Male Reproductive Issues

Male Infertility

A thorough examination and a review of the man’s medical and surgical history are necessary, because chronic disease, pelvic injury, childhood illness, abdominal or reproductive organ surgery, recreational drug use, and medications can affect fertility. Physical examination may detect testicular irregularities (e.g., varicocele, absence of vas deferens, tumor), evidence of hormonal disorders (e.g., underdeveloped reproductive organs, enlarged breast tissue), or evidence of testosterone deficiency. Assessing reproductive-fertility history is important.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (male impotence) is sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. A medical examination may indicate neurological, vascular, or hormonal disease, or Peyronie’s disease. History of illness, smoking, drug use, and hypertension can be ascertained with a thorough examination of health history. Laboratory tests are performed to identify the underlying cause.

Symptoms:

  • Overweight men are more likely to have ED.
  • Nerve diseases, psychological conditions, and diseases that affect blood flow
  • Prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs may cause ED by affecting a man’s hormones, nerves, or blood circulation.
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and recreational drugs can all damage a man’s blood vessels and/or restrict blood flow to the penis
  • Stress and anxiety are leading causes of temporary ED.

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure to cut and close off the tubes (vas deferens) that deliver sperm from the testes; it is usually performed as a means of contraception. The procedure typically takes from 15–30 minutes and usually causes few complications and no change in sexual function.

Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy reversals utilize an operating microscope and ultrafine sutures to reattach the inside and outside of the vas deferens.

Vasectomy reversals are performed in an outpatient setting.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone. It’s what puts hair on a man’s chest. It’s the force behind his sex drive. During puberty, testosterone helps build a man’s muscles, deepens his voice, and boosts the size of his penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man’s muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex. There are at least five million adult men in the United States who have low testosterone. Just five percent of these men are actually receiving treatment for this condition. We provide technologically advanced treatment options for men suffering from low testosterone.

Symptoms:

  • Fatigue & low energy levels
  • Decrease libido / sex drive
  • Erections less strong
  • Mood swings – sad or grumpy
  • Tired