Surgical Sperm Recovery

Surgical Sperm Recovery 

There can be a variety of reasons for an absence of sperm in the semen, known as Azoospermia. Sperm collected through a surgical sperm recovery procedure are intended to be used with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) 
and the surgical treatment options (under sedation) are:

  1. Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) -  A small incision is made in the scrotal skin and then a fineneedle is gently inserted into the testicle to remove very thin pieces of testicular tissue. This is then checked in the laboratory by an embryologist for the presence sperm.
  2. Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) - A fine needle is passed into the epididymis to extract fluid. This is then checked in the laboratory by the embryologist for the presence of sperm.
  3. Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) - A small incision is made in the testis and a small sample of testicular tissue is excised. This is then checked in the laboratory by the embryologist for the presence of sperm.

What Are The Possible Risks Of Surgical Sperm Recovery?

  1. Bruising and tenderness of the scrotum for 1 to 2 days after the procedure. Where an incision was necessary the stitches self-dissolve in 10 - 14 days.
  2. Mild discomfort or aching.
  3. Infection. All surgical procedures can cause infections.
  4. A failure to collect sperm.

Find Out More

We recognise that a website may not cover all your information requirements so that's why we offer a number of information options.If you want to find out more about surgical sperm recovery, either:

  1. Call on (08) 8155 5333 to talk to one of our Fertility Specialists.
  2. Email us at enquire@flindersfertility.com.au.
  3. Seek a referral to Flinders Fertility from your Doctor.

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