Although Dr. Buch
is best known for his expertise in performing vasectomy reversals
, he is also very knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of male infertility issues. Male infertility accounts for 60% of all infertility issues experienced by couples; and in 20% of these cases, it is a combined issue of both male and female fertility. That is why it is very important for the male’s fertility
to be assessed when a couple is experiencing difficulties conceiving. One important first step in assessing whether a male has infertility issues is through semen analysis. Fortunately, Dr. Buch and his clinic offer on-site semen analysis. Dr. Buch effectively uses semen analyses to assist in determining whether a male has infertility issues, and if so, what can be done to resolve them.
Semen analysis can accurately detect issues of concern, such as:
- Azoospermia: Absence of sperm in semen
- Oligospermia: A low concentration of sperm
- Sperm Motility: Sperm does not travel well enough to allow fertilization by either internal or external fertilization methods
- Sperm Morphology: Problems with the size and shape of the sperm affects fertility
- Varicocele: Enlarged (varicose) veins inside the scrotum leading to deficiencies in sperm count or quality
The presence of any of these factors that affects the ability of a couple to conceive may indicate another general medical condition that the male should have addressed. Abnormalities in a semen exam should lead to a complete medical history and physical exam to ensure there are no other more serious general medical conditions.