About half of infertile couples are affected by male factor infertility. At InVia Fertility, we take a team approach where both male and female reproductive experts work with the couple.
We offer a wide range of male infertility treatments, including:
Testicular/Epidydimal Sperm Aspiration (TESA) - A needle biopsy of the testicle. It is an office procedure performed under local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the scrotal skin and a needle is used to collect tissue from the testicle.
Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) - A needle is placed into the epididymis where a pocket of sperm will be found and aspirated.
Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) - A way of obtaining sperm from men with a reproductive tract blockage (i.e., after a vasectomy or congenital absence of the vas deferens). We make a 1/2-inch incision in the scrotal skin to isolate the epididymis. A microscope is used to examine the tubules of the epididymis that contain the sperm. All of the sperm-containing fluid is collected and taken to the IVF lab for processing, use and freezing.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) - A micromanipulation (occurring under the microscope) procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into the egg to enable fertilization. We use this for couples where the man has very low sperm counts or non-motile sperm (sperm that don't swim effectively toward the egg). The embryo is then transferred to the uterus.
Male Endocrinology Evaluation - A functioning reproductive endocrine system is a prerequisite for male fertility. A clinical endocrinology evaluation determines whether the patient has an abnormality which affects testosterone production or action.
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Our four Chicago-area clinics offer state-of-the-art technology in a completely private, sensitive environment. Our male infertility treatment program director is Dr. Robert Brannigan, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
All testing and treatments are done on-site in our laboratory, which expedites diagnosis and treatment in most cases. Get in touch today to schedule your appointment.