Some information on the adverse effects of Marijuana use on Men's ability to conceive.
Some information on the adverse effects of Marijuana use on Men's ability to conceive.
You want a Doctor who offers the latest techniques in surgery for your care.
Success rates for mTESE (Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction) vs. TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) for the purposes of retrieving sperm for an IVF Cycle were assessed in a Scandinavian Study reported in the Journal European Urology.
Is your sex life different than it used to be? If you’re bothered by low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, or other changes, low testosterone might be to blame. Learn the signs and find out how male hormone replacement therapy can help.
Are you struggling with infertility? For couples affected by male infertility, reproductive system blockage is often to blame. Learn more about the male reproductive system, common causes of blockage, and what you can do to improve your fertility.
Obesity is a major health issue for American men. It increases your risk of serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes — and it also affects your sex life. Obesity is linked to erectile dysfunction, and now’s the time to learn more.
Kidney stones are common, but varying sizes and shapes mean symptoms aren’t always the same. Learn to recognize the most common symptoms of kidney stones, from lower back pain to foul-smelling urine, so you can get the treatment you need.
Hormone imbalance is often labeled as a women’s health issue. While it’s true that hormonal changes in menopause trigger notorious symptoms, men are at risk for hormone imbalance too. Learn more about low testosterone and how it can be treated.
A varicocele is an enlarged vein in your scrotum, and it’s a leading cause of male infertility. Learn the signs and symptoms of varicoceles and what your treatment options are here.
Hundreds of thousands of American men get vasectomies each year. It’s a popular and effective form of permanent birth control for men, but is it safe? Learn the possible risks of vasectomy and find out how you can reduce your risks here.
Kidney stones are common — and painful. Once you have one kidney stone, your risk of developing more increases. The good news is that there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk of kidney stone formation. Get our prevention tips here.
Regretting your vasectomy? A vasectomy reversal could be the solution you’re seeking. It’s an outpatient procedure that can be up to 90% effective. Find out more about it and what to expect during recovery.
The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system. From how it functions to the importance of regular prostate screenings, find out what you need to know about your prostate health here.
Testosterone is an important male hormone. It influences functions from sex drive and fertility to body weight and mood — but low testosterone is a common problem for many men. Learn the signs of low testosterone and what you can do about it.
Prostate cancer is common, especially among men over age 50. Early stage cancer is the most treatable, but without early symptoms, how is prostate cancer identified? Learn about the importance of regular prostate cancer screenings.
A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of male birth control. But if you’ve had a vasectomy, does that mean you can’t ever father a child? If your family planning goals have changed, vasectomy reversal could be right for you.
The decision to grow your family is an exciting one. But if you and your partner find out that having a baby isn’t as simple as you thought, it can be frustrating. Learn to recognize the signs of infertility so you can get the treatment you need.
Testicular sperm extraction can be a successful fertility treatment for men, whether they’re facing infertility or they previously had a vasectomy. If you’re infertile but you hope to father a child, it’s time to learn more about this microsurgery.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects millions of men, and it gets increasingly common with age. But is it an unavoidable part of getting older? Learn more about the signs of ED and how treatment could enhance your sex life, no matter your age.
Are you considering a vasectomy? It’s a safe and effective form of birth control, but the thought of undergoing surgery is enough to make anyone nervous. Learn what it’s like to recover from a vasectomy.
Kidney stones range in size, location, and mineral makeup, but they all have one thing in common: They can be very painful. Dr. Seaman discusses the common types of kidney stones.
As you get older, your testosterone level naturally decreases. But when it drops too far, you might notice unpleasant symptoms like low sex drive and loss of muscle mass. Learn to recognize the signs of low testosterone.
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer affecting men, and your risk increases as you get older. Get regular prostate screenings to catch the disease early, and learn the signs of prostate cancer here.
Maybe you thought you didn’t want to have children in the future, but now your plans have changed. Though a vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control, it may be reversed. Find out if you’re a candidate for vasectomy reversal here.
Millions of men are living with erectile dysfunction (ED), a common but embarrassing medical condition. Sexual arousal and erections are complicated, and the causes of ED vary. Find out more about the causes of ED here.
Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that develop in your kidneys. Stones travel from the kidneys through the urinary tract, often causing intense pain along the way. We treat kidney stones of all sizes to minimize your pain.
Many couples experience infertility when trying for a baby. It’s common to assume that female infertility is the cause, but male infertility is just as common. Find out more about some of the most common myths surrounding male infertility here.
About 15% of men have varicoceles, which are enlarged veins in the scrotum. Varicoceles can cause pain and fertility problems, but varicocelectomy is a safe and effective treatment option.
Are you having bladder issues? Suffering from erectile dysfunction? These issues can be hard to talk about, but they could indicate an underlying condition. If you’re having any of these problems, a specialist can help.
Viagra®, nicknamed the little blue pill, is a prescription to treat erectile dysfunction. It’s a well-known medication, but there are a lot of myths surrounding it. Find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Dr. Seaman presented at the annual Translational Reproductive Biology and Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology conference on the correlation between Cap Score Utility and Varicocelectomy.
Erectile dysfunction is hard to talk about, even with your doctor. Sometimes, though, it’s due to an underlying condition that may be putting your overall health at risk. Don’t live with erectile dysfunction. Talk to your doctor today.
When male infertility is caused by an absence of sperm in your ejaculate, there are ways to retrieve them from the testes. Find out more about the different sperm extraction methods.
Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers affecting men in the United States. There’s good news, though. New, advanced treatments can reduce the threat of prostate cancer tumors by starving them of the fuel they need to grow.
Getting a prostate cancer diagnosis is scary, especially since it’s the second leading cause of death among American men. But did you know that it doesn’t always require intervention? Read on to learn how to know when you may need treatment.
Varicoceles affect approximately 15% of adult men and nearly 20% of adolescents. While varicoceles aren’t dangerous, they can lead to fertility problems. Here’s how to recognize the signs of this common issue and to see if you’re at risk.
There are many reasons why we may need to extract sperm, and there are many ways we go about it. Here’s a look at some of the more common procedures for retrieving your sperm.
There are dozens of factors that can contribute to male infertility, but here we narrow down the most common culprits.
Kidney stones are a reminder that even a relatively tiny medical abnormality can cause great pain. You can’t always prevent them, but you can take practical and simple steps to significantly reduce your risks of developing kidney stones.
So, since having a vasectomy, you’ve changed your mind and now want to have children? You’re not alone. Many men have their vasectomy reversed. Your success rate depends on many factors, none greater than the skill level of your surgeon. .
Low testosterone, or low-T, affects all men to some degree as they get older. But if your testosterone drops too low, it causes distressing problems for men, like loss of their sex drive. Take a moment to learn the five signs of low testosterone.
Review of a study on the question "regret" in vasectomized men who did not previously father children.
Is there proof that Reproductive Urologists can offer patients better care? A Journal article by Pham et al offers some evidence.
The New WHO Manual on Semen Analysis has been released. Dr. Eric Seaman gives commentary on a Review sponsored by the American Society of Andrology, and also points out some deficiencies and controversy with the current approach to male infertility.
Vasectomy is intended to be a permanent method of birth control.
Answer: Controlling the size of your family. And a relatively simple, minimally invasive method to accomplish this is a Vasectomy.
It has been stated that fifteen percent of couples have difficulty conceiving and half of them involve a male factor.
What is a varicocele?
Myth 1) Smoking only affects a woman’s fertility.
Recent studies appear to show a higher prevalence of male infertility in those with morbid obesity.
Not too Hot, Not too Cold, But just Right.
Azoospermia means no sperm in the ejaculate.
Sperm cell Membrane Research offers Hope for the Therapies of tomorrow
Just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean it’s good for you or even harmless: African Bush Mango in high doses can harm male fertility as well as liver function.
Phthalates: An Environmental Toxin That Can Impact Male Fertility.
Every day more information and knowledge is discovered with respect to the basic science of fertility.
Hypogonadism or below normal testosterone is a well recognized entity affecting a significant number of men.
In the modern era, there are a host of avenues couples can pursue to initiate a pregnancy.
Over the past decade or so, we’ve been living through a topsy turvy economy.
Couples trying to conceive can face a number of challenges and pressures.
A recent report from the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Mucci et al states there might be a very small increase in risk over all and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer.
Summer time is here. Time for healthy activities like swimming, tennis, bicycle rides……. Or is it?
It seems like more and more attention is being given to testosterone therapy and testosterone replacement.
Dr. Eric Seaman has focused his New Jersey Urology practice on Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery since 1996.
A common referral for a urologist, especially for those with a focus on infertility, is for the evaluation of a 13, 14 or 15 year old boy who is discovered by his pediatrician to have a large left varicocele, or abnormally dilated veins in the scrotum.
On November 7, Doctors around the world will be coordinating their efforts in a bid to support Family Planning.
A study in the journal of sexual medicine says it may very well be, at least in terms of a couple’s sexual satisfaction.
Several studies have previously associated obesity and other systemic disorders as risk factors for male infertility.
One question often posed by patients before undergoing vasectomy is whether there are any long term risks.
Being overweight is looked at differently in the modern era. As America’s waist line expands, focus has been redirected to the consequences of those extra pounds.
I have written previously that vasectomy is intended to be a permanent method of birth control.
Fifteen percent of couples will have difficulty conceiving and a male factor is involved in half of those cases.
Semen analysis also known as the “sperm count” or “semen test” remains the standard initial laboratory test in the evaluation of male fertility or infertility.
Everyone seems to know smoking is bad for your health.
In July 2014, a research team at the Harvard School of Public Health exhumed the debate about a potential relationship between vasectomy and prostate cancer.
The semen analysis is a time tested method of evaluating male fertility and has been utilized for over sixty years.
The time of the annual NCAA college basketball tournament, is upon us.
Vasectomy is a readily performed procedure which accomplishes a permanent method of birth control for men.
PESTICIDES: They matter, they don’t matter, they matter, they don’t matter.
The solution for men whose testicles simply do not produce sperm may be on the horizon
Awake? Sedated? Asleep? Xanax? Ativan? What is the Best Way to Undergo a Permanent Method of Birth Control?
Which physician is the right one to see? The Role of the Urologist.
A male factor is known to be involved in about half of couples having fertility problems.
An article from the July 26, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal reports on a federal lawsuit on the subject of paying women for their eggs in the setting of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
For men who have azoospermia or no sperm in the ejaculate, one solution to enable pregnancy is a surgical sperm retrieval.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an effective means of restoring testosterone levels to normal in men who are unable to maintain serum levels on their own.
Ten percent of couples trying to conceive will have difficulty. It is now taken for granted that a male factor is involved in about half of such couples experiencing a fertility problem.
Penile transplant surgery was performed successfully for the first time in South Africa at Tygerberg hospital in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, December, 2014 .
Environmental and Health Issues can take its toll on Male Fertility
There is a recognition that poor health is associated with poor fertility. This applies to both men and women.
For the third year in a row, UGNJ will be supporting World Vasectomy Day, an international effort involving over 500 physicians from every continent and over thirty countries.
Now we have become an advocate for insurance payer contracts and also agents for hospitals and large groups to improve their profiles.
The past two decades have been witness to almost miraculous advances in technology, from the internet, to the tablet, to communication by texting and wearable extensions of our smart phones.
IN 1677, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek became the first man to identify sperm within semen under microscopic examination.
Excerpts and commentary on: Marital Status and Female and Male Contraceptive Sterilization in the United States, Mieke C. W. Eeckhaut, Fertil Steril (103) 1509-15, 2015.
Vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure which essentially allows a man with a vasectomy to change his mind.
Another report of sperm actually being grown in culture has been published.
Somewhere between one and two percent of men who have a vasectomy make the decision to change their mind and undergo a vasectomy reversal.
Low-intensity shock wave therapy to the penis is a new alternative for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or difficulty with erections.
Effective November 1, 2016, Dr. Seaman’s current urology group, the Urology Group of New Jersey (UGNJ) along with Skylands Urology will become part of New Jersey Urology, making the combined entity the largest urology group in the state.