• Helping Your Partner Recover from His Vasectomy Reversal

    Although vasectomy reversal surgery requires relatively little downtime, some care is needed following the procedure. Your surgeon will explain what to expect following your partner’s vasectomy reversal. Providing a helping hand during the healing process will ensure a smooth and rapid recovery.

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    Assist with Aftercare
    Aftercare is often minimal, but still important following a vasectomy reversal. You can help your partner by encouraging him to rest and helping to apply ice packs to minimize swelling after the surgery. If pain medication is necessary, keep it on hand and available to your partner. Supportive underwear or an athletic support should be worn for a month  following a vasectomy reversal , so ensure that these items are purchased beforehand.

    Discuss Conception and Birth Control
    Once the vasectomy reversal is complete and success has been confirmed, your partner is once again fertile. Make sure both of you agree if you believe you are ready to conceive immediately. Talk about ways you can increase your chances of pregnancy by reducing stress and improving your health. If you are not ready to begin your family immediately, talk about your preferred methods of birth control. In some cases, a visit to a gynecologist may be required, so remember to schedule accordingly.

    Take Your Time
    Even after post-surgery healing is complete, you and your partner may not be ready to resume sexual intercourse immediately. It’s best to maintain an open line of communication between you and your partner during this time. The success of your partner’s vasectomy reversal will not fade, so remember that you can take as long as you both need before resuming intimacy without feeling pressured.

    You and your partner can learn more about vasectomy reversal and recovery following surgery by calling the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 225-2317.  Dr. Joshua Green  is here to help you through the surgery and recovery process so you can enjoy the family you want. Check us out on the Web for more answers to your vasectomy reversal questions. 

  • Improving Your Sperm Mobility after a Vasectomy Reversal

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    During your vasectomy reversal , your surgeon reconnects the vas deferens, or the tubes that transport sperm. Despite the anatomical restoration, some men experience reduced sperm motility. If your doctor tells you that you have poor sperm motility, use the following tips to give your fertility a boost.

    Get Tested Regularly

    You might be tempted to have your sperm tested immediately after a vasectomy reversal. However, bear in mind that it can take up to 15 months to see the full results of the procedure. Have your sperm tested regularly to evaluate the sperm count, motility, and quality.

    Eat a Healthy Diet               

    Following a heart-healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean meal plan, can improve your fertility. These diets are low in saturated fats and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Try to reduce the amount of red meat and processed foods you eat. According to The Telegraph , one study found that following a Mediterranean-style diet improved sperm motility by 11 percent .

    Try Supplements

    Talk to your doctor about using supplements to fill in any nutritional gaps in your diet plan. You might consider taking L-carnitine supplements, for example. Although more research is needed, it has been suggested that L-carnitine can improve sperm motility.

    Make Lifestyle Modifications

    Other healthy lifestyle changes can improve your overall fertility, including your sperm motility. For example, if you smoke, now is a good time to quit, as tobacco use greatly inhibits fertility. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation strategies and local resources to help you quit. Also, limit or avoid alcohol consumption and avoid illicit or recreational drugs.

    Are you thinking about having a vasectomy reversal? Learn more about what’s involved by consulting a vasectomy reversal doctor. Contact the Center For Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 225-2317 to set up your appointment today. We’ll do everything we can to restore your fertility. 

  • Questions to Ask Before Deciding to Become a Dad

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    Many men who have a vasectomy later change their minds and wish to start families. If you’re one of them, you have the option to pursue a vasectomy reversal . Before you schedule your vasectomy reversal, however, ask yourself the following crucial questions to determine if you’re ready to become a father:

    Why Do You Want Children?

    Carefully consider your reasons for wanting to start a family. Poor reasons to become a father include fulfilling someone else’s expectations of a traditional family or to conform to societal norms. Some men consider having a vasectomy reversal because they believe having children will solve relationship problems. On the other hand, a good reason to become a father is to experience the pure joy of parenthood and the close familial bond of parent and child.

    Does Your Partner Have the Same Mindset?

    Successfully raising children depends on both partners sharing the same mindset. Both you and your partner should explore your mutual reasons for wanting to be parents. If one partner wishes to have children and the other doesn’t, then becoming a parent can greatly strain the relationship.

    Is Your Relationship Strong?

    Studies have shown that having a stable marriage is a precursor to having a strong, stable family. If you and your partner maintain open communication and are committed to working through difficulties together, then you are better equipped to deal with the challenges of parenthood.

    Are You Financially Prepared?

    Before you undergo a vasectomy reversal, consider whether you and your partner are financially prepared to raise a child. Diapers and baby food are just a fraction of what children need. Consider the cost of education, healthcare, and other vital aspects of your child’s life.

    If you and your partner are ready to raise a child, consider having a vasectomy reversal. Discuss whether you’re a good candidate for a vasectomy reversal at your consultation with the Center For Vasectomy Reversal. We invite you to call us at (941) 225-2317 or visit us on the Web to learn more .

  • How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant after a Vasectomy Reversal?

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    Vasectomy reversals have helped many couples achieve their dream of beginning or growing their families. Sometimes, however, it can take a little while for your partner to become pregnant after you have a vasectomy reversal. Although vasectomy reversals have a high success rate (80 to 90 percent of men have functional sperm production afterward), it takes an average of one to two years before couples achieve pregnancy. Men who wait for a long time before having a vasectomy reversed may need to wait longer to see a positive pregnancy test.

    If it’s been a year or two since your vasectomy reversal and your partner isn’t yet pregnant, there could be other issues involved. Both of you may need to undergo fertility testing to determine if there are other medical conditions affecting your sperm or her eggs.

    The highly skilled vasectomy reversal doctor at the Center For Vasectomy Reversal can help you and your partner grow your family. Please call us today at (941) 225-2317 to schedule your consultation.

  • Let Dr. Green at Center for Vasectomy Reversal Help You

    Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal has been helping couples achieve their dreams of having children for years. Check out this incredible video that showcases one of the many happy couple that Dr. Green has helped conceive. 

  • Checking Sperm Count after Vasectomy Reversal

    Millions of couples struggle with infertility, and about one-third of the time, it’s because of the male partner’s infertility issues. Another one-third of infertile couples struggle with both male and female infertility. Now, there’s a simple at-home test kit you can use to get an approximate sperm count. If the test strip reveals that you could have a low sperm count, it’s a good idea to have further testing done.

    Learn more about testing your sperm count at home by watching this video from The Doctors . You’ll see a demonstration of how to use the test kit as the doctors explain some factors that can affect your fertility even after having a vasectomy reversal.

    Schedule your consultation for a vasectomy reversal with the professionals of the Center For Vasectomy Reversal. You can reach us at (941) 225-2317 or  visit our website for more information  on vasectomy reversals.