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What is Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)?

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) is a specialised surgical procedure designed to retrieve sperm directly from the testicles of men who have difficulties producing sperm in their ejaculate. This groundbreaking technique allows individuals or couples facing male infertility to access viable sperm for use in assisted reproductive techniques.

Why Choose Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)?

  • Overcoming Azoospermia: TESE provides a solution to azoospermia, a condition characterised by the absence of sperm in the ejaculation. By directly retrieving sperm from the testicles, TESE can help overcome this obstacle and provide the opportunity for biological parenthood.
  • Increased Fertility Options: For couples where the male partner has a low or absent sperm count, TESE opens up the possibility of utilising sperm for assisted reproductive techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
  • Post-Vasectomy Fertility Restoration: TESE can be performed on individuals who have previously undergone a vasectomy but now desire to restore their fertility. By retrieving sperm directly from the testicles, TESE bypasses the vasectomy site and provides an alternative route for sperm retrieval.
  • Preserving Genetic Material: TESE allows for the retrieval and preservation of sperm for those facing treatments that could impact their fertility, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

The Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) Procedure

  1. Preparation and Anesthesia: Prior to the TESE procedure, the patient is typically administered local or general anaesthesia to ensure comfort during the surgery. The surgical area is cleaned and sterilised.
  2. Sperm Retrieval: The surgeon makes a small incision in the scrotum or testicular tissue to access the testicles. Using a microscope-assisted technique, multiple small tissue samples are obtained from the testicles. The samples are carefully examined in the laboratory to identify the presence of sperm.
  3. Sperm Evaluation and Processing: The retrieved tissue samples are processed in the laboratory to extract and isolate viable sperm. Sperm quality and quantity are assessed, and the sperm are prepared for use in assisted reproductive techniques such as ICSI.
  4. Embryo Creation and Transfer: Once the sperm have been successfully retrieved, they can be used for fertilisation through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The resulting embryos are cultured in the laboratory and monitored for development. The highest-quality embryos are selected for transfer into the woman’s uterus.
  5. Post-Procedure Care: After the TESE procedure, the patient may experience mild discomfort or swelling, which can be managed with pain medication and rest. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress.

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