Our Doctors Look For Problems and Solutions
- Male Factor Infertility
- Fertility Preservation
- Surgical Treatments
- Vasectomy Reversal
- Sperm aspiration from the epididymis – PESA
- Sperm aspiration from the testicle – TESA
Common Treatments include:
Sperm and semen analysis, which provides a fresh sample of semen. Experts will assess your sperm count, the shape of your sperm, sperm movement, and other variables.
Hormone evaluation, because testosterone and multiple hormones control sperm production.
Testicular biopsy for for men with very low or no sperm in their semen. A needle biopsy of the testicle is common and will show whether an abundance of good sperm is present in the testicle. If so, there may be a blockage to address.
Genetic testing to identify problems with sperm and other barriers to fertility.
Advances in Treatment
Today, doctors are able to surgically repair varicoceles by blocking off the abnormal veins, which may improve fertility. Some obstructions can be corrected through surgery. Medicine and surgery also address hormonal abnormalities. Assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) are also on the forefront of fertility for men with abnormal sperm or low sperm counts.
Fertilization techniques include:
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which sperm is directly injection into the uterus during ovulation.
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF), in which sperm is mixed with multiple eggs in a laboratory setting, and then placed in the uterus.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in which a single sperm is injected into an egg, then implanted into the uterus.