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  • 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 […]
  • A Couple's Guide to Preparing for a Vasectomy Reversal Procedure May 5, 2017
    Male infertility can be very tough for a couple to cope with. After making the decision to have a vasectomy reversal, men and their partners might feel a sense of relief that they are moving forward with a major life change. Preparing for the surgery might not be as exciting as choosing baby names or nursery décor, but it’s still an opportunity to grow close […]
  • What to Do When Infertility Persists After Vasectomy Reversal April 24, 2017
    The success rate for vasectomy reversals is high. If your v asectomy was less than five years ago, the odds of restoring sperm to the ejaculate with a reversal procedure are 95% or greater, while those whose vasectomies were more than 10 years ago have an 80-90% chance of succeeding. However, a successful vasectomy reversal is only the first step in achievin […]
  • Examining Causes of Male Infertility April 19, 2017
    Male infertility is more common than you might think. There are many possible reasons for three of the main causes of male infertility, which are low sperm count, abnormal sperm shape, and abnormal sperm movement. When you watch this featured video, you’ll learn that one of the most prevalent medical causes of male infertility is the presence of a varicocele […]
  • Starting Your New Family: Increasing the Chances of Pregnancy April 11, 2017
    Vasectomy reversal is usually the first step in starting a new family, but it isn’t a guarantee that pregnancy will be easy. In addition to working closely with your vasectomy reversal surgeon to determine if your procedure was successful, there may also be fertility issues that your partner might need to address before you can achieve a pregnancy. Watch thi […]
  • Starting a Conversation with Your Partner About Vasectomy Reversal April 6, 2017
    Men initially decide to have vasectomies when they feel confident that their days of having children are behind them for good. This notion can change for many different reasons, which can then lead to the desire for a vasectomy reversal. For couples, deciding to have a reversal procedure can be a process, especially when one partner starts out feeling more p […]
  • How Our Center Makes Vasectomy Reversal Affordable March 7, 2017
    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, we understand that the financial burden of surgery can sometimes be intimidating for patients, but don’t let concerns about paying for the procedure stop you from having the family you want. Since vasectomy reversals are not covered by insurance, the costs fall to the patient, but we work hard to make this procedure affo […]
  • What to Expect from Spinal Anesthesia February 28, 2017
    If you decide to undergo a vasectomy reversal, you, your surgeon, and your anesthesiologist will discuss your options for anesthesia. Often, vasectomy reversals can be performed using a spinal anesthesia, or a spinal block, rather than general anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia carries less risk than general anesthesia and may allow you to recover from your proce […]
  • The Fertilization Process February 23, 2017
    If you are undergoing a vasectomy reversal in the hopes of starting a family, you may be curious about the fertilization process that has to occur before your partner becomes pregnant. This video examines the process in detail. For fertilization to occur, the ovaries in the female must release an egg that enters the Fallopian tubes. After ejaculation, millio […]
  • Sharing Your Exciting Pregnancy News with Your Kids February 17, 2017
    If you started a family before your vasectomy and now have a pregnant partner after a vasectomy reversal, one of the most exciting moments will be sharing the news with your kids. Here are some ideas for letting your kids know that they are getting a new brother or sister. Take Your Kids to a Doctor’s Appointment Older children might not fall for this trick, […]
  • Why You Should Choose an ACS Fellow February 7, 2017
    Vasectomy reversals are delicate procedures that require the expertise and experience of a highly trained surgeon. For this reason, men are strongly encouraged to select a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). When vasectomy reversal patients work with an ACS Fellow, they can rest assured that they are receiving exceptional care that is in accord […]
  • Coping with Surgical Anxiety Before Your Vasectomy Reversal February 2, 2017
    It’s perfectly natural to become a little nervous before having surgery, even if this won’t be your first operation. If you’re getting ready for a vasectomy reversal, you probably already know that the reversal is generally more complex than the original vasectomy. One way to calm your nerves is to ensure that you select a surgeon who specializes in these su […]
  • What Men Should Know About Semen Analysis January 25, 2017
    A doctor may request a semen analysis after a man undergoes a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal, or if a couple has been having unprotected sex for six to 12 months, yet hasn’t been able to conceive a child. When a semen analysis is performed after a vasectomy, it is for the purpose of confirming that there is no sperm present in the semen. After a vasectomy […]
  • A Closer Look at Anti-Sperm Antibodies January 20, 2017
    You may already know that the body produces antibodies to combat pathogens like viruses and bacteria. These antibodies help keep you healthy. However, sometimes the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own cells such as a man’s sperm cells. Anti-sperm antibodies are one cause of male infertility. The presence of these antibodies does not automatically […]