PESA (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration)

ATTAIN. Sperm can be collected surgically for use during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) is used when the male partner does not produce sperm in his ejaculate.

pesa The PESA procedure at the LIV Fertility Center can effectively attain sperm from men who have had a vasectomy, congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD) or blockage of the outflow ducts from the testes.

PESA — Performing the Procedure

The PESA procedure is performed with local anesthesia. It can be performed in advance of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle and cryopreserved, or coordinated with their female partner’s egg retrieval. Our reproductive specialist will swab the scrotum with a warm antiseptic. The testes is examined to locate the vas deferens by gently feeling the scrotum. A small needle will be inserted into the vas deferens to aspirate seminal fluid. When fluid is obtained it is passed to fertility lab and examined for motile sperm.

The LIV Lifeline

The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta believe an inter-disciplinary practice offers you the best option for fertility treatment. The goal is to support you with compassion, innovation and expertise. Our fertility team works diligently to provide hope, and intention, to make this journey as comfortable as possible for you. The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta embodies its own term. It’s more than just the sum of its parts — expert fertility specialists, innovative facilities, revolutionary IVF procedures, intelligent management structure, and sophisticated comfort. It’s a Lifeline. LIV reimagines, refines and redefines each and every aspect of reproductive medicine.