Male fertility

About

Our male fertility clinic at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital helps to diagnose and treat the causes of male infertility.

This clinic offers a unique service for London and is run in conjunction with consultant colleagues specialising in all aspects of IVF and reproductive physiology. Some conditions causing male infertility are correctable by surgical means, and sometimes we are able to find sperm by surgical exploration.

Most patients are referred by our specialists in female fertility, who also run the IVF unit at Hammersmith Hospital.

Conditions and treatments

We provide both diagnosis and treatment to enhance fertility either for natural conception or as an adjunct to other fertility interventions. We treat:
  • Infertility
  • Oligosperma
  • Azoospermia
  • other sperm disorders

Treatments we offer

  • Gonadotrophin
  • Endocrine therapies
  • Microsurgical reconstruction
  • Microsurgical sperm retrival
  • Testicular mapping (FNA)
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Semen analysis
  • Reproductive hormone profiling
  • Genetic screening
  • Inflammatory and infective markers
  • Joint endocrine-urological consultations

Additional information

Clinical trials and research

The andrology department offers participation in clinical studies for male patients with fertility issues.

Investigating physiological effects of weight loss on male fertility

Principal investigator: Dr Channa Jayasena

In this current clinical study, the department are trying to understand how weight loss may improve male fertility. They are looking for men aged 18 to 60 years, with a waist size of 36, 38, 40 or 42 inches. This study is approved by an independent ethics committee. 

For more information on what it will involve and reimbursement of expenses, please contact the reproendocrine team on 073 8729 7200. You can leave a voicemail or text message for the research team and they will contact you.'

 

 

Further online resources

NHS Choices