Dr Antony Lighten
When I set out to build this world class IVF clinic and day hospital seven years ago, it was through the lens of having worked for more than 30 years as a doctor, surgeon and scientist.
I also went through the IVF process myself and experienced the shortcomings of my field first hand.
With that as a guide, I gathered together the very best people I have worked with, along with an international team of consultants, to build Minerva Fertility and Bond Day Hospital.
Dr. Antony Lighten
BSc, PhD, MB BChir, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CCSST.
I specialise in fertility treatments including IVF and fertility surgery. I have over 30 years of experience in treating patients with a broad range of fertility problems.
I am doubly qualified as both a medical doctor and a science PhD. With a strong science background, I base all of the treatments on the most up to date scientific evidence.
I studied medicine at Cambridge University Medical School. I have a PhD from Imperial College in London. I then trained as a Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Oxford University Fertility Unit.
I was awarded the prize for the ‘most promising scientist’ for my research by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.
After many years of helping patients build their families, I welcomed my own baby, Kit, in 2019.
I found myself in the humbling position of being a fertility patient myself. This experience has had a profound effect on my approach and inspired me to create my own complete fertility ecosystem at Minerva Fertility and Bond Day
The team at Minerva Fertility and Bond Day Hospital will guide and support you
throughout your fertility journey.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Work with a Dietician to assist with weight loss. Treatments for infertility associated with PCOS.
Surgery to remove endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Surgery to correct uterine abnormalities.
Recurrent Miscarriage Management
Investigation, treatment and pregnancy support for couples suffering from recurrent miscarriages.
The treatment of fertility problems. Treatments include lifestyle and dietary advice, surgery, ovulation induction (OI) and IVF.
Medical and surgical treatment of pain and infertility resulting from
Donor eggs and sperm
I do not mange fertility treatment with donor eggs or donor sperm
Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies
A genetic test performed on embryos produced through IVF. PGT-A gives information about an embryo's genetic health to help select the best embryo for transfer and improve your chance of achieving successful pregnancy.
I particularly like to help patients with complex cases, and can often help if you have received unsuccessful treatments elsewhere.