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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]