• Learn More About Your Vasectomy Reversal Procedure With These Resources

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    Understanding your options for vasectomy reversal or sperm aspiration can help you make the right decision regarding your fertility. You can get the male health and fertility information you need by clicking through these websites: 

    • During the MESA procedure, sperm are collected and saved for future attempts at achieving pregnancy. You can read through a list of artificial insemination procedures on Livestrong.com.
    • As a male, certain lifestyle factors—including laptop use—can affect your fertility. You can read about the link between laptop use and male infertility on the Daily Mail’s website.
    • You can find an in-depth explanation and description of the vasovasectomy procedure , the most common vasectomy reversal performed, by clicking over to SurgeryEncyclopedia.com.
    • To determine the success of your vasectomy reversal, your surgeon or doctor can perform a semen analysis . WebMD.com provides more information about this procedure on their website.
    • What can you expect from your vasectomy reversal ? The Mayo Clinic has more information to help you through your procedure on their website.

    Dr. Joshua Greene specializes in treatments to reverse vasectomies and address male infertility. You can get all the answers to your questions regarding vasectomy reversal by calling the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 225-2317. You’ll find more information about the procedures we offer and your chances for success by clicking through our website.

  • Do Men Have Biological Clocks?

    Although historically it has been believed that only women have biological clocks, recent studies have shown that men should consider having children before a certain age as well. The aging process results in decreased fertility and an increased risk of health or genetic issues that can impact your ability to have children.

    This video discusses how the decline of male fertility with age is similar to that found in women.  You will learn the factors responsible for male infertility, including weight gain and poor general health. Maintaining a healthy body can slow down the effects of your biological clock to preserve fertility. 

    You can learn more about male infertility and the treatments available to you at the Center For Vasectomy Reversal in Florida. Call us today at (941) 225-2317 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Greene. You can click through our website for more information about male fertility issues.

  • A Look at the MESA Procedure

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    MESA, or microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration, is an ideal choice if in vitro fertilization is planned to achieve pregnancy. The MESA procedure is one of many sperm aspiration procedures that collects sperm for later use. Aspiration techniques are used to address both natural infertility and the effects of a vasectomy .

    How Is MESA Performed?

    The MESA technique is performed in an outpatient setting with the use of either local or general anesthesia. During this procedure, your surgeon directly accesses the epididymis where sperm are stored via a small incision. The epididymis contains small tubules, which are examined microscopically to confirm the presence of quality sperm. Fluid containing the sperm is collected and tested to ensure viable sperm have been procured. If the sperm do not appear healthy or are dead, a different tubule or area of the epididymis can be accessed until a viable sample is collected. This fluid is saved and sperm can be collected for immediate use or frozen for subsequent attempts at artificial insemination to maximize the chance of a successful pregnancy.

    What Are the Advantages of MESA?

    The MESA procedure does not access the testicle itself, allowing for a smaller risk of complications, less pain and swelling, and faster recovery. You can expect to recover from your procedure and return to work within a single day. MESA is currently the safest, most cost-effective, and reliable aspiration technique available for those who have undergone a vasectomy, harvesting the largest quantity of viable sperm. Although infertility is not permanently reversed, you and your partner may attempt pregnancy at any future date using the sperm stored from a single MESA procedure.

    Are you wondering if the MESA procedure is right for you? Contact Dr. Joshua Greene of the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 225-2317 to schedule a consultation and get the information you need to make the right decision. You can learn more about MESA and other procedures to address infertility by clicking on our website. 

  • Your Vasectomy Reversal Answers

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    Vasectomy reversal is an option for couples wishing to have children even years after a vasectomy has been performed. The Center For Vasectomy Reversal offers a number of vasectomy reversal options to address infertility. Getting the answers to your questions about these procedures is the first step in determining which is best for your needs.

    What is a Vasectomy Reversal?

    During a vasectomy procedure, the small vas deferens tubes which transport sperm from the testicles to the penis during ejaculation are cut or clamped. While sperm production is not affected, the sperm cannot escape the body and are resorbed over time. During a vasectomy reversal, your surgeon will reconstruct the tubes with the aid of a microscope and specialized surgical tools.

    Which Technique Has the Highest Success Rate?

    The most common vasectomy reversal method, called a vasovasectomy procedure , has been found to achieve the highest rate of success. Among procedures performed on men within five years of their vasectomy, surgeons can achieve a 95% chance of returning sperm to your ejaculate.

    What Can I Expect from the Procedure?

    Although your expectations may vary depending upon the procedure you choose, vasectomy reversal is performed on an outpatient basis. You may opt for either local or general anesthesia during the procedure, which takes two to three hours to complete. Most patients experience very little discomfort and are able to return to normal activity within a day.

    Are There Any Risks Involved with Vasectomy Reversal?

    Complications of the vasectomy reversal process are extremely rare. The two most common minor complications are bleeding within the scrotum and post-operative infection. Bleeding can be expected to resolve after a few days, and the use of IV or oral antibiotics accompanying your procedure minimizes the risk of infection. Unlikely complications include numbness or pain around the incision site.

    Do you have more questions about vasectomy reversal? Contact the Center For Vasectomy Reversal by calling (941) 225-2317. We provide a variety of vasectomy reversal and infertility treatments on Florida’s west coast. You can find more information about vasectomy reversal when you visit us on the Web