• The Basics of Sperm Aspiration

    If you undergo a vasectomy reversal so you can start a family, sperm aspiration could be part of your procedure. Watch this video to learn more about male infertility and how sperm aspiration works.

    The success of vasectomy reversals in treating male infertility depends on a number of different factors. If sperm aspiration is recommended, sperm will be removed directly from the reproductive system to be used in another fertility procedure, such as IVF.

    Dr. Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal has successfully helped couples from all over the country start or grow their families with infertility procedures and vasectomy reversal in Sarasota. For more information, call (941) 894-6428.

  • Dealing with Difficult Pregnancy Questions

    Vasectomy reversal and infertility procedures are intensely private affairs. Couples going through these processes often pick and choose who they share information with carefully, but still, they often find themselves facing difficult questions from people who may mean well but who are prying for details. In some cases, news about your infertility treatments can be spread to more people that you anticipated, which leaves you facing even more questions. If you are confronted with difficult questions about your infertility and efforts to become pregnant, here are some tips to help you cope.

    Control Your Updates

    It’s natural for people who care about you to want to know how your fertility treatments are going and if you have been successful in getting pregnant. However, having to answer the same questions repeatedly can be stressful and frustrating. To reduce the need to repeat the same information, when you tell people you are undergoing infertility procedures, let them know exactly how you will deliver updates. For instance, you may promise to send out an email to everyone when your vasectomy reversal is completed, so that all of the people who need to know find out without you having to have individual conversations.

    Have a Standard Response

    You may not always want to answer questions about your infertility treatments, especially when the people asking are people who you would prefer not to share information with. It can be helpful to have a standard response in mind so that you’re not caught off-guard and can easily change the subject. Something as simple as a sigh and saying “not today” while steering the conversation to another topic can do the trick.

    Keep a Sense of Humor

    Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh off prying questions can be one of your most effective tools. A laugh and a quick joke can let people know how you want to cope with this life-changing process.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, Dr. Joshua Green and his staff will support you on every step of your journey to start your family. You can learn more about vasectomy reversal in Sarasota by calling (941) 894-6428.

  • How Soon Can Sperm Be Present in Semen After the Surgery?

    When you undergo vasectomy reversal surgery, it’s normal to be eager to know if the reversal was successful, particularly if you are trying to start a family. There is a high rate of success for vasectomy reversal in most cases, but there often is a delay between the procedure and when sperm can again be detected in semen.

    About three months after surgery, your doctor may recommend that you undergo a semen test to see if sperm are present. If the semen does not contain sperm, your vasectomy surgeon may recommend repeating the test monthly to until sperm is detected. Generally, vasectomy reversals are considered to have failed if sperm cannot be found in semen 18 months after the surgery.

    Since each case is unique, Dr. Joshua Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal will review your individual circumstance in full and help you understand what to expect. Make an appointment today to learn more about infertility procedures in Sarasota , including vasectomy reversal, by calling (941) 894-6428.

  • What to Expect from Your Consultation with a Vasectomy Reversal Surgeon


    If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, one of the first steps is to have a consultation with a surgeon. A vasectomy reversal surgeon can help you decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure and what to expect from the process. If you have a consultation scheduled with a vasectomy reversal surgeon, here is a look at what may happen during your appointment.

    Review of Your Medical History

    Your vasectomy surgeon will review your medical history to ensure that surgery is safe for you and that it is has a reasonable likelihood of being successful in your case. Although success rates for vasectomy reversals are high, many different factors influence the chances of success in individual cases. Your surgeon will review your medical history to form a more accurate predication of what to expect in your case.

    Discussion of Your Treatment Goals

    It is helpful for your surgeon to understand why you are choosing to undergo vasectomy reversal surgery. For instance, if you and your partner are undergoing IVF, your vasectomy surgeon can work with the IVF clinic to provide sperm using the MESA process. By knowing the goals you’re trying to achieve, your surgeon can tailor your procedure to your needs.

    Explanation of the Procedure and Recovery

    Your vasectomy surgeon will spend part of your consultation explaining how the reversal is performed and what you can expect during the recovery period. Generally, the vasectomy reversal process takes about two to three hours in an outpatient surgery center. Most patients can return home about an hour after surgery. Post-procedure discomfort lasts for a few days, which can be managed with ice packs and pain medications. The day after the procedure, patients return to their surgeons to have the drains removed.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, Dr. Green is available to answer all of your questions as you decide if vasectomy reversal surgery in Sarasota is right for you. Schedule a consultation today by calling (941) 894-6428.

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