Male Reproductive Medicine
A division of the Scott Department of Urology, headed by Larry Lipshultz, M.D., and Mohit Khera, M.D., is devoted to male reproductive health. Special procedure laboratories, in addition to the Laboratory for Male Reproductive Research and Testing (LMRRT), directed by Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D., provide laboratory services such as sperm banking and tests such as semen analyses.
The LMRRT also is home to several major basic science research programs investigating such subjects as genetic causes for infertility. The Laboratory for Sexual Medicine, directed by Mohit Khera, M.D,, specializes in basic science research, investigating causes and treatment for male and female sexual dysfunction.
Clinical efforts are focused mainly on evaluation and treatment of male infertility and on erectile dysfunction. Other procedures offered include varicocelectomy, frequently performed to improve fertility, and vasectomy, performed to prevent pregnancy. Peyronie's disease is treated, and androgen (testosterone) replacement therapy is offered for aging men when appropriate.