Why CREATE

Eggs and Embryos

Pioneers of Natural and Mild IVF

CREATE was the first IVF clinic to make a commitment to Natural and Mild IVF in the world. Today, IVF success rates with Mild IVF at CREATE are excellent and with Natural Cycle IVF, we give options to those who would be turned away elsewhere.

Our fertility treatments offer women the chance to have a baby using their own eggs, without the need for long and intense courses of stimulating drugs. Natural and Mild IVF work within a woman's natural cycle and focus on the quality of eggs and embryos, not the quantity.

By using a tailored approach that focuses on quality and not quantity, Natural and Mild IVF offer an IVF experience that is aimed at protecting both the short and long-term health of mother and child.

Professor Geeta Nargung
Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund
Embryo

Quality over quantity

At CREATE Fertility, we advocate Natural and Mild IVF because they focus on the quality of eggs/embryos, not the quantity. There is considerable scientific evidence to show that embryos created from IVF cycles with lower doses of stimulating drugs are of higher quality than those produced in conventional IVF.

In the study by Baart et al. embryos were created from Conventional and Mild IVF cycles. So on first glance, in terms of number of embryos, it appears that Conventional IVF is the better option. However, when the embryos are examined in more details for chromosomal problems (aneuploidy), a significantly higher percentage in a conventional, high stimulation IVF cycle are found to be chromosomally abnormal.

All of the additional drugs, stress and costs were unnecessary; the same result could be achieved with Mild IVF.

Experienced IVF Consultants

Consultant led care

  • Professor Geeta Nargund
    Professor Geeta Nargund Medical Director
    Professor Geeta Nargund

    Professor Geeta Nargund is the award winning Medical Director of CREATE Fertility

    She is also a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Consultant for Reproductive Medicine services at St George’s Hospital, London.

     

    Professor Nargund has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers including abstracts and also several book chapters in the field of reproductive medicine. She is a pioneer in the field of Natural and Mild IVF and Advanced Ultrasound Technology in Reproductive Medicine, and is an accredited trainer for Infertility and Gynaecological Ultrasound special skills modules by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) London and British Fertility Society (BFS). Professor Nargund pioneered the use of follicular Doppler in assessing “Egg quality” in humans. She also published the first scientific paper on “Cumulative live birth rates with Natural cycle IVF”. She is a co-author of the scientific paper on the innovative Simplified Culture System, which allows IVF to be performed without the need for a conventional laboratory. This scientific paper won the 'Robert Edwards Prize' for the best paper of the year in RBMonline in 2014.

     

    Professor Geeta Nargund is also the Co-Editor-In Chief of The European Scientific Journal, Facts,Views and Vision in OBGYN and is on the International Editorial Board of the Scientific journal, The Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences.

     

    Professor Nargund is the President of the International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR), a UK registered charity. Through her leading role, she has been the voice for women’s choice, health and education in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) globally. She promotes safer, less-drug-orientated and accessible ART. Professor Nargund was also a member of the WHO (World Health Organisation) expert sub-group on infertility guidelines. She is a member of the steering committee of the Special Task Force on “infertility in developing countries” set up by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and was the Chair of the ESHRE Special Task Force on “Mild ART”. She is a regular invited speaker at national & international scientific conferences.

     

    Professor Geeta Nargund is a visiting professor at various universities; Hasselt University, Medical Faculty (working at Genk University Hospital), Belgium; St Marco University Lima (oldest university in Latin America) and SDM Medical College, India, and has also been a senior governor of primary and secondary state schools in south London. She is actively involved in research into making IVF more natural, accessible and safer for women and children. She is the Chief Executive of the UK National charity, Create Health Foundation. This Charity funds and supports women’s health education in the UK and in Africa.

     

    Professor Nargund is a regular speaker at Westminster Health Seminars on Health and Social care in the UK. She has also been an invited speaker at the women’s health conference along with the members of UN and also at a European Women’s conference on “Female Quality of life in the developed World”. She appears in Tatler’s Doctors Guide for 2013 and is also an associate member of Guild of Health Writers UK. She cares deeply about and has been actively involved in charities promoting education, women’s health and development, equality and social mobility in the last 15 years.

    Associated Activities:

    • Professor Geeta Nargund was appointed in July 2017 as a Trustee on the Board of the charity- London Emergencies Trust
    • Professor Geeta Nargund's TED Talk on Fertility Education was released on 8th March , International Women's Day 2017
    • Professor Nargund is proud to be a Director of the Walking Egg Foundation, a Belgian Charity dedicated to making fertility treatments affordable and accessible globally 
    • She is a regular blogger on Huffington Post on Health and Lifestyle 
    • She is a campaigner for Fertility Education in Schools
    • Professor Geeta Nargund has been appointed as a member of the Tiffany Circle Steering Committee and International Council by British Red Cross; the Tiffany Circle is a powerful group of women leaders and philanthropists
    • She has also been elected as a Trustee to the Board of British Red Cross in September 2017.

    Achievements

    • Professor Nargund was awarded the “Red Woman of the Year Award for Charity and Community work” by Red magazine in December 2013
    • She was the recipient of the “RBS Chairman’s Award”, a special, prestigious award for the outstanding candidate at the Asian Women of Achievement awards ceremony
    • She was recognised as a Woman of the Year 2015 at the 60th Women of Year Anniversary Lunch by Women of the Year
    • She was the recipient of Inspirational Woman Award 2015 at the 9th Inspiration Awards
    • Professor Geeta Nargund was quoted as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ) Heros by the Daily Telegraph in 2015
    • She was listed amongst the top 10 most influential Asian women in the UK by the Asian Sunday Newspaper to mark International Women's Day 2016  
    • Professor Geeta Nargund won the "Doctor of the Year" by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in November 2017
  • Professor Stuart Campbell
    Professor Stuart Campbell Consultant & Director of Ultrasound
    Professor Stuart Campbell

    Professor Stuart Campbell is a pioneer of Ultrasound Diagnosis in medicine.

    He has introduced many new techniques such as the routine pregnancy scan, the early diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, the assessment of fetal growth, and also the well-being and ultrasound screening for ovarian cancer.

     

    Professor Campbell holds numerous international honours and has recently introduced 3D scanning to the UK and set up the first 4D Ultrasound Clinic. He has also pioneered the screening for pre-eclampsia by uterine artery Doppler.

    Achievements

    • Professor Campbell is the former Academic Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at both Kings College Hospital and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London
    • He is the first President of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)
    • He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Medical Journal ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology’
    • Professor Campbell is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    • He is a Doctor of Science of London University
  • Mr. Vinod Nargund
    Mr. Vinod Nargund Lead Consultant Andrologist
    Mr. Vinod Nargund

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    Vinod Nargund is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with an interest in Andrology. He has successfully led the andrology service for CREATE Fertility for the last 10 years. He deeply cares about using evidence-based care to help men improve their natural fertility where possible. He takes a holistic approach in helping men improve their sperm parameters. He is highly skilled in surgical sperm retrieval procedures including advanced testicular sperm collection using a microscope. His interest in male infertility originates from his expertise in the management of testicular cancer; he pioneered testis-conservation surgery along with Professor Tim Oliver, Emeritus Professor of Oncology. Vinod was trained in Urology Units at Belfast, Bradford and Oxford. Previously he was the Lead Cancer Surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and currently provides Andrology Service at Homerton University Hospital, London. Vinod has published over 70 scientific papers in national and international Urology journals. In addition to the research on surgical aspects in relation to male infertility his interests include the role of psychological stress in male infertility.

     

    Key publications:

    Nargund V H. Effects of psychological stress on male fertility. Nature Review Urology 2015; 12(7): 373-382

     

    Ojha K, Nargund V H, Nargund G. Emergency sperm extraction for transient erectile dysfunction prior to assisted conception. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 2001; 18: 36-7

     

    Otite U, Webb J A W, Oliver R T D, Badenoch D F and Nargund V H. Testicular microlithiasis: Is it a benign condition with a malignant potential? European Journal of Urology 2001; 40: 538-42

     

    Nargund VH. Management of testicular pain. The Practitioner 2002; 246: 792-800

     

    Oliver RTD, Ong J, Berney D, Nargund V, Badenoch D and Samash J. Testis conserving chemotherapy in germ cell cancer: Its potential to increase understanding of the biology and treatment of carcinoma in situ. Acta Pathologica Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandanavia 2003:111: 86-91; discussion 91-2

     

    Kumar P, Kapoor S, Nargund V. Review: Haematospermia. Annals of Royal College of Surgeons of  England 2006; 88 (4): 339-42

     

    Nargund VH. Editoreal Comment on ‘A Five-year follow up study of asymptomatic men with testicular microlithiasis’. Journal of Urology 2008; 179: 1423

     

    Kumar P, Mehta V, Nargund V*. Management of Chronic testicular pain. Urologia Internationalis 2010; 84(2); 125-31

     

    Gordon S, Bharadwa J, Campbell S, Nargund V H. Spermatogenesis and Spectral echo –Doppler traces from the main testicular artery. British Journal of Urology International 2003; 91: 897-8

  • Dr Rukma Bhattacharya
    Dr Rukma Bhattacharya IVF Consultant
    Dr Rukma Bhattacharya

    Dr Bhattacharya had her basic MBBS training at the NRS Medical College in India and moved to the UK in 2002 for higher training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She was an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainee at the Severn and Peninsular Deanery. Whilst working in gynaecological cancer, she developed an interest in fertility preservation and began a special skills training course in fertility. After the completion of her training, instead of starting a consultant post, she decided to take up a fellowship in fertility at the IVF Unit in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. She then worked as a Locum Consultant at the Fertility Unit at Barts Hospital after finishing her fellowship.

    Subsequently, she joined the Derriford Hospital as a Consultant in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive medicine. After working in the NHS as a consultant for almost five years, she went on to join the CREATE Fertility team in 2017. She is excited to work in a unit which practices and advocates a more woman friendly approach to fertility treatment, focusing on the ‘quality not quantity’ of eggs and embryos.

  • Dr Sweta Priyanka
    Dr Sweta Priyanka IVF Consultant
    Dr Sweta Priyanka

    MBBS, MRCOG, DFSRH.

    Dr Priyanka is a Consultant in Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine and surgery. She qualified as a doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Pune India in 2002 and finished her Post Graduation in 2005. Subsequently she completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the East of England (Cambridge).

     

    During this period she gained broad clinical experience in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded MUM award in November 2013 at the House of Lords for excellent management of a patient in labour. She went on to complete the Advanced Skills Training Modules (ATSMs) in Subfertility and Reproductive Endocrinology and Paediatrics and Adolescent Gynaecology. She also holds a diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Dr Priyanka obtained CCT from the East of England Deanery in 2014. She then did a fellowship in Assisted Conception at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital for 2 years where she gained a wider and holistic experience in the speciality to provide and evidence based treatment. She has been certified by the British Fertility Society in Pelvic Ultrasound, Embryo Transfer and Intrauterine Insemination techniques, male infertility and management of infertile couples. She is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the British Fertility Society (BFS) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). She has also been involved in various local, national and international presentations in societies like BSGE, ESGE,ESHRE.

     

    She has a special interest in assisted reproduction techniques, fertility preservation and management of women with low ovarian reserve.

     

    Dr Priyanka joined CREATE Fertility as she shares the belief that mild approach in IVF treatment results in better outcomes compared to traditional IVF. She believes in individualized tailored approach as well as providing high quality of care to optimize patient journey.

  • Dr Vivienne Hall
    Dr Vivienne Hall IVF Consultant
    Dr Vivienne Hall

    Dr Hall-Nicolini studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s hospital, London and qualified in 1982.

     

    She has been working in the fertility sector since 1989, in the UK and in Italy.

     

    In the UK, she has worked for the NHS and for several London private clinics, gaining experience in all aspects of fertility care and assisted conception.

     

    She has a particular interest in egg donation and having worked in many units where standard, high stimulation IVF is the norm, she is very excited to have joined CREATE Fertility. She has known of Professor Nargund’s work in mild and natural IVF for some time and is convinced by the gentle approach to IVF, giving better quality eggs at all ages.

     

    She is also very keen to promote awareness in the natural decline in egg reserve, ensuring that all women know the option of egg freezing is real, successful and available.

     

    She has teenage twins and lives in Surrey.

  • Dr Larisa Corda
    Dr Larisa Corda IVF Consultant
    Dr Larisa Corda

    Dr Larisa Corda is an IVF Doctor. She was born in Sarajevo, Former Yugoslavia, and came to live in the UK aged 7. She grew up in Leeds, before moving to London to complete her medical studies at Imperial College, gaining an MBBS and BSc in 2007.

    In 2010, she decided to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Deciding to focus on fertility specifically, she worked in Sydney from 2012-2013, gaining experience with IVF Australia, and completing research that specifically examined the differences in demographics and IVF access amongst patients across Australia.

    She returned to the UK and obtained her MRCOG and further training in IVF. She joined the CREATE team in 2017 and her research interests have included investigating the inequity of access to reproductive healthcare, as well as the impact of emotional well-being on IVF.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Dr Nirmal Felix
    Dr Nirmal Felix IVF Consultant
    Dr Nirmal Felix

    Dr Nirmal Felix completed her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in India with distinctions.  She underwent postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology training both in India and in the East Midlands deanery including Nottingham, Leicester and Chesterfield hospitals. She attained the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 2011. Subsequently, she gained more experience in assisted reproduction while working in a fertility unit in the Midlands where she was the Clinical IVF specialist and Recurrent Miscarriage Lead.  She has completed British Fertility Society (BFS) modules on ultrasound and embryo transfer. Her special interests are reproductive immunology and endocrinology.

    She is a trainer for the West Midlands transvaginal scanning course. She is an active member of the British Fertility Society, European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  Dr Nirmal has always been praised about the extra mile she takes in the care of her patients. Impressed by the patient-centred approach of Natural and Mild IVF, she has joined CREATE and is passionate about offering this as a first choice for anyone who needs fertility treatment.

  • Dr Himanshu Borase
    Dr Himanshu Borase IVF Consultant
    Dr Himanshu Borase

    Dr Himanshu Borase is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine.

    After graduating in 2001, Dr Borase completed his post graduate diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology in Mumbai, India. Dr Borase came to the UK in 2005 and started his specialist fertility training in the Southwest of England when he gained wide experience in obstetrics and gynaecology, by working in different hospitals and with accomplished consultants.

    This training gave him with the knowledge and confidence in assisting patients with fertility issues and in performing surgical procedures. Dr Borase is a competent ultrasound scanner and likes to scan his own patients as this gives him all the required information to treat his patients effectively.

    Dr Borase finds it very important to take care and time with patients to discuss their individual needs and he uses his own illustrations to demonstrate particular treatment procedures. Dr Borase was recently nominated for the Patient’s Choice Award at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

    Dr Borase joined CREATE as he supports natural, mild and modified natural IVF as these treatments are more patient friendly, more in line with their physiology and bring down the risks associated with assisted conception treatments.

  • Dr Ivanka Peychinova
    Dr Ivanka Peychinova IVF Consultant
    Dr Ivanka Peychinova

    Dr Peychinova joined CREATE fertility after she completed two years of training in Fetal Medicine at Kings College University Hospital. As a clinical research fellow, she participated in big research projects such as “ASPRE”: Aspirin for prevention of early preeclapsia, The role of the fetal fibronectin in prevention of the preterm delivery and many others.

    Before coming to the UK, Dr Ivanka Peychinova graduated with her medical degree in 2002 in Medical University of Plovdiv, and did 4 years of training in Contemporary Reproductive Techniques and IVF from 2011 to 2015, in Bulgaria.

    In 2007 she was recognized as a specialist in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine from Medical University of Sofia.

    Her career in reproductive medicine began in 2009, when she went to work for University Hospital and IVF Centre SELENA, and did extensive training in Laparoscopies, hysteroscopies and other procedures related to infertility.

    Dr Peychinova joined CREATE fertility as she believes that the more natural approach which focuses on the quality of women’s eggs rather than the quantity, is the best approach to take to achieve a successful outcome.

    She is also a member of British Fertility Society, an associated member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has multiple qualifications in the Ultrasound in the Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3D & 4D Doppler and Transvaginal Sonography.

  • Dr Archana Ranganathan
    Dr Archana Ranganathan IVF Consultant
    Dr Archana Ranganathan
  • Dr Tamer Nafee
    Dr Tamer Nafee IVF Consultant
    Dr Tamer Nafee

    MD, PhD, MRCOG

    Dr Nafee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Alexandria University of Egypt in 1994.

    He completed his basic training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and specialized training in Reproductive Medicine, while simultaneously researching ovulation and polycystic ovaries. He was awarded a Doctorate degree MD in 2010 for his work and attained the position of a clinical lecturer.

    Dr Nafee then moved to the UK, achieved membership of the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists MRCOG in 2008, and focused on the study of genomics and epigenetics. Dr Nafee was awarded his second Doctorate degree PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2016 for his work on microRNAs in embryo – endometrial communication at the time of embryo implantation. His special clinical interests include assisted conception, implantation failure, ovulation abnormalities and advanced reproductive ultrasonography.

  • Dr Fotodotis Malamas
    Dr Fotodotis Malamas IVF Consultant
    Dr Fotodotis Malamas

    MD, PhD, MRCOG

     

    Dr Malamas completed his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Alexandra University Hospital of Athens, in Greece. Following further training he obtained a diploma in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound.

     

    He started working in the NHS in 2013, as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Whittington Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Assisted Conception at the Homerton University Hospital, where he gained broad experience in the management of infertility and in assisted reproduction techniques.

     

    He has obtained the British Fertility Society certification in Pelvic Ultrasound, Management of the infertile couple, Assisted Conception, Embryo transfer and IUI.

     

    Dr Malamas is also a certified colposcopist by the BSCCP. He is very interested in research, has a PhD in Medical Physiology regarding the molecular mechanisms of hormonal actions, and publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

    He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), the British Fertility Society (BFS), the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

     

    Dr Malamas is excited to have joined CREATE Fertility as he strongly believes in the advantages of a more physiological and more gentle approach to IVF, that is individually tailored to patients: reducing risks and promoting better outcomes for mothers and babies.

  • Dr Lamiya Mohiyiddeen
    Dr Lamiya Mohiyiddeen IVF Consultant
    Dr Lamiya Mohiyiddeen

    MD, MRCOG

    Lamiya Mohiyiddeen is a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. She has been a consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology at St.Mary’s hospital since 2013. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.    

    Lamiya graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India in 2000. She has since completed her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology from the Northwestern Deanery, followed by subspecialist training in Reproductive Medicine at St.Mary’s hospital, Manchester. She completed her MD from the University of Manchester in 2013, researching in pharmacogenetics of patients undergoing IVF treatment.

    She is a member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and other societies including British Fertility Society (BFS) and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

    Lamiya has clinical interests in the management of subfertility, assisted reproduction, outpatient hysteroscopy, hysteroscopic management of uterine anomalies and recurrent miscarriage. She is the lead for the recurrent miscarriage service at St.Mary’s hospital.

    Lamiya is the founder and convener of North of England Reproductive Medicine Group (NOERG) meetings. She has published widely both in journals and books. She has also recently jointly secured NIHR grant for endometrial scratch study. Her current research focuses on recurrent implantation failure, recurrent miscarriage and pharmacogenetics of IVF patients.

  • Dr Ronke Fadekemi
    Dr Ronke Fadekemi IVF Consultant
    Dr Ronke Fadekemi

Our consultants are at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in recruiting some of the top fertility experts. Our practice is based on scientific expertise and led by Professors Nargund, Campbell and Chian, who have pioneered many new innovations in fertility and IVF. These medical leaders train our team of doctors, who are highly experienced. Your treatment will be led throughout by our doctors, which differs from other clinics, where care is often led by the nursing team.

Excellent IVF Success Rates

Excellent success rates

At CREATE, we have spearheaded Natural and Mild IVF in the UK and we are very proud of the success rates we have achieved. We understand how important success rates can be when choosing a fertility clinic so it’s vitally important these are as accurate as possible.

We strive to be open, transparent and honest about our results, for this reason we’ve included the latest HFEA verified data so you can be confident in our figures.

Natural Cycle IVF success rates


Clinical pregnancies per treatment cycle | Natural Cycle IVF | July 15 - June 16 | CREATE St Paul's

 

Reduced IVF costs

Reduced costs

Our Medical Director, Professor Geeta Nargund, has long been committed to finding ways to make IVF more affordable. From her early academic work studying how to improve the success of Natural Cycle IVF, she realised that the fertility drugs in conventional IVF contribute significantly to the cost of each treatment. Her work has therefore focused on making Natural and Mild IVF more successful, so that the cost would be more affordable.

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No Waiting Lists

No waiting lists

One of the major benefits of coming to CREATE Fertility for treatment is that there are no waiting lists. With treatment on the NHS involving long waiting lists, private treatment is often a more suitable option for those for whom time is running out. Typically patients on the NHS have to wait around 2 years after being approved for funding. At our clinics you do not have to wait at all, we will simply work within your natural cycle.

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