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  • Is Reversal Success Affected by a Cauterized and Tied Vas? June 18, 2018
    Vasectomy reversals are highly complex, delicate procedures that require the expertise of a specialist. The success of this procedure is dependent on many factors. However, it isn’t heavily influenced by whether the original vasectomy surgeon cauterized and tied the vas deferens. (Usually, the original surgeon will either cauterize or tie off the vas, rather […]
  • What Is Sperm Washing? (And Other Common Questions About Sperm) June 13, 2018
    On average, one milliliter of semen contains 15 million to more than 200 million sperm. It only takes one sperm to fertilize an egg, but the journey it must take to reach that egg can be incredibly challenging. An egg released by a follicle will only stay in the fallopian tube for about 24 hours. If sperm can’t reach the egg and fertilize it, pregnancy won’t […]
  • Can I Have a Vasectomy Reversal if I Have High Blood Pressure? June 1, 2018
    As with any surgical procedure, existing medical conditions could impact the safety of your vasectomy reversal. Before your procedure, Dr. Green will review your health history in detail to ensure that you are a good candidate for surgery. One issue that many men live with is high blood pressure. Could having high blood pressure affect your surgery? Typicall […]
  • FAQs About Scarring After a Vasectomy Reversal May 23, 2018
    Many factors can affect the success of a vasectomy reversal, and scarring is one of those things. Scarring can interfere with the ability to conceive after a vasectomy reversal, and in some cases, it can make men who had previously successful reversals become infertile again. Before your procedure, your doctor will discuss the risk of scarring with you in fu […]
  • What Is the Link Between Stress and Infertility? May 14, 2018
    After a vasectomy reversal, if you are still struggling to conceive, then you may need to consider other causes of infertility for both partners. If your partner is under a great deal of stress, even if your vasectomy reversal was successful, infertility could be a problem. Watch this video to understand how stress impacts ovulation. Women under stress may n […]
  • Dispelling Misconceptions About Vasectomy Reversals May 8, 2018
    If you had a vasectomy in the past but now are considering expanding or starting a family, vasectomy reversal could be the solution to your infertility. These surgeries can restore sperm levels and allow you to conceive as though you had never had your original vasectomy. Although vasectomy reversals are popular, misconceptions about the procedure still pers […]
  • Vasectomy Reversal and IVF: Considering Your Options for Starting a Family May 1, 2018
    The decision to start a family should be a joyous one, but male infertility can present a formidable obstacle. There are a few options for starting a family despite previously having a vasectomy. Before making any decisions, have a careful discussion with your partner, your primary care physician, and the vasectomy reversal surgeon. Steps of Vasectomy Revers […]
  • Should You Repeat Vasectomy Reversal After an Unsuccessful Procedure? April 26, 2018
    It’s possible to have a successful vasectomy reversal after previously having an unsuccessful reversal. However, you have a unique health history. Only a knowledgeable, experienced vasectomy reversal surgeon can determine if there is a possibility that a second procedure will be successful. Your new surgeon will take a detailed health history and ask you que […]
  • What Men Can Do to Improve Pre-Conception Health April 17, 2018
    When couples decide to try for a baby, it’s usually the woman who makes major lifestyle changes to improve health. But it should be a team effort. There are several things men can do to improve their pre-conception health and minimize the risk of male infertility. You can learn about them when you watch the accompanying video. Cigarettes are a major problem, […]
  • Exploring Common Reasons for Vasectomy Reversal April 11, 2018
    Given the scarcity of long-term birth control options for men, it isn’t surprising that this responsibility has largely fallen to women. But women can’t always use hormonal birth control without experiencing side effects and long-term health issues, particularly later in life. And since vasectomies are less invasive for men than tubal ligation is for women, […]
  • Is the MESA Procedure the Right Choice for You? April 6, 2018
    If infertility procedures such as IVF are part of your plan to start a family, then your vasectomy reversal surgeon may recommend MESA. During the MESA procedure, sperm is removed from the epididymis to be used during IVF. The procedure has a reliable track record of success and is unlikely to cause damage to adjacent structures in the reproductive system. M […]
  • What Could Cause a Vasectomy Reversal to Fail? March 29, 2018
    Although vasectomy reversal procedures are often successful, they do not always help couples achieve the pregnancy that they want. Before your procedure, your vasectomy reversal surgeon will discuss all of the factors that could impact the success of your surgery, including things like age and the amount of time since your vasectomy. Here is a look at some o […]
  • What to Expect When You Bring Your Baby Home March 22, 2018
    After a successful vasectomy reversal and pregnancy, all that is left to do is to bring home your newest family member. Even experienced parents can feel anxious about bringing a new baby home, but the tips in this video will help you prepare. Take time during the pregnancy to prepare your home as much as possible. When your baby comes home, it’s likely that […]
  • Considering a Vasectomy Reversal? Here Are the Facts You Need to Know March 16, 2018
    It’s not uncommon for men to change their minds about a vasectomy at some point in the future. A change of life circumstances, a new partner, or a simple shift in outlook could all lead men to consider reversing their vasectomies. If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal, chances are that you have a lot of questions about what to expect. Here are the facts […]
  • Debunking the Myth About Vasectomy Reversals and Prostate Cancer March 8, 2018
    If you have been considering a vasectomy reversal, then there is a chance you may have encountered a persistent myth regarding vasectomies, reversals, and prostate cancer. Although it is true that some studies in the past have linked vasectomies to higher risks of prostate cancer, newer research has resoundingly confirmed that this is not the case for either […]