Male Infertility


    Male infertility is a man's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female, commonly due to deficiency of sperm cells in the semen. Infertility is a common problem and affects one in every six couples who are trying to conceive. In at least half of all cases of infertility, a male factor is a major or contributing cause. Treatments may be available in the form of medication, hormone therapy, or surgery. SIU Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to male fertility treatment. 

    When to seek care

    In general, if a man has been trying with a female partner to conceive (engaging in unprotected vaginal intercourse) for a period of twelve months without success, a fertility evaluation may be considered. The time frame may change based on the age of the patients (both male and female) and whether the couple already has other biological children.


    • Adult Hydrocele
    • Azoospermia
    • Chronic Orchalgia (testicular pain)
    • Hypogonadism
    • Klinefelter's Syndrome
    • Male Infertility
    • Oligospermia
    • Spermatocele/Epididymal cyst
    • Varicocele


    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Microsurgical Sperm Extraction
    • Microsurgical Spermatic Cord Denervation
    • Orchiectomy
    • Percutaneous Epididymal Aspiration
    • Semen Analysis
    • Spermatic cord botox injection for testicular pain with cremasteric hyperreflexia
    • Spermatocelectomy
    • Testosterone Replacement including Subcutaneous Pellet Implantation 

    Semen analysis

    Semen analysis involves collecting a semen sample and evaluating it in a lab. The sample is looked at to determine the volume and quality of a man’s sperm. It is one of the first steps to detect male fertility issues. The test also shows whether a vasectomy was successful. 

    Our providers


    Maria Monn, MD

    Reconstructive Urologist Urology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Nick Tadros, MD

    Urologist Urology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Clinical Trials


    The Erectile Restoration Registry – IT MATTERS

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this research study is to assess the impact of the BSC penile prostheses devices on quality of life in men with erectile dysfunction through the use of questionnaires.  The study is an observation of your medical condition for a period of time after the initial implant of the device.