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Testicular epididymal sperm extraction

Testicular epididymal sperm extraction involves taking a sample of testicular tissue to see if sperm are present. Book an appointment online today.

What is testicular epididymal sperm extraction?

This procedure involves taking a sample of testicular tissue to see if sperm are present.

The procedure

PESA is usually carried out under local anaesthetic by the consultant urologist. A small cut is made into the testicle and a tiny sample of testicular tissue is removed, before being carefully examined for the presence of sperm.

If excess sperm are recovered they may be frozen for use in a later treatment cycle. This means that it would not be necessary to recover further sperm until the frozen sperm was used up.

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 Testicular epididymal sperm extraction

Mr Raj Nigam

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Urol), FEBU

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Vaibhav Modgil

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Andrologist

BM, MRCS, MSc, FRCS (Urol)

BMI The Highfield Hospital 1 more BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MRCOG, DGO, MBBS

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 2 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI Syon Clinic

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Mr Munir Ahmed

Consultant Urological Surgeon

FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol) MSc (Med Ed Cardiff) MAcaMEd

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr George Fowlis

Consultant Urologist

Bs, MB BCh BAO BSc (Yale), Md, FRCS (Urol), FEBU

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 3 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI Syon Clinic

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