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Surgical Sperm Retrieval for fertility treatment

Safely retrieve your sperm either for immediate fertility treatment or to be frozen for use in the future.

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Is surgical sperm retrieval right for me?

If you’re one of the 1-2% of males who have no sperm in their ejaculate, don’t worry – there are a number of surgical options that can help support your dream of becoming a parent. We’ll help you decide the best treatment plan based on whether the cause is due to a blockage (obstructive) or not (nonobstructive). Where there’s a blockage, we can carry out a biopsy to see if there’s any normal healthy sperm in the testes (this is the case for 40% of men). Or if there’s no blockage, additional tests can check your sperm production and medications can increase it if needed.

Who’s it for?

You might want to use surgical sperm retrieval if…

  • You have azoospermia
  • You’ve had a vasectomy
  • You’ve had a failed corrective surgery for an obstruction
  • The sperm quality is poor
  • There is persistent infection in ejaculated sperm samples
  • There is a high degree of sperm DNA fragmentation

Statistics at Harley Street

The chance of success by the minimally invasive techniques known as PESA or TESA in straightforward obstructive azoospermia cases is almost 90%.


“I cannot thank the team at Harley Street Fertility Clinic enough for giving us our son!”


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