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Dr Maria Ines Viola

Consultant Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine

Dr Maria Ines Viola was born in Argentina and currently resides in Dubai with her husband and two daughters. She studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, graduating with distinction in 2001. 

Post-graduation, as part of her internship in gynaecology and reproductive medicine, she worked in Barcelona, Spain and North Carolina, USA, from 2001-2002. 

In 2003, after winning a post, she started her residency in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Hospital Materno Infantil Ramon Sarda in Buenos Aires and qualified as an OBGYN specialist in 2007. The hospital is accredited by UNICEF/OMS assisting high-risk obstetric patients and performing between 6000 to 7000 deliveries a year.

After obtaining her specialisation, Dr Viola undertook a sub-specialisation in infertility at IFER, Institute of Gynaecology and Fertility in Buenos Aires, where she trained and worked from 2007 to 2009. IFER, affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires, is one of the most prestigious IVF centres within Argentina and South America and completes approximately 1800 in-vitro procedures per year. 

Midway through 2009, Dr Viola moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to take a consultant position at Tygerberg Hospital. The hospital is a tertiary education hospital, the largest in the Western Cape and the second largest in South Africa. It acts as a teaching hospital in conjunction with Stellenbosch University’s Health Science Faculty, where she also had lecturer and academic responsibilities.

During this period, she completed her Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch under the mentorship of Prof. Thinus Kruger, world-renowned for his work in the field of IVF and male infertility. Subsequently, in 2014, Dr Viola qualified as a sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine at the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa. 

In early 2015, Dr Viola relocated to Dubai, UAE, to work as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Part of her job,  is infertility, which she is passionate about and believes in a holistic and personalised approach (applying international and evidence-based standards) in providing exceptional care to her patients, giving them the support required to feel comfortable and safe. 

Dr Viola’s commitment and excellent care include the following conditions and procedures:

  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Pregnancy, delivery, and the puerperium
  • Management and counselling of the infertile couples
  • Ovulation induction
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Recurrent Pregnancy losses
  • Fibroids and infertility
  • Uterine congenital anomalies
  • Uterine factor
  • Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy
  • Colposcopy and management of Abnormal Pap smear
  • Abnormal Uterine bleeding
  • Gynae check-ups
  • Menopause
  • Contraception 
  • Admission Rights at Mediclinic Parkview and City Hospital
  • Privileges at Orchid and Bourn Hall Clinics for Infertility procedures

Languages spoken

English and Spanish

Professional Memberships 

  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Reproductiva (SAMER)
  • Southern Africa Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG)
  • College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS Academy)

Publications

  • MI Viola, JP van der Merwe, TI Siebert, TF Kruger. Spine cord injury and male infertility. Case report. O&G Forum. 2015;25:23-25.
  • MI Viola, V Hulme, TI Siebert, TF Kruger. Anabolic steroid-induced hypogonadism. Case report. O&G Forum. 2015;25:9-11.
  • MI Viola, JP Van de Merwe, TI Siebert, TF Kruger. Neovagina creation: laparoscopic Vecchetti-based approach with the new kit: a case report. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.2013;19(1):14-16.
  • Siebert TI, Viola MI, Steyn DW, Kruger TF. Is Metformin indicated as primary ovulation induction agent in women with PCOS? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 2012; 73(4):304-313. Article featured on www.MDLinx.com
  • J La Grange, DW Steyn, JP vd Merwe, I Siebert, T Matsaseng, MI Viola, TF Kruger. Fallopian tube re anastomosis by laparotomy (LAPA) versus laparoscopy (LSC): a meta-analysis. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 2012; 74(1):28-34.
  • Viola, MI, Meyer, D, Kruger TF. Association between Clomiphene Citrate and Visual Disturbances with special emphasis on Central Retinal Vein Occlusion: A Review. Gynaecologic and Obstetric Investigation 2011; 74(1):28-34.
  • Co-author of a chapter in a textbook: Kruger TF, Morgan JD, Viola MI. Normal sexual development, congenital abnormalities of the genital tract and intersex. In: Clinical Gynaecology, 4th Ed. Juta. Published in 2011.
  • J La Grange, DW Steyn, JP vd Merwe, I Siebert, T Matsaseng, MI Viola, TF Kruger. A new approach to tubal re-anastomosis in South Africa. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011;17(2):49.
  • Viola MI, Meyer D, Matsaseng T, Kruger TF. Association between clomiphene citrate and central retinal vein occlusion. SAJOG Feb. 2010;16(1):24-25.
  • Young E (Jr), Sabatini L, Viola I, Lorenzo F, Young E, Pizzoglio H. Which patient do you prefer in the office? Younger with elevated FSH or elderly with normal FSH. IFER (Institute of Gynaecology and Fertility) Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2008.
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