About one man in a hundred produces no sperm in his semen – a condition known as Aoospermia. Surgical sperm retrieval is one of a variety of fertility treatments that helps you to get rid off from this disease.
This may be due to the following reasons-
- An obstruction preventing sperm release, due to injury or infection
- Congenital absence of the vas deferens (men born without the tube that drains the sperm from the testicle)
- Non-obstructive azoospermia – the testicles are producing such low numbers of sperm that they don’t reach the vas
In order to rectify this problem there are several techniques. Under anesthetic condition and with pain relief, a clinical team at Srishti under the supervision of Dr. Dash, help the patient to overcome from his disease very easily using two different methods to surgically retrieve sperm:
- PESA is the least persistent method and involves inserting a fine needle into the epididymis, the convoluted tube that leaves the testis to become the vas deferens. This is particularly suitable for men who have had a vasectomy, or who were born without a vas deferens
- TESA includes passing the needle directly into the testis to remove a microscopic core of tissue, which is then prepared by scientists to release the developing sperm.