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Can you elaborate on what the process is called, when you extract sperm from a man who has had a vasectomy? Is it a common procedure?
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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: MESA
Procedure for sperm extraction from a man with a previous vasectomy is usally microsurgical epididymal sperm extraction (mesa).
It is a common procedure (in our infertility practice) in cases where a man who has had a vasectomy is interested in conceiving with his partner via ivf and opts not to have a vasectomy reversal.

In brief: MESA
Procedure for sperm extraction from a man with a previous vasectomy is usally microsurgical epididymal sperm extraction (mesa).
It is a common procedure (in our infertility practice) in cases where a man who has had a vasectomy is interested in conceiving with his partner via ivf and opts not to have a vasectomy reversal.
Dr. Joseph Pena
Dr. Joseph Pena
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In brief: Sperm extraction
After a very liberal dose of Lidocaine a needle is placed in the testis and some sperm are extracted from the testis.
They are then either frozen or used to inject the eggs of the partner who has undergone a series of hormone shots to produce these egss. The sperm and egg form embryos in test tubes which are then put back in the women's uterus. That is called ivf and icsi.

In brief: Sperm extraction
After a very liberal dose of Lidocaine a needle is placed in the testis and some sperm are extracted from the testis.
They are then either frozen or used to inject the eggs of the partner who has undergone a series of hormone shots to produce these egss. The sperm and egg form embryos in test tubes which are then put back in the women's uterus. That is called ivf and icsi.
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Dr. Andrew McCullough
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