In at least half of all infertility cases in the United States, male infertility is a factor, or even a major cause. Fortunately, the rapid progress in male reproduction research has brought spectacular advancements in the processes that men’s infertility experts use in diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. Most couples with infertility issues can now be helped to conceive a child at home, on their own.
Here is some information to help you develop your understanding of causes of, and treatments for male infertility. Or, just search “male fertility doctor NYC“, and click on the Center for Male Reproductive and Microsurgery, to read details of famous innovations in male infertility treatment made by our Cornell male reproductive team at the Center here in New York, NY.
Causes of Male Infertility
Varicocele — The most common known cause of men’s infertility. The condition is due to enlarged veins in the scrotum impacting temperature regulation of the testis (by as little as a one degree temperature increase). Microsurgical techniques to repair the large varicoceles have been shown to increase the average healthy sperm count in 128% of men in a study of thousands.
Blockage — Another major cause of infertility in men is obstructions or blockages of the male reproductive tract. Men with test results indicating zero sperm count (azoospermia) may be producing sperm, but have an obstruction or blockage preventing the sperm from being released. Blockages can be caused by urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), bacterial infection, vasectomy, or other causes. Blockage repair success rates are very high.
Non-obstructive Azoospermia — Absence of sperm in the semen. Today, in half of these cases, New York infertility experts at the Center can detect sperm between cells in the testicles, and can successfully help couples achieve pregnancies.
Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens — About one percent of infertile men have a congenital condition equivalent to vasectomy. But, now sperm can be retrieved from the small ducts in the epididymis, frozen, and later used for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to inject a single sperm into an egg.
Advances in Treatment of Male Infertility
Men’s reproductive treatment techniques have advanced at remarkable rates over recent years. And, many of the ground-breaking innovations have been contributed by physician/scientists at the Center. Now 90% of all infertile men (including half of those with non-obstructive azoospermia) have the potential to have their own child.
The Center for Male Reproductive and Microsurgery
The Center was founded in 1982, by Director, Marc Goldstein, MD, FACS, Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College. It is the first treatment facility of its kind in the United States exclusively dedicated to male infertility. The Center is world renowned for its revolutionary achievements in advanced techniques for successful treatment of male infertility. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art treatment in a caring environment for couples working through infertility issues.
For More Information
For more information about male infertility treatment in New York, search “male fertility doctor NYC”, or contact the Center. To schedule an appointment for a simple fertility assessment, just ask to see a male fertility specialist.