The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. While this list is no substitute for the detailed discussion you and your doctor will share during your consultation, hopefully it will provide a good start on your path to your success.
If you have additional questions, please Contact Us.
Why see a urologist?
Just as you have an ophthalmologist for eye conditions and an orthopedist for sports injuries, you need a urology specialist to receive the best possible care for your reproductive health.
Your family doctor is invaluable to your continuing health. But for issues of sexual health and reproduction, the most in-depth and complete expertise is exclusive to Urologists who specialize in male sexual health. Like other specialists, Urologists focus on particular conditions including ED, bladder issues, prostate cancer, and infertility. In order to have the best possible results, it is essential to find a specialist for your particular conditions.
Why see a male fertility specialist?
As you may know from personal experience, most doctors at infertility clinics are gynecologists and specialize in treating women’s conditions not men’s. These clinics are the best choice if the female is the cause of infertility. However, nearly 50% of infertility involves the male. Most, fertility clinics are simply not able to provide detailed testing and advanced treatments for men.
If you are looking to fulfill your goal of growing your family, you and your partner deserve the most advanced infertility solutions available for both the woman and the man.
How long should we try to get pregnant before seeing a doctor?
Under 35, you should seek medical evaluation for both partners if you have unsuccessfully tried to conceive for at least 1 year.
Over 35, you should seek medical help for both partners if you have unsuccessfully tried to conceive for at least 6 months.
How soon can I schedule my consultation?
Most appointments can be scheduled within 1 week at the location most convenient to you.
Please call us at 310-453-2061 or use our online form to request a consultation.
What should I bring to the Initial Consultation?
Please bring any relevant test results and medical records you may already have. We can request them for your other doctors if you don’t have them available.
Most importantly, please bring any questions you may have. We believe a well-informed patient is essential to delivering the best results.
Does my partner need to join me during my consultation?
Involving your partner in your diagnosis and treatment can help you receive understanding and support. For men looking to overcome infertility, we encourage you to bring your partner to the initial consultation as infertility affects both members of the relationship. If you feel that having your spouse attend may be undesirable, please feel free to come by yourself.
Your consultation and treatments are always confidential. No information will be shared to anyone, including your partner or spouse, without your direct permission.
How soon can I begin treatment?
Treatment can begin as soon as soon as we have completed a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. Once this is complete, Dr. Zeitlin will work with you to develop the right solution for individual difficulties. Often treatment can begin on the day of the very first consultation.
Will treatment require surgery?
Every patient requires a personalized assessment and an individualized treatment program to deliver the best possible results. We are committed to compassionately work with you to decide on the optimal treatments that meet your personal needs. To that end, we will recommend non-surgical treatments whenever possible and all procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Surgery will only be recommended when it provides the best possible results.
Do you accept insurance?
We accept Medicare, but currently do not accept other forms of insurance.
Do you treat out-of-town patients?
Yes. Many of our patients come to Los Angeles seeking the best medical care available. Contact us for more information for out-of-town patients.