Dr. Mark Rispler, an experienced reproductive endocrinologist, has been helping couples circumvent male infertility for 15 years. Today’s fertility treatment options have evolved to include minimally invasive techniques, as well as surgical management of the underlying causes.
The breakthrough treatment of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and the development of microsurgery for sperm harvest have renewed hope for men diagnosed with male infertility, even when no sperm are present in the ejaculate.
Male infertility accounts for about a third of all cases, so it is fairly common. If you have received a diagnosis, you likely have questions about fertility treatment options. Dr. Rispler addresses three common questions about male infertility intervention.
What is ICSI?
With intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Dr. Rispler injects sperm directly into an egg, so very few sperm are needed to achieve a successful pregnancy. A urologist will perform the sperm retrieval procedure.
Who do I need on my fertility team?
Dr. Rispler works in conjunction with a urologist when sperm retrieval requires surgical intervention for extreme male factor infertility. Innovative Fertility Center embryologists and the IVF lab team assist with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). In some cases, you may need only sperm collection paired with in-office intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Will I need surgery to harvest sperm?
Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) and testicular sperm extraction (TESE) are successful options for couples experiencing severe male factor. Dr. Rispler and your urologist will collaborate to develop the most successful treatment plan for your case.
Surgical treatment of male infertility may offer the best chance to father your child. Contact the fertility clinic founded by industry pioneer Dr. Rispler to investigate your treatment options.
For more inforamtion on surgical options for sperm harvest visit www.innovativefertility.com