Azoospermia is a condition that refers to an absence of sperm in the ejaculate. Families often assume that a diagnosis of azoospermia rules out the possibility of conceiving a child, however with the treatments available today, that is not necessary the case. There are now methods that can harvest even small amounts of sperm that are produced in the testes as a result of interventions.
A semen analysis is the primary test used to determine the status of male fertility. Semen analysis results can be normal, mildly, moderately or severely abnormal or may show no semen at all (azoospermia). Whatever the severity of the semen analysis, CHR has the expertise to virtually guarantee fertility to most males that are affected with this condition..
In addition to our in-house team of medical doctors who are infertility experts, CHR also works with urology associates who have expertise in other areas of male infertility including,
- Evaluation and treatment of male infertility
- Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
- Sperm procurement techniques
- Microsurgical varicocele ligation
- Management of testicular failure and hypogonadism
- Sperm cryopreservation/banking
- Evaluation and treatment of ejaculatory disorders
- General urology
The most common cause of male infertility is a varicocele. This is when the veins in the scrotum (the skin "sack" that hangs beneath the penis) are dilated on one or both sides. This heats the inside of the scrotum and may affect sperm production. A blockage in a man's reproductive system may cause male infertility. Some medicines can also cause infertility.
Vasectomy Reversal or Reverse Vasectomy
Surgery can reconnect the ducts that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen. After successful vasectomy reversal, sperm are present in the semen again and it may be possible to accomplish pregnancy in the partner.
CHR is an expert resource on the subject of male infertility. Please contact us if you have any questions or want to know more about our treatments.