Dr Sulaiman Heylen

Dr Sulaiman Heylen qualified in 1988 as a Medical Doctor (summa cum laude) and in 1993 as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He obtained registration as specialist in Reproductive Medicine in 2006. He was the first South-African to obtain the Gynaecological Endoscopist Certificate (Winners 2) (with distinction) from the European Academy of Gynaecological surgery (ESGE 2013) and he is a certified Reproductive Endoscopic Surgeon by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE 2015).

He published several articles in leading international fertility journals and was the first to perform laparoscopical tubal re-anastomosis in South Africa. Dr Heylen joined Cape Fertility in 1995, where he introduced the use of TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) and ESA (Epidydimal Sperm Aspiration).With the embryology team of Cape Fertility Clinic he had the first PGD pregancy in 2003. He devotes himself to the further development of infertility in South Africa. He is a regular invited speaker at fertility congresses, post graduate courses and universities.

Dr Heylen is a specialist in reproductive surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy). He performs very specialised procedures like the removal of Asherman’s syndrome and laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage. He has extensive experience in surgery for endometriosis and fibroids.He is a director of the Foundation for Endometriosis Awareness, Advocacy and Support. www.endometriosisawareness.co.za

Dr Heylen is registered as an obstetrician and gynaecologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and as a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine with the same body. Dr Heylen is a member of SASREG (South African Society of Reproductive medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy). He is the Chairman of Cape Fertility.

Dr Heylen is the first South African to become an EHSRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) certified Master in Reproductive Endoscopic Surgery (January 2017).

Dr Heylen is married and has three children. He is a black belt (3rd Dan) in Karate. He loves cycling.

Dr Heylen is a Member of the following Societies and Associations:

  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 1995.
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) since 1995.
  • International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE).
  • South African Medical Association (SAMA).
  • South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG).
  • South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecologic endoscopy (SASREG).
  • European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE).

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