Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

TESE is a surgical sperm retrieval procedure used in fertility treatment for men who have no sperm in their ejaculate, either because of a blockage, or some other complication.

Sperm are retrieved from the testes and used to achieve fertilization of eggs in the laboratory. Because the number of sperm retrieved is often very low, it is necessary to combine TESE with ICSI.