A brief professional history
Dr Berios is an amazing and brilliant gynaecologist and obstetrician that has had the privilege of being in private practice for a period of more than 18 years.
Over the years he has been drawn to the ever increasing problem of infertility which combines his interests of endocrinology and minimal invasive surgery.
He has a background in Clinical Psychology and has been able to counsel his patients from both a psychological point-of-view as well as a medical one, taking them through the emotional part of infertility. A holistic approach to infertility has helped his patients through their ups and downs.
Dr Berios has completed a diploma course in Reproductive Medicine and Embryology at the Kiel School of Reproductive Medicine in Germany.
He has also completed his Masters Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology (MBHARE) through the world renowned University of Valencia – Institute of Infertility (IVI) in Spain.
Dr Berios is a member of:
Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has completed numerous certificates in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Being a father, he can only imagine the frustration and despair parents go through with not being able to conceive. His son has been his greatest gift in life and he would like others to have this wonderful experience of parenthood.
Dr Berios fosters a team approach to treatment, and believes that he and his staff are not simply here for you, they are with you, by your side, every step of the way.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST CONSULTATION?
When visiting Dr Berios for your first appointment it is best to go as a couple. He will ask you detailed questions regarding your medical history as well as your sex life. Dr Berios may perform a physical examination, including a breast and pelvic examination. If you have not done a recent Pap Smear – this may be done as well. Your partner will also probably be tested at the same time.
WHAT IS DR BERIOS TESTING FOR?
Dr Berios will check for the following:
- A good quantity and quality of male sperm.
- A healthy mature female egg and whether regular ovulation takes place.
- The right balance of hormones to allow for egg and sperm development.
- The ability of the female body to allow for implantation of an embryo and to maintain and nourish the embryo.
- A functioning reproductive tract (uterus and fallopian tubes), which allows for the egg and sperm to meet and for the egg to be fertilized.
COMMON TESTS THAT MAY BE PERFORMED
Blood Tests – hormonal functions, checking for ovarian functions, thyroid and pituitary function.
Ultrasound Scan (Transvaginal Ultrasound) – to observe the following:
- Ovarian cysts or Endometrioma (endometriosis in the ovary)
- The thickness of the lining of uterus and is the uterus responding to hormone production
- The size of the ovaries and number of follicles present
- To check the size and position of the uterus
- To exclude presence of Fibroids
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) – This is a procedure in which a dye is injected into the uterine cavity. X-rays are then used to visualize the uterus and the fallopian tubes to determine if any blockages of the tubes are present.
Laparoscopy – A small telescopic instrument is inserted through an incision in the navel to examine the areas around the woman’s uterus and the fallopian tubes. This procedure is done under general anaesthetic and gives Dr Berios a lot of good, valid information.
Once all the diagnostic tests have been completed, Dr Berios will have a better idea of what is causing your fertility problems.