Bespoke Fertility Treatment
Delivering a personalised treatment plan tailored specifically to one’s situation.
Incorporating all the necessary elements required for the best experience possible during one’s treatment.
Striving to achieve positive outcomes for patients at every stage and level of the treatment process.
A Brief Introduction
A leading British doctor of Lebanese descent, Dr Rami Wakim, was educated in Cairo, undertaking a medical internship and subsequent training at Ain-Shams University, followed by specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at various hospitals around the world. It is a prestigious Rizk Hospital in Beirut where Dr Wakim developed his strong interest in IVF (known as In Vitro Fertilization) technique. Back to the 1990s, the assisted reproductive technology was still young and, therefore, an exciting field to be involved in.
Having successfully obtained his membership to the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000, Dr Wakim continued fertility training with a clinical fellowship at the University College London Hospital (UCLH) and the Imperial College London. Over the course of 25 years, he was fortunate to work with the leading professionals in the field of reproductive medicine in some of the busiest clinics, including IVF Hammersmith, Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre (ARGC), Harley Street Fertility Clinic (HSFC), Create Fertility, Gennet City Fertility and Reproductive Health Group, among others. Having been largely recognised for clinical expertise and highest standards of patient care, Dr Wakim continues his collaboration with a number of well-
”Every patient is unique, and, therefore, requires individualised treatment plan, which, in combination with the latest clinical practices, is designed to provide the best chance of success.Dr Rami Wakim
Fertility treatment cycles are coordinated around patient’s requests and treatment protocols are personalised and developed accordingly
A fertility health check is a combination of private consultations, blood tests and transvaginal ultrasound scans aimed at the assessment of an overall reproductive health of a patient. Some of the tests that form part of the health check process include Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) for ovarian reserve, undertaken in conjunction with Luteinising Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and thyroid function tests, the results of which will then be discussed with a fertility specialist.
Ovulation induction is a fertility treatment for women who have not yet reached menopause but fail to ovulate, usually presenting an irregular or even completely absent menstrual cycle. Some of the most common causes for this condition include stress, weight fluctuations and a condition known Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). There is a relatively low cost associated with this treatment, which is offered to patients after their initial assessment, if there is no significant factor affecting fertility has been identified.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination is a relatively straightforward fertility treatment, which involves the placement of specially prepared sperm from the male partner (or donor) into the woman’s uterus, close to the time of ovulation. This is performed using a simple, minimally invasive procedure (similar to a cervical smear test) using a speculum and a fine catheter.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure, whereby one or more mature eggs from the follicles developing inside the woman’s ovaries are removed via the egg collection procedure and fertilised with sperm in a specialised laboratory. Once fertilised, embryos are allowed to grow in a protected environment for some days before being transferred into the woman’s uterus for the subsequent development, thereby increasing the chance that a pregnancy will occur. Depending on patient’s conditions and/or preferences, a low dose or minimal stimulation IVF (commonly known as mini or mild IVF) may be offered, which involves a similar procedure to that of a standard IVF cycle, albeit with less medication.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a refinement of the traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure, which involves injecting a single best quality sperm directly into an egg to fertilise it. As with the standard IVF cycle, the fertilised egg (embryo) is then transferred into the woman’s uterus a few days later to continue growing as in normal pregnancy. Commonly, ICSI procedure can be used to overcome male infertility.
A follicle tracking is a diagnostic technique that involves a series of transvaginal ultrasound observations of ovaries (number and size of pre-ovulatory follicles) and endometrial lining. These scans are performed using a sterile probe and are relatively painless. Follicle tracking is a vital component of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) assessment and is often used before and during ovarian stimulation.
Reproductive immunology is a relatively new and highly specialised service committed to the management of fertility problems associated with a disrupted or defective immune response. It involves a range of tests, performed to investigate the possible cause of recurrent miscarriage or previously unexplained infertility, and their detailed interpretation to offer a more targeted fertility treatment.
Fertility preservation options for women include egg and embryo freezing, which are considered if a patient’s fertility is at risk due to medical conditions (including menopausal symptoms and cancer) or to give a better chance of conceiving at an older age at which fertility naturally declines. During the advanced fast freeze technology procedure called vitrification, egg cells and embryos are immersed in a series of solutions, resulting in high survival rate after thawing. Vitrification technology allows specimens to be stored for an indefinite period of time.
Egg Donation or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with donated eggs is a solution for women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs, either due to a medical condition or failed attempts to conceive naturally at an older age. During this process, donor eggs are fertilised in the laboratory with sperm from either the recipient’s partner or sperm bank. The resulting embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterine cavity for their subsequent development.
Surrogacy is a process of aided reproduction where future parents actively work with a gestational surrogate who carries the pregnancy until birth. Couples use surrogacy to begin or expand their families when they cannot do it independently due to medical or physical reasons. The intended parent(s) become the legal parent(s) of a child born through surrogacy.
Recurring miscarriage diagnosis via C4M2 test detects a genetic mutation in a specific gene carried on chromosome 4 that predisposes patients to the risk of miscarriage in the first stage of pregnancy. Identified with the saliva swab-based sample, the gene mutation is subsequently treated with medication.
Fertility Treatments and Services Offered by Mr Rami Wakim
Mr Wakim offers a wide range of fertility treatments to patients who are not able to conceive on their own. These range from reasonably straightforward techniques such as timing intercourse and inducing ovulation, to more advanced treatments such as conventional In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and IVF with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) using a sperm or egg donor, in addition to other services related to women’s reproductive health.
Certain fertility treatments, such as IVF with donor eggs, are offered by Mr Wakim through collaboration with a number of leading international partners, most notably in Ukraine, including IVMed Fertility Centre and Oveogene Bank, Gameta in Poland, Unica in the Czech Republic and Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand.
As you meet with Mr Wakim, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and address any issues. Fertility concerns are best resolved in consultation and it might be recommended that you and your partner have additional medical testing to help identify the cause of your difficulty getting pregnant. Particular care will be taken so that only the appropriate tests are conducted, we can schedule these during your first visit, saving both time and expense.
Dr Wakim, when required, refers his patients to various consultants who can address the need for fertility coaching, pre-conception care, and counselling.
Committed to Lasting Relationships
“Please accept our deepest gratefulness. Your genuine concern, expertise and professionalism were a huge help at what was a nerve-wracking time for us! You have given us all we could wish for – a full family. Allison is growing well and she is our treasure.”Joanna and David
“I want to thank you for making what could have been a stressful and challenging process an easy and positive experience. It was such a blessing that I was referred to your practice!”Anne
“Your positive attitude from the day one has given us more than just a hope! Thank you for all your kind support during a very uncertain time in our lives, we were so fortunate to have you as our doctor!”Paula and Alex
“On behalf of my husband and myself I would like to thank you for helping to make our dream come true. We would not want to go through this, undoubtedly, emotional journey with any other doctor!”Maria and Dimitry
“I couldn’t begin to tell you how much your expertise, support and compassion have changed our lives and 'thank you' does not seem anywhere near adequate enough.”Sarah
“Words cannot express enough how deeply grateful we are for your expertise and high quality of care. We are now the parents of 12 week old twins, and we owe it all to Dr Wakim.”Susanne and Ismail
“As a new patient who came to Dr Wakim at a time of questioning and worry, I can only recommend him in the very highest terms.”Vanessa
Professional Society Affiliations and Personal Identity
By combining up-to-date professional knowledge with the passion for all things technical, Dr Wakim is always on the lookout for new ideas, techniques and ways to better serve his patients. He also continues to be involved in undergraduate teaching and readily shares his expert knowledge through seminars on a variety of topics. An active researcher, he published many articles and delivered scientific presentations, both in the UK and internationally, on various aspects of assisted reproductive technology.
While clinical excellence and peer recognition mark his professional career, it is perhaps compassionate and personalised care that is his trait. He understands that every patient has specific needs and, therefore, believes in the importance of a personalised treatment plan that addresses all aspects of an individual’s life. An excellent communicator, Dr Wakim is committed to addressing all possible concerns of prospective parents in a confidential and supportive environment. Coming with this background is the fluency in English, French and Arabic with some understanding of Italian, which has helped overseas patients who speak these languages be fully understood.
When not at work, Dr Wakim is often found playing the piano or participating in tennis competitions. He loves exploring new destinations and has travelled extensively around the world.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG)
- Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)
- Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS)
- Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS)
- Member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
- Member of the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS)
- Member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)
- Ambassador of the World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Infertility (COGI)
Mr Rami Wakim offers private consultations at several London clinics that are easily accessible by all major transport links
Get In Touch
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