Dr. David Fenig is a dynamic, highly experienced male infertility and sexuality specialist who has performed hundreds of vasectomy reversals. He has a strong research background in male infertility and is on the leading edge of this specialty.
He received his fellowship training at the country’s leading program for male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. This makes Dr. Fenig part of an elite group of two percent of board-certified urologists in the U.S. who are fellowship-trained in male infertility and microsurgical techniques. Nationally, only 600 urologists have this specialty training; in the Mid-Atlantic region, there are less than a dozen of such trained urologic surgeons.
Education and Experience
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Basis of Behavior with a concentration in Neural Systems, Dr. Fenig received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery internship and a residency in urology at the New York University School of Medicine.
Early in his studies, he developed a passion for male infertility work, doing research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study the correlation between men born with undescended testicles and their rate of infertility as adults, for which he received a Joseph Stokes Research Foundation Scholarship and the Frank Hinman, Jr. Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Urology. Dr. Fenig also has done volunteer work in Vietnam as a result of his International Volunteers in Urology Traveling Resident Scholar Award.
A highly skilled microsurgeon, his successful track record includes performing reversals for patients whose vasectomies were done as long as 35 years ago. He also has expertise at performing epididymovasostomy, a complex microsurgery that is required in about 30 percent of vasectomy reversals, when men have a blockage in the vas deferens close to the testicle.
Dr. Fenig is on the cutting-edge of this procedure, and in January 2012* authored the first medical paper, which provides a nomogram table to calculate the probability that a patient will require an epididymovasostomy at the time of vasectomy reversal. Predicting this allows for better patient counseling and may further increase your need for a fellowship-trained microsurgeon.
In The Media
Dr. Fenig is widely published and has co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national infertility and sexual medicine conferences. He has authored book chapters on male infertility and urologic surgery.
Dr. Fenig is a member of the American Urological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Sexual Medicine Society, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.
*Fenig DM, Kattan MW, Mills JN, et al: Nomogram to Preoperatively Predict the Probability of Requiring an Epididymovasostomy During a Vasectomy Reversal; JUrol 2012, 187, pg. 215
The Personal Side
Dr. Fenig believes that “Urologists must be perfectionists in order to perform microsurgical vasectomy reversals because they are delicate procedures, in which the fragile, sperm-transporting vas deferens is reconnected with sutures that can’t be seen closely with the naked eye. It is a technically challenging surgery requiring precision.”
Known by his patients and colleagues as a caring, compassionate, and friendly doctor, his goal is to fulfill his patients’ expectations by performing successful vasectomy reversals. “My mission is to help couples conceive in as natural a way as possible. It’s personally rewarding to be able to see couples leave my office smiling, knowing the men now have the ability to father a child,” he says.
“Being able to perform microsurgical vasectomy reversals is important to me because having children is a basic desire of most couples. There is no better feeling than being able to help a couple achieve pregnancy naturally because a man has had successful vasectomy reversal microsurgery.”
Learn more about Dr. David Fenig on his website – http://www.drfenig.com/.