Male infertility can be a devastating thing for a man to experience, but microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration, also known as MESA, can help a man who is experiencing issues with reproduction and fertility. MESA is performed using a glass micropipet injection and can help couples who are experiencing issues with conceiving and pregnancy. It is also less invasive than several other surgical options in existence for male infertility.
Ideal Candidates for MESA
Candidates for MESA may include individuals who are suffering from congenital reproductive tract abnormalities or obstructions. It can also be used on men who would rather undergo sperm injections than surgical operations, and men who are infertile due to injury, trauma, infection, vasoepididymostomy or vasovasostomy.
Injury to the reproductive system is common in men who have undergone pelvic, bladder or scrotal surgery. Congenital reproductive tract abnormalities are not as common, however, and generally only occur in a small number of infertile men. Complications associated with cystic fibrosis can also cause reproductive issues in a man and account for a large number of congenital infertility issues.
Whatever the reason for a male's infertility, microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration is normally effective in helping a man reproduce, and pregnancy can result in as many as 65 percent of those who undergo the procedure.