Dr Ng Peng Wah
Fertility Specialist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in United Kingdom
About Dr Ng Peng Wah
1995 – First Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) baby boy was born.
1996 – First In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) twins baby boys were born.
1999 – First Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) twins baby boy and girl were born.
2001 – First frozen embryo transfer (FET) baby girl was born.
2004 – First Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) baby boy was born.
2007 – First blastocyst culture twins baby boy and girl were born.
From 2011 to 2012, he also served as the President of the Malaysian Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (MSART) and remains a Committee Member till today.
1995年–首例配子输卵管内植入 (GIFT) 男婴诞生。
1996年–首例试管婴儿 (IVF) 双胞胎男婴诞生。
1999年-首例胞质内精子注射 (ICSI) 双胞龙凤胎男女婴诞生。
2001年-首例冷冻胚胎移植 (FET) 女婴诞生。
2004年-首例睾丸精子提取 (TESE) 男婴诞生。
从2011年到2012年，伍医生也担任马来西亚辅助生育技术学会 (MSART) 的会长，直至现在依旧是该学会的委员会成员。
Penang, which has been designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is repeatedly considered one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Asia. With medical tourists increasingly seeking for medical treatment in Malaysia, it is clearly seen that the healthcare services offered and delivered in Penang is of international standards.
Dr Ng Peng Wah, a renowned and familiar name in this region’s IVF industry has over 28 years of experience in the field of obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility. With his talents and experiences, he has numerous successes to his name and has helped thousands of patients in delivering their dreams.
Genesis IVF which is co-founded and led by Dr Ng, has quickly become the undisputed leading IVF centre in the medical tourism industry dedicated to assist patients overcome infertility. We sat down with him for a short interview.
伍柄华医生 (Dr Ng Peng Wah) 这个耳熟能详的名字，在俗称“试管婴儿” (IVF-体外受精联合胚胎移植技术) 和妇产科辅助生殖科领域拥有超过28年的经验。他的杰出才能和娴熟丰富历练，创造了许多成功的案例，并协助上千名病患实现他们的生育梦想。
由伍医生共同创立并领导的 Genesis IVF，迅速成为医疗旅游行业中一路领先的辅助生殖专科中心，致力于协助病人克服不育症。我们这次也捉紧机会和他简短会谈。
EZ : We’ve seen an influx of international patients coming to Malaysia for better medical treatment. Has it been the same for fertility medicine?
NPW : Indeed, it has. In 2016, Malaysia is recorded to have earned RM1 billion from healthcare tourism and expected to achieve RM1.3 billion in 2017. In our centre, over 60% of our patients come from overseas. It is very assuring to know that there are so many international patients who have confidence in our IVF centre.
EZ : In your many years of practice, what are your thoughts on the Malaysia’s assisted reproductive technology, in comparison with the region?
NPW : Malaysia’s medical capabilities has seen huge improvements over the last few years. For example, Malaysian IVF in the 80s had only around 15% success rates. Today, we have reached 80% in embryo transfers. Malaysia is also now deemed having one of the most comprehensive and complete all-in-one fertility services in Asia and Australia.
EZ : What drove you to establish Genesis IVF?
NPW : Throughout the years, I’ve seen patients from all walks of life and the joy of finally helping patients overcome infertility is the greatest pleasure I can experience. I believe with Genesis IVF, we are providing a centre that has an all-inclusive service for all their infertility needs. Our patients are able to receive first class comfort and professional care.
EZ : We understand Genesis IVF has its very own laboratory. Can you tell us more?
NPW : Of course! Genesis IVF has its own team of talented embryologists and geneticists. We are not only focused on increasing the chances of couples to have a baby, but we believe in creating healthy future generations. Our lab is fully capable of providing Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) as well as Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to select the best healthy embryo for each couple.
With PGS, we are able to analyse the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the embryo’s DNA and increase the chance of pregnancy while reducing the risk of miscarriage or risk of having a chromosomally abnormal child.
PGD is recommended for couples who have a known genetic abnormality, such as Thalassaemia. With PGD, we are able to help reduce the chances of their children inheriting any genetic abnormalities.
EZ : Many couples are getting married and planning to start a family later these days. What is your advice?
NPW : While there is a saying that “30 is the new 20”, our body’s biological age hasn’t changed much yet. Studies have shown women above the age 35 have a significantly increased risk of infertility.
Fortunately, we are here to help. Our modern lifestyle is also a contributing factor to infertility. Remember to take everything in moderation and seek a balanced diet.
EZ : 我们看到大量的国际病患者前来马来西亚寻求更好的医疗服务，对于生育医学领域来说也是这种情况吗?
NPW : 确实。在2016年，马来西亚的医疗旅游收入超过10亿令吉。而在我们的医疗中心，60%以上的病人皆来自海外。我们也非常肯定，许多国际患者对于 Genesis IVF 专科中心充满信心。
EZ : 依据多年的实践经验，你对马来西亚辅助生育技术有何看法?与该区域之间相比？
NPW : 马来西亚医疗技术质量在过去几年里取得了巨大的进展。例如，我们80年代试管婴儿成功率只有15%左右。今天，胚胎移植率已达到80%，同时也被认为是在亚洲与澳大利亚区域间具备最全面生育服务的国家之一。
EZ : 驱使你创立 Genesis IVF 的动力是什么?
NPW : 多年来我接触到形形色色的患者，帮助他们克服不育症的喜悦，让我能感受到的美好快乐。我相信 Genesis IVF 中心提供全面的辅助生殖疗程。我们的病人在最佳的舒适环境和得到专业照顾。
EZ : 我们知道 Genesis IVF 有本身独立的实验室。对此我们可以了解更多吗?
NPW : 当然！Genesis IVF 拥有一组具备天赋的胚胎学家和遗传学家的团队。我们不仅关注增加夫妻孕育孩子的机会，而且我们确定创造健康的后代。我们的实验室拥有提供胚胎植入前遗传基因筛查 (PGS) 和胚胎植入前遗传基因诊断 (PGD) 的实践能力，为每对夫妇遴选出最佳状态的健康胚胎。
EZ : 对于那些近期结婚并计划组织小家庭的夫妻，你的建议是什么?
NPW : 纵然目前有个说法是“30代是新20代”，但我们的身体机能年龄还是无太多变化。研究证明，35岁以上的女性面临不孕的风险大幅度增加。幸运的是，我们可提供帮助。现代人的生活方式也是导致不育症的因素之一，记住必须坚守节制的生活习惯和均衡饮食。