| Pravin Rao, M.D. |
Director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Rao obtained his medical degree here at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery internship,urology residency, and urology chief residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
He then went on to complete a fellowship in male infertility and andrology at the University of Illinois, Chicago to concentrate on medical and surgical care for infertile patients. Read more...
|The Fertility Evaluation
History and Physical Examination
The Jargon: Azoospermia, Oligospermia, Asthenospermia, Teratospermia
Diagnostic Testis Biopsy
|Traditionally, the initial evaluation of the male was performed only when the couple had been unable to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse. However, because many couples are now postponing parenthood, and because the risk of a female's infertility increases as she passes the age of 35, male infertility evaluations should be performed upon initial presentation.|
Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal
Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction
Penile Vibratory Stimulation and Electroejaculation
Sperm Retrieval Procedures
The management options for couples in whom the husband has a zero sperm count depend upon the exact cause. Adoption and donor insemination are always an alternative option to fixing the husband's problem or using sperm harvested from him in combination with in vitro fertilization (IVF), test tube baby technology.|
Please browse the links on the right to see more options...