Vasectomy Reversal Blog

  • Using the MESA Procedure to Retrieve Sperm for IVF October 12, 2017
    Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) is a surgical procedure that precedes in vitro fertilization (IVF). It may be appropriate for some men for whom a vasectomy reversal alone won’t result in pregnancy. The vas deferens may be absent because of a congenital defect, or it might be significantly damaged by scar tissue from physical trauma or surger […]
  • What Lifestyle Factors Impact the Success of Vasectomy Reversal? October 4, 2017
    There are some unmodifiable factors that affect the success of vasectomy reversals. These include the length of time that has passed since the original surgery, and the exact location of the vasectomy. When the vasectomy was performed farther away from the testicle, success is more likely. However, some factors that influence the chances of conception are wi […]
  • Taking a Closer Look at Male Infertility September 27, 2017
    In about one-third of couples experiencing problems conceiving, male infertility is to blame. There are many health problems that can contribute to infertility in men. You can hear about some of them when you watch this video, which features a reproductive health specialist. He explains that a varicocele is among the most common causes of male infertility. T […]
  • How to Talk to Your Partner About Vasectomy Reversal September 19, 2017
    Strong, lasting relationships are built on open communication, honesty, and mutual respect. It isn’t possible for one partner to force the other to want to have a child, and trying to do so may only jeopardize the relationship. Even if your partner does want a vasectomy reversal, thinking about it and doing it are two different things. Have a heart-to-heart […]
  • A Look at Smoking and Sperm Quality September 12, 2017
    Smoking is never safe for anyone. During pregnancy, it’s particularly harmful because it compromises the health of the unborn baby. And regardless of whether the male or female partner smokes, the toxic substances suppress fertility. Smoking can cause male infertility because it damages the sperm. Researchers have found that men who smoke have lower sperm co […]
  • Staying Comfortable After Your Vasectomy Reversal September 6, 2017
    Men who undergo a vasectomy reversal often report that the recovery isn’t as arduous as they’d expected. It’s normal to experience some discomfort for the first one to two days, but there are effective and simple ways to manage it. As long as you follow the post-operative instructions from your vasectomy reversal surgeon, you should heal well. Applying an Ic […]
  • Use This App to Help You Find the Perfect Baby Name August 28, 2017
    As soon as a pregnancy test is positive, the hunt for the perfect baby name is on. Settling on the right name can feel cathartic after dealing with male infertility. However, excited parents-to-be will quickly discover that scrolling through lists of thousands of names is downright dizzying. Make your search easier by trying the Baby Names Genius app, which […]
  • Get the Facts About Traveling for Vasectomy Reversal Surgery August 23, 2017
    Vasectomy reversals are delicate, complex surgeries that require a great deal more technical skill than the original vasectomy. Because of this, men are advised to seek medical care from a specialist, even if it requires some travel. Traveling out of town for surgery requires a little extra prep work, but it’s definitely manageable. A vasectomy reversal surg […]
  • 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 […]