Philip E. Werthman, MD, Male Infertility & Microsurgery Specialist with the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine

Get to know Male Infertility & Microsurgery Specialist Dr. Philip E. Werthman, who serves patients in Los Angeles, California.

Award-winning male infertility surgeon, Dr. Philip Werthman of Los Angeles, is the most recognized vasectomy reversal surgeon and male fertility doctor in the world. His expertise and skill have been acknowledged by scholars, his colleagues and in the media.

A former Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Werthman is currently serving patients at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine, located in Los Angeles, California. Established over 40 years ago, the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine is designed to provide complete, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for conditions related to a man’s reproductive and sexual health. Run by Dr. Werthman and Dr. Cappy Rothman, the Center strives to maintain a tranquil and laid back environment that is conducive to easing the patient’s worries and helping them with their reproductive goals.

Dr. Werthman began his medical career in one of the most prestigious ways possible: he graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the class valedictorian, having ranked first in his class for all four years of medical school. After he was awarded the Medical Staff Award for Highest Attainment on the National Boards medical examination, it became very clear that he could have his choice of specialty programs and training. Dr. Werthman chose Urology and completed his seven-year residency and fellowship in Urology at the University of California. Issues of male infertility and microsurgery fascinated the young doctor, so he decided to further specialize in Andrology and was granted a visiting fellowship in Male Infertility and Microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Werthman first pioneered, then perfected a new technique for vasectomy reversal (the mini-incision microsurgical vasectomy reversal or vasoepididymostomy), one which permits a male fertility surgeon to relieve extraneous blockage through microsurgery. This technique has allowed him to achieve a 98% success rate for his vasectomy reversals. In fact, many of the urologists and male fertility doctors who perform microsurgical vasectomy reversals today use the techniques that were developed and perfected by Dr. Werthman.

Dr. Werthman was the first male infertility specialist to use local anesthesia in an office setting to perform microsurgical epididymal sperm aspirations, a procedure in which viable sperm are obtained from men who have a blockage in their reproductive tract.

Dr. Werthman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Diplomate of the American Board of Urology. He is also a past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society and a former Chief of Urology at Century City Hospital. In addition to his “Patient’s Choice” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” awards, Dr. Werthman has received many accolades from medical associations and peer-review boards, including a perennial listing on “America’s Top Physicians,” and the American Fertility Association’s “Illuminations Award” – a coveted honor bestowed upon only the most outstanding fertility doctors in the nation.

Dr. Werthman is the author of two definitive textbooks on the subject of male fertility. In addition to performing the first-ever network-televised vasectomy reversal surgery on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, he has been a featured consultant to every news service, from CNN to NBC.

As a male infertility and microsurgery specialist, Dr Werthman knows first hand the pain, anxiety and frustration that infertility can bring. He also understands what goes through men’s minds when faced with undergoing this type of surgery in such a sensitive area of the body. For this reason, he approaches his work with personal conviction and a commitment to helping patients build their families.

The accolades that Dr. Werthman treasures most are those from his patients: the walls of his office are filled with photos and cards expressing the heartfelt gratitude of hundreds of former patients – who are now new parents.

Dr. Werthman is an avid skier and cyclist, and practices traditional Shotokan Karate. He and his wife, Adi, are the proud parents of daughter Ava Rena.

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