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Using the MESA Procedure to Retrieve Sperm for IVF

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 ...
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What Lifestyle Factors Impact the Success of Vasectomy Reversal?

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 ...
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Taking a Closer Look at Male Infertility

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 ...
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How to Talk to Your Partner About Vasectomy Reversal

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 ...
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A Look at Smoking and Sperm Quality

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, ...
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Staying Comfortable After Your Vasectomy Reversal

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 ...
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Use This App to Help You Find the Perfect Baby Name

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 ...
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Get the Facts About Traveling for Vasectomy Reversal Surgery

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, ...
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Cute Theme Ideas for Gender Reveal Parties

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 ...
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Reducing Your Risk of Post-Operative Infections

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 ...
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A Closer Look at Spinal Anesthesia

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. ...
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FAQs and Answers About IVF

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 ...
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What Is Azoospermia?

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 ...
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Try This Fertility Planning App

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 ...
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Improving Your Health Before Your Vasectomy Reversal

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, ...
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Help Your Partner Have a Stress-Free Pregnancy

When your partner gets pregnant after a vasectomy reversal or a long battle with male infertility, you will want to do everything in your power to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy. Stress can ...
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Is Vasectomy Reversal Painful?

It’s natural to experience some anxiety before any surgical procedure. If you’ve just scheduled a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon will explain that it will be performed under general, ...
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Coping with the Stress of Male Infertility

Male infertility is more common than you might think. In fact, it’s just about as common as female infertility, although men are often less willing to discuss the topic than women are. Despite ...
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What Is a Normal Sperm Count?

After having a vasectomy reversal, you may have several semen analysis tests to determine whether sperm is once again present in your semen, and, if so, what your sperm count is. When you watch this ...
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Breaking Down Myths About Vasectomy Reversals

If you’ve already been through a vasectomy, you probably already know some basic information about vasectomy reversals. But just how accurate is it? There are plenty of misconceptions about ...
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A Look at Our Convenient Services for Out-of-Town Patients

At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, the majority of patients come to us from out-of-town to get quality care from Dr. Green. We work closely with these patients to ensure that their vasectomy ...
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Comparing V-V and V-E Procedures

Different surgical techniques might be used to perform a vasectomy reversal. The vaso-vasostomy (V-V) technique involves making a small incision in either side of the scrotum. The surgeon removes the ...
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Questions to Ask During Your Post-Vasectomy Reversal Checkup

Like any other surgical procedure, patients can expect to have a follow-up appointment after a vasectomy reversal. The specific policies can vary between clinics, but vasectomy reversal surgeons will ...
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A Couple's Guide to Preparing for a Vasectomy Reversal Procedure

Male infertility can be very tough for a couple to cope with. After making the decision to have a vasectomy reversal, men and their partners might feel a sense of relief that they are moving forward ...
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What to Do When Infertility Persists After Vasectomy Reversal

The success rate for vasectomy reversals is high. If your v asectomy was less than five years ago, the odds of restoring sperm to the ejaculate with a reversal procedure are 95% or greater, while ...
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