Dr Antony Lighten

BSc, PhD, MB BChir (Cambridge), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CCSST (UK CREI equiv)

27 years of experience in treating patients in fertility clinics in both the UK and Australia

Dr Lighten practices at the Genea North West Clinic in Bella Vista where he is the clinical director. He specialises in all aspects of fertility treatments including IVF, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) & fertility surgery. As the clinical director, Dr Lighten has introduced several new services at the clinic to improve success rates and to give patients the best possible results.

Dr Lighten takes time to listen to patients concerns and discuss the range of treatment options. He is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients through the most up to date science. He also encourages patients to make simple positive lifestyle changes which can help improve the chance of a pregnancy and help them cope better with the stresses and strains of their fertility treatments.
Experience & Qualifications.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr Lighten graduated from Cambridge University Medical School and gained a PhD at Imperial College in London looking at the genetics of early embryo development. . He completed his Specialist training in London and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. Further studies at the Oxford University Fertility Unit led to him completing Sub-Specialist training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (CCSST) which is the UK equivalent of the CREI.

Dr Lighten is an experienced fertility surgeon specialising in complex surgical procedures which improve the chance of both spontaneous pregnancy and pregnancy after IVF. He performs fertility operations, such as advanced laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, hysteroscopic surgery for intra-uterine problems and surgery for fibroids, at Northwest Private Hospital.
Years of experience in the field
No. of babies born in the hills.
The year Lighten graduated from Cambridge University Medical School
The year winning a prestigious prize for embryo development.
Additional Information.

Dr Lighten is doubly qualified as both a medical doctor and a science PhD. He has several publications in genetics, embryo development and PCOS. He researched for his PhD at laboratories at the world famous Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital in London where the first preimplantation genetic diagnosis treatment (PGD) was performed. Dr Lighten has been awarded several prizes for his research on embryo development including a prestigious prize from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in 1997. With a strong science background, Antony bases all his treatments on the most up to date scientific evidence.

Dr Lighten's practice provides a health service that accommodates a diverse multicultural population. For patients where English is not their first language, we are able to facilitate interpreter services if you let us know in advance of your appointment .


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