The lack of sperm in the ejaculate is known as azoospermia. It can be caused by a blockage of the genital ducts (as in the event of a vasectomy) or by sperm production in the testicles being weak or nonexistent. Even if there are no sperm in the ejaculate, sperm can be extracted from the testicle utilizing minimally invasive methods.
Pregnancy can be achieved by intracytoplasmic sperm injection once sperm has been collected (ICSI). Depending on the cause of azoospermia, the technique utilized to collect sperm will differ. Regardless of the surgical method utilized, not all men will have sperm detected in the testes.
For males suffering from the following conditions, surgical sperm retrieval may be a viable therapeutic option:
There are numerous methods for retrieving sperm; the technique used is determined by:
The procedures listed below can be used to extract sperm from the male reproductive system. After consultation in SCI IVF Hospital, if necessary, the completion of particular diagnostic tests, the most suited approach for you should be chosen.
Surprisingly, the exact surgical sperm retrieval success rates are still unknown. Large-scale randomized studies, like so many other infertility therapies, are desperately needed. SSR has a good possibility of retrieving sperm in males with obstructive azoospermia (over 90 percent). Another clinic claims that men with non-obstructive azoospermia have a 40% chance of retrieving their sperm.
Surgical sperm retrieval cost – In comparison, the average cost per birth following sperm retrieval and ICSI was approx. $72,521 (95 percent confidence interval: approx. $63,357- $81,685), with percutaneous or testicular sperm retrieval costing approx. $73,146 and surgical epididymal sperm retrieval costing approx. $71,896.