Male Infertility Clinic | The Turek Clinic

Male Infertility Clinic in Los Angeles & San Francisco

Male Infertility Clinic in Los Angeles and San Francisco

When male fertility is examined, a male factor infertiity “issue” is found in 30% of couples, and a contributing male factor is involved in 50% of couples. Besides being the cause of the problem, another reason to evaluate men for infertility is because it may be a symptom of significant but otherwise silent disease. View also our video “Sperm Count Decline“.

Dr. Paul Turek is an internationally renowned microsurgeon who has conducted groundbreaking research on men’s reproductive health. He is consistently regarded as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and is visited by patients from around the world thanks to his reputation as an expert on male infertility diagnosis and treatment.

“Best Doctors in America” Dr Paul Turek
“Best Doctors in America” Dr Paul Turek

Dr. Turek offers a wide range of male fertility services at the Turek Clinic, with locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read on to learn more about your male infertility treatment options.

Male Infertility Services

  • Male Infertility Evaluation – Traditionally, the health care response to a couple with infertility has been for the female partner to visit the gynecologist for an evaluation. The male partner may or may not be asked to give a semen analysis.
  • Get a Second Opinion – Although medical advice can get complex, for the most part, the discussion that you have with your doctor should make sense to you and you have a right to have all of your questions answered so that it does make sense to you.
  • Male Fertility Preservation – The Turek Clinic understands the importance of preserving and restoring male fertility and has developed a comprehensive, streamlined evaluation for affected men.
  • Spermatogenesis – Sperm production is hormonally driven. Brain hormones govern sperm production and are precisely controlled. The male genitalia are responsible for sperm and ejaculate production.
  • Oligospermia – Oligospermia is a male fertility issue defined as a low sperm concentration in the ejaculate. Low sperm concentration or “sperm count” is the number of sperm in a prescribed volume of ejaculate.
  • Azoospermia – Azoospermia is the complete lack of sperm in the ejaculate. It occurs in 5% of infertile men. If this is the case, then one or both of two conditions may be present.
  • Testis Biopsy – A testis biopsy is helpful in many cases of azoospermia. If an evaluation of azoospermia is not clearly showing whether there is a problem with sperm production or one of a blockage in the ducts of the reproductive tract, then the next step is to examine the testis itself and assess sperm production.
  • Non-Surgical Male Fertility Treatment – Only about 20% of young men actually know the exact time to have sex during the female cycle to achieve a pregnancy. The critical period can be assessed by either basal body temperature charting or home kits that detect the LH surge in the urine immediately (24 hours) prior to ovulation.
  • Surgical Male Fertility Treatment – Surgical treatment options include varicocele repair, ejaculatory duct resection and vasectomy reversal. What is nice about surgical treatments for male infertility is that they can “cure” the problem and allow for conception at home and not in the laboratory.
  • Sperm Mapping – Sperm Mapping is a technology that “maps” the location of sperm in the testis. The technique is designed to benefit severely infertile men. It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia in the office. With Sperm Mapping, Dr. Turek can determine if a man with azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate) is a candidate for sperm retrieval to have children. Sperm Mapping also helps to minimize invasive testis sperm retrievals and reduces the potential damage to the testis from these procedures.
  • Sperm Retrieval – Sperm retrieval procedures are designed to collect sperm from organs within the male reproductive tract. First developed in 1985, sperm retrieval combined with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and ICSI are invaluable for allowing infertile men without ejaculated sperm the opportunity to be fathers. Dr. Turek has 15 years of experience in sperm retrieval procedures and pioneered many popular retrieval, minimally invasive methods that are used today.
  • Varicocele Repair – Varicoceles are enlarged veins (varicose) in the scrotum; they are the most commonly corrected reason for male infertility. Dr Turek has developed and helped popularize a safe, minimally invasive, microsurgical procedure, has performed over 1000 cases, and published his excellent success rates.
  • Ejaculatory Duct Resection – Ejaculatory duct obstruction is presenting itself as a semen analysis with a low volume, ejaculatory duct obstruction is the cause of male infertility in 1-5% of men.

Why Patients Prefer the Turek Clinic

  • Elite Doctor: Dr. Turek is a master surgeon who has garnered international fame and recognition for his contributions to the field of male infertility treatment. Thanks to his ongoing and regularly published research, other doctors look to him to understand the latest and best practices for male infertility. 
  • Impressive Success Rate: Through his knowledge, techniques, and attention to detail, Dr. Turek boasts an impressive pregnancy success rate that most other surgeons cannot, even among men who were previously deemed “sterile.” That’s why so many men who have lost hope at other clinics come to the Turek Clinic (although you can obviously save time by coming to Dr. Turek first).
  • Advanced Amenities: The Turek Clinic is proud to maintain the most up-to-date equipment and technology so that we can provide the best possible care. While not every test or treatment requires state-of-the-art tools, when the need does arise, you can rely on the fact that the equipment will be high-tech, safe, and sanitary. Our office uses secure, proprietary software to maintain our records and share vital information with our patients.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Our facilities were designed to minimize the “clinical” environment you would normally encounter while receiving fertility treatments. This environment helps our patients to remain relaxed during their appointments.
  • Compassionate Staff: The entire team at the Turek Clinic is committed to helping you get through your appointments, diagnoses, and treatments as easily as possible. We understand that a fertility journey can be a stressful and emotional time for our patients, which is why we prioritize friendly, professional interactions through every step of the process.
  • Customized Care: Dr. Turek has seen treated men with all sorts of fertility issues, which is why he appreciates that no two patients are the same. When you become his patient, he not only takes the time to get to know you as an individual, but also devises a customized treatment plan to best address your preferences and goals. Moreover, he is willing to systematically go through a series of treatments (as necessary) so that no viable option is ignored to maximize your chances of becoming a parent.

When Should You Visit a Male Infertility Clinic?

Although so much emphasis is put on the woman when looking for the source of fertility problems, male fertility issues are at least a contributing factor in nearly half of couples who are struggling to get pregnant. A couple that has had unprotected sexual intercourse for close to a year without getting pregnant should consult with specialists to determine what, if any, modifications are suggested. Non-invasive tests allow Dr. Turek to quickly and efficiently determine whether the man is a potential factor in this fertility struggle.

It is also appropriate for men who have been diagnosed with a fertility problem in another clinical setting to consult with an expert doctor like Dr. Turek to gain another opinion or to receive the best care possible and maximize their odds for success. This is an especially important decision for couples who do not necessarily have much time to waste to become pregnant (i.e., the woman is over 35 years of age).

If you are interested in receiving care from a world-class surgeon and male infertility expert, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Turek. He can help to turn your dreams of becoming a parent into a reality.