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Assoc Prof Lionel Reyftmann

MD, FRANZCOG, DESC of reprod. medicine (French CREI equiv.)
Illawarra Reproductive Medicine & Laparoscopy, Wollongong Day Surgery, Suite 4 Level 2 354-358 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
General or unexplained infertility, Second opinions, PGD /PGS (Genetics), Miscarriage Management, Recurrent IVF failure, Endoscopic fertility surgeries, Tubal surgery, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Reproductive Endocrinology, and more Specialties below.
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Assoc Prof. Lionel Reyftmann has an integrated vision of fertility practice. The treatment options he offers patients are gradual steps beginning with simple medical and lifestyle management, up to advanced laparoscopic surgery or assisted reproductive technologies (IVF, ICSI) depending on the individual case and the patient’s wishes. Lionel also provides hysteroscopic surgery including the management of the Asherman syndrome as well as fertiloscopy surgery.

He has pioneered in Australia a new minimally invasive surgical technique called the Fertiloscopy. This procedure helps to explore infertility and treat polycystic ovarian syndrome through the vagina, without any abdominal incision.

Experience & Qualifications

Lionel is from France and is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. After completing his medical training at Montpellier 1 University (the most ancient medical school in the western world), he undertook further subspecialist training in reproductive medicine at the Montpellier University Hospital, France. It was here that Lionel held a staff specialist and lecturer position for seven years before moving to Australia. He obtained the DESC - complementary diploma in specialized study - in reproductive medicine in 2007 (French CREI equiv.).

Upon arriving in Australia in 2010, Lionel took a position at the Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre as a Research Fellow in advanced laparoscopic surgery (tubal surgery, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis). He was elevated fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2011, is a member of several scientific societies, and has widely presented at various society meetings. Lionel has authored or co-authored more than 30 international papers, encompassing such topics as natural IVF for poor responders, prenatal genetic diagnosis PGD, endometriosis, laparoscopy and lifestyle factors related to infertility.

He is a staff specialist at the Wollongong Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Wollongong and Shellharbour Private Hospitals and the Wollongong Day Surgery.

Additional Specialities

Endometriosis including advanced laparoscopic surgery
Tubal Ligation Reversal Microsurgery
Ovulation disorders/PCOS
Egg freezing
Egg and/or Sperm Donation
General Gynaecology
Periconceptional medicine
Premature ovarian failure
Hysteroscopic surgery including the management of the Asherman syndrome
Fertiloscopy surgery to explore infertility and treat polycystic ovarian syndrome through the vagina without any abdominal incision

Additional Information

Watch Dr Reyftmann in Australian Story help a couple achieve their family dream through surrogacy.

Languages spoken

Native French speaker, fluent English and almost fluent in Spanish.

In 2001, Lionel spent one year out of clinical practice in a full time stem cell research post in a laboratory affiliated to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French equivalent to Australia’s NHMRC.

He obtained a diploma of etudes approfondie DEA (French equivalent to a master of applied science M App Sc) in cellular and molecular endocrinology from the University of Montpellier.

He is honorary clinical senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Wollongong.

He moved to Australia in 2010 to follow his Australian wife and is the happy father of twins.

Lionel has rooms in Illawarra Reproductive Medicine & Laparoscopy at Wollongong Day Surgery.


T: 02 4227 6589​
F: 02 4242 9090
W: irml.com.au
Follow him on Twitter: @dr_reyftmann and on Facebook: /IllawarraReproMedLap

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