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  • Here's Why You Can't Eat or Drink Before Surgery July 31, 2018
    With vasectomy reversal and other surgeries, it’s common to receive instructions not to eat or drink anything for a period of 8-12 hours before your surgery—including just a few sips of water. While it can be somewhat frustrating to follow this rule, the reason your doctor makes this recommendation is important. When you are under general anesthesia or a twi […]
  • What to Know about Post-Op Scrotal Swelling July 27, 2018
    Vasectomy reversal is performed using microsurgical techniques that are minimally-invasive, so they cause less trauma to the body and facilitate a faster, easier recovery. In fact, vasectomy reversals are most often performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you won’t even need to spend a full day in the hospital following your surgery. There are, however, st […]
  • ICSI: Your Step-By-Step Overview July 20, 2018
    While vasectomy reversal is the most common procedure to restore fertility for men who have undergone a vasectomy, there are circumstances where it makes sense to consider other surgical alternatives, such as sperm aspiration. With sperm aspiration, sperm is directly obtained from the epididymis through a needle guided by an operating microscope. This is act […]
  • Can Eating Disorders Cause Male Infertility? July 14, 2018
    Both eating disorders and infertility in men are underrecognized, yet common health concerns; incidentally, the two can go hand in hand. Eating disorders can cause lasting damage to the body and may result in infertility in men. Often, eating disorders are only associated with women, but men account for about 5-15% of anorexia and bulimia cases and 35% of bi […]
  • Is Nausea Normal After General Anesthesia? June 30, 2018
    Before you undergo a vasectomy reversal, you’ll consult the anesthesiologist to discuss your options. You may prefer general anesthesia, which will completely put you to sleep. However, you should be aware that general anesthesia can cause some side effects. One of those is nausea. Why Surgery Leads to Nausea Some people are more susceptible than others to n […]
  • Nicknames to Consider for These Popular Baby Names June 23, 2018
    Once you get the exciting news that your vasectomy reversal has indeed been successful, and you and your partner are expecting, it’s time to start thinking about baby names! There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a great baby name, such as family traditions, cultural heritage, and of course, the nickname possibilities. Watch this featured video […]
  • 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, […]