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What You Need to Know About IVF Following Vasectomy Reversal

Couples decide to have children later in life for any number of reasons. Perhaps they met at an older age, or maybe they changed their minds about having or expanding their family. Whatever the case, they may have to contend with certain challenges before their hope for children can become a reality. If the male partner has undergone a vasectomy, and the female partner has natural conception difficulties, they may need both vasectomy reversal and in vitro fertilization to achieve their dreams.

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Can IVF be successful after a vasectomy reversal?
With the assistance of a capable vasectomy reversal doctor and IVF physician, a couple can become pregnant. Couples who require these medical processes must do their due diligence when selecting the doctors that are right for their needs. Asking about their surgical methods and requesting documentation of prior successes can give couples the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision regarding their physicians.

How long must a vasectomy reversal patient wait before undergoing IVF?
A vasectomy reversal procedure requires a recovery time of at least a few months. During this time, the male partner should rest as recommended by his vasectomy reversal doctor before any attempt at sperm retrieval is made. Establishing communication between the patient, vasectomy reversal surgeon, and IVF physician can help all individuals involved determine the ideal time to attempt in vitro fertilization.

What can a vasectomy reversal patient do to increase IVF success?
Studies indicate that the longer a man waits to undergo a vasectomy reversal after the initial procedure, the lower his chances to father a child in the future. As a result, vasectomy reversal doctors urge potential patients to seek professional help as soon as possible. Given the timeframe for recovery after a vasectomy reversal, it’s important that couples do not delay if they’re serious about having a child.

Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal has helped countless couples in the Sarasota area have the families they desire. To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Green, call (941) 961-4581. We offer a comprehensive array of vasectomy reversal options that cater to each patient’s medical needs. 

Preparing for Your Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy reversal is often considered a minimally invasive procedure, but it still involves some preparation and alteration to your daily habits. Attending to these needs prior to your surgery can ensure a smooth treatment and recovery process. The following guidelines can help you get ready for your procedure; consult your vasectomy reversal doctor for additional advice.

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Make Travel Accommodations
Vasectomy reversal may not require highly invasive measures, but patients still require assistance in the hours after their procedure. If you are about to undergo this type of surgery, arrange for your spouse or friend to look after your transportation needs. Especially for any procedure that requires anesthesia, trying to drive yourself home can yield dangerous results. You may also want someone to help you with meals and other household tasks as you recover from your vasectomy reversal.

Refrain from Prescription Drug Use
Before undergoing a vasectomy reversal, but sure to disclose the usage of all medications. For your safety during surgery, your vasectomy reversal surgeon may recommend that you cease taking certain prescription drugs in the days or even weeks leading to your procedure. You may also want to inform him of any herbal pills you take, as their side effects may affect your wellbeing during a vasectomy reversal.

Get a Clean Bill of Health
The goal of a vasectomy reversal is to enable the patient to father children in the future. If other medical issues complicate this possibility, a vasectomy reversal may not be enough to reverse male infertility. Prior to any invasive procedure, your vasectomy reversal doctor should administer a series of tests to ensure that your sperm are healthy and all other aspects of your reproductive system can support future insemination.

Let the Center for Vasectomy Reversal help you have the family you want. For more information on our vasectomy reversal techniques, call our Sarasota office at (941) 961-4581. You can also view our services by visiting our website. 

New Research in IVF Treatment

Couples who pursue in vitro fertilization may be pleased to learn that recent developments can increase their chances for a healthy pregnancy. This video discusses how doctors can now make more informed decisions about embryo implantation.

Traditional IVF processes included limited supervision of the embryos produced from artificial insemination. The medical staff viewed the embryos perhaps once a day and had to decide based on this practice which embryos should undergo implantation. Digital technology now allows doctors the chance to view hundreds of images of the growing embryos each day. With this exponential increase in visual data, a physician can make a better determination of which embryos are most likely to successfully implant in the uterus.

The Center for Vasectomy Reversal can make your dreams of having a family come true. Call our Sarasota vasectomy reversal clinic at (941) 961-4581 for an appointment. 

An Overview of the Vaso-Vasostomy (V-V) Procedure

With the vaso-vasostomy procedure, many men can now resume their parenting dreams despite having had a vasectomy. This minimally invasive surgery can achieve several objectives. First, the procedure can remove any scar tissue that may hinder the capability of a man’s reproductive system. Second, it identifies whether the components of that reproductive system, namely the presence of sperm and transfer of those sperm through the vas deferens, is possible. Once a vasectomy reversal doctor determines that the functionality of these components is intact, he can then reattach the vas deferens in a location ideal for future function and insemination.

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Would you like to learn more about the vaso-vasostomy procedure? To schedule a consultation with a vasectomy reversal surgeon, call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 961-4581. The friendly staff at our Sarasota clinic would be happy to discuss your surgery questions and find the best solution to your vasectomy reversal needs. 

Understanding Your Vasectomy Reversal Options

Vasectomy reversal is a complex, detailed procedure that requires the knowledge of an experienced physician. Dr. Joshua Green and the team members here at the Center For Vasectomy Reversal are leaders in the field, and have extensive experience helping men overcome their fertility issues. Before scheduling a vasectomy reversal, we consult with each patient to understand which procedure best suits his fertility needs.

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Vasovasostomy (V-V) Procedure
During the vasovasostomy procedure, Dr. Green creates a small incision in each side of the upper scrotum. He then identifies the vasectomy site and removes the scar tissue from the area. Once the scar tissue is removed, Dr. Green flushes the abdominal side of the vas and inspects the testicular side for presence of sperm. If sperm is present, the medical team reconnects the cut ends of the vas using microscopic magnification.

Vasoepididymostomy (V-E) Procedure
If Dr. Green does not find sperm and instead discovers the fluid from the testicular side of the vas is thick and pasty, a vasoepididymostomy is performed. During this procedure, Dr. Green attaches the vas to a tubule of the epididymis to allow the free flow of sperm. The epididymis is the area in which sperm mature, so vasoepididymostomy is typically performed in a remote area of the epididymis.

Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA)
Some men plan for in vitro fertilization as part of their vasectomy reversals. In these cases, Dr. Green uses the operating microscope to perform sperm aspiration, a procedure that determines sperm count if the vas deferens is blocked. Using the microscope allows Dr. Green to obtain sperm from the epididymis with minimal blood or fluid contamination. The use of a microscope also allows for an excellent success rate with minimal risk of damaging nearby structures.

For more information about vasectomy reversal, contact the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020. At our fully staffed surgical center, we put patient comfort and satisfaction first. Our goal is to help men address their fertility issues and achieve complete fertility

Testing Male Fertility

Couples who are having difficulty conceiving should consult with their doctors for preconception counseling. During this type of counseling, a doctor gathers important information about each partner’s medical history and lifestyle; this helps to determine what factors could be affecting a couple’s ability to conceive and what tests need to be performed.

This video provides an overview on the kinds of tests that help doctors examine male fertility. Through semen analysis and blood tests, doctors can gauge whether a man has an abnormal sperm count and whether or not his hormone levels are normal. With this information, the doctor can advise the couple on the best methods to conceive, including in vitro fertilization.

Vasectomy reversal helps men regain their complete fertility and achieve their goal of starting a family. To learn about your vasectomy reversal options with Dr. Green and the Center For Vasectomy Reversal, call us at (941) 343-4020. 

Tips for Expectant Dads

One of the best ways for an expectant father to prepare for his newborn’s arrival is by becoming actively involved in the pregnancy process. For example, a soon-to-be dad should attend prenatal visits, talk about pregnancy with others, and place his hands on his partner’s stomach to feel the baby kick. Not only does this help an expectant dad feel connected with the pregnancy process, but it also helps his partner feel emotionally supported.

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Another great way for an expectant dad to ease into fatherhood is by talking with his own father. This can help a new dad consider what kind of relationship he would like to build with his own child. An expectant dad should also talk with his partner about how their lives will be impacted by the arrival of the baby. Seeking out advice from friends and family can also help a new father feel emotionally supported and comfortable with the transition into fatherhood.

If you and your partner have decided to start a family, the Center For Vasectomy Reversal can help. Call us at (941) 343-4020 to learn about our state-of-the-art vasectomy reversal procedure.

A Look at Male Fertility Tests

Whether you have recently remarried or you and your partner have changed your minds about starting a family, it is important to remember that it may take time to conceive following a vasectomy reversal. You should discuss ways to boost your fertility with your physician. You can also undergo several male fertility tests to screen for any fertility issues:

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Physical Examination
During a physical examination, a doctor will ask detailed questions about your medical and reproductive history. The doctor will also ask questions about any medications being taken and surgeries that have been performed. In addition, he will ask questions about lifestyle, including exercise, smoking, and drug use. This information can help a doctor narrow down the potential causes of male infertility and determine what further tests should be performed.    

Sperm and Semen Analysis
Experts can also determine a male’s fertility by analyzing the shape, movement, and count of a semen sample. Men who have a higher number of normal-shaped sperm typically have better fertility results. However, some men who have low sperm counts or abnormally shaped semen are also fertile. If an initial semen test shows irregularities in sperm shape or count, the doctor may order further tests to pinpoint potential fertility problems.

Genetic Testing
Some men naturally produce antibodies that attack their own sperm, thereby preventing fertilization. Other men have low or abnormal sperm counts, which can make it difficult for sperm to make its way to an egg. According to WebMD.com, up to 25% of men with fertility issues have abnormal or low sperm counts with no identifiable reasons. Genetic testing can help identify the causes of these fertility obstacles.

Dr. Joshua Green, attending physician and founder of Center For Vasectomy Reversal, has extensive experience treating male infertility. At our fully staffed surgical center, we use state-of-the-art technology in vasectomy reversal procedures. To schedule a vasectomy reversal consultation, give us a call at (941) 343-4020.

4 Tips for Helping You and Your Partner Become Pregnant after a Vasectomy Reversal

If you’re ready to start a family after your vasectomy reversal, a few healthy lifestyle changes can boost your chances. Mental and physical health are important factors in both male and female fertility. If you have questions about your vasectomy reversal or your fertility, your surgeon can provide answers.

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Cut Back on Alcohol, Smoking, and Caffeine
Alcohol and smoking can negatively impact sperm counts. Even if you are a casual smoker or drinker, cut down on these habits as much as possible. Additionally, alcohol, smoking, and caffeine should be avoided while pregnant. To minimize cravings when these are no longer options, slowly reduce your consumption before attempting to conceive.

Reach Your Target Weight
Both men and women are more fertile when at their target weights. If either partner is over- or underweight, it can be more difficult to conceive. Talk to your doctor about your current health. Aim to reach your target weight healthily with a combination of a nutritious diet and exercise.

Get More Sleep
Sleep is another important factor in your health and your fertility. Learn how to cultivate healthy sleep habits and aim to get enough sleep every night so you feel well rested the next day. Improving sleeping patterns also increases your mental wellbeing, creating a healthier, happier relationship.

Reduce Stress
Stress can lower fertility drastically, so begin finding positive ways to reduce it. Everyone achieves relaxation differently, and you and your partner may have different methods of reaching this goal. Keep in mind that stress relief will continue to be important during and after pregnancy, so these new habits will serve you for life!

Dr. Green and the Center For Vasectomy Reversal are here to help you start your family successfully. Call us today at (941) 225-2317 to learn about restoring your fertility. You can find more information on vasectomy reversal and achieving conception by clicking through our website.

The Relationship Between Divorce and Vasectomy Regrets

One of the major reasons men get vasectomies they later regret is because many couples underestimate their own risk for divorce. Many men seeking vasectomy reversal have gone through a divorce and have later met a new partner who wishes to have children.

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Couples often find it difficult to admit their relationship is in trouble, and divorce is more often initiated by women than men. Because many men don’t see trouble coming, they agree to a vasectomy before considering the possibility that their marriage may not last. The best way to avoid regret over a vasectomy is to take your time regarding the decision. Admit that your marriage may not be permanent, whether through divorce or death. Talking openly about your feelings and your future is the best way to prevent vasectomy regret.

If you have regrets or wish to reverse a vasectomy, call the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 225-2317. Our doctors are pleased to provide their expertise in restoring male fertility in Tampa Bay. Check out our website to learn more about vasectomy reversal procedures.

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