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A Look at Your Vasectomy Reversal Options

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A number of men undergo a vasectomy or sterilization procedure only to decide later that they do actually want to start a family. Fortunately, your vasectomy reversal surgeon can help you determine whether you are a candidate for a vasectomy reversal procedure. Check out the following overview of your vasectomy reversal options to learn more.

Vaso-vasostomy Procedure

Also known as the V-V procedure, a vaso-vasostomy or traditional vasectomy reversal is an outpatient procedure during which the site of the vasectomy is identified and scar tissue removed. Then, the abdominal side of the vas deferens is reconnected to the testicular side using microscope-guidance. If sperm is not present along the testicular side of the vas deferens, the dissection will continue onwards until an area is found that does have free-flowing sperm, as this can be reconnected effectively.

Vaso-epididymostomy Procedure

Patients whose sperm on the testicular side of the vas deferens is extremely pasty or thick are usually better suited for a vaso-epididymostomy procedure. During this procedure, the vas deferens is attached to a tubule of the most distal portion of the epididymis in order to allow sperm to flow freely.

Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration

Not all men require a full vasectomy reversal in order to start a family. For example, men who are planning to begin in vitro fertilization with their partners may opt for the microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration, or MESA, procedure. During this procedure, sperm is taken directly from the epididymis to reduce the risk of damage to the adjacent structures. 

Find out which procedural method is right for your specific needs by contacting your vasectomy reversal doctor. Call Dr. Joshua Green with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020 for more information on our services. You can also check us out online to set up an initial consultation at our Sarasota, FL center. 

Read Ahead To See What Else The Center For Vasectomy Reversal Has To Offer During Your Family Planning Journey

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If you want more information related to our recent blog posts about caring for yourself after vasectomy reversal, explore the resources below before scheduling your initial consultation at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Tampa Bay.

Contact us for an appointment by calling (941) 343-4020 or by visiting our website.

3 Reasons to Have Your Vasectomy Reversal with Dr. Green

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When you decide to have a vasectomy reversal, it is important to choose the right doctor to handle your procedure. Because vasectomy reversal is a procedure that is highly specialized, you may need to travel to find a qualified physician who can perform the surgery. Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, FL is a leader in the field of vasectomy reversal, and there are many reasons to choose his practice for your procedure.

  1. Personalized attention: At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, we understand that every patient has unique needs and goals for the procedure. We will work closely with you to determine the specific procedure that will most benefit you and plan it around your schedule. Our goal is to offer a compassionate yet professional environment for this delicate procedure so that every patient feels safe and comfortable.
  2. Attention to detail: After your pre-surgical consultation, you should feel ready for your procedure and the aftercare; we will take the time to ensure that you are well-informed about every detail of the vasectomy reversal before it takes place. During the procedure, Dr. Green uses the most advanced microsurgery techniques to ensure your safety and a successful outcome.
  3. Patient success: Dr. Green defines success in two ways. First is through the physical success of surgery, which is high in our practice due to years of experience in this area of care. The second definition of success is achieving pregnancy after the vasectomy reversal, and this is achieved through more than just one type of procedure. There are many factors that affect the likelihood of pregnancy, and Dr. Green will discuss these with you to help you improve your chances of starting your family.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Green and see for yourself why you should choose the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, call (941) 343-4020 or visit our website. We are happy to accept local and out-of-town patients for vasectomy reversal procedures.

Professional Insight on Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy reversal is a relatively common procedure that men choose for a variety of reasons. The procedure is performed using microsurgery techniques, which allow for great success even in cases in which the initial vasectomy took place decades beforehand.

With this video, you will hear Dr. Gregory Lowe of Ohio State Medical Center discuss the success and effectiveness of the vasectomy reversal procedure. He explains that the surgery is highly effective when patients seek care from a physician specializing in this procedure. Following the surgery, pregnancy is highly likely when female fertility issues are not present in the patient’s partner.

To better understand how vasectomy reversal can play a role in your family planning, visit the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Tampa Bay. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or give us a call at (941) 343-4020.

Natural Ways to Increase Your Sperm Count After a Vasectomy Reversal

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After a vasectomy reversal, it is important to be patient when trying to conceive, because it can take several months for sperm count to return to normal. However, there are some ways that you can quicken the process and promote a healthy sperm count after your procedure, which will allow you to get started on your family planning goals sooner. Below are some safe, natural remedies that are helpful in increasing sperm count once the vasectomy reversal is complete.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables: Your diet has a direct effect on your fertility, and you can focus on specific foods that offer key vitamins and minerals for improved sperm count. Zinc, vitamin C, and folic acid are all essential for male fertility, and these nutrients can be found in all types of fresh produce. You might also take a daily multivitamin to maintain a balance of proper nutrition, but you should discuss the use of such supplements with your doctor first.
  • Maintain a healthy weight: Adding more nutritious foods to your diet should help you maintain an ideal weight, but you may need to add exercise to your routine as well. Excessive exercise should be avoided, because it can have an adverse effect on sperm count, but moderate aerobic and weightlifting activities will be helpful.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol: Both alcohol and tobacco have been linked to reduced sperm count with regular use. Tobacco use should be stopped entirely, but you can still drink alcohol in moderation. Limit alcohol consumption to no more than one to two drinks a few times per week.

If you are considering vasectomy reversal as a fertility treatment to help you start a family, contact Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal on our website or at (941) 343-4020. We utilize state-of-the-art technology for vasectomy reversal procedures so healing times are minimal.

Understanding How a Vasectomy Reversal Is Performed

Vasectomy reversal is a procedure that can restore male fertility after a vasectomy has been performed. This surgery is relatively simple, utilizing microsurgery techniques to repair the vas deferens tubes that were severed in the initial procedure. This video offers a look at how this procedure works to reconnect or unblock the vas deferens, allowing you to understand exactly what will happen during your surgery.

To get started on your family planning with vasectomy reversal, contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal of Sarasota, Florida by visiting our website or by calling (941) 343-4020. Dr. Green will help you determine if this procedure is right for your needs and offer you a complete look at the alternatives available for male fertility treatment.

Helpful Tips for Planning Your Out-of-Town Vasectomy Reversal

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Vasectomy reversal is a highly specialized surgical procedure, so it may be best to travel to see a reputable surgeon for your male fertility care. Dr. Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, Florida has years of experience in vasectomy reversal procedures, and he frequently accommodates out-of-town patients in the practice. If you are preparing to travel to see us for your procedure, here are some steps you can take to make the process easier:

  1. Arrive early for a pre-surgical consultation: When you make your travel plans, you should schedule your arrival one day before your surgery so that you can meet Dr. Green outside of the surgical center before your procedure. His private office is located just a few minutes from the airport, so you can easily get to your appointment directly from your flight if necessary. This pre-surgical visit will help you address any last-minute questions or concerns before your procedure.
  2. Coordinate with your primary physician: Prerequisite preparations for the surgery can be handled through phone or email correspondence with you and your primary doctor. Any screening for the procedure can take place in your own doctor’s office so that you are ready to go for surgery when you arrive in Sarasota.
  3. Bring a family member to assist you after surgery: It is recommended that your spouse or another family member accompany you to Sarasota so that you have assistance in transportation and post-surgical care. Additionally, it is helpful to include your spouse in your procedure planning to coordinate your fertility care.

For a closer look at the out-of-town surgical planning we offer at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, contact us online or call (941) 343-4020. We will provide you with a comfortable and personalized experience tailored specifically to your unique needs for the procedure.

Visit These Websites For More Information On What Dr. Green And The Center For Vasectomy Reversal Can Do For You

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If you are looking for more facts about vasectomy reversal and other procedures related to male-factor fertility, visit the recommended links below before scheduling a consultation with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal.

  • Understand what ICSI is and how it is used with the MESA procedure by reading this WebMD.com article.
  • FertilityConnect.com explains some details about MESA and its uses.
  • Review the chances for successful pregnancy after a vasectomy reversal at Epigee.org.
  • Read this Fox News article to see why men choose to undergo vasectomy reversal procedures.
  • See how to prepare for your procedure with this article from the Mayo Clinic.

Check us out online or call (941) 343-4020 to see how we can help you.

Sperm Mapping on The Doctors

Fertility issues can be very troubling for couples desiring to have children, but there are medical solutions that can prove helpful. Male-factor infertility can be attributed to a lack of sperm in the ejaculate, which may seem like an impossible problem to overcome in order to achieve pregnancy.

However, as this video explains, there may be sperm in the testicles even if it is not present in the ejaculate. Sperm mapping can identify whether sperm is present in the testicles so that it can be retrieved through microsurgical procedures before in-vitro fertilization takes place.

For more information about sperm mapping and aspiration, schedule a consultation with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal. We can help you accomplish your family planning goals when you might think that hope has been lost for fertility treatment. Learn more on our website or call us at (941) 343-4020.

Is the MESA Procedure Right for You?

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MESA (micro-epididymal sperm aspiration) is a procedure in which sperm is taken for in-vitro fertilization directly from the epididymal tubes through microsurgical techniques. The surgery may be used for several different reasons, as it is a safe and effective method to retrieve healthy sperm for optimal chances of achieving pregnancy through ISCI during in-vitro fertilization. Here are some signs that indicate this procedure may be right for helping you and your partner overcome infertility:

  • You are already planning to use in-vitro fertilization: If your partner is diagnosed with female-factor infertility, you may be planning an in-vitro procedure to improve the chances of pregnancy. Pairing the MESA procedure with in-vitro fertilization can further improve the likelihood of success, because it guarantees the purest sperm sample available. The procedure has a minimal chance of interfering with structures surrounding the epididymal tubes, and it prevents contamination of the sperm from other bodily fluids.
  • An obstruction is preventing adequate sperm count in ejaculation: Injury, infection, or other types of trauma can lead to an obstruction within the male anatomy that prevents sperm from traveling properly. MESA is a minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate this problem by acquiring a sperm sample that will be adequate for in-vitro fertilization procedures.
  • You want to improve the chances of pregnancy: Success rates with MESA are better than other fertility procedures used for male-factor infertility. The procedure is performed with incredible accuracy because the epididymal tubes can be seen directly through a microscope as the doctor performs the procedure, so the chances of successful fertilization are high.

Get more facts about MESA and other procedures to meet your family planning goals by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Florida. Explore our website or call (941) 343-4020 for a look at the procedures we offer and get more details to answer your questions about vasectomy reversal and sperm aspiration. 

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