Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Over the years, Mayo Clinic doctors have helped thousands of people begin or expand their families.
  • Advanced technology. At Mayo Clinic, male infertility is treated by a urologist with training in both traditional microsurgical and robotic-assisted infertility techniques. Procedures performed include vasectomy reversal, varicocelectomy, microscopic testicular sperm extraction (microTESE), testicular sperm extraction (TESE), microepididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), testicular biopsy, vasography and transrectal ultrasonography with seminal vesiculography, among others.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for urology in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Mayo Clinic reproductive endocrinologists and male fertility experts are fellowship trained and are leaders in their field. They will directly work with you to improve your chances for fertility and successful conception — whether by medication, surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or another method.

March 11, 2016
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