Dr Antony Lighten

My Vision

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.

About Me

Dr. Antony Lighten


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.

My Services

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Work with a Dietician to assist with weight loss. Treatments for infertility associated with PCOS.

Fertility Surgery

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.

Complex cases

I particularly like to help patients with complex cases, and can often help if you have received unsuccessful treatments elsewhere.


Get In Touch

Bond Day Hospital
Suite 2.01 The Bond
8 Elizabeth Macarthur Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153

For more information on the services above, please email us on reception@antonylighten.com or call us on +61 2 8883 3200