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Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction

Duke Regional Hospital urologists can help patients who are dealing with the following issues:

Erectile Dysfunction

We offer a comprehensive approach to the management and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Medical treatment and self-injection therapies are common.

If these approaches fail, a patient may elect to have a penile prosthesis placed. This surgery is performed at Duke Regional Hospital.

Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversals

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure, usually performed in the office, which interrupts the supply of sperm from the testicles to the semen, creating a permanent form of birth control.

Reversals of vasectomies are also performed at Duke Regional Hospital. A reversal to this procedure can be performed by rejoining the divided ends back together.

The chance of successful reversal depends on many factors, including the age of the patient, the time since vasectomy, and the age and fertility of the partner.

Infertility

The urologist also plays a role in the male assessment of a couple experiencing infertility. Infertility is defined as failure to achieve a pregnancy after trying for one year without contraception.

The urologist will take a careful history and perform a thorough examination with emphasis on the male genitalia. A varicocele is often found in association with male factor infertility. This problem can be fixed with an outpatient surgical procedure.

Physicians

Physicians offering this service include: