Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) at Dr. Pallavi Agrawal’s Clinic

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) is a procedure used to retrieve sperm directly from the testicle for use in fertility treatments such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). TESA is typically performed on men who have no sperm present in their ejaculate (azoospermia) due to a blockage or a problem with sperm production.

How Does TESA Work?

  1. Sperm Retrieval: Under local anesthesia, a thin needle is inserted into the testicle to aspirate (draw out) sperm and tissue fluid.
  2. Sperm Processing: The aspirated fluid is examined in the laboratory to isolate sperm for use in fertility treatments.
  3. Fertility Treatment: The retrieved sperm can be used in conjunction with ICSI to fertilize an egg, which is then transferred to the woman’s uterus.

Benefits of TESA

  1. Treatment for Azoospermia: TESA provides an option for men with azoospermia to father a biological child.
  2. High Success Rates: When combined with ICSI, TESA can achieve fertilization rates similar to those of men with normal sperm production.
  3. Minimal Discomfort: TESA is performed under local anesthesia and is generally well-tolerated by patients.

Is TESA Right for You?

TESA may be recommended if:

  • You have been diagnosed with obstructive azoospermia, where sperm production is normal but there is a blockage preventing sperm from reaching the ejaculate.
  • You have non-obstructive azoospermia, where sperm production is impaired, but some sperm may still be present in the testicles.

Success Rates

Success rates for TESA vary depending on the underlying cause of azoospermia and the individual’s overall fertility health. Dr. Pallavi Agrawal will discuss your specific situation and the likelihood of success with TESA.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering TESA as a fertility treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pallavi Agrawal. She will evaluate your medical history, conduct necessary tests, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your needs.