Better Fertility: Understanding Varicoceles

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In this episode we discuss varicoceles, a condition found in 15% of men that can cause both pain and infertility. In fact, varicoceles are found in 35% of men with infertility. But what exactly is a varicocele and what causes the condition? How do you know if you have a varicocele? Do all varicoceles need treatment? How are they treated and what are the outcomes? To answer these questions and many more, we turned to a true expert.

This Episode's Guest:
Dr. Mary Samplaski
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Dr. Mary Samplaski is an associate professor of Urology and Director of Male Infertility, Andrology and Microsurgery at the University of Southern California. She earned her medical degree at the George Washington University and went on to complete her residency training in Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. She then did a 2-year fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Samplaski is routinely invited to speak as an expert at both domestic and international conferences. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her academic accomplishments, including the prestigious Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. She is a reviewer for over 10 major urologic journals. And now, without further ado, I bring you our conversation with Dr. Mary Samplaski about varicoceles.

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