Dr Vaucher is the head of the Andrology and Male Infertility Clinic. He is a renowned specialist and one of the rare urologists in Switzerland performing testicular biopsies under the microscope. In particular, he trained for two years at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York under the direction of Prof. Peter Schlegel.
We welcome men to our andrology clinic to investigate the causes of male infertility and to offer treatment.
The basic assessment involves giving a blood sample to test for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis. Then, after abstinence for two to four days, a sperm assessment, called semen analysis, is performed.
The semen analysis investigates several parameters: the volume, concentration, mobility and morphology of the spermatozoids, or the presence of anti-spermatozoid antibodies. These are used to determine whether the semen analysis is normal or if it shows alterations requiring more detailed investigations, such as hormone assays, a urological examination or a genetic assessment.