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  • Cute Theme Ideas for Gender Reveal Parties August 15, 2017
    When you’ve gone through infertility procedures and successfully achieved a pregnancy, you will want to celebrate every step of your journey to a new family, including revealing the gender of your baby. Gender reveal parties have soared in popularity in recent years, since they give family and friends one more opportunity to come together and celebrate the i […]
  • Reducing Your Risk of Post-Operative Infections August 8, 2017
    Vasectomy reversal procedures are safe for the vast majority of patients, and the chance of complications is low. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a small risk of developing a post-operative infection. Dr. Green will discuss what to expect during your recovery with you in full, including the things you can do to reduce your risk of an infect […]
  • A Closer Look at Spinal Anesthesia July 31, 2017
    When you undergo a vasectomy reversal, your surgeon may recommend spinal anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia allows you to remain awake during the procedure and carries less risk than general anesthesia. This video explains more. When you get spinal anesthesia, you will first receive a local anesthetic to numb the area where you will receive the spinal injection. […]
  • FAQs and Answers About IVF July 26, 2017
    After treating male infertility with a vasectomy reversal, further infertility procedures, including IVF, may be necessary. IVF, or in vitro fertilization, has a proven track record of helping couples overcome infertility and start their families. If your doctor has recommended that you consider IVF, you are likely to have many questions about what to expect […]
  • What Is Azoospermia? July 17, 2017
    Azoospermia is defined at the complete absence of sperm in the semen. It is a significant cause of male infertility that requires treatment. There are two types of azoospermia, obstructive and non-obstructive, and your fertility specialists will need to determine what type you have before starting a treatment plan. Obstructive azoospermia occurs when sperm a […]
  • Try This Fertility Planning App July 13, 2017
    After a vasectomy reversal, most couples are motivated to start their families as soon as possible. To achieve a pregnancy, tracking the female partner’s most fertile days can be extremely helpful. The Ladytimer app from Google can help. The Ladytimer app can be used as both a period tracker and ovulation calendar. It lets women track the dates of their peri […]
  • Improving Your Health Before Your Vasectomy Reversal July 6, 2017
    Vasectomy reversal surgery can be the first step to starting or growing your family. Although the surgery is considered to be safe and effective for most people, the healthier you are before surgery, the fewer complications you are likely to have. Before your procedure, your vasectomy reversal surgery may recommend some steps you can take to make sure you ar […]
  • Help Your Partner Have a Stress-Free Pregnancy June 27, 2017
    When your partner gets pregnant after a vasectomy reversal or a long battle with male infertility, you will want to do everything in your power to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy. Stress can significantly contribute to pregnancy complications, including miscarriage. Help your partner avoid these risks and have a stress-free pregnancy you can both enj […]
  • Is Vasectomy Reversal Painful? June 20, 2017
    It’s natural to experience some anxiety before any surgical procedure. If you’ve just scheduled a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon will explain that it will be performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. Regardless of which type of anesthesia you choose, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. When the vasectomy reversal surgeon clears yo […]
  • Coping with the Stress of Male Infertility June 13, 2017
    Male infertility is more common than you might think. In fact, it’s just about as common as female infertility, although men are often less willing to discuss the topic than women are. Despite their reticence, many men experience strong, negative emotions that can be difficult to cope with. Acknowledging these feelings and developing a plan of action can hel […]
  • What Is a Normal Sperm Count? June 7, 2017
    After having a vasectomy reversal, you may have several semen analysis tests to determine whether sperm is once again present in your semen, and, if so, what your sperm count is. When you watch this featured video, you’ll learn the basics of semen analysis results. For example, a normal sperm count is anywhere from 40 to 300 million. A count below 10 million […]
  • Breaking Down Myths About Vasectomy Reversals May 31, 2017
    If you’ve already been through a vasectomy, you probably already know some basic information about vasectomy reversals. But just how accurate is it? There are plenty of misconceptions about vasectomy reversals, and it’s important to get the truth behind the myths before you make a decision about whether to have the surgery. Myth: Vasectomy reversals are inef […]
  • A Look at Our Convenient Services for Out-of-Town Patients May 24, 2017
    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, the majority of patients come to us from out-of-town to get quality care from Dr. Green. We work closely with these patients to ensure that their vasectomy reversal schedules are compatible with their travel needs. We also strive to minimize the amount of traveling that has to occur before and after the procedure, so tha […]
  • Comparing V-V and V-E Procedures May 18, 2017
    Different surgical techniques might be used to perform a vasectomy reversal. The vaso-vasostomy (V-V) technique involves making a small incision in either side of the scrotum. The surgeon removes the scar tissue, flushes the vas deferens, and checks for sperm. If the surgeon sees sperm or the fluid is clear, the surgeon can go ahead and carefully reconnect t […]
  • Questions to Ask During Your Post-Vasectomy Reversal Checkup May 9, 2017
    Like any other surgical procedure, patients can expect to have a follow-up appointment after a vasectomy reversal. The specific policies can vary between clinics, but vasectomy reversal surgeons will generally want to see patients the day after their surgery. It’s a good idea to write down a list of questions before your appointment or ask your partner to ke […]