Is it me? Is it her? Did I do something wrong? If you and your partner are trying to conceive but not having any luck, these questions and many more are constantly playing through your mind on repeat.
It can be a very stressful time, but rest assured you are not alone. Approximately 15% of couples have trouble conceiving after a full year of unprotected intercourse, and male infertility is responsible for conception issues approximately 40% of the time. Thankfully, there is often an underlying cause to your fertility issue that can be treated by a male fertility specialist.
During a male infertility appointment, renowned urologist Dr. Desi Avila will look into you and your partner’s reproductive health histories, and collect and examine semen samples from you, in order to search for the underlying cause. After the root cause is determined, treatment can begin.
Here are just a few of the available male infertility treatments we offer:
If you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance such as low testosterone, Dr. Avila will recommend hormone therapy to boost your testosterone. During hormone therapy, you may receive a topical gel, testosterone injections, or our TESTOPEL testosterone pellets in conjunction with lifestyle review and changes. With higher testosterone levels, your sex drive and overall energy level will improve as well.
Blockage Correction Surgery
Sperm blockages are not obvious to the naked eye, but if you think you might have erectile dysfunction you may be in for a shock should we find a blockage instead. Surgical intervention is required to remove these blockages to restore normal sperm flow, and your overall fertility with it. Dr. Avila utilizes a minimally invasive method of arthroscopic surgery to reduce scarring and healing time. You’re in good hands with our highly experienced reproductive surgical specialist.
Varicocele Repair Microsurgery
Varicoceles are enlarged varicose veins that occur near the scrotum and hinder one’s fertility due to obstructing the body’s natural cooling system, causing your sperm to overheat. Varicocele repair microsurgery is a procedure that ties off the enlarged vein and allows normal blood flow to return to the scrotum through the normal surrounding veins. This procedure is very effective with minimal risk.
One of the most important things to consider when attempting to improve male infertility is your current lifestyle. If you are underweight or overweight, or if you drink 2 or more servings of alcohol in a day, Dr. Avila will work with you on improving your lifestyle to increase your chances of conception.
At Ironwood Urology, we work to identify through medical records and sperm analysis the cause of infertility, and help you to devise your next steps in improving your chances for conception. Dr. Desi Avila is a trusted male fertility expert in Phoenix, bringing his knowledge and expertise to troubled couples, improving their chances of conceiving. Request an appointment online or call (480) 961-2323 today for a consultation.