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Male Infertility Services

At the UC Irvine Health Center for Urological Care, we are experts in the evaluation and treatment of conditions involving male infertility, sexual function and hormone balance.

Infertility in men can be caused by many factors. Our multidisciplinary team of experts uses the latest techniques to diagnose the cause and rule out other underlying conditions that can mimic infertility.

For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 714-456-7005. 

Our urologists treat male infertility related to the following conditions:
  • Abnormalities of sperm movement and appearance
  • Absent vas deferens due to cystic fibrosis gene mutation
  • Anti-sperm antibodies
  • Azoospermia
  • Blockage of the ejaculatory ducts
  • Blockage of the epididymis
  • Blockage of the vas deferens (due to vasectomy or hernia surgery)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic use of pain medication
  • DNA fragmentation
  • Elevated estrogen levels
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Free radical damage to sperm
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
  • Inability to ejaculate (due to diabetes, pelvic surgery, multiple sclerosis, psychological causes)
  • Infection of the semen
  • Kallmann’s syndrome
  • Karyotype abnormalities
  • Klinefelter’s syndrome
  • Low sperm count or motility
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Medical conditions (diabetes, liver failure or renal failure)
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Suppression of sperm by testosterone supplements
  • Trauma
  • Undescended testicles
  • Varicocele
  • Y chromosome microdeletion
We offer the following treatments and services:
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Fertility preservation (prior to chemotherapy or radiation therapy)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Medical treatment of erectile dysfunction
  • No-scalpel vasectomy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Penile injection therapy for erectile dysfunction
  • Penile prosthesis surgery
  • Sperm retrieval for in vitro fertilization 
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Traction therapy for Peyronie's disease
  • Vacuum erection therapy for erectile dysfunction
  • Varicocele surgery
  • Vasectomy reversal

Our UC Irvine Health board-certified urologists are leaders in the treatment of male infertility disorders.

Working at Orange County's only university-based medical center, our male infertility team uses the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment methods.

We are skilled in microsurgical techniques, including:

  • Microsurgery to reverse previous vasectomies
  • Microsurgery to treat varicoceles
  • No-incision vasectomy

Our team also performs minimally invasive surgery to retrieve sperm, a procedure usually performed in tandem with assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization and introcytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI).

Our ongoing clinical research gives our patients access to a range of promising clinical trials, including innovative therapies for erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease.

Our specialists are nationally recognized specialists in male infertility and experts on microsurgical treatments.

We work in collaboration with leading in vitro fertilization clinics and sperm banks throughout Orange County to provide the maximum opportunities for successful family building and fertility preservation.

Our infertility specialists include:

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