Three areas, one big team
The Unit has a medical team with extensive experience in sexual health, fertility and sexually transmitted infections, and is divided into three different areas of specialization:
Focused on the diagnosis of male infertility and its treatment, as well as methods of male contraception and its reversal.
- Male fertility study
- Pre- and post-vasectomy consultation
We offer andrological check-ups to detect and treat common problems such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, improve sexuality and take care of men’s health.
- Andrological review
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
Sexually transmitted infections
We perform check-ups and screenings to detect or rule out sexually transmitted diseases, as well as carry out their treatment and offer preventive advice.
Performed by our embryologists. Because of its simplicity, it is the first test that is indicated to the couple for the infertility study. The seminogram evaluates the production of spermatozoa in the seminiferous tubules of the testicle by studying parameters of quantity (concentration), quality (motility) and morphology.
The easiest way to know sperm concentration, motility and ejaculate volume. In addition, pH analysis and a report of the presence of other cell types or macroscopic manifestations of possible altered parameters are performed.
Seminogram with morphology
It includes a basic semen analysis plus the sperm morphology study, which indicates the percentage of spermatozoa with normal forms, and delivery of results in consultation with an explanation of the results by our embryologists.
Seminogram with REM
In addition to the semen analysis with morphology, a sperm capacitation study is added to know the behavior of the sample before an assisted reproduction treatment, whether it is for insemination or in vitro fertilization. The delivery of results is done in consultation with explanation of the same by our embryologists.
Seminogram with cytometry
It is the most complete semenogram. It includes the evaluation of concentration, motility, volume and pH, as well as a study of sperm capacitation (REM), a study of sperm DNA fragmentation (associated with poor embryo quality) and a study of sperm aneuploidy (related to implantation failure or repeated miscarriages). The delivery of results is done in consultation with explanation of the same by our embryologists.
Sperm capacitation test (REM)
Also performed by our embryologists. It is a complementary study to the seminogram, which consists of “washing” the semen of all the fluids and substances it contains and leaving only the spermatozoa, which are placed in a medium rich in nutritive substances. The count of motile spermatozoa obtained (REM) in this test allows us to know how many of them will be useful for Assisted Reproduction techniques.
Freezing and survival test
It consists of performing a semenogram on the sample, freezing it at -196ºC and performing a new count once thawed. This allows to know the survival of spermatozoa to this process that may be necessary in many assisted reproduction techniques.
Sperm morphology study
Only the evaluation of normal spermatozoa forms can be performed.
Single-stranded sperm DNA fragmentation
Refers to breaks or lesions in the genetic material of the sperm. The greater the number of lesions, the lower the integrity of the genetic material and the lower the chances of a full-term pregnancy.
Double-stranded sperm DNA fragmentation
Sometimes DNA breaks are deeper and their relevance can be known by this technique.
Sperm maturity test
Using a surface functionalized with hyaluronic acid, the number of sperm that bind to it (mature sperm) versus those that do not (immature sperm) is counted. It is a very interesting technique for repeated cycles or suspicion of high sperm immaturity.
This option allows the analysis of 3 of the most innovative parameters together, single-stranded DNA fragmentation, sperm maturity and sperm aneuploidy.
FISH of spermatozoa
It allows the analysis of 5-7 chromosomes of the spermatozoa using a sample of the patient’s semen.
It may reveal chromosomal abnormalities and provide an explanation for the couple’s sterility or infertility. It is performed by taking a simple blood sample.
This test helps determine the risk of having a baby with a genetic disease. Indicates whether the parents carry one or more recessive genetic mutations. Carriers are healthy individuals, but when both parents share a mutation in the same gene, their offspring may be affected.
Bacteriological and biochemical tests
Further examination (semen culture or blood test) to detect infections that alter semen quality.
SRY gene analysis
Identification of the Y chromosome.
Y gene microdeletions
Identification of Y chromosome microdeletions related to low sperm count in the ejaculate.
Genetic analysis in patients with reproductive problems
Genetic study of Y chromosome microdeletions, genetic study of cystic fibrosis, DNA fragmentation of spermatozoa, study of chromosomal abnormalities in spermatozoa by means of FISH, etc.
Genetic analysis in gamete donors
Study of carriers of the most common genetic diseases.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
It allows the genetic study of the embryo before being transferred to the uterus in order to prevent some genetic diseases or alterations that may compromise the viability of the embryo.
Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis (PD)
In case of possible chromosomal alterations and/or family history of molecular genetic disease.
We carefully study the case of those patients affected by a familial genetic disease, advising them about their reproductive future, as well as the application of any of the possible genetic diagnosis techniques.
Why choose us
- Multidisciplinary medical team specialized in sexual health and male fertility.
- Laboratories and operating rooms equipped with the latest technology and located in a first class medical environment.
- Specialized andrological unit and integrated circuit medical care: diagnostics, treatments, consultations and interventions are performed in the same facilities and in a centralized manner.
- Comprehensive approach: medical care is provided with both partners in mind.
- Reference center in Spain in reproductive medicine, extensive experience in the treatment of fertility problems.
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