Testes Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) - in Dubai at DRHC Andrology Clinic

Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) is a surgical procedure used to retrieve sperm from the testicles of men who have azoospermia, a condition where there is no sperm present in the ejaculate. This procedure is typically performed as part of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment for couples experiencing male infertility issues.

  1. Low Sperm Production: If your testes aren’t producing enough sperm in your semen.
  2. Blockage: When a blockage prevents sperm from passing out of your penis during ejaculation.


  1. Anesthesia: TESE is usually performed under local anesthesia, although general anesthesia may be used in some cases.
  2. Incision: A small incision is made in the scrotum to access the testicle.
  3. Tissue Extraction: A small piece of testicular tissue is removed from the testicle.
  4. Sperm Extraction: The removed tissue is examined under a microscope to locate viable sperm cells.
  5. Sperm Retrieval: If sperm are found, they are extracted from the tissue for use in IVF.
  6. Closure: The incision is closed with stitches.


  • Sudden, Severe Pain: Pain in the testicle or groin that comes on suddenly and is often severe.
  • Swelling: Swelling of the scrotum, often accompanied by redness or tenderness.
  • Abdominal Pain: Some men may also experience abdominal pain or nausea.

Types of Azoospermia:

  • Obstructive Azoospermia: This occurs when there is a blockage that prevents sperm from being ejaculated.
  • Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: This occurs when the testicles do not produce enough sperm, or there is a problem with sperm production.

Success Rates:

Success rates for TESE vary depending on the underlying cause of azoospermia. In cases of obstructive azoospermia, where sperm production is normal but there is a blockage, success rates are generally higher compared to non-obstructive azoospermia.

Risks and Complications:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to surrounding structures
  • Chronic pain


  • Most men can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.
  • Strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
  • Pain and swelling are common but usually resolve within a few days.


  • Sperm retrieved through TESE can be frozen and used in future IVF cycles.
  • Follow-up appointments with a fertility specialist are necessary to discuss next steps in the IVF process.


TESE is a valuable technique for retrieving sperm in men with azoospermia, offering hope for couples struggling with male infertility. It is important to discuss the risks, benefits, and success rates of TESE with a qualified fertility specialist before undergoing the procedure.

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