Obstructive Azoospermia


Obstructive Azoospermia occurs when sperm is being produced in the testes but cannot be found in the semen because of a blockage in the male reproductive tract. The good news is that in most cases of Obstructive Azoospermia, sperm can be recovered through microsurgery and used in an IVF-ICSI treatment. With over 60 years of collective experience and locations in Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Saginaw and Toledo, OH,  the physicians of IVF Michigan Fertility Center are available to help couples throughout the Midwest and abroad.


What causes Obstructive Azoospermia? 

  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Scar tissue
  • Congenital conditions (for example, retrograde ejaculation)
  • Genetics (for example, cystic fibrosis)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Vasectomy

How can IVF Michigan Fertility Center help me if I have Obstructive Azoospermia? 

When the cause of Male Infertility is Obstructive Azoospermia, the simplest procedure is TESA followed by IVF-ICSI treatment. In these cases, sperm is likely to be recovered. If you are looking for permanent treatment, depending on the cause of the obstruction, you may be able to recover. In order to learn which treatment options are available to you,  book an appointment today to discuss previous results with our physicians or to have a semen analysis completed.