Protect your happy, healthy future with quality sperm banking services
If you (or your partner) don’t produce enough sperm, the sperm don’t function as they should, or they are blocked from reaching an egg, male infertility may contribute to challenges in conceiving a child. There are many conditions that affect sperm quantity, quality, and function. We’re happy to help men and couples take a long-term view and plan for their futures before the ability to conceive becomes an issue – with sperm banking services in Frisco, Texas.
The NTMIC Sperm Lab is led by a national authority on male-factor infertility, Dr. Jeffrey Buch. For over two decades, we’ve set ourselves apart as one of the few sperm labs nationwide – and the only one in Dallas-Fort Worth – with advanced expertise in laboratory diagnostics and clinical treatment.
Our high level of diagnostic accuracy and clinical reliability result in services that you can trust to preserve you or your loved one’s ability to experience the joys of fatherhood when the time is right.
Also known as cryobanking, sperm banking is a service suited to your evolving life – personal situations or health conditions that make “saving” sperm now and using it later to conceive an attractive, if not life-transforming proposition. Due to our lab’s stringent monitoring protocols and advanced equipment, we’ve been able to help couples conceive healthy babies with sperm frozen in our high-tech storage tank for up to 14 years!
We’ve helped men and couples facing the following (and many other) situations – Let’s help you.
Some medications can affect sperm production; generally, the lower the sperm count, the less likely it is that an egg will be fertilized. A low sperm count is considered to be fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen. Many common cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can have a lasting effect on you or your partner’s ability to father kids. Likewise, some drugs to manage ulcers, antifungal products, and testosterone replacement therapy are among the medications that can impair fertility by affecting how your body produces testosterone and other hormones that stimulate and maintain healthy production of sperm cells or spermatogenesis.
Certain surgeries can prevent you from having the sperm needed in your ejaculate to successfully impregnate your partner. Some of these procedures are tried and true methods of birth control; for instance, as a leader in men’s health, Dr. Buch is also experienced at performing vasectomies and vasectomy reversals. For peace of mind, it may be recommended that you “bank” or store your sperm before the vasectomy procedure.
Even if you’re confident in your life circumstances of are happy with the size of your family now, a little bit of preparation goes a long way should your preferences change later. Cryopreservation allows you the flexibility to obtain sperm on your terms, so you’re also prepared for whatever the future awaits. Other procedures that can affect the availability of healthy, functional sperm include:
- Inguinal hernia repairs
- Scrotal surgeries
- Testicular surgeries
- Surgery on the prostate
- Extensive abdominal treatments associated with testicular and rectal cancers
Sperm banking also gives couples more control over Assisted Reproductive Technologies and procedures such as IVF or ICSI. You can always depend on NTMIC Sperm Lab and that the integrity of the sperm collected is maintained. So, a quality sample is available and may be accessed when you need it – at the critical time of treatment.
Sometimes, it truly is all about “timing.” If you and your partner want to add to your family, but schedules or other circumstances interfere with your goals, cryopreservation can come to your rescue. When one member of your “partnership” isn’t available, healthy specimens are available for insemination. It also pays to be practical.
If you or a loved one are in an occupation with a high risk of injury that may damage fertility, it’s worth scheduling an appointment with Dr. Buch to discuss your options. “High-risk” fields include law enforcement, military, construction, or athletes in contact sports like hockey and football. Those who are frequently exposed to x-rays and environmental pollutants may also be at higher risk of reproductive damage.
Sperm banking generally starts with analysis and requires testing; however, for men with certain types of conditions, such as oligospermia (low sperm concentrations), it can be combined with other quality services. Call NTMIC Sperm Lab in Frisco, TX, at (972) 616-4477 to learn more about your options.