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Most Recognized Male Infertility Specialist, Worldwide

At age 49, Dr. Philip Werthman is the most recognized vasectomy reversal surgeon and male fertility specialist in Los Angeles and the world.

His expertise and skill have been acknowledged by scholars, his colleagues and in the media.

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A former Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Werthman is also the author of two definitive textbooks on the subject of male fertility.

Past President of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, Dr. Werthman is a recipient of the American Fertility Association’s Illumination Award, given yearly to the most outstanding fertility doctor in the nation. In addition to performing the first-ever network-televised vasectomy reversal surgery on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, he’s been a featured consultant to every news service, from CNN to NBC.

But 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.

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"Thanks to Dr Werthman and his staff's help, my wife and I were able to have our first child. I would recommend his services to anyone struggling to get pregnant. Dr Werthman and his team were all so wonderful."

— J.M.

"My husband was 5 years post vasectomy when he had his reversal by Dr. Werthman. 15 months later we conceived and I am now 9 weeks pregnant. I remember how much the reviews gave me hope, so now I am writing a review to give another mom-to-be hope too. Dr. Werthman is a good doctor and very personable."

— J.J.

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Treasured Awards: Of all the accolades he has received, Dr. Werthman values these most highly: his “Most Compassionate Doctor” award, and his “Patients’ Choice” award.

First in His Class

Top fertility doctor in Los Angeles Philip 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 Dr. Werthman could have his choice of specialty programs and training.

Dr. Werthman chose Urology. He completed his seven-year residency and fellowship in urology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Issues of male infertility and micro-surgery fascinated the young doctor so he decided to further specialize in Andrology (literally, the “study of man,” a subspecialty within the discipline of Urology) and was granted a visiting fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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Groundbreaking Male Fertility Doctor

Dr. Werthman’s practice is dedicated exclusively to microsurgical vasectomy reversal, no-scalpel vasectomy and the treatment of male infertility. In the course of his practice, he has performed over 20,000 microsurgical procedures and well over 2000 no-scalpel vasectomies.

Pioneer in Vasectomy Reversal

Early in his career, Dr. Werthman became aware that vasectomy reversals had a relatively low success rate: as many as 30% of the simple reversals did not result in renewed fertility, because the flow of sperm was blocked at another location besides the original vasectomy site.

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 Dr. Werthman to achieve a 98% success rate for his vasectomy reversals. In fact, many of the urologists and Los Angeles male fertility doctors who perform microsurgical vasectomy reversals today use the techniques that were developed and perfected by Dr. Werthman.

Innovator in Male Infertility Treatment

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.

Patients are very appreciative that Dr. Werthman has turned a procedure that formerly required a 2-hour surgery, in a hospital, under general anesthesia, into a minor procedure that could be performed in the office, with a local anesthetic, and requires no more than a Bandaid to protect the micro-incision.

Award-winning Physician Leader in his Specialty

Dr. Werthman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles, CA. 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 also 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. His development of the mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy earned him recognition as one of the American Urologic Association’s National Meeting’s top ten innovators in urological surgery.

Dr. Werthman’s high success rate with minimal complications has prompted his peers to seek his advice as well. In response to these requests, Dr. Werthman authored the chapter on male reproductive surgery in the leading urological textbook, “Complications of Urologic Surgery,” and took on the task of editing a textbook on male infertility for the series, “Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America.”

The Media's Favorite Fertility Doctor in Los Angeles

As the top fertility specialist in Los Angeles, it is no wonder that all major media outlets, not only in Los Angeles but nation-wide, turn to Dr. Werthman for his expertise opinion and advice. Dr. Werthman has been featured on ABC, CBS, ESPN, MEL Magazine, Fertility Planit and in numerous online publications and print such as FOX News, Men's Health, Shape, WebMD, Dr. Oz: The Good Life, Cosmopolitan, CNN, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and many more.

How To Choose A Fertility Specialists In Los Angeles

  • 1. Experience and expertise, especially in your specific condition.
  • 2. High success rates, indicating skill and quality of care.
  • 3. Empathy, compassion, and emotional support.
  • 4. Effective communication skills.
  • 5. Personalized treatment plans.
  • 6. Transparency about risks, benefits, and costs.
  • 7. Convenient clinic location.
  • 8. Accessibility and responsiveness.
  • 9. Collaborative approach with other specialists.
  • 10. Positive patient reviews and recommendations.
  • 11. Utilization of innovative techniques.
  • 12. Supportive and knowledgeable staff.
  • 13. Financial transparency.

Athlete, Historical Analyst and Proud Father

Dr. Werthman played college basketball at SUNY Binghamton. He is an avid skier and cyclist, and practices traditional Shotokan Karate. An analyst of historical perspectives on military operations both domestic and abroad, Dr. Werthman obtained a Masters Degree in Military History from Norwich University, and works closely with the military.

Recently, Dr. Werthman and his wife, Adi, became proud parents of their own little miracle – daughter Ava Rena.

Questions to Aska Fertility Doctor

Understanding your fertility and what impacts your ability to conceive gives you the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about your care. While Dr. Werthman may not be able to identify the exact cause of infertility at your first visit, he will answer your questions so you can be better prepared for the journey ahead.

During your consultation with Dr. Werthman, you may want to ask the following questions:

  • What is the first line of infertility treatment?
  • Do you recommend starting with medications for infertility before other therapies?
  • How does my health impact my fertility?
  • Do you recommend different treatments for males vs. females?
  • How does assisted reproductive technology (ART) work?
  • When would you recommend surgery as infertility treatment?
  • What risks should I consider?
  • What is the success rate for various infertility treatments?
  • How long do treatments take to work?
  • What side effects and symptoms are expected?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes you recommend?
  • What are the estimated costs of your recommended treatment?
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