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A testes biopsy can help your doctor learn about your reproductive health. You may need a testes biopsy to identify health problems like azoospermia (no sperm) or testicular cancer. By examining a small part of the testes, your University of Miami Health System urologist can learn more about your reproductive health.

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Advanced research in men’s health. Our urologists are dedicated to men’s health and conduct innovative research into many conditions. Our expert team has helped develop new minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures to treat cancers, incontinence, and more. We give you access to leading-edge treatments and clinical trials that aren’t widely available. In addition, we have established the eighth fellowship program in the nation dedicated solely to teaching physicians how to care for men’s health. 

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Who Is a Candidate?


You may need a testes biopsy if a semen analysis reveals no sperm. If you have a lump in your testes, your doctor may also use a testes biopsy to identify cancer cells.


What to Expect


You may have a testes biopsy as an outpatient procedure in your doctor’s office or at a surgery center. You will be under anesthesia so you won’t feel pain during the procedure.

During a testes biopsy, your doctor makes a small incision in the skin of your scrotum. They then make a small incision in the testes to remove part of the testicle tissue. Your doctor will be able to use just two stitches to close the incision. A doctor will examine the testes tissue in a lab to look for sperm.

For a needle biopsy, your doctor will insert a needle into the testes. This type of biopsy is more commonly used for a testicular cancer diagnosis. Your doctor will take a sample of the lump in the testicle to study under a microscope to identify cancer cells.

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.