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Micro-dissection Sperm Retrieval

Micro-dissection sperm retrieval is used in male patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). NOA is a condition in which there is no sperm in the semen and is a condition that is difficult to overcome. Due to the lack of sperm in the semen, men can suffer from infertility. Micro-dissection sperm retrieval can improve the sperm count in semen and enable male patients to be more fertile.

Men with NOA may have sperm located in the testicles. However, releasing the sperm in semen can be difficult. Doctors use micro-dissection sperm retrieval to locate sperm while attempting to reduce any damage to the testicles.

Prior to the procedure

Male patients will undergo a consultation with their doctor to determine if a micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure can improve their fertility. Doctors will take into account a patient’s sperm count and how fertile the semen is.

In addition, doctors will determine if a patient is capable of undergoing the micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure. Patients will be evaluated using genetic testing and a hormone profile will be completed.

What does the procedure involve?

Patients will be placed under general anaesthetic. Two precise incisions will be made on the scrotum. The surgeon will then make incisions into each testicle. The tubes that contain sperm will be looked at under a microscope. An embryologist will be a part of the micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure and will determine if sperm can be extracted from the tubes.

It is believed micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure is the optimal way to retrieve sperm in patients.

Recovery

In the case of most surgeries, infection is a possibility when undergoing a micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure. Following the surgery, patients will feel soreness, swelling, and possible bruising to the scrotum.

Patients may take over the counter painkillers during the recovery process. In addition, applying ice to reduce the swelling can provide pain relief. Men who undergo the micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure should speak with their doctor about possible pain relief medication.

Men should refrain from any physical work or activities following a micro-dissection sperm retrieval procedure. Participating in physical work or activities can cause further injury and issues to the groin area.

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London Andrology

One of the UK’s most eminent andrologists

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Mr Suks Minhas

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Contact Mr Suks Minhas

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