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Beyond Vasectomy Reversal: Advanced Techniques for Complex Male Infertility


While vasectomy reversal is a well-known surgical solution for male infertility, some men face more complex challenges. Blockages in the delicate tubes responsible for sperm transport or extremely low sperm production can make natural conception difficult. This is where Dr. Nudell’s expertise in advanced surgical techniques comes into play.

When Obstructions Hinder Fertility

There are two main types of blockages that can impede the journey of sperm:

  • Obstructive Azoospermia:Sperm are produced normally in the testicles, but a blockage prevents them from reaching the ejaculate. This could be due to a previous vasectomy, infections, injury, or congenital anomalies.
  • Non-obstructive Azoospermia:In this case, sperm production itself is severely impaired or absent within the testicles.

Advanced Surgical Solutions

Dr. Nudell offers several minimally invasive surgical procedures to address these challenges:

  • MESA (Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration):For men with obstructions, sperm can be retrieved directly from the epididymis, a coiled tube next to the testicle. Dr. Nudell’s microsurgical approach (open MESA) allows for greater sperm harvest, maximizing chances for successful in vitro fertilization (IVF).
  • TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction):This technique is used for non-obstructive azoospermia. It involves a small incision and a biopsy of testicular tissue for sperm retrieval. Dr. Nudell examines the tissue immediately to locate viable sperm for IVF.
  • Microdissection TESE:This specialized extension of TESE uses high magnification to identify areas within the testes with sperm production. It’s particularly helpful for men with very limited sperm-producing zones. Dr. Nudell’s microsurgical expertise maximizes chances of finding sperm in even the most challenging cases.

The Importance of Experience and Expertise

These microsurgical procedures demand a high level of skill, precision, and specialized equipment. Dr. Nudell’s extensive experience in male fertility and his microsurgical background ensure optimal outcomes and the best possible chance of achieving your dream of fatherhood.

What to Expect: Surgery and Recovery

  • Setting:MESA and TESE can be performed either in-office with local anesthesia or a surgical center with various anesthesia options, depending on patient preference.
  • Incisions:Very small scrotal incisions are used, minimizing discomfort and downtime.
  • Recovery:Recovery is relatively quick. Most men experience minimal discomfort and can resume normal activities within a few days.

Fees and Collaboration with IVF Centers

Dr. Nudell works closely with reputable IVF centers to ensure smooth coordination of care. His office provides fee schedules, and IVF centers can separately discuss their costs.

Call to Action

If you’re facing infertility due to blockages or low sperm production, don’t give up on your dream of becoming a father. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nudell to explore these specialized surgical options. Let his expertise guide you on your path to parenthood.


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Varicocele Surgery: A Solution for Improved Fertility


Varicoceles, often described as varicose veins around the testicles, are a common cause of male infertility. They subtly impact sperm health, decreasing count, motility, and normal shape. If you’ve been diagnosed with a varicocele, surgery can be a game-changer on your fertility journey.

Why the Operating Microscope Matters

Dr. Nudell has performed over 1000 microsurgical varicocele repairs. This specialized technique is crucial for several reasons:

  • Precision:The operating microscope provides high magnification, allowing Dr. Nudell to clearly distinguish the veins needing to be removed from tiny but vital arteries and lymphatic channels.
  • Safety:Preserving the testicular artery is essential for blood supply to the testicle. The microscope drastically reduces the risk of injuring this crucial blood vessel.
  • Preventing Hydrocele:Meticulous avoidance of lymphatic channel damage minimizes the chance of fluid buildup around the testicle (hydrocele).
  • Maximizing Results:Correcting all contributing veins with high accuracy is key to optimizing improvement in sperm parameters following surgery.

The Dr. Nudell Difference: Procedure and Recovery

Dr. Nudell’s approach prioritizes patient comfort and success:

  • Small Incision:A 1.5-inch incision in the groin area allows for effective surgery.
  • Outpatient Procedure:The surgery typically takes about an hour, and you’ll go home the same day.
  • Quick Recovery:Most men return to work within a few days and can resume strenuous activity after a week.

Call to Action

If a varicocele is affecting your fertility, don’t wait. Contact Dr. Nudell for a consultation to learn how this specialized surgery can help you achieve your dream of fatherhood.


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Understanding Male Infertility: When Medications Make a Difference


Male infertility can be a complex and sensitive issue, but the good news is there are effective treatment options. While surgery is sometimes necessary, medications and supplements can play a crucial role in restoring fertility in many cases.

Conditions Treatable with Medication

Here are some common conditions where medicine makes a difference:

  • Infections and Inflammation:Infections of the genital tract can impede sperm production and function. Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications can clear these issues, improving sperm quality.
  • Oxidative Stress:Oxidants in semen can damage sperm. Antioxidants and specialized supplements can combat this damage.
  • Hormonal Imbalances:Imbalances of hormones like testosterone or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) can disrupt sperm production. Hormone replacement therapy can correct these imbalances.

Off-Label Use of Clomid and Anastrazole

In certain cases, Dr. Nudell may recommend Clomid (clomiphene citrate) or Anastrazole. While typically used for female fertility issues, these medications have shown promise in treating specific cases of male infertility. They work by influencing hormone production, boosting sperm count, and enhancing sperm function.

Important Considerations

  • The Need for Expert Evaluation:Only a qualified fertility specialist like Dr. Nudell can accurately diagnose the cause of your infertility and recommend appropriate medications after a thorough evaluation.
  • Not All Supplements Are Created Equal:There are many over-the-counter supplements claiming to boost male fertility. However, only a few have proven benefits backed by research. Discuss safe and effective options with Dr. Nudell.

Call to Action

If you’re struggling with infertility, don’t lose hope. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nudell to explore medications and supplements that could make a difference in your journey towards fatherhood.


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TESE-MESA: Your Roadmap to Fatherhood with Advanced IVF Techniques


Parenthood is a powerful dream for many of us. But when faced with male infertility, that dream can feel like it’s slipping away. It doesn’t have to. Dr. Nudell is here to illuminate the cutting-edge solutions of TESE-MESA and guide you along the path to creating the family you’ve always wanted.

What is Male Infertility?

For men struggling to conceive, understanding the issue is the first step to finding solutions. Male infertility can stem from two primary causes:

  • Obstructive Azoospermia: A blockage somewhere in the reproductive system prevents sperm from being part of the ejaculate. Prior vasectomy, injuries, or congenital conditions can cause this.
  • Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: Sperm production itself is fundamentally impaired, resulting in absent or low sperm count.

TESE-MESA: The Power of Microsurgery

When traditional infertility treatments fall short, groundbreaking techniques like TESE and MESA pave the way. Let’s break them down:

  • TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction): Imagine unlocking the hidden potential within your own body. TESE lets us retrieve sperm directly from the testicle. Even men with severe sperm production issues may finally see a path to fatherhood through this procedure.
    • Micro-Dissection TESE: This even more refined variation of TESE uses magnification to find pockets of healthy sperm production, increasing the success rate when standard TESE might not be enough.
  • MESA (Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration): For men with obstructions, MESA lets us bypass the blockage. Using microsurgical precision, healthy, motile sperm are retrieved from the epididymis.

Why Choose Dr. Nudell?

Expertise and compassion aren’t just buzzwords – they’re the foundation of Dr. Nudell’s practice. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Personalized Plans: No cookie-cutter treatment here. We understand that every situation is unique and tailor your journey accordingly.
  • Cutting-Edge Techniques: We stay up-to-date on the latest in reproductive technology, ensuring you have access to the most promising treatments.
  • Unwavering Support: This is an emotional rollercoaster. We’re with you every step of the way, offering compassionate care and support.

The Success Stories Speak for Themselves

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Call to Action

Are you ready to take the reins of your fertility journey? Schedule a consultation with Dr. /Nudell today and discover the possibilities that TESE-MESA hold for you. This is where hope meets science, and your dreams of fatherhood may soon be within reach.

Let’s Talk Budget

We understand that fertility treatments can be a financial concern. Dr. Nudell’s team will work with you to explore insurance coverage options and financing plans to make your dream of parenthood a reality.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is common and is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. Erectile dysfunction is strongly age-related and affects as many as 30 million American men. While there is an estimated prevalence of all ages of about 10%, the prevalence rises to over 50% in men between 50 and 70 years of age. While ED is common, only a small percentage of men ever discuss this problem with a physician.

It’s important to listen to men with ED and make them feel comfortable with what can be a troubling symptom for them. ED may also occur with cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, after pelvic surgery or trauma, with diabetes and as a consequence of certain medications used commonly. There are a number of treatments to treat ED including; hormone testing, non-invasive ultrasound measurement of blood flow, and trials of medicine and non-medicine treatments.

Here are some treatment options:

Changing Habits and Medications

Quitting smoking can be an important step in reducing the impact of impotence or eliminating it altogether. Small changes in prescription medication may also help improve erectile quality.

Hormone Medications

Irregular levels of sex hormones such as low levels of testosterone, excess prolactin, and excess estrogen cause some cases of ED. These conditions are usually treatable with excellent results.

Vacuum Devices

This treatment involves the use of an external vacuum device and one or more tension rings. The device works by inserting the penis into a plastic cylinder, which is then pumped to create a controlled vacuum. Once an adequate erection is produced, a tension band is slipped around the base of the penis to maintain the erection: the vacuum device is then removed. The erection-like state generally lasts long enough for a couple to have intercourse.

Injection Therapy

One of the newest forms of treatment involves the self-injection of medication into the side of the penis. The relatively painless injection produces erections of good quality for about 70-80 percent of patients. There are several injectable medications that, when used alone, help increase blood flow to the penis which promotes an erection.

Penile Prostheses

This treatment involves the surgical placement of a stationary or movable device into the two sides of the penis, allowing erections as often as desired. These implants come in two forms: an inflatable device and semi-rigid rods. This treatment is not recommended until other methods have been considered or tried first.

Surgical Treatment

This treatment is usually reserved for those patients whose blood flow has been blocked by an injury to the penis or pelvic area. Surgery is also used to correct ED caused by vascular blockages. The goal of this treatment is to correct a blockage of blood flow to the penis so that erections will occur naturally.

Oral Therapy

The mainstay of therapy for erectile dysfunction has consisted of very safe medications called PDE5 inhibitors. These medications include Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. They are all similar but there are some important differences between them. They are typically quite effective and can be given at the initial visit as samples.

Professional Counseling

Because ED can result from a combination of psychological and physical factors, counseling can lessen anxiety, which in turn may reduce the impact and duration of the condition. This therapy is often used in combination with other treatments directed by a physician.

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