Spotlight on MESA

If you and your partner plan to conceive using in vitro fertilization after you’ve had a vasectomy, the MESA procedure could be the perfect solution. Rather than being a true vasectomy reversal, MESA is a procedure during which your doctor will harvest sperm to be used for in vitro fertilization. 

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MESA stands for microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration. During MESA, the surgeon uses an operating microscope to find and remove sperm directly from the epididymis while minimizing blood and fluid contamination. Thanks to the precision allowed by the microscope, success rates for MESA are extremely high. Before the procedure, your doctor will review anesthesia options with you. Although the procedure can be performed with a local anesthetic, most men opt for some kind of sedative in addition to the local anesthetic to help them stay still during the surgery.

If you’re planning to conceive using in vitro fertilization, find out how undergoing MESA at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal can help. You can learn more about vasectomy reversal by calling (941) 961-4581.  

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