optimise your health and fertility. These will include health history, sperm counts for males, blood tests, biopsies, ovarian reserve testing, imaging studies and laparoscopic evaluations.
Dr Joe will arrange all the necessary investigations so as to best optimise your fertility. Diagnosis and tests are conducted in his IVF clinic in Melbourne.
Some women have irregular periods, therefore being able to predict when ovulation occurs is often difficult. Fertility drugs can be administered to facilitate the recruitment of one follicle and hence the production of one egg. Transvaginal ultrasounds will be conducted to monitor the development of the follicle and the lining of the uterus and blood tests obtained to check hormone levels.
Dr Sgroi will advise you when to practice unprotected sex to maximise your fertility window.
Fertility preservation may be required for medical reasons as preserve fertility for the future.
As an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Melbourne Dr Joe can assist with any information regarding fertility treatment.
Some couples are unable to conceive using their own eggs. There are many reasons for this, some of which include passing on a genetic condition, premature menopause, a serious illness has affected ovarian functions or IVF has indicated poor egg quality.
There are options available including using donor eggs. Finding a donor may include going overseas, Dr Sgroi has established relationships with clinics in Greece, South Africa and Spain and can assist you in finding and facilitating egg donors.
In Australia, there are egg donor programs and quite often sisters or friends can help create your family too.
Whether you are considering going overseas or staying in Australia, Dr Joe can discuss all the options and help you make the decision that works best for you.
Women are most fertile from age 20-35, with an abundance of egg reserves and of highest quality.
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