Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) is the procedure when sperm is extracted directly from the testicles which is usually a procedure that takes place under sedation. The procedure takes up to an hour. Sperm is usually extracted using a needle or a smal insicion to collect a small sample of tissue to extract the sperm.

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

TESE is a procedure which men with Azoospermia, a condition where men have infertility due to absence of sperm are going through IVF. Retrieving sperm directly from the testicles means that the sperm can immediately be used to fertilise eggs by injecting the eggs directly via Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

There are two main issues where TESE is usually performed:

Obstructive Azoospermia – This is when there is blockage in the ducts that carry the sperm. Males with this condition do have sperm however, the sperm cant travel due to blockages.
Non-obstructive Azoospermia-this is when there is no sperm present in the ejaculate due to the fact that so little sperm is produced.
Crown IVF Centre is very successful at coordinationg micro-TESE with IVF cycles and have had many succesful pregnancies with patients that have been through IVF and TESE.

For more information about TESE, please contact Dr Tekin at Crown IVF centre.

Fine Needle Sperm Extraction

We are also using a very successful and efficient technique to retrieve sperm. The procedure is performed using a very fine needle which allows us to get better results than any of the other methods. It is a very simple and fast method which is less invasive than the other methods. The procedure is normally conducted with the patient under Propafol anestesia. This is one of the safest methods of anaesthesia as well as having the lowest risks / complications.

For more information about TESE, please contact Dr Tekin at Crown IVF centre.