Surgical Sperm Retrieval

Fertility Services

Surgical Sperm Retrieval

Surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) is a procedure used to take sperm directly from the testis or the epididymis.

At Merrion Fertility Clinic, SSR is performed with sedation and pain relief, provided by a Consultant Anaesthetist.

When is SSR used?

SSR is generally performed for men who have no sperm in their ejaculated semen, or who have had a failed vasectomy reversal. SSR may also be used for men with spinal injuries and where there are problems with normal ejaculation (e.g. MS or Diabetes).

The samples retrieved are processed by our laboratory team and any functional sperm found are prepared and frozen for future use in an ICSI cycle. The number of sperm is generally small and the motility reduced, so ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is needed to maximise the chance of fertilisation with your partner’s eggs.

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