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    Quote Originally Posted by Malak View Post
    @Jenniwithanl I am seriously confused that the moment after @bbhope mentioning 2 different mTESE. The Dr in Brisbane does microsurgical and not microdissection. So now I am confused to what is the correct one to get done and what the difference is *sigh*. This is really doing my head in.

    Question time for you all ... are you doing private birth & checkups etc or public?
    Hi Malak, I've just booked in this week with an OB that I was recommended by my FS - Dr Huon O'Sullivan private OB at Francis Perry. I had a BT today HCG is still increasing at 25DPO and is now 14,720 and last BT on Monday before an ultrasound on March 3. Then if I make it through to there, we move to Huon O'Sullivan for a check up two weeks later. So a few more check ups before we can relax a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malak View Post
    So is just a difference of if they are trained to do it for a living?

    My only thought was that they were different surgeries and that is where the urologist got confused?
    I am not a medical Dr so i can only say it in a general way. To be a Dr, you go through medical school, know the basic, until sometime later you have to choose your specialty if you wish to specialized in one field. Thats why a different between GP and FS. Even FS has different specialty. eg: surgeon, who has gone through advanced laparoscopic training, is highly trained to operate with limited tools and space. Based on what i have seen, they can do mTESE. My OB and FS are one of them. However, when i said that they dont it for living because their main focus is OB/gyno/fertility. They handle male infertility on the side. They will do mtese on request. They are well rounded Drs. Unlike urologist and andrologist who specialize in male parts. They operate on men for living.

    Funny, I have been using the above medical Dr analogy to explain to people a lot about my profession. This comes in handy here.
    Last edited by bbhope; 20-02-2015 at 21:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamkoz View Post
    ok, a bit about my situation. DH has just been confirmed with azoospermia after his 2nd SA. scheduled to see a FS next week, not sure what sort of tests will entail after the first consultation.
    So sorry you are having to join us here but it will also be your saviour. The first lot of tests will be hormone, FSH, cystic fibrosis, and Klinefelter syndrome. Depending on those results your DH will probably move to a TESA procedure to do a biopsy or sperm extraction and hopefully find sperm and also diagnose your level of azoospermia.

    My DH went through all of that almost a year ago, followed by mTESE in Nov and today after second cycle of IVF I am six weeks pregnant with known donor sperm. It's been a long road but we did everything to try and give my DH a biological child but we are comfortable with where we have come to and excited (and nervous) about the future.

    Feel free to share anything with us it's an amazing group here x

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    Oh the costs are all dependent on whether you have private insurance. The TESA cost us 1700 and the mTESE 4k plus doctors appointments, plus hospital excess, plus blood tests outside of Medicare. But you can claim the out of pocket on your tax return.

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    @Jenniwithanl was there private health rebate in that (not including hospital)?

    Unfortunately you can't claim the out of pocket anymore on your tax return unless you have claimed it in the previous financial year. For us we haven't so we can't claim them

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    @Jenniwithanl any reason why you went to Sydney to see DrG and not a Skype consult?

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    Dr Katz is a urologist specialising in male infertility. My FS did my DH first TESA and he is a professor of female infertility who does TESA and mTESE on the side. Hence why my DH wanted to find a guy who specialises in male infertility rather than someone who has fallen into because not many others were doing it. Costs were vastly more expensive with Katz vs my FS.

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    I wish we had have known that FS do TESA but had no idea. Our FS referred us to an urologist because she doesn't deal with male parts.

    The things you learn as you go along...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malak View Post
    @Jenniwithanl any reason why you went to Sydney to see DrG and not a Skype consult?
    Yes we are in Melbourne and wanted to meet him face to face. We originally thought we might switch from Monash IVf to IVFA and get him to do the surgery but he talked us out of doing it in Sydney when we had a good surgeon in Melbourne. He thought it was too much hassle when we had the skills in Melbourne. We agreed and it was better for us anyway to have it all in Melbourne but we aRe so glad we went because it gave us a second opinion and we we met dr Katz through him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malak View Post
    I wish we had have known that FS do TESA but had no idea. Our FS referred us to an urologist because she doesn't deal with male parts.

    The things you learn as you go along...
    A urologist is a good idea provided they specialise in male infertility and mTESE. So did head in the right direction but clearly you won't go back to him. Don't worry my DH did the same with the FS and switched over to the urologist.


 

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