What is an andrologist?

An andrologist is a medical professional that deals with male reproductive problems and urological conditions that affect only men. An andrologist is the equivalent of a gynaecologist, just for men instead of women.  Andrology only became its own speciality in the late 1960’s.

What conditions does an andrologist treat?

Andrologists are largely the same as urologists (treating problems with the urinary system) and endocrinologists (treating problems related to hormone problems). An andrologist will deal with problems that affect male fertility, penile functions and genitourinary disorders.

When should you see an andrologist?

As you may already know, an andrologist focuses on treating conditions that are unique to men. Here are some of the conditions that they treat:

  • Prostatitis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Varicocele
  • Hydrocele
  • Balanitis
  • Testicular torsion
  • Premature ejaculation

At Fertility Solutions, we have recently been joined by Hayley Fryer who specialises in andrology. As we focus on the treatment of male fertility problems Hayley has become an andrologist specialising in the treatment and diagnosis of male fertility. Mr Jonathan Ramsay and Mr Jas Kalsi also specialise in this area.

Hayley works with the rest of the team at Fertility Solutions at The Beaconsfield Clinic to ensure that the man’s fertility is treated while also ensuring that the couple as the whole is treated at the same to maximise chances of getting pregnant.

When treating couple’s fertility, it is extremely important that your andrologist and embryologist work closely to get the best outcome and have a collaborative treatment plan. Many fertility clinics focus on the female partner only, which is something that we are working hard to change!

If you would like to speak to our andrologists about male fertility problems or our team about couple’s fertility problems, please call us on 01753891118

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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