Patients with certain ejaculatory disorders or no sperm in the ejaculate may be offered surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) with an ICSI treatment cycle.
We offer the following types of SSR techniques:
For PESA, a small number of sperm is obtained directly from the epididymis, which is the beginning of the outlet tube from the testicle.
If PESA is unsuccessful or not appropriate, TESA, TESE or Micro-TESE may be offered. In this procedure, the sperm is obtained directly from the testicle. These procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic before or on the day of egg collection.
Surgical sperm retrieval treatment is used in cases of: