Men's Sexual Health

UH Specialists Have the Expertise to Diagnose & Treat Male Infertility

Infertility problems can cause stress for men and their partners if having a family is one of their life’s goals. The experienced team at the Male Infertility & Sexual Health Program at University Hospitals offers leading-edge diagnostics to find and treat the underlying causes of infertility.

With multiple locations throughout Northeast Ohio, the urology specialists at University Hospitals are available to counsel and care for men with infertility concerns. Call 216-844-3009 today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

Choose the Experts at UH for Exceptional Male Infertility Care

The expert, multidisciplinary team at the UH Male Infertility & Sexual Health Program includes UH urologist, Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD. Dr. Thirumavalavan is fellowship-trained in microsurgical techniques and one of the few male infertility specialists in Northeast Ohio. Depending on the underlying cause of your fertility issues, your care team may include:

  • Oncologists
  • Psychologists
  • Reconstructive urologists
  • Reproductive endocrinologists
  • Male reproductive urologists

The team collaborates to develop individualized care plans to diagnose and treat a wide range of fertility-related conditions, including:

  • Ejaculation disorders (anejaculation, retrograde ejaculation, delayed ejaculation)
  • Erectile dysfunction and impotence
  • Infertility after cancer treatments
  • Infertility after spinal cord injury
  • Low testosterone
  • Sexual dysfunction including Peyronie’s disease
  • Testicular pain
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Varicocele
  • Vasectomy reversal, microsurgical

An Accurate Diagnosis is Essential for Effective Male Infertility Care

To determine the root cause of male infertility, our team conducts a comprehensive evaluation that includes a thorough physical exam; a medical, sexual and family history; diagnostic tests that may include x-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans; and blood, urine and other laboratory tests, including a semen/sperm analysis.

This comprehensive diagnostic process enables your care team to develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your reproductive goals.

UH Experts Offer a Wide Range of Male Infertility Treatment Options

Some of the medical, minimally invasive and microsurgical procedures we offer to restore or preserve male fertility, include:

  • Electroejaculation to obtain semen samples
  • Sperm banking
  • Sperm retrieval, microsurgical
  • Testosterone replacement or supplementation
  • Transurethral resection of ejaculatory duct to remove an obstruction
  • Varicocele repair, microscopic and laparoscopic
  • Vasectomy reversal, microsurgical

Preserving Fertility Prior to Surgery or Cancer Treatment

Some men choose to harvest and bank their sperm prior to treatment for certain cancers that may affect their ability to produce viable sperm, particularly lymphomas, leukemias, testicular cancer, prostate cancer and other genitourinary cancers. And for male to female transgender individuals who have made the decision to undergo genital gender affirmation surgery but would like to preserve their ability to father children in the future, sperm banking is also recommended.

The UH Fertility Center offers sperm banking, in-vitro fertilization and many other fertility-preservation services to our patients, both male and female.