Mr Katz is the first urologist in Victoria to have undertaken a sub-speciality fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery at the prestigious Cornell Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery in New York, USA.
Mr Katz is the only urologist in Victoria performing microsurgical testicular sperm explorations (Micro-TESE). A micro-TESE has been shown in numerous studies to have the best chance of finding sperm in patients who are azoospermic (no sperm on semen analysis).
The reason for this is because for patients who have no sperm in their ejaculate, occasionally some of these men may STILL HAVE SPERM being made in the testicle but is just not enough to get out into the semen. In some cases, it may just be a handful of sperm being made and the best way to find them is by a microsurgical approach.
Performing a testicular biopsy WITHOUT microsurgery is “hit and miss” and has been shown in numerous studies to have a lower chance of finding sperm and a higher complication rate.