A couple is considered infertile if the woman does not conceive a child after one year. As part of the infertility evaluation, the male partner will be evaluated by one of our urologists. At our office, you will have a series of tests performed to determine the health of the male reproductive system. We will also check for a varicocele, enlarged veins around the testicles within the scrotum. This is a condition that affects almost half of all infertile men and can be easily corrected with minor surgery.
In addition to the above evaluation, there will also be blood tests. The blood tests will examine your FSH levels, responsible for producing sperm, and luteinizing hormone (LH), responsible for testosterone production in the testicles.
In the event that sperm must be collected directly from the testicle, our urologists ensure safe and effective sperm harvesting and transport to an infertility clinic. At the infertility clinic, your sperm can be used to achieve a pregnancy.
Urology Health, Infertility
A vasectomy reversal is a technically challenging procedure due to the small size of the opening within the vas deferense. Magnification is used to best reconnect the tube and the suture used is finer than a human hair. Since the procedure requires a special set of skills, not all of our surgeons perform it. If you are interested, please make an appointment with one of our microsurgeons:
Roland R. Ugarte, M.D.
Todd D. Fleming, M.D.
Jeffry J. Twidwell, M.D.
Pratap K. Reddy, M.D.
Joseph C. Cerny, Jr., M.D.
Since the procedure is usually not covered by heath insurance, we have developed guaranteed pricing for the entire procedure so you can avoid any surprises.