Tesa

33 clinic(s) offering TESA (Testicular Sperm Aspiration) treatment in 26 countries
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Fertility Center in San Diego Verified

Situated on the stunning Pacific Coast of California, San Diego Fertility, strives to provide the most advanced IVF treatments available today. The leading fertility clinic in San Diego specializes in Japanese Minimal Stimulation IVF, also known as Mini IVF — a safe and cost-effective alternative to the high stimulation protocols universally performed throughout the United States.

WOW, Where do we start… My husband and I struggled with infertility issues for 5+ years. We had tried IUI for 4 months in our home state and sadly it never worked, in 2016 we decided to save and save some more to be able to afford IVF and a nice vacation for this process. Of course the first thing was to find the right place to travel to, and that’s when we came across this AMAZING CLINIC. LIV Fertility Center was our miracle path for us to start our family; first we researched the clinic, read reviews of people like us that went there chasing a dream just like we were. When we finally agreed to call and set up an appointment our first impression was beyond our expectations, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Flores got on a call with us right away, we explained what we were dealing with and it was instant that we felt like they understood us, they both answered our questions and doubts, and provided us with all the information needed to start our Journey, honestly we didn’t look anymore after talking to these two great doctors. We scheduled our visit, I am so thankful for Alonso, he was able to handle all of our questions after scheduling our visit and he dealt with me time after time before our arrival to the clinic, every time I emailed him, his response was so fast, I was never worried about getting a hold of them. The day finally came and we were so excited and so nervous, but it all went so smoothly, we got so close to the people that we met at LIV, starting with the Doctors again, Dr. Stetson and Dr. Flores were so welcoming, I was lucky enough to start our stimulation shots that very same day of our visit, Our nurses were INCREDIBLE ELI and ANITA were such sweet ladies, Eli walked my husband through the procedure of taking the shots so that he could do them for me back at the hotel on the days we were not at the clinic, Both Eli and Anita always made me feel so comfortable, they were both so caring and gentle. Esther and Vanessa were also a great asset, coming into the clinic felt like family were there expecting us, these two girls make it so easy for you to come in and they welcome you with a smile each time, they would constantly ask how we were doing and feeling. Karlita which is the lab director would email us every day on the process of our embryos, every step at LIV was being followed with such care and priority, not once did I have to check in with them because they were keeping us update every time, Our Transfer was done by Dr. Velez and Dr. Stetson. I felt so comfortable both on the day of retrieval and day of transfer, I felt safe, and these Doctors did everything in their power to make us feel like this. My favorite part of all was Dr. Stetson being able to respond to my texts with any concern or question I had, this was throughout the process and after we came back home, this really made us feel so cared for, We cannot Thank Liv enough for the amazing help they provided us with. We strongly encourage anyone struggling with infertility to give them a chance to be part of your journey; I feel like God put them in our path, they are a bunch of professionals that felt like a family, Wish we could give them more then 5 stars on this review. We just got our first positive blood test, so THANK YOU LIV, THANK YOU for helping our dream come to a reality. With Love... Lizeth & Ivan ♡
March 2017
When my husband and I started researching clinics we were mostly looking at data: success rates, costs, staff experience, etc. The LIV Clinic has all of those things, but they also have a staff that makes you feel like family. The hospitality and genuine concern of the entire staff is invaluable. Knowing they are there to help every step of the way makes the journey much easier. What we discovered was that the measurable things were what made all the difference. Thank you LIV for our wonderful experience, we are blessed to have found you. You have forever changed our lives for the better.
March 2017
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LIV Fertility Center Verified

We LIV to get you to a place you LOVE. To contact our team, please call: English +1 (855)-534-5340 | Spanish +1 (855)-534-5342 | Local +52 (322)-297-2077 At LIV, our fertility specialists are some of the most renowned experts in the field. Our center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. We trust in our multiple and complimentary medical disciplines to lead you on your journey to pregnancy success. Our goal is to provide you affordable and safe fertility care in Mexico, saving you nearly 50 percent when compared to United States and Canada. Both inside and outside of the center, LIV gives you the confidence to explore and enjoy an intimate experience in Puerto Vallarta.

I can't recommend Imer Reproduccion Humana enough. For the past three years my wife and I have been trying to have a child to no avail. Needless to say, without fertility treatments our chances of having a child were slim. On the US side the prices for fertility were more than I could afford. After further research I found Imer fertility center in Tijuana. From the very beginning the staff was very professional, explaining in detail the process my wife and I would go through. After setting up an initial appointment I saw the fertility center and met the staff. I was pleased to see how clean the facility is and how courteous the people are, especially our Dr. Sandra Y. Orendain who could communicate in English and Spanish and genuinely seemed to love her job and helping couples. Once we had ample information, my wife and I proceeded with treatment. From the moment treatment began patience was a requirement. Fertility treatments greatly increased our odds to conceive but it wasn't 100% guaranteed. The facility center is in Tijuana which meant going back and forth from the US to Mexico over and over. Everything tack together would get stressful which is where patience and resolve come in but my wife an I were determined to see it through After the fertility treatments were over, we were thrilled beyond belief to hear my wife was pregnant. I can't describe how happy we were to see our baby for the first time in the ultrasound. My life now consist of cleaning 6 dirty diapers minimum a day, sleeping 2 to 6 hours a night and I couldn't be happier. We have a beautiful baby boy and I can't thank Dr Sandra and her staff enough for our little miracle. I highly recommend to anyone having difficulty conceiving children to set up a consultation and see for yourself. You'll be thankful you did in 9 months. With Love and endless thanks
May 2016
IMER Reproduccion Humana is a clinic who really cares and helps you achieve your dream of becoming parents. Dr. Sandra Orendain is a wonderful Doctor, she is very professional, caring, and really cares about her patients needs and concerns. From the first time I went to the clinic I felt comfortable the staff was very kind and caring. Gisela who is the clinics coordinator was so wonderful from day one, I kept in contact with her through out my whole IVF process and she never left a questioned that I had unanswered she was very helpful! My IVF journey with IMER clinic was a first time success thank you to Dr. Sandra Orendain for making our dreams come true of becoming parents and the staff who helped me and my husband thank you so much because of you we were blessed with baby twins.
October 2015
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Tijuana Infertility Clinic Verified

Tijuana Infertility Clinic is made up of a qualified medical team and IVF professionals who offer highly specialized areas in the study diagnosis and treatment of infertility for males and females.

If you are concerned about traveling out of the country to receive treatment as I initially was do not hesitate. It could not have been an easier, stress-free experience. Prior to booking the trip and making the final commitment Irega's patient coordinator Tori Brown spent an extensive time answering my many questions and providing information about my procedure consulting with the doctor along the way. I had all testing and medications done with my doctor at home before travelling to Cancun for a 10 day trip. We stayed in the Hotel Zone and the clinic/hospital was a short easy 10 minute ride from our hotel. The hospital the clinic was attached to was nicer, spotless and more modern than some in the states. We had such a fabulous time in Mexico so much so we kept "forgetting" we were even there for treatment at times. Cancun/Mexico is a beautiful country and an ideal spot to visit. My treatment only required two fairly short visits to the clinic which gave us plenty of time to enjoy Mexico with our young son. You may need to spend more time but I had already gotten every bit of information about my procedure prior to arrival so there were not many things to really ask the doctor once I got there. My husband had to visit once to do "his part" so again we had most of our time to relax and enjoy all the fun activities available prior to my transfer. I was also able to buy all of my post transfer medications there at a discounted price, it was very convenient. I had a 3 day transfer after fertilization and flew home two days after the transfer. Less than a week being home and I tested positive for pregnancy! I followed up as per Irega and had beta blood tests to confirm. They also provided me with a protocol of my medications to follow during my first trimester after my positive blood results. At my eight week ultrasound I discovered I am indeed pregnant with twins with strong heartbeats! Would recommend Irega to anyone without hesitation. Things were so easy and simple, and you cannot compare the cost to USA treatment, they seem to be just as experienced and successful as overpriced US clinics plus you get to have an amazing relaxing vacation in an ideal location!
December 2016
Me and my wife came to IREGA twice (Oct 2014 and Mar 2016). Both times we had successful IVF's: first time my wife miscarried after 6 weeks of pregnancy, however, second time it all went very well and she just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Our overall experience at IREGA was very positive. Staff was friendly and they patiently answered all of our questions that we had plenty of. All communication was done through Tori Brown. She promptly replied to all our emails and helped us through the process when we were down in Cancun. Doing IVF at IREGA was $3000 cheaper than that in Canada and we also spent 3 weeks in beautiful Cancun, which made this otherwise stressful medical procedure more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend IREGA to others. Thanks for making our dream come true!
December 2016
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Irega Cancun Verified

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please call: 011-521-998-802-1515
Irega Cancun is home to a professional team of fertility care experts who are passionate about making your dreams of having a baby come true and we guarantee it with our IVF Guarantee program.

A terrible experience. We didn´t investigate them before going there. After a legal battle we got our money back. Be very careful !.
November 2012
It was extremely sad for me and my wife.This is because the whole thing failed after spending a fortune.It was a big moment of emotional challenge for us.However we are planning to give it a second shot but i wonder if i would get any kind of discount
August 2012
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Panama IVF Verified

Our doors are open to provide an excellent service to our IVF patients in conjunction with the highest standards of international quality with Panama IVF.

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) Overview

Sperm aspiration methods in infertility treatments were designed to collect sperm from three different parts of the reproductive tract: the vas deferens, epididymis and testicles. Testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) is a procedure used to obtain sperm from the testicles.

 

TESA is a relatively new technique and does not involve surgery. The sperm obtained is intended for specific use in IVF with ICSI (microinjection).

 

This is because not enough sperm can be retrieved for use in intra uterine insemination (IUI). The IUI procedure requires larger quantities of healthy and motile sperm than IVF. If you so desire, you can get your sperm frozen for later use. This is particularly useful in cases where there is no ejaculate or no sperm in the ejaculate. It also means that you don’t have to undergo TESA again. Bear in mind that testicular sperm do not freeze or thaw as well as sperm obtained from other locations and they are also more challenging to work with in the laboratory.

 

TESA can be carried out on two types of patients: men with obstructive azoospermia (sperm production is normal but it can’t reach the ejaculate because there is a blockage) and men with non-obstructive azoospermia (sperm production is too low to even reach the ejaculate). In addition, men in certain situations or who have particular conditions can be good candidates for TESA as opposed to other aspiration techniques.

 

The cost of TESA varies significantly from location to location. Some clinics include most of the services in your final cost while other clinics only charge for the procedure itself. Be sure to discuss what you will actually be paying for with your fertility specialist. The cost of TESA abroad can often work out to be much more affordable and many medical tourists are travelling overseas so they can undergo this procedure.

 

A Good Candidate for Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)

There are a number of sperm retrieval procedures available so you should discuss which one is best suited for you with your fertility specialist. A good candidate for TESA may also be a good candidate for percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) or a good candidate for microdissection TESE.

 

There are significant advantages and disadvantages of each that need to be carefully considered. For example, patients undergoing the TESA procedure as an infertility treatment should be aware that testicular sperm is the least fertilizable.

 

Good Candidates for Testicular Sperm Aspiration

· Sperm aspiration techniques are usually carried out on men who have the most severe types of male factor infertility. These include azoospermia (no sperm in ejaculate), non-motile sperm or necrospermia (dead sperm)

· TESA can help men with obstructive azoospermia (their sperm production is normal but it can’t reach the ejaculate because there is a blockage somewhere). As sperm cells are not often present in the epididymal tissue of patients with this condition, procedures such as percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA) are inappropriate for obtaining sperm from them

· TESA can also help men with non-obstructive azoospermia (their sperm production is too low to reach the ejaculate). However, men with this condition might need to have a few areas of their testis sampled before enough viable sperm cells are found

· Good candidates for TESA include men who can still produce sperm even though they can no longer ejaculate

· Men who have had their prostate removed

· Men with spinal cord injuries

· Men with neurological conditions (such as multiple sclerosis)

· If a man has had a vasectomy but later wants to reverse it, he may be a good candidate for TESA, if the procedure was carried out less than 10 years before

· If a vasectomy reversal has already been performed but it was unsuccessful, a second surgery is generally not recommended. In this case, the man would be a good candidate for TESA followed by IVF with ICSI (microinjection)

 

Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA) Procedure

The TESA procedure is an infertility treatment that can be carried out on a patient with obstructive azoospermia or non-obstructive azoospermia. Obstructive azoospermia is when there is normal sperm production but it can’t reach the ejaculate because there is a blockage. A man with this condition has normal FSH and testosterone levels, had a testis biopsy that turned out to be normal or had a vasectomy.

 

Non-obstructive azoospermia is when sperm production is too low to reach the ejaculate. The testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) procedure is usually performed by a urologist who specializes in male fertility cases or by a reproductive endocrinologist (infertility specialist).

 

The TESA Procedure with Obstructive Azoospermia

· Testicular Sperm Aspiration is an outpatient procedure performed under local anaesthetic with or without sedation

· The TESA procedure can be carried out on the day of the wife's ovulation or at an earlier time. In this latter case, the sperm would be washed, frozen and stored (sperm freezing) until ready to be used and then thawed

· The sperm from the testis is retrieved by needle aspiration and does not require surgery

· Basically, the surgeon holds the testis in his hand and then inserts a hollow needle (aspirator) into the testis through the stretched scrotal skin. It doesn’t matter where the needle is inserted because there are enough sperm everywhere

· Testis tissue is removed using the needle and then placed into test tubes or petri dishes containing culture medium. The TESA procedure can be repeated on the same testis or the other one until enough sperm has been obtained. The sperm is then processed by the lab

· TESA recovery takes about one day and there are very low risks of complications and side effects such as bleeding and infection

 

TESA Procedure with Non-Obstructive Azoospermia

· It is sometimes difficult to obtain sperm from men with this condition because they have such low rates of sperm production. Their sperm production can often be inconsistent or patchy

· Rather than undergoing the TESA procedure, fertility specialists often recommend that men with non-obstructive azoospermia consider other sperm aspiration procedures such as microdissection TESE