Testicular Biopsy Procedure for Infertility
A testicular biopsy (also called a testis biopsy) is an infertility testing procedure where a small sample of tissue from one or both testicles is removed and examined by a male fertility specialist under a microscope to evaluate a man's ability to father a child. A testicular biopsy may be performed to help determine the cause of male infertility, particularly in cases with azoospermia. A testis biopsy may be done if both of the following are present:
- The man's semen does not have sperm (azoospermia)
- Hormone test results are within the normal range
Note that a testicular biopsy is not usually used to detect testicular cancer.
See a Specialist for Testicular Biopsy
If you are interested in a testicular biopsy procedure or other ways to improve your sperm count, be sure to see a specialist. Visit Dr. Matin Bastuba and the caring staff of Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists™ in San Diego, California. Contact us today!
Nitrous Oxide and the Pro-Nox System
MFS and FCC are introducing the use of nitrous oxide with the Pro-Nox System, a safe and effective analgesic method that has been used in hospitals and medical practices for decades. The system rapidly deploys a 50/50 mix of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide to help ease a patient's pain and anxiety. This option will now be available for patients undergoing in-office procedural care at MFS and FCC. Learn more about nitrous oxide and the Pro-Nox system today.