Associate Professor Lionel Reyftmann

MD, FRANZCOG, DESC of reprod. medicine (French CREI equiv.)

Biography

Associate Professor Lionel Reyftmann has an integrated approach to fertility treatment from simple medical and lifestyle management to advanced laparoscopic surgery or assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF. Lionel is from France and a native French speaker, fluent in English and is almost fluent in Spanish. Alongside University study, he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and a member of various scientific societies. Lionel pioneered a new minimally invasive surgical technique in Australia called the Fertiloscopy, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 international papers covering IVF, PGD, endometriosis, laparoscopy and infertility lifestyle factors.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Medical training, Montpellier 1 University (France)
  • Subspecialist training in reproductive medicine, Montpellier University Hospital (France)
  • Staff specialist and lecturer, Montpellier University Hospital (France)
  • DESC – complementary diploma in specialized study – in reproductive medicine,  (French CREI equivalent)
  • Research Fellow in advanced laparoscopic surgery (tubal surgery, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis), Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre
  • Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Pioneered Fertiloscopy, a new minimally invasive surgical technique in Australia
  • Member of several scientific societies and widely presented at society meetings
  • Authored or co-authored more than 30 international papers: IVF for poor responders; prenatal genetic diagnosis PGD; endometriosis; laparoscopy; and lifestyle factors related to infertility
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Staff specialist, Wollongong Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Wollongong and Shellharbour Private Hospitals and Wollongong Day Surgery

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