Our Approach

At Yale Medicine, we understand that infertility can be a complex, stressful, and often time-consuming problem for our patients. Our compassionate caretakers and patient-focused physicians are here to guide you through the entire process.

At most fertility centers, sperm retrievals must be timed and coordinated with an off-site urologist to perform the procedure. At Yale Medicine, we are not forced to fragment our patient’s care and are able to treat couples with male factor infertility as a whole. We offer the following sperm retrieval procedures:

  • Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA)—this procedure harvests sperm from the epididymis and uses them for ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or injecting sperm into an egg).
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)—this procedure requires a small incision where testicular tissue is biopsied for the presence of sperm. Embryologists thoroughly search the tissue for viable sperm to be used for ICSI.