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. 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 Stephan Volschenk
MBChB (Pret) Cum Laude MMed O&G (Pret) Cum Laude F.C.O.G. (S.A.) with Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Chris Venter
MBChB, MMed O&G, FCOG(SA) with Reproductive Medicine
Dr Chris Venter completed his pre-and post-graduate studies at the University of Pretoria 1994 and 2002 respectively. After qualifying he did a preceptorship in Endoscopic Surgery at Leuven University in Belgium, under the mentorship of Prof Phillippe Koninckx.
He practiced for 12 years as general Obstetrician in the private sector, before deciding to sub-specialize in Reproductive Medicine. He completed his Fellowship Training at the University of Stellenbosch under the mentorship of Prof Thinus Kruger. During this period, his research was aimed at looking at the role of pre-genetic screening in embryo selection.
He joined the Vitalab Reproductive Centre in 2013. He specializes in all aspects of infertility care. His clinical interest is in Recurrent Implantation Failure and the role that Endometrial Receptivity plays. He is an Associated Lecturer at the University of the Free State, serves on both the editorial board of the Endocrinology International Journal and SASREG executive board, since 2014. His personal interest is in raising awareness for Oncofertility in South Africa.
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. Further to this, Dr. Unterslak also completed his Masters of Medicine during which he extensively looked at the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
Dr. Unterslak joined Vitalab in 2015 and has been comprehensively trained by the reproductive medicine specialists at Vitalab. Between 2017 and 2020 Dr Unterslak served on the board of SASREG (South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Endoscopic Gynaecology).
Dr. Unterslak has a passion for reproductive medicine with a special interest in the prevention of recurrent miscarriages and infertility related to sexual dysfunction.
Dr Yossi Unterslak
M.B.,Ch.B. (Pret.), F.C.O.G.(S.A.), M.Med.(O & G)
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.
Dr Kobus Coetsee graduated from the University of Pretoria. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded his MBChB degree in 1989 and his post-graduate degree, FCOG (SA), MMed (O&G), in 1995. He completed further post-graduate studies through Stellenbosch University, studying under world renowned Prof. Thinus Kruger. Dr Coetsee was awarded a Certificate in Reproductive Studies by the College of Medicine of South Africa in 2013. He has been in private practice, based in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal since 2000. Dr Coetsee specialises in Reproductive Medicine, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Endocrinology and Osteoporosis. He is also a member of the following organisations: SASOG, GMG, SASREG, HPCSA
Dr J L (Kobus) Coetsee
MBCHb (Pret), MMed (O&G), FCOG (SA), Cert. Reproductive Medicine (SA)
Dr Skye de Jongh
MBChB. (Pret.) Cum Laude, F.C.O.G.(S.A.), M.Med.(O & G)
Dr. Skye completed her 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. In addition, Dr. Skye completed her Masters of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, during which she investigated the success rates and indications for GIFT and ZIFT.
While completing her Masters, Dr. Skye spent time at Vitalab, learning the ropes from our world class reproductive medicine specialists, after which she joined the team. Dr. Skye is passionate about reproductive medicine and has a special interest in polycystic ovarian syndrome, mullerian abnormalities and reproductive genetic disorders. She is passionate about making a difference to patients suffering from fertility problems.