Ep. 2 | What You Need to Know About Advances in Male Infertility Treatment

Fertility Health Podcast

Of all the causes of infertility, a male factor is responsible for 40%. Yet the focus of infertility treatment traditionally has mainly been on the female. Recent research has indicated that males now produce less than half as many sperm and of lower quality compared with the early 1970s. So, what do you need to know about advances in male infertility treatment options with sperm blockages or severely low sperm counts?

In this episode, Zamip Patel, M.D., a board-certified urologist, fellowship-trained in andrology, and chief of staff at Florida Hospital East Orlando, joins host Mark P. Trolice, M.D., to discuss the role of male infertility and the latest advances in male infertility treatment. Listen in as he shares insights on everything from low sperm count treatment, sperm retrieval surgery, and ICSI, to vasectomy reversal, hormone treatment, and sperm freezing.

Tune in to discover:

  • The importance of the male factor in treating infertility
  • When males should consider the use of assisted reproductive technologies like IVF
  • The genetic factors involved in treating azoospermia (zero sperm)
  • Why a thorough anatomic, environmental, genetic and hormonal evaluation by an experienced fertility specialist is critical before deciding on a treatment plan
  • The latest areas of advances in male infertility

About Zamip Patel, M.D.

Zamip Patel, M.D., is a board-certified urologist and one of the few physicians in the Orlando area with fellowship training in andrology, which is the study of the male reproductive system including male infertility. As a member of the highly credentialed medical team at Florida Urology Associates, he sees patients at the practice’s east Orlando and Oviedo locations and performs both inpatient and outpatient procedures at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Patel received his advanced sub-specialty training in andrology at the University of Illinois in Chicago after earning his medical degree at Ross University in the West Indies and completing his urology residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Patel conducted his urology residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and his andrology fellowship at the University of Illinois Chicago, a region known to establish standards for assisted reproduction. He is one of a handful of Urologists with specialty training in male reproduction in the Southeast. As one of the urologists at East Orlando Urology, Dr. Patel provides both inpatient and outpatient procedures at Florida Hospital East Orlando, offering patients quality and convenient urological health care options. Specialties include treating the following urological conditions: disorders of the urinary tract, bladder, prostate and kidneys; cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, adrenal glands and testes; and male infertility, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.

About Mark P. Trolice, M.D.

Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Winter Park, Florida and Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando responsible for the medical education of OB/GYN residents and medical students as well as Medical Endocrinology fellows. He is past President of the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) and past Division Director of REI at Winnie Palmer Hospital, part of Orlando Health.

He is double Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual recertification, and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. He holds the unique distinction of being a Fellow in all three American Colleges of OB/GYN, of Surgeons, and of Endocrinology. His colleagues select him as Top Doctor in America® annually, one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded the “Social Responsibility Award” by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. For ten years his foundation, Fertile Dreams, organized seminars to increase fertility awareness and granted national scholarships for those unable to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Dr. Trolice serves on committees for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology as well as the editorial advisory board of Ob.Gyn.News. He has conducted scientific studies with resultant numerous publications and been appointed a reviewer in many leading medical journals and textbooks. He has lectured at numerous physician and patient seminars around the country. In addition, he is interviewed regularly on TV news/talk shows, radio, podcasts, print/online magazines and newspapers on reproductive health topics. His current book is on the Infertility journey to be published by Harvard Common Press in mid-2019.

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