Male Infertility


Fakih IVF is the leader in Male Infertility Treatments in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE. Fakih IVF's Urology department in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is led by Dr. Rupin Shah. With over 24 years of experience, Dr. Shah is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction with specialty in Sperm Mapping, needle aspiration TESE and micro-dissection TESE procedures.

Male Infertility may be caused by a range of factors, most of which affect the quantity and/or quality of sperm. Below is a short description of some of the more common causes of Male Infertility and the treatment options available at Fakih IVF in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If your cause of Male Infertility is not addressed below, do not hesitate to contact Fakih IVF to speak with a specialist and learn which treatment may benefit you.


Causes of Male Infertility

Below is a short description of some of the more common causes of Male Infertility. If your cause of Male Infertility is not addressed below, do not hesitate to contact Fakih IVF to speak with a specialist and learn which treatment may benefit you.

Obstructive Azoospermia Fakih IVF Male Infertility Cause

Obstructive Azoospermia occurs when sperm is being produced in the testes but cannot be found in the semen because of a blockage in the male reproductive tract. The good news is that sperm can be recovered in most causes through microsurgery.

 Non-Obstructive Azoospermia Fakih IVF Male Infertility Cause

Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: Mature sperm are not found in the semen because of sperm production failure at various stages. Although sperm is not being found in the semen, there could be areas of the testes that are producing mature sperm.

Retrograde Ejaculation Fakih IVF Male Infertility Cause

Retrograde Ejaculation: In some men, the bladder sphincter is damaged, allowing the sperm to flow back into the bladder and mix with urine. In most cases, sperm can be recovered from a urine sample and used during an IVF-ICSI cycle.

Oligospermia Fakih IVF Male Infertility Cause

Oligospermia (Low sperm count) is when semen has low concentration of sperm. Oftentimes, semen with decreased sperm concentration may also show significant abnormalities in sperm morphology and motility.

Varicocele Fakih IVF Male Infertility Cause

Varicocele: Varicoceles may occur if a malfunction of the valves of the testicular vein causes blood to flow in a reverse direction and enlarges the veins within the scrotum. 


Treatments for Male Infertility

Fakih IVF offers many treatment options for men facing Male Infertility. To learn about these options in detail, visit the Male Infertility  Treatments page. 

TESA Fakih IVF Male Infertility Treatment

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) is a minor procedure that takes 5-10 minutes under sedation. During the procedure, sperm is directly removed from the testes to be used in an IVF-ICSI cycle. TESA is typically the first option for men with Obstructive Azoospermia.

MicroTESE Fakih IVF Male Infertility Treatment

MicroTESE is generally the first option for men with Non-Obstructive Azoospermia. MicroTESE allows for an intense of the testicle in hopes of finding sperm. Fakih IVF was the first in the UAE to achieve pregnancies through the successful performance of MicroTESE.

Sperm Mapping Fakih IVF Male Infertility Treatment

Sperm Mapping is a minimally invasive, painless procedure in which a fine needle is placed in different locations of the testes to determine locations with the most viable sperm. This information is used in combination with TESA or MicroTESE.

IMSI Fakih IVF Male Infertility Treatment

Intra-cytoplasmic Morphologically-selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) is a technology that enables the magnification of sperm up to 6,000 times versus the standard 400 times, increasing the rate of fertilization by selecting the sperm with the best morphology. 


Our Urology department is led by  Dr. Rupin Shah. With over 24 years of experience, Dr. Shah is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction with specialty in Sperm Mapping, needle aspiration TESE and micro-dissection TESE procedures.