Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction
(MicroTESE) Turkey

Microscopic or Microdissection Testicular Sperm Extraction (micro TESE) is a surgical procedure performed in the operating room under general anaesthesia to retrieve sperm for IVF/ICSI by using operative microscope. Microdissection TESE can improve sperm retrieval for men with non-obstructive azoospermia over those achieved previously with standard testis biopsy techniques.

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction

Microscopic Testicular Sperm Extraction (micro TESE) is a surgical procedure that involves the use of an operating microscope and general anaesthesia to retrieve sperm for IVF/ICSI. Unlike traditional testis biopsy techniques, microdissection TESE can improve sperm retrieval for men with non-obstructive azoospermia.

By using the microscope, the urologist can easily locate sperm production in the centre of the tubules, increasing the chances of finding viable sperm while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissue. This advanced technique is a safe and effective option for men struggling with infertility.

IVF Step by Step Process

Step 1

Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction is a surgical procedure that is typically performed under general anaesthesia in an operating room.

Step 2

A small incision is made in the middle of the scrotum, and a high-powered microscope is used to locate and extract the fine tubules of the testis that contain sperm.

Step 3

The incision is closed with sutures that are designed to dissolve on their own, which means there is no need to remove them at a later date.

Step 4

Most patients are able to go home on the same day as the procedure, and can generally resume their normal activities within one to two weeks, although recovery times may vary.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What distinguishes MicroTESE from TESE?

Unlike TESE, Microscopic Testicular Sperm Extraction (MicroTESE) is performed with the assistance of an operating microscope. By magnifying the centres called tubules, urologists can more easily identify sperm production, increasing the chances of finding sperm while minimizing damage to the remaining testicular tissue.

How long does a MicroTESE procedure take?

The duration of a MicroTESE procedure can range from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the testicles and the time it takes to locate areas of sperm production. General anaesthesia is necessary. Some men may receive hormonal medication for three months beforehand to optimize surgical sperm retrieval rates.

What is the recovery time for MicroTESE?

If your work involves light activity or desk work, you may return after four or five days of the procedure. You may experience some discomfort during the first few days after surgery. It is important to avoid exercise, heavy lifting, and strenuous activity for one to two weeks.

Does MicroTESE cause pain?

Possible complications of MicroTESE include bleeding, infection, and discomfort or pain after the procedure. There is a rare chance that the testicle may be damaged during the procedure.

What should I do after a MicroTESE procedure?

Rest as much as possible for the first three days after the procedure. If necessary, take short walks and climb stairs. Place extra gauze inside your scrotal support for four days and use the scrotal support for a week after the procedure.

How successful is MicroTESE?

The success rate of MicroTESE is 38%, with successful fertilization, biochemical pregnancy, clinical pregnancy, and live birth observed in 85.4%, 22.3%, 22.3%, and 10.7% of men, respectively.


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  • The final price will be determined by the type of fertility treatment selected, depending also if the fertility treatment is a high or low complexity one.

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