MBChB, PhD, FRANZCOG, CREI
Dr Derek Lok
Fertility Specialist & Microsurgeon
Dr Derk Lok is a certified advanced reproductive microsurgeon and fertility subspecialist. He has been providing a wide range of female and male fertility treatments for over two decades, as well as performing advanced reproductive surgery in Sydney, Adelaide and the UK.
His areas of expertise include keyhole microsurgical vasectomy reversals and laparoscopic tubal reversals, as well as general gynaecological surgery.
Dr Lok seeks to provide his patients with the absolute best chance of restoring normal reproductive function through evidence-based medicine and surgery, with the ultimate goal of helping to achieve a successful pregnancy, naturally or through assisted reproductive technologies.
Qualifications & Training
Dr Derek Lok’s training and qualifications are dedicated to reproductive medicine and microsurgery. I am one of a handful of fully-qualified fertility sub-specialists in Sydney, and one of an exceptionally limited number of reproductive microsurgeons operating in Australia.
Dr Lok obtained his medical degrees in Hong Kong and completed his PhD research, which involved micro-surgery, 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 males and females.
Derek was awarded Fellowship (FRANZCOG) in 2001 and a Subspecialist Certificate (CREI) in 2002. Dr Lok is a senior clinical lecturer at The University of NSW (UNSW), a role which involves undergraduate teaching, specialist and sub-specialist training for advanced trainees and research.
Dr Lok is a a consultant fertility subspecialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Genea, Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals. He offers his patient treatment options through both the private and public systems.
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 reproductive or reproductive treatment failures, and offers highly individualised treatments.
Dr Lok 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 to perform these regularly.
His 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 speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.
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.