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Dr. Darren Mack
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Reproductive Urology (Overview)

Specialist in evaluation and treatment of male infertility.


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Reproductive endocrinologists in burbank?

Reproductive endocrinologists in burbank?

Use "Find a Doctor": On the healthtap site, click "find a doctor" on the menu on the left side of the screen. Type "reproductive endocrinology" or "fertility" in the search box; and type "burbank" in the location box. If that search doesn't bring up any names, one can try a google search with similar words. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Darren Mack
16 doctors shared insights

Reproductive Urology (Overview)

Specialist in evaluation and treatment of male infertility.


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What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

What is fertility medicine? Rei? Reproductive health?

Reproduction: All the terms are related to reproduction, especially female reproduction. A reproductive endocrinologist (rei) is an obstetrician gynecologist that has had sub specialty training in infertility and female hormonal management. ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Dr. Kris Gast Dr. Gast
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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more

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Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

Testicle hernia affect a guys fertility?

No: While anything can happen, hernia in general do not affect fertility. See a general surgeon for a consultation if it is bothering you or you want to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Male infertility tests procedures, costs?

Semen analysis: All male fertility evaluation starts with a semen analysis, and usually ends there. Men needing further evaluation may include consultation with a urologist, scrotal ultrasound, testicular biopsy, and the list goes on. For costs you need to inquire locally because they vary; in our area semen analysis is usually in the $100-$200 range. ...Read more

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Medicine for female sexuality inhancement?

Medicine for female sexuality inhancement?

Better partner: Psychological help if those are issues esp if there is depression involved. Otherwise chocolate seriously helps - not american crap. ...Read more

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Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Yes: A reproductive endocrinologist is an ob/gyn with subspecialty training in female endocrinology and infertility. All of them have delivered babies previously but a majority of them because of the constraints and intensity of the infertility process do not deliver babies. ...Read more

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What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Does prostatitis affect male fertility?

Prostatitis: Generally no effect on fertility since sperm are made in the testes. It is remotely possible if the storage site for semen (seminal vesicles) are scarred from inflammation. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs, reproductive organs or effect fertility?

Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs,  reproductive organs or effect fertility?

When used: appropriately for diagnostic imaging, no. Direct radiation to the pelvis could potentially damage an early pregnancy, which is why they always ask you if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Which medical department would test for semen fertility?

Which medical department would test for semen fertility?

Reproductive studies lab: Usually a reproductive studies lab will give you the most accurate semen analysis of evaluation. These labs are used associated with fertility centers. ...Read more

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After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

Yes and no: Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn. Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc. ...Read more

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Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, can I get a fellowship in gynecologic oncology afterward?

Theoretically yes...: In practice, few if any physicians can endure 11 years of training and resident pay. Additionally, most program directors would frown upon the switch in direction as a sign of personality imbalance and/or unpredictability and would be reluctant to hire you after the first fellowship without a very good reason. Given that both subspecialties are now quite competitive, i advise against trying this. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more