We specialize in a number of fertility treatments to give you the best chance at healthy conception and reproduction.
If you do not have sperm in your semen, we can help. We offer two outpatient procedures for retrieving sperm samples for reproductive uses:
- Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), where we extract sperm from an epididymis tube
- Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microTESE), where we extract sperm from a testicle
Samples from both can be used for reproductive use now or in the future.
Preserving Your Fertility
Save Your Eggs
The UVA Cancer Center provides egg freezing for women between the ages of 15 and 41 years who are diagnosed with treatable malignancies that require chemotherapy or radiation treatment near the ovaries.
We can also refer you to places with other egg preservation options.
Sperm Banking (Cryopreservation)
You can save your sperm through cryopreservation for future attempts at conception.
This may be an option for you if you are a man whose fertility may be impaired due to upcoming cancer treatments like radiation or chemotherapy.
Conceiving a Child: Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
Assisted reproductive technologies involve the manipulation of human sperm, eggs and embryos to help with conception. The eggs and sperm can be from you and your partner or may be donated.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
For this process, we collect and process semen within the fertility lab and then insert it directly into the woman’s uterus. This may be helpful for some men with low sperm counts and decreased sperm motility, quality or function.
In vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF involves fertilization of an egg, outside the body and in the laboratory. We evaluate and select fertilized eggs for placement in a woman’s uterus.
In vitro Fertilization w/ Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (IVF w/ICSI)
In this advanced technique, we inject a single sperm into a mature egg cell that we retrieved through IVF. This requires fewer numbers of sperm for a cycle of IVF.
Interested in our fertility services?
Get started by visiting the urology clinic.