Testicular Sperm Aspiration Procedure (TESA) for Azoospermic patients
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What is Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)?
Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to retrieve sperm directly from the testicles of men with Azoospermia, a condition characterized by the absence of sperm in the ejaculate. This procedure offers hope to individuals and couples struggling with male infertility, providing the opportunity to use retrieved sperm for assisted reproductive techniques such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
The TESA Procedure
Before the TESA procedure, patients will have an in-depth consultation with our fertility specialists. During this consultation, your medical history will be reviewed, and any questions or concerns you have will be addressed. This is also an opportunity for our team to explain the procedure in detail and discuss any alternative options.
On the day of the procedure, you will be prepared for TESA in a comfortable and sterile environment. You may be given a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Using a fine needle, our skilled and experienced physicians will perform the sperm retrieval directly from the testicles. The procedure involves aspirating (suctioning) a small amount of testicular tissue, where sperm are typically present even in cases of Azoospermia.
The retrieved tissue is immediately processed in our advanced laboratory by skilled embryologists. Sperm cells are carefully isolated from the tissue sample, and the healthiest and most viable sperm are selected for use in assisted reproductive techniques.
Assisted Reproductive Techniques
The retrieved sperm can be used in conjunction with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). In ICSI, a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to facilitate fertilization. This technique maximizes the chances of successful fertilization and subsequent embryo development.
Recovery and Follow-up
TESA is generally considered a minimally invasive procedure with a relatively short recovery period. Patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness in the scrotal area for a few days, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our medical team will provide specific post-procedure instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.