Johns Hopkins Medicine Klinefelter Clinic

Hopkins USA
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1830 Monument Street, Suite 328,
Baltimore, MD 21287

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Klinefelter Clinic

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Pravin Rao, M.D. (Urology)

Management of fertility is often a major concern for XXY men and parents of younger XXY patients. For many others, the diagnosis of KS is not even made until a man seeks medical assistance for difficulty starting a family. While hormonal treatments are a mainstay of treatment for delayed puberty or symptoms of hypogonadism, oftentimes the treatments for low testosterone levels can actually hurt a man's chances of becoming a father. Moreover, proper hormone management in conjunction with state-of-the-art procedures are often necessary to optimize the chances of obtaining sperm that can be used for reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Dr. Pravin Rao completed his medical school education at Johns Hopkins University before training as a urologist at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and specializing in male infertility and andrology with pioneers in the field at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is currently the Director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute.

Dr. Rao has experience assisting XXY male patients and families with infertility concerns throughout life, ranging from fertility preservation to surgical sperm retrieval. He has specialty in microdissection testicular sperm extraction (micro-TESE) which has been shown to have the highest available rates of acquiring sperm that can be used for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Clinically, he is interested in the management of fertility and urological symptoms in XXY men, and he has research interests in the effects of hypogonadism treatment on fertility preservation efforts.

Dr. Rao’s staff are trained in the needs of infertility patients, and he works closely with Johns Hopkins University's dedicated andrology lab.

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