At IVF OCHOA we perform testicular biopsies when it is necessary to obtain sperm directly from the testicle. This is an outpatient surgical procedure which allows for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) as part of an IVF treatment.
Testicular biopsies are a necessary procedure when a man’s semen contains no sperm (azoospermia). The root causes for azoospermia differ, but may include an obstruction of the seminal duct, a previous vasectomy, or congenital alterations in the reproductive structures. Testicular biopsies can also be conducted when there exist abnormally low levels of sperm or when these are of poor quality.