At our center, we understand the concerns that people have when it comes to infertility; we treat all of our patients with the confidentiality, compassion, and professionalism they deserve.

Debunking Myths About Conception

Couples wanting to conceive may be prone to believing any advice that could help their cause. As the following misconceptions illustrate, though, most of the suggestions passed down from one friend or family member to the next have no basis in fact. If you and your partner are trying to grow your family, the best advice is to consult a male infertility doctor who can provide medically supported suggestions to heighten your chances for pregnancy.

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Time of day affects conception.
Some individuals are adamant that having intercourse at certain times can boost a couple’s odds of getting pregnant. However, successful conception relies not so much on time of day as time of month. Women do have a peak period of fertility during their menstrual cycles, so if you are trying to conceive, monitoring when this period occurs can help. Whether intercourse happens during morning or night during this period has little effect on conception, though.

Frequent intercourse increases the chances of conception.
To some extent, this is true, as couples that have intercourse only once a month may not have much success as becoming pregnant. The opposite extreme of having intercourse several times a day may not significantly increase the chances of conception, though. Under some circumstances, a male infertility doctor may even advise against it, as it could potentially lower sperm count.

Certain positions can influence conception success.
Sperm and eggs are not generally affected by the position of intercourse. As a result, couples that engage in certain positions with the sole hope to get pregnant may be going through unnecessary lengths to achieve their goal. Vaginal intercourse is mandatory for conception, but beyond this requirement, you need not submit to specific positions to become pregnant.

Do you want to reverse your vasectomy? Then call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 961-4581 to set up an initial consultation with a vasectomy reversal doctor. Our facility provides male infertility solutions to men in the greater Sarasota area. 

How Diet Affects Male Sperm Count

Are you trying to conceive a child? As this video reports, you may want to lower your intake of processed meats to increase your chances of pregnancy.

Recent studies evaluated how the diets of men undergoing in vitro fertilization affected their sperm count. The results indicated that participants who consumed high amounts of processed meats such as sausages and bacon had lower sperm counts than those who did not eat these foods. Additionally, men who included white fish in their diets had higher sperm counts when compared to the individuals who did not.

The Center for Vasectomy Reversal can help you realize your hope to become a father. To set up a consultation with a vasectomy reversal doctor in Sarasota, call (941) 961-4581.

Tips for Older Dads

Many older men choose to undergo a vasectomy reversal to begin or continue their family. If you are planning to become an older dad, you may worry about how your age will impact your ability as a parent. Taking a few steps to change the way you think and act will ensure that you and your child enjoy a healthy, happy relationship.

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Stay in Shape
Taking care of your body benefits both you and your children. By staying in shape, you’ll improve your health and energy levels while ensuring that you will live a longer life and have more time to spend with your family. If you don’t already exercise regularly, begin by taking brisk walks, practicing yoga, or starting a light program of weight training. If you aren’t sure how to begin or maintain a regular exercise routine, your doctor will be happy to help.

Manage Stress
Stress causes health issues as well as emotional strain in your family relationships. Take steps to manage stress in positive ways by identifying coping strategies that work well for you. Put frustrated energy into activities you enjoy, turning negative feelings into positive accomplishment. Talk to a close friend or relative if you feel comfortable expressing your feelings, and think of ways to be grateful for your new family and this new experience in your life.

Connect with Your Children
Even if you have a full-time job, making the effort to spend time with your children will help you develop close emotional bonds that will last a lifetime. Find a time that can be “yours” every day: play a game after dinner or read to your child before bed. Staying involved with your family holds strong emotional and mental benefits, building a positive familial relationship that you and your family will treasure.

Are you ready to become a new dad at any age? Contact Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal by calling (941) 961-4581 to explore your fatherhood options. We offer vasectomy reversal procedures and fertility treatments in Sarasota, FL. Click through our website to learn more.

Increasing Sperm Production After Vasectomy Reversal

After a vasectomy reversal, it is normal for men to experience temporarily low sperm counts. Over time, your sperm count will increase as your fertility improves. During this time, there are steps you can take to further improve your sperm production and fertility. Avoid placing your laptop on your lap, which can increase testicular temperature and reduce sperm production. If you spend long periods of time sitting during work or leisure, get up and take a short walk once an hour. Eat plenty of vegetables high in antioxidants that improve sperm quality, such as cabbage, asparagus, and broccoli. The mineral zinc has been linked with improved sperm count, so consider adding foods high in zinc or nutritional supplements to your diet. If you’re still concerned about your sperm quality or count after your vasectomy reversal, consult your doctor for personalized information.

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Dr. Joshua Green of the Center for Vasectomy Reversal can provide you with the information you need about reversing a vasectomy and improving your sperm count. Call (941) 961-4581 to find out more about our clinic or to schedule your appointment. Check out our blog for more helpful fertility information.

Reasons it May Take Time to Conceive Following Vasectomy Reversal

Studies show that up to 50% of couples are unable to conceive immediately following a vasectomy reversal. Difficulty conceiving may be due to many factors related to both your health and the health of your partner. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your inability to conceive following a vasectomy reversal procedure.

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Sperm Production
After a vasectomy reversal, it is normal to experience lower sperm production and sperm volume for some time. It may take up to 18 months for your body to produce adequate sperm counts to achieve pregnancy in your partner. Talk to your doctor about receiving a sperm analysis periodically after your vasectomy reversal. This test will reveal your sperm counts and quality to chart your fertility as you recover.

Other Fertility Issues
Approximately one in every ten couples in the U.S. experiences problems with infertility. These problems are unrelated to your vasectomy or its reversal. Infertility may be due to female factors, male factors, or both. If you and your partner have been unable to conceive for one full year after your sperm counts have returned to normal, visit a fertility doctor to discuss your concerns.

Varicoceles are varicose veins that occur on or near the testicles, and are a common cause of fertility issues in men. Enlarged veins allow too much heat to affect the testicles, reducing sperm counts and quality. Treatment for varicoceles often includes minimally-invasive surgery to repair the problematic vein.

Anti-Sperm Antibodies
It is common for men to develop anti-sperm antibodies (ASA) in the blood following a vasectomy reversal. While the presence of ASAs in the blood does not necessarily preclude pregnancy, in some couples these antibodies can result in fertility issues.

If you have questions about vasectomy reversal or other fertility issues, call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 961-4581. Dr. Green will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options for your future family. Visit us on the web to find more information about vasectomy reversal in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa Bay.

A Look at Male Fertility Testing

Male infertility has many causes, including low sperm count and poor-quality sperm. Male fertility testing measures both the quantity and quality of sperm produced during ejaculation to determine whether these factors could be causing infertility.

This video explains how male fertility testing is performed. During fertility testing, a sample of semen is collected and the number, motility, and shape of the sperm examined. Normal fertility is defined as the production of 20 million sperm per milliliter of ejaculate, with 40-50% motility and at least 30% of the sperm possessing normal physiology.

Whether you are seeking treatment for a vasectomy reversal or considering your fertility options, the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota can help. Call us today at (941) 961-4581 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joshua Green. You can find more information about our services and our dedication to patient confidentiality and respect by clicking through our website. 

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. 

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