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Other doctors may have told you that fathering a child is impossible—that you have no measurable sperm and are not a candidate for fertility treatment. But we do not rest so easily, and do not believe you need to, either.
The Stanford International Azoospermia Center is a world leader in diagnosing and treating azoospermia, and we invite you to visit. Not every man can become a biological father. But we have successfully treated plenty of cases where patients were previously told they did not have a chance—taking the impossible and making it possible.
The Stanford International Azoospermia Center: Advanced Fertility Tools
Thanks to advances embraced by our center, many azoospermic men who were previously untreatable can now become biological fathers. Treatments include:
Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
With ICSI, only a single sperm is needed for fertilization via direct injection into the egg. Unlike in vitro fertilization (IVF), more sperm is not required to mix "naturally" with the egg in a laboratory dish.
A technique used for men with a low sperm count. Sperm extraction techniques can be used to identify testicle (testes) areas that are producing sperm, and then safely remove usable samples with precise procedures.
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Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
We regularly treat patients from around California, the United States and the world. We welcome men who already have a diagnosis of azoospermia, and those who strongly suspect they have the condition. We are also happy to provide second opinions, either for yourself or (in conjunction with our colleagues) for your partner.
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