Minimally Invasive Procedures for Kidney Cancer & Prostate Cancer

Glossary
Glossary
Glossary

Glossary

Anti-sperm Antibodies- Immunological substances that can inhibit sperm movement and function

Epididymis- Tightly coiled, very small tubes that cover the back and sides of the testes; where sperm are held after leaving the testes

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)- A pituitary hormone that stimulates the testes to make sperm

ICSI-Intracytoplasmic sperm injection; An in-vitro fertilization procedure that requires the direct injection of a single sperm into an egg 

IVF-In-vitro fertilization; A fertility procedure where human eggs and sperm are incubated together in a culture dish (test-tube) Once embryos are formed, they are placed back into the uterus of the female.

MESA-Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration; A procedure in which sperm is taken directly from the epididymis to be used for ICSI.

Microsurgery- Surgery using optical magnification provided by an operating microscope

Prostate Gland- Located below the bladder, the gland where the ejaculatory ducts, the two vas deferens and the urethra join

Semen-The combination of sperm and glandular fluid released by the urethra when a man ejaculates

Suture-The material (thread) used during vasectomy reversal surgery.

Scrotum-The sac that contains the testicles, epididymis, and vas deferens

Testes- Located in the scrotum, the male reproductive glands which produce sperm

Urethra-The tube running from the bladder to the penis that carries urine and semen

Vas Deferens- The tubes that carry sperm from the testicle and epididymis to the urethra.

Vas Remnant- The length of the vas deferens from the epididymis to the site of the vasectomy

Vasectomy- A surgical procedure that provides infertility by blocking the transport of sperm from the epididymis to the urethra via the vas deferens

Vasoepididymostomy- A surgical procedure to reverse the effects of vasectomy by connecting the vas deferens to the epididymis to bypass obstruction in the epididymis

Vasovasostomy- A surgical procedure to restore fertility by reconnecting the ends of the vas deferens that were severed when the vasectomy was performed.

Map to El Paso Urology

El Paso Urology
4687 N Mesa, Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79912
Ph. (915) 532 3119
Fax. (915) 351 6048

Business Schedule

Monday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday* 9:00AM - 2:00PM

*Friday by appointment only*