MBChB, PhD, FRANZCOG, CREI

Dr Derek Lok

Fertility Specialist & Microsurgeon

As a certified advanced reproductive microsurgeon and fertility subspecialist, Dr Lok has been providing a wide range of fertility treatments and performing advanced reproductive surgeries including keyhole microsurgical vasectomy reversals and laparoscopic tubal reversals in Adelaide, the UK and Sydney since 2000.  Providing the best chances of restoring normal reproductive functions with the ultimate goal of achieving a successful pregnancy, naturally or through assisted reproductive technologies.

Qualifications & Training

Honour (O&G) degree in Medicine and Surgery
PhD in Feto-Maternal Medicine
Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG)
Sub-speciality certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI)
Certified advanced endoscopic surgeon (Level V-VI), AGES trainee supervisor

My training and qualifications are in reproductive medicine and microsurgery. I feel very privileged to be one of the few fully qualified fertility subspecialists and one of the exceptionally limited number of reproductive microsurgeons operating in Australia.

Derek obtained his medical degrees in Hong Kong and completed his PhD research which involved micro-surgeries at the University of Adelaide in 1994. Following this, he undertook specialist training in Sydney and Adelaide, then sub-specialist training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in Adelaide and the United Kingdom, heavily involved in advanced reproductive micro and endoscopic surgeries for both male and female. Derek was awarded Fellowship (FRANZCOG) in 2001 and a Subspecialist Certificate (CREI) in 2002.

Derek is a a consultant fertility subspecialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Genea, Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals, offers patient treatment options through both private and public systems. Derek is a senior clinical lecturer at The University of NSW, a role which involves undergraduate teaching, specialist and sub-specialist training for advanced trainees and research.

Derek has major interests in 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. Derek puts great emphasis on the identification and correction of any of the fundamental issues which may be unique to the couple leading to their reproductive or reproductive treatment failures, and offer highly individualised treatment.

Derek offers highly specialised medical and microsurgical treatments for men with fertility problems, including microsurgical vasectomy reversal through a small scrotal incision with minimal trauma and rapid recovery, sperm retrieval through micro-dissection using a high powered operative microscope to identify and selectively remove tubules within the testes that contain sperm while also minimising blood vessel damage and tissue removal. 

Derek is a certified advanced (Level VI) endoscopic surgeon, specialising in fertility related gynaecological surgeries including laparoscopic tubal reversal (same day discharge), the only or among the very few perform these regularly.

Our aim is to help a couple 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 we 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 speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.

Unrivalled Experience

One Australia’s leading Fertility Specialists and Microsurgeons

Dr Lok is among the few qualified fertility subspecialists and an exceptional limited number of reproductive microsurgeons and advanced endoscopic surgeons in the country, providing a wide range of world-leading assisted reproductive treatments and performing advanced reproductive surgeries including microsurgical vasectomy reversals and sperm retrieval, and laparoscopic tubal reversals in Adelaide, the UK and Sydney since 2000. Providing the best chances restoring anatomical normality and achieving a successful pregnancy.

Consulting Locations

Sydney CBD Level 2, 2 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Liverpool 173-175 Bigge Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Burwood 28 Burwood Road, Suite 5a, Level 1, Burwood NSW 2134
Hurstville Waratah Private Hospital, Level 2, 31 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220

Operating Locations

Sydney CBD Genea Day Surgery - Level 4, 321 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Inner West Strathfield Private Hospital - Everton Road, Strathfield NSW 2134
Liverpool Sydney Southwest Private Hospital, Bigge Street, Liverpool NSW 2170
Hurstville Waratah Private Hospital, Level 2, 31 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220 & Hurstville Private Hospital
Adelaide St Andrew Hospital: - South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000