Thanks to the lure of our unique lifestyle, the Gold Coast is home to some of the sharpest medical minds in the country, and in the field of reproductive medicine, we boast the very best.
Dealing in the ultimate gift of life, Senior Monash IVF Specialist Dr Kee Ong is one of Australia’s most prolific baby makers and has earned a reputation as the city’s own ‘miracle man.’
It’s not only the locals who benefit. Over twenty percent of his patients now travel from interstate and overseas pinning their hopes and dreams of a family on the man with the magic touch.
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“It’s an exciting time for reproductive medicine and the future is looking bright. Technologies like advanced PGD Diagnosis allows us to screen for the strongest embryos and our deeper understanding of the important role of the uterus in fertility is certainly contributing to increased success for patients,” Dr Ong said.
This year, Dr Ong celebrates ten years with assisted reproduction pioneers, Monash IVF on the Gold Coast and thousands of miracle babies born to women and couples desperate to conceive.
It’s a partnership that has also seen the development of the city’s first all-encompassing fertility treatment centre in Southport where patients can access consultation and early fertility treatment through to surgical procedures, IVF and allied health in the one location.
“Partnering with Monash IVF gives patients access to the most advanced technology in the world and the very latest in medical diagnosis and treatment,” Dr Ong told myGC.
“The highest pregnancy rates can only be achieved by a combination of excellent clinical management and an excellent laboratory. Modern medicine must also embrace alternative health treatments and a holistic approach to provide the best chance to conceive.”
With over 35,000 babies conceived and over 40 years experience, Monash IVF stats are world class, but patients must dig further when choosing the right care.
Dr Ong has chosen to dedicate his entire working career and focus solely to reproductive medicine and miscarriage giving his patients the advantage of a vast amount of experience with some of the most complicated infertility cases.
And while Dr Ong’s specialised training, skill and expertise are unmatched, it’s his commitment, passion, time and compassion that endears him to patients and colleagues.
“As a husband and father, I understand the importance of family and the gift of children. Everybody has the right to experience this, and we never give up on anyone” Dr Ong said.
One in six Australian couples struggle with fertility. The journey to parenthood can be tougher, and more physically and emotionally taxing than ever imagined.
In a complicated field, his message is simple, “Never be afraid to take the first step, never let anyone treat you like a number, never let anyone tell you nothing can be done and never give up hope”.
After completing his specialist medical training, Dr Ong completed four years of additional training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Sydney’s Westmead Fertility Centre and one of the world’s leading infertility treatment and reproductive surgery centres, the University of Sheffield’s Assisted Conception Unit in the UK.
Dr Kee Ong is based in Southport at Level 2, 2 Short Street, and also conducts appointments from Homeworld Helensvale Medical Centre every Tuesday. For appointments and general enquiries, please call 07 5519 1602 or visit www.goldcoastfertilityspecialist.com.au