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    Why Vasectomy Reversal Is Effective Treatment for Post-Vasectomy Pain

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Some men who undergo a vasectomy develop post-vasectomy pain syndrome. This syndrome involves chronic, significant pain that can be debilitating. Typically, urologists prescribe medications that are largely ineffective. Now, however, researchers have discovered an effective way of helping men with post-vasectomy pain syndrome alleviate their symptoms. A vasectomy reversal can eliminate these symptoms permanently in most men.

    The pain involved with post-vasectomy pain syndrome is described as aching, sharp, or burning pain in the testicular area up to the abdomen. For some men, the pain develops because of a buildup of pressure in the area. Others experience pain because of inflammation caused by the vasectomy. Researchers have discovered that a vasectomy reversal can not only eliminate the buildup of pressure, but that it can also eradicate the inflammation site. Most patients who undergo a vasectomy reversal experience complete relief of post-vasectomy pain syndrome.

    If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal to treat your chronic pain, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green of the Center for Vasectomy Reversal. You can connect with our Sarasota clinic by calling (941) 462-4647.

    What Is a Semen Analysis?

    Last updated 15 days ago

    A semen analysis is an evaluation of a semen sample. After having a vasectomy reversal, you can expect to provide one or more semen samples for analysis to determine whether sperm is present. It can take a while for sperm to become present in semen again following a vasectomy reversal. Before providing a semen sample, avoid intercourse for at least three to five days. Then, collect the semen sample, keep it at body temperature, and bring it to the doctor’s office within 30 minutes.

    You can hear more about semen analysis by watching this video. This doctor explains the many aspects of sperm that can be evaluated with this type of test, such as sperm morphology and motility.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, our team is always happy to answer any questions you might have about male infertility. You can schedule a visit to our vasectomy reversal clinic by calling (941) 462-4647.

    Common Questions About Vasectomy Reversal

    Last updated 25 days ago

    A vasovasostomy, more commonly referred to as a vasectomy reversal, is an option for men who have previously undergone a sterilization procedure to permanently prevent pregnancy. During the procedure, the vasectomy reversal surgeon will reconnect the vas deferens to enable the sperm to be ejaculated in the semen once again. Before you meet with the surgeon to discuss the procedure, it’s a good idea to write down a list of all your questions, which may include the following.

    What Are the Success Rates?

    The success rates for vasectomy reversal procedures are favorable. They primarily depend upon the length of time that has passed since the original vasectomy. If you underwent the procedure less than five years ago, there is about a 95 percent chance that the reversal will be successful.

    Can a Second Vasectomy Reversal Attempt Succeed?

    Often, men meet with a vasectomy reversal surgeon after previously attempting a vasovasotomy elsewhere, with no success. In these cases, the surgeon will carefully consider factors that may contribute to the success of a second attempt. These factors include whether the first surgeon was a specialist in this area of medicine, whether sperm is present in the ejaculate, and whether there could be other medical conditions involved.

    What Happens on the Day of the Surgery?

    Vasectomy reversals are typically performed under general anesthesia. On the day of the surgery, the anesthesiologist will administer the drugs to make you sleep, in addition to a long-acting local anesthetic. The local anesthetic improves your comfort level after the surgery. The procedure itself may take two to three hours. After the surgery, you’ll be closely monitored until you are alert. Someone else should drive you home.

    If you have any other questions about vasectomy reversals, Dr. Green of the Center for Vasectomy Reversal is available for consultations. Even if you have previously had an unsuccessful procedure elsewhere, we may be able to help you become a father. Call our clinic at (941) 462-4647 or visit us on the Web for more information.

    The Benefits of Being an Older Father

    Last updated 1 month ago

    It is commonly thought that being a younger parent is advantageous because you’ll have more energy to keep up with your kids. In fact, being an older father offers numerous benefits. Men who previously underwent a vasectomy and now regret the decision not to have children do have options available to them. Meet with a vasectomy reversal surgeon to discuss the procedure and consider the following benefits of fatherhood at an older age.


    Should you decide to have a vasectomy reversal and become a father at an older age, you can likely offer your child a great deal more stability than you would have in your younger years. Research has shown that when the childhood home is an emotionally stable environment, the child enjoys greater academic achievement and superior emotional health, with a reduced risk of behavioral problems. Many older adults find that when they consider their younger years, they would characterize themselves as having been immature and perhaps even self-absorbed. With the wisdom of age comes the development of critical values, which you can pass on to your child. Additionally, at this point in your life, you and your partner have likely worked out all of your differences, which means you can model a stable, healthy relationship to your little one.


    Many older men choose to have a vasectomy reversal in part because they are now in a position to offer their children financial security. Overcoming male infertility is only part of the battle; paying for all the expenses associated with raising a child is another. At this stage in your life, you’re likely more established in your career and more capable of providing for your family.


    Although it may be true that you may not have as much energy as you used to, you’ll likely find that you can keep up with your children. The playfulness and sheer creativity of a young child’s imagination may actually help you feel younger.

    Becoming a father at any age is a priceless gift. If you’re ready to consider having a vasectomy reversal, look no further than the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. Call (941) 462-4647 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green, our skillful vasectomy reversal surgeon.

    Travel Tips for Out-of-Town Patients

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Dr. Joshua Green of the Center for Vasectomy Reversal has a stellar reputation throughout the southeast and beyond, which is why so many patients choose to travel to Sarasota, Florida for treatment. If you’re an out-of-town patient, you can handle many of the preliminary requirements for a vasectomy reversal via mail, e-mail, or phone. When it’s time to travel to Sarasota, Dr. Green’s surgery center is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. If your flight will be arriving at Tampa International Airport or Southwest Florida International Airport, you’ll have only a one-hour drive to reach Dr. Green’s office.

    Once you’re in Sarasota, there are many accommodation options available to you. Dr. Green’s surgery center is located directly across the street from The Hampton Inn Sarasota. The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota and the Hyatt Sarasota are also nearby. Given the beautiful scenery and sightseeing opportunities in the area, many patients like to turn their medical trip into a vacation. Patients are invited to contact the Sarasota Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for help exploring our beautiful town.

    The friendly staff members at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal strive to make your experience as comfortable and easy as possible. Out-of-town patients are welcome to contact us at (941) 462-4647 to learn more about traveling to Sarasota for a vasectomy reversal.

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