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How Exactly Are Vasectomy Reversals Performed?

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Many men have vasectomies when they believe they do not want more children, but many factors can change their minds, like a new marriage or the loss of a child. In these cases, patients may want to consider a vasectomy reversal to restore their reproductive ability. Depending on a patient’s health and individual situation, his doctor may elect to perform either a vasovasostomy or a vasoepididymostomy.


This is the more traditional form of vasectomy reversal and is somewhat less surgically complex than the vasoepididymostomy. During a vasovasostomy, the surgeon removes the scar tissue blocking the vas deferens and connects the two sides with microscopic stitches. This establishes a clear connection with the testes; if there are no other blockages, this operation should result in a restoration of the man’s reproductive capacity. However, if other blockages exist in the reproductive system, the vasovasostomy will be ineffective. Additionally, some men who have vasectomies develop anti-sperm antibodies over time, which could affect the viability of their sperm, even in the case of a perfectly performed vasectomy reversal.


Patients experiencing blockages that cannot be resolved through a vasovasostomy may find that a vasoepididymostomy is an effective way to reverse their previous procedures. The epididymis is a delicate duct that attaches to a testicle and serves as a conduit for sperm. When a vasectomy is performed, it may lead to a buildup of pressure that will cause blockages and blowouts in the epididymis. To perform a successful vasoepididymostomy, a surgeon will connect the vas deferens to the epididymis above those blockages, providing one clear pathway through which sperm can flow. This surgery is very complicated because it is performed on extremely small structures; its success depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon.

To discuss the possibility of reversing your vasectomy, call (941) 343-4020 to schedule a consultation at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal. Dr. Green can determine which of these procedures is likely to give you the best results.

Regretting the Vasectomy You Underwent Years Ago? Reverse It!

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Of the 600,000 men who undergo vasectomies every year, 5% later choose to have the procedure reversed. If you’re one of these men, you may have questions about what to anticipate from a vasectomy reversal. Read on to find out more about this operation and the results you can expect.

Reasons for Vasectomy Reversal

There are many reasons why men choose to have their vasectomies reversed, including remarriage and the desire to have a child with a new partner, the loss of a child, or simply a change of heart about starting a family. Some men may also choose to undergo the procedure to alleviate symptoms of Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome, which results from inflammation or a buildup of pressure in the epididymis.

Results of the Procedure

Vasectomy reversal is generally a very effective procedure, especially if the patient had a vasectomy relatively recently. For example, reversal of a vasectomy done in the last three years has a success rate around 97%, with 55% of couples successfully conceiving as a result. These numbers decrease as the time since the vasectomy increases; for example, a vasectomy that was performed more than 15 years ago has a 71% chance of reversal with a 30% chance of the patient’s partner becoming pregnant.

Steps of the Vasectomy Reversal Procedure

Vasectomy reversal is one of the most complicated forms of surgery because it is performed on a very small area using microsurgical techniques; also, the tissue is very delicate and must be operated on with great caution. In some cases, it is possible to simply connect the two severed ends of the vas deferens; other reversal surgeries require connecting the vas deferens to the epididymis, depending on the level of scar tissue and other factors.

Vasectomy reversal can be a life-changing surgery that allows you to once again have children. For advice about which form of the surgery is right for you, call (941) 343-4020 to schedule a consultation at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal

Read Ahead To Learn More About Services Available From The Center For Vasectomy Reversal

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If you would like to know more about undergoing a vasectomy reversal in order to create a new family, visit the following resources and call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal today at (941) 343-4020.

  • For some basic information about vasectomy reversal, check out this article from WebMD.com.
  • The New York Times Health Guide describes the differences between a vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy.
  • Find an overview of the potential complications of vasectomy reversal at MayoClinic.com.

How to Increase Sperm Count

Though undergoing a vasectomy reversal can help ensure that sperm cells are present in the semen, they may be of low number or quality. The tips provided in this video can help you boost your sperm production naturally for optimal fertility.

To increase your testosterone levels, be sure to get adequate amounts of sunlight and make exercise a part of your daily life. You can also ensure the viability and motility of your sperm by consuming foods with folic acid and zinc, and by quitting smoking or other tobacco use.

Learn more about maximizing your chances of conceiving by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, FL. Call (941) 343-4020 today to schedule an appointment.

Has the Time Come to Tie the Knot? Be Prepared to Start a Family by Reversing Your Vasectomy Before the Big Day

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Many men undergo vasectomies to prevent unplanned pregnancies, only to meet their ideal partner and change their minds about having kids. Fortunately, a vasectomy reversal, or vasovasostomy, is a low-risk procedure that can enable men to father children once more. Here are some things to consider before starting a new life by reversing your vasectomy:

Fertility Prospects

You have a greater than 95% likelihood of ejaculating sperm once again if your vasovasostomy is performed within five years of your vasectomy. Even if you have had a vasectomy over a decade ago, you still have an 80% chance of regaining fertility. The likelihood of a man impregnating his partner after a vasectomy reversal is 50%, with the best odds favoring men who have the procedure within three years of the original vasectomy.

Options for Complex Cases

If you have given up on the possibility of having children with your future spouse because of a previously failed vasectomy reversal, take heart—it may be possible to successfully undergo the procedure. Should this not be feasible, your doctor may be able to extract sperm directly from the epididymis, enabling in vitro fertilization.

Post-Surgical Requirements

Keep in mind that after you undergo a vasovasostomy, you must wear scrotal support garments for one month in order to avoid straining the surgical site. Sexual activity should not occur for at least three weeks after the procedure, so if you are preparing for your wedding, be sure to plan accordingly.

Remember, it’s important to discuss the surgical risks and fertility statistics relating to vasovasostomy with your partner. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal by calling (941) 343-4020.

Why Experience Counts When It Comes to Reversing Your Vasectomy

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A vasectomy reversal, or vasovasostomy, is a delicate procedure that can restore the dream of fatherhood to men who regret their decision to become sterile. In order to maximize your future chances of conceiving children, it’s important to seek out a surgeon with many years of experience in performing vasectomy reversals.

Ensuring Optimal Outcomes

A properly performed vasovasostomy has a high chance of enabling the patient to once again ejaculate sperm. However, in order to restore this ability, the doctor must anticipate and react to a number of factors. First, the vas deferens must be of adequate length on either side of the vasectomy blockage. If the blockage is too close to the testicle, a vasoepididymostomy may be indicated—this involves attaching the vas deferens directly to the epididymis, or the portion of the testicle in which the sperm matures.

A successful vasectomy reversal also requires that the surgeon create a seamless juncture between the newly cut ends of the vas deferens. Thanks to microsurgical techniques, it is possible for experienced doctors to use sutures smaller than a strand of hair to form a watertight reconnection.

Minimizing Risk

While a vasovasostomy is a low-risk procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis, it does carry the potential for complications, particularly in reaction to the anesthesia administered. Possible aftereffects include slight bleeding beneath the skin of the scrotum, infection, persistent testicular pain, and a gradual decrease in sperm count due to the buildup of scar tissue. An experienced surgeon who specializes in vasectomy reversal can minimize your risk of these occurrences.

Dr. Joshua Green received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College nearly two decades ago, and has since pursued specialized microsurgery training while researching the fertility of men with spinal trauma. To learn more about his qualifications and success rates, call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020.

Click Ahead To Find Out Even More About Male Fertility And Vasectomy Procedures Available At The Center For Vasectomy Reversal

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If you are considering vasectomy reversal surgery to fulfill your family planning goals, Dr. Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal can give you the individualized approach you need. Schedule a consultation to discuss your surgical options by visiting our website or calling us at (941) 343-4020.

Increase Your Chances of Pregnancy With This Ovulation Calendar

If you have chosen to undergo a vasectomy reversal so that you can start a family, you have probably begun researching ways to increase the likelihood of successful conception with your partner. One important detail to consider when you are trying to conceive is your partner’s ovulation, which can be easily tracked with the help of this app from Google Play.

With the Ovulation Calendar app, you can pinpoint your partner’s most fertile days and plan the best dates to try and conceive, optimizing your chances of success. 


Learn more about family planning and the vasectomy reversal procedure by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or call (941) 343-4020. We take patients from all over the country, and our practice can help you start the family you and your partner desire. 

Why You Shouldn't Give Up Hope After a Failed Vasectomy Reversal

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The vasectomy reversal procedure has provided many men with the opportunity to start a family after choosing to get a vasectomy earlier in life. However, vasectomy reversal can be unsuccessful for a variety of reasons unique to each patient. If you have had a vasectomy reversal that was unsuccessful, you may still be able to achieve your goals of conceiving with your partner. Repeat or revision reverse vasectomies are not uncommon, and this type of procedure could be the answer for your family planning needs.

Addressing potential causes for failed vasectomy reversal:

A failed surgery may occur for several reasons; one you should consider is the experience of your doctor. Vasectomy reversal is highly technical, so it requires a level of skill that is not available from all physicians. Be sure to research your doctor carefully for a repeat procedure so that you receive the best possible care. Other factors that may have affected the results of your initial procedure include the time between your vasectomy and the reversal surgery, infection or trauma from the surgery, and the state of your overall health.

Talking to your doctor about another reverse vasectomy procedure:

Because there are so many details that can affect the success of reverse vasectomy, each patient is evaluated for a repeat or revision procedure on an individual basis. Your doctor will review all the risks and considerations of surgery so that you can decide if it is right for your unique situation. Choosing Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal for your surgery can improve your chances for success with a secondary procedure. Dr. Green has many years of experience in this type of surgery.

To schedule your consultation at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, call us at (941) 343-4020 or visit our website. We give each of our patients completely personalized attention to address their goals for starting a family. 

Coming in from Out of Town for Your Vasectomy Reversal? Why There Are No Worries When It Comes to Accommodations

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Vasectomy reversal surgery is a delicate procedure that requires superior skill and experience for successful results. In order to achieve your goals for surgery, you may benefit from traveling out of town to the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, Florida. Many of our patients are not local residents, so we are fully prepared to handle your needs as a traveling patient. Here are some ways that we work to help our out-of-town patients find accommodations and have the best possible surgical experience:

  • We can help make your travel arrangements: The resort town of Sarasota offers comfortable lodging to suit any budget, and our staff is happy to guide you toward the right hotel choice for your needs. A large number of our patients choose The Hampton Inn just across the street from our surgical center, but there are several other excellent hotels conveniently located in the area.
  • Pre-surgical care is available through correspondence: Like any surgical procedure, vasectomy reversal does require medical screening before it is performed. To reduce the time you must spend in Sarasota for your procedure, we can complete these preliminary steps through telephone, email, and mail communication.
  • Post-surgical follow-up is scheduled within 24 hours: You will need to see the doctor after the surgery is performed so that drains can be removed from the surgical site. This visit takes place the day after surgery, and the healing process is relatively easy from this point. Pain and discomfort are typically reported for only 24 to 48 hours after surgery, so you can make your trip relatively short. Any questions or concerns you have after you return home can be addressed through phone or email.

If you are considering the vasectomy reversal procedure to restore your fertility, contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020. Our professional and caring staff can help make the entire surgical process simple and stress-free. 

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