Vasectomy Reversal Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Should We Wait to Announce Our Pregnancy? March 1, 2018
    After you’ve dealt with infertility procedures, vasectomy reversals, and other efforts to achieve a pregnancy, when you do conceive, it’s normal to have some mixed feelings about when to share the news. On one hand, you are likely to feel so excited that you want to tell your loved ones the good news so that they can celebrate with you. However, you may also […]
  • Baby Registries: What New Parents Should Know February 19, 2018
    After a successful vasectomy reversal and pregnancy, one of the many things on your to-do list will be to set up a baby registry. Baby registries give loved ones an opportunity to help new parents get many of the items they will need, but setting one up can be trickier than you might imagine. Watch this video for tips on setting up your registry. If you’re n […]
  • Sperm Retrieval Terms and Acronyms to Know February 13, 2018
    When you decide to address male infertility, you can expect to encounter many new terms as your doctor explains your options. Understanding the terms that surround these infertility procedures will help you make the right decisions for yourself and your goals of starting a family. Here is a look at some of the terms you may encounter when you undergo sperm r […]
  • Will Sperm Quality Be the Same After a Reversal? February 6, 2018
    Vasectomy reversals are often successful for men who change their minds about parenthood. The sooner the reversal is performed after the original vasectomy, the greater the chance of success will be. However, it’s important to remember that your sperm count and quality are both affected by your age. Since you’ll naturally be older after your vasectomy revers […]
  • What You Need to Know about Vasectomy Reversal [INFOGRAPHIC] February 5, 2018
    A vasectomy is considered a form of permanent birth control, but if you’ve changed your mind about wishing to conceive after undergoing one, a vasectomy reversal may be an effective solution. During a vasectomy reversal, the vas deferens is restored to allow sperm to be released during ejaculation and make conceiving a child possible again. However, the like […]
  • What Vasectomy Reversal Patients Should Know About Alcohol January 31, 2018
    Vasectomy reversals are delicate procedures that require the touch of a skillful, experienced surgeon. Despite their complexity for the surgeon, however, the experience for the patient is relatively straightforward. No hospital stay is required. Men do need to follow some pre-operative and post-operative guidelines, and one of those is to avoid alcohol. When […]
  • Baby Sprinkle Parties 101 January 22, 2018
    You’ve heard of baby showers, but what about sprinkles? Baby showers are reserved for a woman’s first pregnancy, as they are designed to “shower” the family with the baby gear they’ll need. Sprinkles are for subsequent pregnancies. They’re intended to “sprinkle” the mother with a few necessities, but the primary focus is on celebrating the upcoming birth. Le […]
  • Possible Causes of Low Sperm Count January 18, 2018
    Sometimes, a vasectomy reversal by itself isn’t enough to fully correct male infertility. If a man has low sperm count, the chances of conceiving a child naturally aren’t favorable. But don’t give up hope if you’ve been told your sperm count is low. You and your partner may have the option of having surgical sperm retrieval, followed by in vitro fertilizatio […]