“One month ago, my wife gave birth to our daughter! Three years earlier I was diagnosed with Azoospermia which is the medical condition of a man not having any measurable level of sperm in his semen. After taking multiple semen tests, they all came back with the same result: zero sperm. My wife and I were beside ourselves. We immediately began to seek professional medical help. Fortunately, we thought, living in the Boston area, we would be certain to find an answer to our issue. We spoke with multiple urologists, all of whom gave different opinions. Two said we should go the route of a biopsy and that we would have a 20%-30% chance of conceiving. Others wanted to perform a micro-dissection under general anesthesia with a little greater chance of success, but also a much longer surgery. Both of these would have required my wife to go through the IVF process where she would need to take all of the necessary fertility drugs to be ready in case they found sperm on the day of my surgery. None of these options sounded appealing. They required a lot of drugs and surgeries without any real knowledge if we had a good chance of conceiving.
Enter Dr. Turek. About 18 months ago, I was talking with my wife and we were frustrated, saying that there has to be another way. That’s when my wife found Dr. Turek and the Turek Clinic online. We soon read about his technology of “Sperm Mapping”, also known as “FNA Mapping”. Sperm mapping is a procedure that “maps out” the location of sperm in the testis. Sperm mapping will tell you if you have sperm in your testis so that you can make an educated decision about having surgery. It takes about 1 hr and is done with a local numbing agent and a fine needle. It’s basically like going to the dentist. I was sore for a few days afterwards, but within 2 weeks, we got the greatest phone call ever from Dr. Turek informing us that they had located sperm in both of my testis and that we stood at least a 90% chance of retrieving enough sperm for IVF if we were to go ahead with a micro-dissection. I am not a big fan of general anesthesia (which is what the other urologists had said they would need to use with a mirco-dissection), but Dr. Turek said that he does his surgeries under local anesthesia using Propofol. This was a huge relief to me! So, last January, my wife and I flew out to SF. We worked with the IVF lab in the same building as The Turek Clinic. The whole process couldn’t have gone smoother. I had my surgery a week or so after our arrival. Dr. Turek found enough sperm to fertilize all of the eggs that they retrieved from my wife and was also able to freeze additional sperm for future use (if necessary). Six days after the surgery we learned that we had 4 embryos that had made it to DAY 5. The IVF doctors implanted one embryo into my wife and we froze the other 3. Two weeks later, we learned that we were pregnant! Dr. Turek and his staff could not have been nicer! They made the whole process as simple and easy as possible and we are so thankful for all of their help. To make a long story short, I can say with much confidence that Dr. Turek and his team know what they are doing and are among the best, if not THE BEST in the world at what they do!”
— Mike C., Boston, Massachusetts, December 1, 2012