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Experience with Dr Shapiro at the Reproductive Biology Associates

Experience with Dr Shapiro at the Reproductive Biology Associates

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">ivfnew</span>

    My husband and I have recently received the results of his semen analysis of his urologists which indicates azoospermia. His urologist recommended seeing a specialist.

    While we had been searching we found the Reproductive Biology Associates. We scheduled a consultation with Dr Shapiro. Any former patient or actual patient here? What can you tell me about the doctor?

    02/03/2021 at 10:39 am
  2. Hi ivfnew!

    I was very happy with my doctor. He answered all my questions, explained everything slowly and comprehensible. We were at a different clinic before and I had two unsuccessful IUI cycles. At RBA I was successful at my first IVF.

    So I have nothing negative to say. Feel free to ask me anything 🙂

    02/07/2021 at 12:49 pm
    • Thanks for your answer!! So you were already in a fertility treatment and it didn’t work out? Were you misdiagnosed by your former doctor? May I ask at which clinic you had been so I can avoid them, haha…

      Jokes aside, I’m looking forward to our appointment. I think I just go with the first impression and my gut feeling. Having said that, I still will see other specialists in order to have something to compare. Maybe someone here would also like to share their stories of conceiving with azoospermia such as treatment options, costs, success rates, etc.

      02/08/2021 at 10:30 am
    • Hello ivfnew,

      which treatment options you and your husband will need depends on the type of azoospermia he has. While men with obstructive azoospermia have sperm production but do not expel sperm in the ejaculate, patients with secretory azoospermia do not have any sperm at all which is why the treatment would be different in each case.

      In the first case, the indicated treatment would be testicular biopsy with IVF-ICSI. ICSI is the ideal IVF procedure because only one sperm is needed for each egg to be fertilized. In addition, it does not require that the spermatozoa have good mobility since it is the embryologist himself who introduces the spermatozoa into the egg.

      In the latter group, if spermatogenesis is not recovered with different treatment options, using donor sperm is recommended. Read more about your pregnancy options with azoospermia here: Can a Man with Azoospermia Get a Woman Pregnant?

      Hope this helps,

      all the best.

      02/08/2021 at 10:57 am