We offer comprehensive andrology services through our in-house Andrologists and andrology laboratory, including evaluation and treatment for male infertility, male sexual problems, and andropause.
We recognize how important it is to address all aspects of infertility, including those of the male. Our Andrology Lab is a full service lab staffed with highly skilled and trained technicians who specialize in male infertility. We assure you complete privacy and confidentiality.
What is Andrology?
Andrology is the medical specialty that studies the male reproductive system, including male fertility and infertility.
At Santaan, we recognize how important it is to address all aspects of infertility, including those of the male. Our Andrology Laboratory is a full service laboratory staffed with highly skilled and trained technicians who specialize in male infertility. We have separate rooms for semen collection. We assure you complete privacy and confidentiality.
- Semen analysis
- Sperm function tests – DNA fragmentation
- Clinical evaluation and medical treatment for male infertility
- Doppler ultrasound evaluation for varicocele
- Treatment of anejaculation by vibrator or electro-ejaculator
- Surgical sperm retrieval by PESA/TESA/TESE/microdissection TESE
Semen analysis is the most important test for assessing male fertility. The count, motility (activity) and morphology (structure) of the sperm in the semen give valuable information on whether a man has impaired fertility. However, the semen test is very subjective and needs to be done by a well-trained person. At NOVA IVI Fertility, all semenologists are specialists in semen analysis. A semen sample should be given for testing after three days of sexual abstinence. The sample is best collected by masturbation in the laboratory, but if there is difficulty in collecting the sample then alternative methods are available.
Sperm DNA fragmentation test
This is a specialized sperm function test that assesses the quality of the genetic material in the sperm. In some men, the sperm count and motility seem adequate but the internal quality of the sperm may be deficient. This can be assessed by evaluating the sperm DNA. This test is prescribed in cases where there has been a failure of previous IVF cycles, recurrent abortions, unexplained infertility, or borderline semen parameters with uncertain quality.
We offer comprehensive male fertility testing, sperm evaluation and processing IVF. This is facilitated by advanced microscopic and videographic equipment. Some of the specialized tests performed at the Fertility Center are listed below:
- Sperm Morphology Classification
- Sperm Viability Testing
- Azoospermia Testing and Treatment
Surgical Sperm Retrieval
The main methods of surgical sperm retrieval available include:
- PESA: percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration.
- MESA: microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration.
- TESA: testicular sperm aspiration. This includes testicular fine needle aspiration (TFNA).
- TESE: testicular sperm extraction.
- Microdissection TESE.
- Perc biopsy: percutaneous biopsy of the testis.
Which method is used depends on the nature of the problem in the male partner, which needs to be explored carefully first.