This is a minor surgical procedure to obtain sperms directly from the testes or the epididymis. This is done under local anaesthesia and it is a day care procedure done on the same day of egg retrieval.
There is no down time after the procedure although simple analgesics may be prescribed.
Surgical Sperm retrieval may be a treatment option for men with:
Obstructive Azoospermia: An obstruction in the duct preventing sperm release, due to injury or infection
Congenital absence of vas deferens (this structure drains sperms from the testis)
Non obstructive Azoospermia wherein the testes are producing low numbers of sperms