Medical Disclaimer The information contained in or made available through this site cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in the medical field. This technique is similar to MESA except that the needle is placed directly into the testicle to retrieve sperm. Please ask your doctor if these medications are reasonable for you. An obstruction preventing sperm release, due to injury or infection Congenital absence of the vas deferens men born without the tube that drains the sperm from the testicle Vasectomy Non-obstructive azoospermia - the testicles are producing such low numbers of sperm that they don't reach the vas In the first three conditions, sperm are produced by the testes, but are unable to be ejaculated because of the blockage or absence of the vas. In cases of vasectomy surgical correction in the form of vasectomy reversal may offer another treatment to this problem.
In cases of non-obstructive azoospermia complete absence of sperm very small amounts of sperm may be produced and can be collected directly from the testes.
Surgical Sperm Retrieval (SSR)
Vasectomy Reversal In order to reverse a vasectomy, the tubes that were blocked or tied have to be rejoined again. Vasectomy reversal success rates are highest when the sample fluid is clear. In general, there are four explanations. Once your partner has recovered, he will be fertile for many years while with IVF he will only be able to conceive during that particular IVF cycle. Insurance coverage for fertility treatment varies widely from one state to another. Theresa is a compassionate presence for the patients she works with at WINFertility. However, a lot depends on the experience of the surgeon who is performing the reversal.