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Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration

Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration is a procedure where sperm is recovered directly from the epididymis (where sperm are stored from each testicle).

What is percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration?

In this procedure sperm is recovered directly from the epididymis (where sperm are stored from each testicle).

What does the procedure involve?

PESA is usually carried out under local anaesthetic by the consultant urologist. A fine needle will be inserted into the epididymis. Sperm can then be removed with gentle suction. It is normal to feel some discomfort in the groin for a few days after this procedure, but this will settle with mild painkillers.

For more information, and if you have any queries, speak to your consultant.

Suitability

PESA is appropriate for men who have no sperm in the ejaculate because they are born with no vas deferens (the sperm-carrying tube), or because the tube is blocked. MESA is also suitable for men who have had a vasectomy.

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Specialists Offering Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration

Mr Mostafa Metwally

Consultant Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

MD, MRCOG, MBBCh

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Mr Radwan Faraj

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MRCOG, DFFP

BMI Thornbury Hospital

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Miss Henna Mohiudin

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

MBBS, MRCOG, DFFP, Diploma of Operative Endoscopy in Gynaecology

BMI Hendon Hospital

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Mr Yadava Jeve

Consultant Gynaecologist Subspecialist Fertility

MBBS, MSc, MRCOG, MBA, PhD

BMI The Priory Hospital 1 more BMI Sutton Medical Centre

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Mr Sabah Baghdadi

Medical Director IVF unit, Priory Hospital, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist

LRCP-LRCS- (Oxford) LMMSA London 1995 MRCOG 2002 FRCOG 2014

BMI The Priory Hospital

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