Testicular Sperm Extraction in San Antonio, Texas (TX)

Testicular sperm extraction, or TESE, is a procedure used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) to retrieve sperm from males who are unable to ejaculate sperm independently, usually due to trauma, birth defects, non-reconstructed vasectomy, or primary testicular failure. When performed successfully, the procedure eliminates the need for an outside donor, and has increased in popularity among couples undergoing IVF in recent years.

In the TESE procedure, the clinician uses a thin, hollow needle to carefully extract a small portion of testicular tissue. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic and takes about a half an hour to perform. Patients may experience some discomfort and swelling in the extraction area following the procedure, but these side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a few hours to one day. The extracted tissue is carefully evaluated by laboratory technicians, who extract the sperm cells embedded in the tissue. In some cases, the extracted sperm may be washed in a technique designed to separate healthy sperm from extraneous material prior to fertilization. Once the sperm are extracted and separated, they are combined with the donor egg, usually using a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI. In this procedure, a similar hollow needle is used to inject one sperm directly into the egg. ICSI combined with TESE may increase the chances of fertilization. In some cases, the egg and sperm are combined without the use of ICSI.

TESE has become increasingly popular in recent years, and your fertility specialist is a great source of information about this and other fertility procedures that can help you grow your family.

About Fertility Center of San Antonio

The Fertility Center of San Antonio believes selecting a fertility center could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make for your family. Due to the complexities contributing to infertility, it is important to choose a fertility center that will address your physical, mental and emotional needs during this difficult time. For over 30 years, The Fertility Center of San Antonio has specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and research of reproductive disorders worldwide.

Combining extensive experience and a proven track record of success, our clinic staff and laboratory have worked closely together to achieve some of the nation’s highest proven fertility success rates, ones reviewed and documented by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology and the federal government.
 Patients of our San Antonio fertility clinic benefit from our decades of experience and success. We are pioneers in the reproductive field, and always work as a team to achieve some of the highest fertility success rates in the nation.

Featured Specialist for Testicular Sperm Extraction in San Antonio, TX

Fertility Center of San Antonio

Joseph E. Martin, MD, FACOG
Gregory S. Neal, MD, FACOG
Mathew G. Retzloff, M.D., FACOG
Thomas B. Pool, PHD, HCLD
Jaye E. Adams, M.D., FACOG

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