MBChB, PhD, FRANZCOG, CREI
Dr Derek Lok
Sydney Fertility & IVF Specialist
Dr Derek Lok is an eminently experienced fertility and IVF specialist, and advanced endoscopic fertility surgeon. He has been working as a consultant fertility specialist in Australia for the last 20+ years and enjoys one of the highest conception success rates in Australia, as reported by the independent government website Your IVF Success.
Dr Lok is a trained obstetrician and gynaecologist (O&G) who has gone on to achieve sub-speciality accreditation as a fertility specialist, completing the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (CREI) qualification, which is the highest certification for fertility specialists in Australia. He has also completed a dedicated PhD in Feto-Maternal Medicine, making him one of the most academically qualified fertility specialists in Australia.
Dr Derek Lok is an O&G, Fertility Specialist and Advanced Endoscopic Reproductive Microsurgeon.
Dr Lok is one of a handful of fully-qualified fertility sub-specialists in Sydney that have completed the CREI qualification, and one of an exceptionally limited number of reproductive microsurgeons operating in Australia. He is a certified advanced (Level VI) endoscopic surgeon, specialising in fertility related gynaecological surgeries.
This combination of medical, clinical and surgical expertise allows Dr Lok to manage his patients with a wider range of treatments options to help them achieve pregnancy and is a contributing factor to his higher than average conception success rate.
Dr Lok obtained his medical degree (MBBS) in Hong Kong and completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1994, which was focused on Feto-Maternal Medicine. Following this, he undertook specialist training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (O&G) in Sydney and Adelaide, and was awarded Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) in 2001.
He then undertook additional sub-specialist training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Adelaide and the United Kingdom, focused on reproductive microsurgery and endoscopic surgery for females and males, and achieved the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (CREI) in 2002.
Since 2002, Dr Lok has been working as a fertility specialist for the last 20+ years.
In addition to his clinical duties, Dr Lok is a senior clinical lecturer at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), a role which involves undergraduate teaching, specialist and sub-specialist training for advanced trainees and scientific research.
Dr Lok offers his patient treatment options through both the private and public systems for those unable to afford the private system.
Dr Lok speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Qualifications & Training
Dr Lok has a major interest in the different modalities of fertility treatments, including medical and surgical therapies to assist natural conception, IVF and embryo selection through preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), recurrent miscarriage, implantation and IVF treatment failure management.
Dr Lok puts great emphasis on the identification and correction of any of the fundamental issues which may be unique to the couple leading to their biological or reproductive treatment failures, and offers highly individualised treatment plans.
- IVF and assisted reproductive medicine
- Microsurgical tubal ligation (sterilisation) reversal surgery
- Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
- Sperm retrieval surgery
- Laparoscopic (“keyhole”) myomectomy surgery to remove uterine fibroids
Dr Lok’s aim is to help couples achieve a live birth. A successful outcome depends not only on the quality of surgery performed but also the overall assessment of the patient and the partner’s fertility status. As a certified fertility specialist with extensive assisted reproductive treatment experiences, he will provide you with an unbiased opinion on the likely success rates for conception following surgeries or IVF, to assist with your decision.
Dr Lok offers 20+ years of dedicated fertility medicine expertise. He is one Australia’s most experienced infertility and IVF specialists, and reproductive microsurgeons.
There are only a handful of fertility specialists in Sydney who have completed the CREI certification, and even fewer who have up-skilled in reproductive microsurgery, making the combination of skills truly unique. Dr Lok is able to manage his patients as a one-stop-shop and offer his patients a wider-range of assisted reproductive treatments and advanced reproductive surgical options to help them conceive.