Surgical Treatment for Male Infertility

Surgical Treatment for Male Infertility

Infertility in men is no longer considered as being a condition with permanent effects. The combination between a healthy lifestyle and the right medical treatment consisting of supplements, hormone-containing drugs and injections produce outstanding results. The patients who do not respond favorably to this non-invasive therapy must not abandon hope, since the surgical treatment for infertility represents a viable option. Here are 6 of the procedures that have great rates of success. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Varicocelectomy

The varicocelectomy is performed when a vein situated in the man’s scrotum enlarges, lowering the sperm count and motility. The condition does not have any special symptoms, but, in some cases, the patients complain about a slight pain or a sensation of heaviness in the genital area. The procedure is performed with the patient in a state of total anesthesia, and the varicoceles are eliminated using microsurgery instruments and techniques.

Percutaneous sperm aspiration

Percutaneous sperm aspiration is a surgical procedure that involves inserting a needle in the man’s epididymis (the tube that keeps the testicles in place) in order to remove a pocket of sperm in the event of a possible blockage.

Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory

Transurethral resection of the ejaculatory duct is another surgical treatment of infertility. It is performed when a part of the duct is obstructed, and the sperm cannot be transported in a proper way. A special radiography called vasogram is performed in order to establish a correct diagnosis in these cases. The procedure involves the removal of the obstructed part of the duct.

Microsurgical reconstruction

Microsurgical reconstruction is the standard procedure that is performed if the epididymis is blocked. This can happen for various reasons, such as an infection left untreated, an injury or a trauma. In order to correct the defect, a technique similar to a bypass is used.

Vasectomy reversal

Vasectomy reversal is a procedure performed on a patient who changes his mind and wants to become a father, after previously undergoing vasectomy. The effect of this surgery consists in restoring the capacity to conceive, and it is performed following almost the same procedure as in the case of a vasectomy. It is of two types: vasovasostomy and epididymovasostomy.

Electroejaculation

Electroejaculation is mainly recommended to those patients who also suffer from a physical impairment, produced as a result of conditions such as diabetes, injured spinal cord or multiple sclerosis. The sufferer is exposed to a series of vibrations meant to stimulate his ability to ejaculate, after catheters are introduced into his bladder, in order to completely empty it.

These are some of the main procedures performed in case of infertility. Talk to your fertility specialist for more details, and see what the appropriate solution for you is.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.