Male Infertility Clinic at Boston IVF

 

ImageOur Male Infertility Clinic is headed by renowned urologist Stephen Lazarou, MD -- a Clinical Instructor of Urology at Harvard Medical School and an active staff member at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He specializes in the full range of evaluations and treatment in male reproductive medicine with an emphasis in fertility preservation for cancer patients, treatment of severe male factor infertility, treatment of men with clinical hypogonadism (symptoms of low testosterone), as well as sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lazarou is also specialty trained in advanced microsurgery of the male reproductive system.

Whether a couple is seeking a vasectomy reversal or the male individual requires treatment for common conditions such as varicocele -- they will be carefully guided by Dr. Lazarou through all treatment options available.  

Some of the male infertility procedures performed include (click to view links):

Dr. Lazarou works hand-in-hand with Boston IVF using a team approach to determine the best option for individuals and couples.  


How to Schedule a Consultation

ImageWhen individuals or couples have fertility concerns, we recommend that both the male and female partner have full consultations to determine the most effective treatment approach.

A common misconception among many is that infertility is primarily a woman's "problem". In fact, male factor infertility affects the same number of couples as female factor infertility.

An additional 25% of couples who seek treatment have more than one factor or condition affecting their ability to reproduce.

 

To identify male infertility, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lazarou. 

Call 781-237-9000 or CLICK HERE to schedule an initial consultation or to visit Dr. Lazarou's web site.
 


What to Expect at a Male Infertility Consultation

ImageOnce at your appointment, Dr. Lazarou will conduct a standard interview and then begin the examination process, which includes:

History
A thorough history is taken along with a review of general health of the patient including medications, duration of the infertility problem, sexual habits, previous pregnancies & evaluations/treatments, as well as history of conditions such as varicoceles, undescended  testes and infections.

Physical Examination
The physical examination will focus on the penis and scrotal contents, testicular size and consistency, presence or absence of the vas deferens and swelling/tenderness of the epididymides. The physician will examine for the presence of enlarged veins around the testicles (varicoceles).

Routine Laboratory Testing
Laboratory testing may be ordered including a semen analysis and determination of serum hormone levels including FSH, LH, testosterone and prolactin. Abnormalities may be a sign of a primary hormone problem in the hypothalamus, pituitary, or testis. Genetic lab tests may also be ordered. Ultrasound may also be used to examine the scrotal contents or to indentify an obstruction.


Additional Male Infertility Web Links

Male Infertility Overview

Information on Basic Male Biology

11 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Male Infertility