Ranjith Ramasamy, MD, is the director of reproductive urology at the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System. For more information on fertility treatments and services, click here or visit UHealth Collective.
MEET THE PIMENTEL FAMILY:
There was a time when the Pimentels thought this moment would never come.
“Surreal. Because to think that was probably the first person she ever met, literally,” Silvia says.
When Silvia and her husband, Rafael, were unable to conceive, they were referred to Ranjith Ramasamy, MD, director of reproductive urology at the Desai Sethi Urology Institute – part of the University Health System from Miami.
“One in six couples in the United States actually suffer from some sort of fertility issue. Fifty percent of the time it’s a problem with a man,” says Dr. Ramasamy.
Rafael has a condition that affects sperm production. Dr. Ramasamy suggested a procedure using the ORBEYE 3-D microscope to find and extract any viable sperm.
“With the new ORBEYE microscope, we are able to achieve much better magnification. We can see tubules and structures much more clearly. And that helps us discern in the testicles where these areas of sperm production may be,” says Dr. Ramasamy.
“Doctor, tell me how the ORBEYE microscope has improved patient outcomes? asks host Pam Giganti.
“We have been able to use it successfully in many operations to be able to find sperm, to identify areas of good sperm production in the testicles which can help men and couples to have fertility,” says Dr Ramasamy .
Rafael’s procedure was a success and they now have a 2-year-old daughter, Ruby. They are eternally grateful to Dr. Ramasamy and the UHealth team.
“To see her grow, to see her develop her personality, it’s great. You can’t put a price on that,” says Rafael.
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