Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) at Parency IVF

A minimally invasive approach to sperm retrieval for achieving your family dreams.

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What is PESA Treatment?

What is PESA Treatment?

Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration, or PESA, is a medical procedure used to collect sperm directly from the epididymis, a small organ attached to the testicles where sperm are stored and matured. It is considered minimally invasive because it involves a small puncture rather than a major surgery. It is often chosen when other methods of sperm retrieval are not suitable or have been unsuccessful.

What are the Benefits of PESA for Men?

PESA holds various benefits for men facing issues with infertility.

Effective Sperm Retrieval:

  • PESA reliably retrieves sperm for assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as IVF or ICSI.
  • Ideal for men with low sperm count or blockages hindering sperm from reaching ejaculate.

Minimally Invasive:

  • PESA is minimally invasive, involving a small needle inserted into the scrotum, compared to traditional surgery.
  • PESA offers shorter recovery times and reduced discomfort.

What is the procedure of PESA?

PESA treatment has various steps involved such as:


  • The patient is positioned comfortably, usually lying down.
  • Local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area where the procedure will take place.


  • A fine needle attached to a syringe is inserted through the scrotal skin and into the epididymis.
  • Suction is applied to the syringe to aspirate (withdraw) fluid from the epididymis.

Sperm Retrieval:

  • The fluid collected contains sperm, which is then examined under a microscope to confirm its presence and assess its quality.


  • Once an adequate amount of sperm is obtained, the procedure is completed.
  • The retrieved sperm can be used for various assisted reproductive techniques such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in IVF procedures.


  • Following the procedure, the patient may experience mild discomfort or swelling in the scrotal area, which typically resolves within a few days.
  • Rest and avoiding strenuous activities are often recommended for a brief period after the procedure.

Why Choose Parency IVF for PESA?

There are multiple reasons for choosing us for PESA.

Experienced Team:

  • Skilled urologists and embryologists at Parency IVF specialise in performing PESA procedures.
  • Expertise in utilising retrieved sperm effectively for successful ART cycles, optimising chances of conception.

Advanced Technology:

  • Advanced equipment enhances accuracy and efficiency in sperm retrieval and assessment.
  • Parency IVF utilises top-notch technology for precise PESA procedures and sperm analysis.

High Success Rates:

  • Parency IVF boasts high success rates with PESA and subsequent ART procedures.
  • Patients can trust Parency IVF's track record of helping couples achieve successful pregnancies through assisted reproduction techniques.

Ready to track down how PESA can improve your fertility journey? Book a consultation with a urologist at Parency IVF. Let's understand your specific needs and how PESA can support you. Don't hesitate – start your journey to parenthood today. Schedule your consultation now!