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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 with a major life change. Preparing for the surgery might not be as exciting as choosing baby names or nursery décor, but it’s still an opportunity to grow closer as a couple. In addition to having an in-depth consultation with the vasectomy reversal surgeon, you can use the following tips to get ready for the big day.

Consider the possibility of female infertility.

It isn’t uncommon for a couple to be affected by both male and female infertility. Women often choose to undergo fertility testing to determine if they need any treatments. If this is the case, it might make sense to treat female infertility after the vasectomy reversal. It will take at least a few months for the sperm to be detectable in the semen again.

Make arrangements for traveling and accommodations.

After scheduling the surgery date, consider whether you need to make any travel arrangements. Even if you only live a couple of hours away from the vasectomy reversal clinic, it’s often preferable to find a local hotel. After the surgery, men need to get plenty of rest and restrict movement. Sitting in a cramped car can be uncomfortable for a post-operative patient. Plus, the doctor will likely need to see the patient the day after the surgery for a follow-up exam.

Stock up on ice packs and pillows.

For the first few days, men are advised to keep their feet elevated and apply ice packs to the scrotal area. Stock up on comfortable pillows and purchase multiple ice packs, as it will take an ice pack a while to refreeze after each use. You can purchase small bags of frozen peas or corn to use as ice packs.

At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, patients receive an unparalleled level of care and attentiveness from Dr. Joshua Green and his staff. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions about your upcoming procedure. You can reach our office at (941) 894-6428.

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