“Our Center for Reproductive Medicine has long had specialists to diagnose and treat female infertility. With the addition of Dr. Jaffe, we now have someone who specializes in male infertility, making the full continuum of care available under one roof,” Stanley Zaslau, M.D., M.B.A., chairman of WVU Medicine Urology, said. “We are honored that Dr. Jaffe has joined our team and proud to be able to offer these services to our patients.”
Jaffe came to WVU Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was director of male reproductive medicine and surgery. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed residencies in general surgery and urology at Boston University.
During his residency, Jaffe developed an interest in male infertility, erectile dysfunction, and Peyronie’s disease, which prompted his decision to receive fellowship training in male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor University in Houston, Texas. His fellowship training included microsurgical reconstruction of the male reproductive tract, including vasectomy reversal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a male factor is identified along with a female factor in approximately 35 percent of couples with infertility. A male factor is the only identifiable cause in about 8 percent of couples. In addition, almost 9 percent of men age 25-44 in the U.S. reported that they or their partner sought out a doctor for advice, testing, or treatment for infertility during their lifetime.
A man’s risk of infertility increases as a result of:
- Age (40 years old or older)
- Being overweight or obese
- Excessive alcohol use
- Use of marijuana
- Exposure to testosterone, radiation, environmental toxins, certain medications, and frequent exposure of the testes to high temperatures
To schedule an appointment with Jaffe, call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273).
The construction of WVU Medicine’s new parking garage on Willowdale Road will cause some street closures and traffic delays in June and July.
Orthopaedic surgeons at WVU Medicine are now offering a procedure for the treatment of full thickness cartilage defects of the knee.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia and WVU Medicine announce agreement on multi-year contract
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia (Highmark West Virginia) and WVU Medicine today (June 5) announced a long-term contract with WVU Medicine doctors and hospitals that will ensure access for all Blue Cross Blue Shield members in West Virginia. The contract encompasses all WVU Medicine facilities and WVU Medicine primary and specialist care practice sites across the state, as well as future facility or physician acquisitions.