Open Testicular Biopsy (TESE)
Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) or Testicular Biopsy
TESE involves making a small incision in the testis and examining the tubules for the presence of sperm. It is either done as a scheduled procedure or is coordinated with their female partner’s egg pickup. TESE is usually performed in the operating room with local anesthesia for men with no sperm in their ejaculation (azoospemia) from a problem with production. Patients usually cryopreserve sperm during this procedure for future IVF/ICSI.