Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) and Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) are offered by Dr. Shaykh for severe cases of male infertility, azoospermia (No sperm ejaculate) and for achieving pregnancy after a failed vasectomy reversal. These procedures are beneficial for when there is little to no amount of healthy sperm present in the males ejaculate. TESA and TESE is also offered for men whom have had a prior vasectomy and do not wish to have a vasectomy reversal or may have had a failed vasectomy reversal.
Using these methods, sperm is extracted directly from the testicles via needle aspiration or by biopsy. If/when the sperm is obtained, ICSI is then performed to fertilize the eggs. The results will depend on the amount and quality of the sperm found. Dr. Shaykh has over 30 years of experience and has had successful pregnancies result following testicular sperm aspiration and testicular sperm extraction .
Is testicular sperm aspiration painful for the male?
This procedure is performed under IV sedation which is known as a “twilight sleep” so he will not be awake or feel any pain during the procedure.
What can I expect after testicular sperm aspiration?
After the procedure, some tenderness and swelling is common however pain medication is rarely needed. Ice packs can be applied to the area or a jock strap can be used for support if needed.
Why is ICSI used with testicular sperm aspiration?
Because the amount of sperm expected to be retrieved is small if any, This will ensure the highest chances of fertilization possible after this procedure.