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A 64-year-old male asked:

Difficulty, cost and success rate of recovering sperm from testes and ivf of spouse?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Variable: There are many variables that come into this question that it is impossible to answer accurately. I encourage you to seek consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist who can give you an answer accurate to your specific situation. Ivf in general costs 12-15, 000 per cycle.
Dr. John Gordon
33 years experience
Depends: Sperm retrieval can be done in office under local anesthesia in some cases whereas in other men the procedure needs to be done in the hospital. Total cost of office procedure plus sperm/biopsy freezing may run 6-8k. Ivf costs vary. Stimulated cycle ivf usually 12-20k but natural cycle ivf is about 5k. Success rates will depend upon age of the female partner and to a lesser extent upon the sperm.
Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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