Sperm Retrieval

Sperm Retrieval -Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA)

Sperm Retrieval surgeon, Dr. William Conners treats a variety of male infertility, specializing in restoring a man’s fertility. Occasionally, patients who are would like to have a reverse vasectomy find that there is a blockage, and sperm can not pass through to the ejaculate (Obstructive Azoospermia).

Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration is retrieval of sperm from the epididymis by using microsurgical techniques, done in men with obstructive azoospermia. Sperm is first made within the testes and then travel to the epididymis, where the sperm is stored. Upon release the sperm will travel to the vas deferens and out to the ejaculate.

Patients who have a blockage, but sperm is otherwise in good health are good candidates for these procedures. A semen analysis may be recommended after a vasectomy reversal to study the sperm before aspiration.

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) are the collection of sperm for cryopreservation or “sperm banking”—which would be used for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), if necessary. For this sperm retrieval, healthy sperm is extracted from the testes. Sometimes a slight portion of the testes is extracted for further use and examination. Dr. Conners performs minimally invasive surgical techniques in the office for your privacy and comfort.

Please visit our partner, the New England Cryogenic Center in Newton, MA at www.necryogenic.com for more information regarding sperm banking.

Please note that you will be responsible for setting up your sperm banking with the entity that will be storing the sperm. We do not deliver the sperm for you. Please consult with the sperm-storing facility about delivery of the sperm from our office to the facility.

Vasovasostomy Consultation – What You Need To Know About Vasectomy Reversal Success Rates

Dr. Conners schedules consultations the same day as your procedure for out of state patients, or you can have the consultation before you decide to schedule a date.

The vasovasostomy consultation is generally 30 minutes. You and your partner are invited to come in and learn more about Dr. Conners, and the procedure itself. During your consultation he will give the patient a physical exam, and discuss options for highest success rates. He will go over the procedure in full with you, and answer any questions that you may have.

A consultation can be any day of the week, and he will do his best to accommodate your schedule if you need an evening appointment.

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