GYNAECOLOGIST AND OBSTETRICIAN WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN FERTILITY
Dr Tim Berios is a private Obstetrician and Gynaecologist consulting at Netcare Umhlanga Medical Centre. As an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, he is uniquely placed to look after women at every step of their journey to motherhood – no matter how complex. From advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery through to personalized antenatal care and delivery.
Dr Berios provides high–level expertise each step along the way. This means he can offer outstanding continuity of care, allowing his patients the confidence of knowing they’ll always be looked after by the same person. Continuity of care is really important and is paramount to the relationship he has with his patients. Dr Berios believes the patient should play an active role in decision making and be made to feel like part of the family.
“I really have been blessed and feel very privileged to be involved in the field of Obstetrics. I believe in the holistic approach to pregnancy and believe that it involves a close relationship between myself, my patient and her partner. I believe in listening to my patients, and guiding them through this special time in their life.” Dr T Berios
His main area of interest in gynaecology is minimal invasive surgery. Furthermore he has interests in all hormonal disorders, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), premature ovarian failure and menstrual abnormalities. He has been very privileged to have attended many local and international congresses and workshops where he has been able to hone his skills in the area of uro-gynaecology (repair of vaginal prolapse and stress incontinence), which unfortunately is a very common problem and which patients tend to be too embarrassed to discuss and therefore ignore.
As well as speciality gynaecology, Dr Berios also offers his patients general gynaecology services i.e. Annual pap smears, contraceptive advice, menopause treatment, heavy or painful period issues etc.
Dr Berios graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1993 and completed his internship at Baragwanath Hospital. He was then accepted into the University of Pretoria and completed his Registrarship in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology under the watchful eye of world renowned Professors, Prof Lindeque and Prof Patterson. He completed his Registrar period at the end of 1999 and decided to move to the wonderful North Coast of Kwa- Zulu Natal.
Through continuous self-education and training, Dr Berios can offer his patients up to date and the best appropriate treatment options.
He has completed the level 1 and 2 laparoscopic, minimal invasive laparoscopy course offered by ECRES as well as the Primary Level Reproductive Endoscopic surgery examination held in Geneva, offered by the ESHRE.
Dr Berios strongly believes in keeping abreast of all new developments in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is therefore a member of the following societies, South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG), Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG), South African Urogynaecology Society and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
He has also completed numerous certificates in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Over the years Dr Berios has been drawn to the ever increasing problem of infertility. He has a background in Clinical Psychology and has been able to counsel his patients from both a psychological point of view as well as a medical one, taking them through the emotional part of infertility. A holistic approach to infertility has helped his patients through their ups and downs during a very emotional and stressful time.
Dr Berios has completed a Diploma course in Reproductive Medicine and Embryology at the Kiel School of Reproduction Medicine in Germany.
He has also completed his Master’s Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology (MBHARE) through the world renowned University of Valencia – Institute of Infertility (IVI) in Spain.
As a father himself, he can only imagine the frustration and despair parents go through with not being able to conceive. His son has been his greatest gift in life and he would like others to have the wonderful experience of parenthood.
He is actively involved in providing fertility treatments and solutions in conjunction with Vitalab KZN, to patients who are struggling to fall pregnant. He fosters a team approach to treatment, and believes he and his staff are not simply here for you, they are with you, by your side, every step of the way.