The Assisted Conception Unit (ACU), based at Guy’s Hospital in the centre of London, specialises in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-Vitro Fertilisation
(IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
Why choose the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy's Hospital?
Established in 1991, this London fertility centre boasts the leading experts in the field of fertility and
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis with an international reputation
Regularly featured on the BBC and other television
channels, their fertility treatments and services are led by world renowned fertility
specialists. The unit is also involved in various research projects and has
developed new fertility treatments techniques which have been implemented
by clinics around the country and is only one of a few in the UK
licensed to carry out stem cell research.
As well as standard fertility treatments (listed below), they are the leading experts in the field of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for conditions such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. Unlike many other centres, they offer the complete service in-house.
Private and NHS fertility care in London
The Assisted Conception Unit offers a full range of fertility services from investigations (for both male and female) through to fertility treatments, for self funding as well as NHS patients.
Their location in Central London makes them easily accessible by public transport from both within and outside London. The hospital is just minutes away from rail, tube and bus links at nearby London Bridge station.
The fertility treatments and services offered by the Assisted Conception Unit are of the highest standards with success rates above the national average, and indeed the unit consistently ranks amongst the highest in the country for In vitro fertilisation (IVF) published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), with whom they are licensed to practice a variety of assisted conception techniques, including:
They encourage all couples to attend free and independent counselling and believe it is an integral part of their treatment in the Assisted Conception Unit. All counselling is confidential.
As this London fertility centre is based in a hospital, all their services are fully backed by the facilities offered by one of the most prestigious NHS teaching hospitals in the country.
Fertility investigations in London
In order to determine the cause of infertility and the subsequent planning of the fertility treatment cycle, the doctor will carry out a series of investigations, including:
- Blood tests
- Scans and X-rays
- Sperm tests
The Assisted Conception Unit provides female and male fertility preservation treatments, sperm banking, egg or embryo freezing, rapid access service for NHS and self-funding patients.
Egg and sperm donation
Working closely with Altrui, an organisation which helps those who need donated eggs or sperm, The Assisted Conception Unit provides an egg donation service. Altrui helps couple seek an anonymous altruistic donor of eggs or sperm for their own exclusive use.
Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Thomas Guy House
Tel: 020 7188 2300
Fax: 020 7188 0490
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