Vitalab

Dr Lawrence Gobetz

MBChB (Pret) F.C.O.G. (SA) with Reproduction Medicine

Dr. Lawrence Gobetz received his medical training in South Africa. He is a Fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is recognised by the South African Health Professions Council as a reproductive medicine specialist.

Dr. Gobetz has been an infertility specialist with Vitalab since February 1990. He has received postgraduate training in the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Dr Gobetz’s interests include the evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple, recurrent pregnancy loss, PCOS, endometriosis (as well as the surgical management of deep infiltrating endometriosis), male infertility and the effect of spinal cord injuries on fertility.

Dr Stephan Volschenk

MBChB (Pret) Cum Laude MMed O&G (Pret) Cum Laude F.C.O.G. (S.A.) with Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Volschenk received his medical training in South Africa. He is a fellow of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, and is recognised by the South African Health Professions Council as a reproductive medicine specialist.

Dr. Volschenk has been a full-time infertility specialist with Vitalab since September 2003. He has received postgraduate training in Belgium, Germany, the UK and Denmark.

Dr. Volschenk’s interests are the evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple, including special interests in the microsurgical management of endometriosis and the effect on fertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, the aging ovary and the various aspects of male infertility.



Dr Chris Venter

MBChB, MMed O&G, FCOG(SA) with Reproductive Medicine

Dr Chris Venter completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria  in 1994 and 2002 respectively. After qualifying he did a preseptorship in Endoscopic surgery at Leuven University, Belgium under the mentorship of Prof Phillippe Koninckx. He practiced for 12 years as general obstetrician in private before deciding to subspecialise in Reproductive Medicine. His Fellowship training was under mentorship of Prof Thinus Kruger at the University of Stellenbosch. His research was aimed at looking into the role that genetics play in embryo selection.  He joined Vitalab in 2013. He specialises in all aspects of infertility care. His clinical interest is recurrent implantation failure and the role that endometrial receptivity plays. He has been serving on the SASREG executive board since 2014. His personal interest is promoting awareness in oncofertility.



Dr Yossi Unterslak

M.B.,Ch.B. (Pret.), F.C.O.G.(S.A.), M.Med.(O & G)

Dr Unterslak completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

He has a passion for reproductive medicine and endocrinology with a special interest in ovarian stimulation. Dr Unterslak recently completed his Master of Medicine during which he extensively looked at the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

He has a special interest in the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss.



Dr Anthony Picton

BSc (Wits), MBBCh (Wits), MMed O&G (UFS)

Dr. Anthony J. Picton has completed 3 degrees at 2 Universities in South Africa. BSc (with distinction) in 1997 and MBBCh in 2001, both at University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Masters in Medicine (O&G) at the University of the Free State (UFS).

For the past 7 years, Dr. Picton has focused on treating patients with infertility, a history of poor pregnancy outcomes and endometriosis.

To these ends, Dr. Picton has attained ESGE (European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy) Level 1 (2016) and Level 2 (2017) accreditation in addition to attending local and international training sessions.

He has a keen interest in gynaecological endoscopic surgery, the optimization of ovarian response to stimulation and in the improvement of successful pregnancy outcomes.