• A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy

    If you undergo a vasectomy reversal with the goal of starting a family, you may be surprised by some of the changes that occur with your partner during the pregnancy. Just as your vasectomy reversal was a process your partner could sympathize with but not experience, pregnancy creates a wide range of effects that require your support and understanding.

    Watch this video to find out what men need to know about pregnancy. Your partner will be dealing with far-reaching physical and emotional changes during this time and will need more help from you than normal during those nine months.

    Dr. Joshua Green and the Center for Vasectomy Reversal can help you start a family with vasectomy reversal in Sarasota. To make an appointment or get more information about vasectomy reversals, please call (941) 894-6428.

  • Getting Ready for IVF

    If you undergo male infertility procedures , including vasectomy reversal, it may then be necessary to have another treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to achieve a pregnancy. IVF can be a lengthy and stressful process, so it’s important to prepare together as a couple. With some time spent planning, IVF can be less overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. Here are some things you can do to prepare for IVF treatments.

    Gather Information

    Arming yourself with as much information as possible about IVF can help you feel more in control of a process that has so many uncertainties. Talk to your vasectomy reversal surgeon about what to expect from your procedure and the success rates for IVF after a reversal. The IVF clinic can also provide extensive information about that procedure and what to expect before, during, and after. Review all of the information thoroughly and ask questions. Understanding what is ahead will make things easier to manage.

    Anticipate Decisions

    There are several important decisions you will need to make during IVF, including how many embryos to be transferred, what to do with the remaining embryos, and how many cycles of IVF you are prepared to undergo. Although you don’t know the outcome of the IVF process, you can anticipate some of these issues that may arise and decide how you will handle them. For instance, you may have religious or moral convictions that govern how you feel about dealing with unused embryos, so you can have a plan in place that can go into action if that circumstance arises.

    Plan for the Waiting Period

    The waiting period between the embryo transfer and pregnancy test is often the most trying part of IVF. Decide what you’ll do to occupy yourself during this time and where you want to be when you hear the results of your test. Staying busy and positive while you wait can make the days go faster.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, FL, Dr. Green works closely with IVF experts to facilitate infertility procedures for couples trying to conceive after vasectomy reversals . To learn more, please call (941) 894-6428.

  • Common Risk Factors of Male Infertility

    Male infertility is a common problem, particularly among men who are of an older age. Sometimes, male infertility is caused by a medical issue, such as prior trauma to the testicles, undescended testes, or surgery of the abdominal or pelvic regions. Some chronic illnesses will also increase a man’s risk of infertility, including sickle cell disease and cancer. Radiation therapy directed at the testes can result in infertility.

    Other risk factors of infertility pertain to lifestyle choices. Men may be more likely to have infertility if they smoke, consume alcohol, are overweight, or use certain recreational substances. Exposure to environmental toxins can contribute to this common problem, as can excessively high temperatures in the region of the testicles.

    If you’ve had a vasectomy reversal that has failed, you may still have options available to you. The Center for Vasectomy Reversal provides safe and effective infertility procedures in Sarasota. For more information, call Dr. Joshua Green at (941) 894-6428.

  • Discussing a Vasectomy Reversal with Your Partner

    Vasectomy reversals are minimally invasive procedures, but they are still surgeries nonetheless. It’s important to become a fully informed patient before moving forward with your vasectomy reversal. You and your partner should both be on the same page about having children and the lengths to which you’ll go to achieve a family.

    Have an Open Mindset

    If you haven’t yet mentioned the idea of a vasectomy reversal to your partner, it’s important to begin the conversation with an open mindset. The two of you should openly share your hopes for the future and whether having a child fits into that future. Your partner may not necessarily be as enthusiastic as you about having kids. Give your partner all the time that is needed to carefully think through the matter.

    Think About Logistics

    Making the decision to try to have a child is definitely an emotional one, but you can also approach the issue from a logical standpoint. Could a vasectomy reversal potentially fix all of the problems associated with infertility or might there be female infertility issues involved? Perhaps the two of you aren’t quite ready to have kids yet, but you both know that you do want a family someday. Vasectomy reversals are more likely to be successful the sooner they are performed after the original surgery. Even if you aren’t quite ready to have kids just yet, you might consider getting a vasectomy reversal soon to allow for the possibility of a pregnancy later on.

    Understand the Procedure

    Bring your partner with you to the appointment with the vasectomy reversal surgeon. It’s best that both of you understand exactly what will happen during the surgery and how the recovery period will proceed. The surgeon can discuss any concerns you may still have.

    When you and your partner are ready to add to your family, Dr. Joshua Green is here to help. Dr. Green is a vasectomy reversal surgeon in Sarasota who has made it his life’s work to give hope to future parents. You can reach the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 894-6428.