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Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) is a viable option for certain men who are having problems conceiving. Through this process, they are able to conceive via intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) / vitro fertilization (IVF). To provide our patients with the best opportunity of becoming parents, our team at First Fertility provides TESA and other cutting-edge sperm retrieval treatments.

How Does TESA Work?

Testicular sperm extraction (TESA) is a minimally invasive procedure where a fine needle is carefully inserted into the testicle to retrieve viable sperm. It usually takes place in an outpatient environment while under local anesthetic.

The testicle’s sperm-producing areas are located by the doctor using ultrasound or other imaging techniques during the TESA treatment. Next, the testicular tissue is directly punctured through the scrotal skin using a hollow needle. The seminal fluid containing the sperm cells is removed using a mild suction.

Our embryologists are given the recovered testicular tissue sample and use a high magnification to look at it in order to find any sperm. If sperm cells have been identified, they are processed and stored in a freezer in case ICSI is needed later on in an IVF cycle.

The TESA Process

Consultation & Testing

The proce­ss starts with a meeting where­ our fertility specialists will re­view your medical records, look at your se­men test results, and de­cide if TESA is the best option to ge­t sperm for ICSI/IVF. They may also order more­ hormone tests.

Scheduling Your TESA

Your TESA procedure will be carefully scheduled to coincide with your partner’s egg retrieval during an IVF cycle. This allows the fresh sperm sample to be used immediately after retrieval.

TESA Procedure

On the day of your TESA, you will receive local anesthesia to numb the area. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes as the surgeon locates and collects viable sperm samples from the testicular tissue.

Sperm Processing & ICSI

The retrieved sperm sample is handed over to our embryologists, who will identify and prepare the highest quality sperm for use with the ICSI process fertilizing your partner’s eggs.

Our TESA Treatments

  • TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration)
  • TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction)
  • MicroTESE (Microsurgical TESE)
  • PESA (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration)

First Fertility offers the full range of surgical sperm retrieval techniques to give our patients the best possible chance of finding viable sperm for use with ICSI/IVF.

What are the Benefits of TESA?

  • Minimally invasive outpatient procedure under local anesthesia
  • Improves chances of retrieving high quality sperm for ICSI
  • Can be an effective option for men with obstructive azoospermia
  • Allows use of your own sperm to conceive a biologically-related child
  • Sperm can be cryopreserved for future IVF cycles
  • High success rates when used with ICSI/IVF

Our Commitment to Success

By selecting our clinic for your fertility journey, you receive access to modern facilities, well-trained experts, and a helpful community of people aiming for a similar objective—to create joyful, healthy families. 

Thanks to our meticulous research, we’ve discovered that reducing the emotional strain associated with individual fertility journeys has been shown to increase the chances of successful pregnancies. We’re dedicated to improving the overall well-being of expectant mothers, including their mental health.

We are­ led by principles which aim to improve e­very part of TESA, using modern methods along with customized tre­atments to help as many patients as possible­ succeed. Our goal is to offer imaginative solutions without compromising our empathetic and client-centered approach.

By carefully perfe­cting our techniques and developing a deep understanding of different fertility treatments, we ensure that every couple receives the highest level of care and attention.

Your Journey with First Fertility

TESA and other surgical sperm retrieval techniques provide hope to many men who were previously considered sterile or infertile. At First Fertility, we have helped countless couples realize their dream of parenthood by combining advanced procedures like TESA with ICSI and IVF. Our caring fertility experts will guide you every step of the way on your journey to building a family.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn if TESA is the right treatment option for you and your partner.

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