• Baby Registries: What New Parents Should Know

    After a successful vasectomy reversal and pregnancy, one of the many things on your to-do list will be to set up a baby registry. Baby registries give loved ones an opportunity to help new parents get many of the items they will need, but setting one up can be trickier than you might imagine.

    Watch this video for tips on setting up your registry. If you’re new to parenting, talk to loved ones who have been through the experience, to find out which items they found useful and which ones they never really used. Don’t be shy about asking for gift cards as well, which can help you meet unanticipated needs after your baby arrives.

    Dr. Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota has a track record of successful vasectomy reversals for patients from across the country. Make an appointment for a consultation by calling (941) 894-6428.

  • Sperm Retrieval Terms and Acronyms to Know

    When you decide to address male infertility , you can expect to encounter many new terms as your doctor explains your options. Understanding the terms that surround these infertility procedures will help you make the right decisions for yourself and your goals of starting a family. Here is a look at some of the terms you may encounter when you undergo sperm retrieval.


    SSR is the acronym for surgical sperm retrieval. SSR involves removing sperm from the epididymis or vas deferens for men who are experiencing fertility issues, such as a low sperm count or a lack of sperm in the semen. SSR is often combined with IVF, or in vitro fertilization, to achieve a pregnancy. There are multiple types of SSR procedures. Finding the right one for you depends on a number of different factors, including the reason surgically retrieving sperm is necessary for you.


    PESA, TESA, and MESA are types of SSRs that can be used if there is an obstruction preventing sperm from entering the ejaculate. PESA stands for percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration and involves removing sperm from the epididymis via a fine needle under local anesthesia. If PESA fails, then TESA or MESA may be tried. TESA stands for testicular sperm aspiration and involves removing sperm from the testicles. MESA is microsurgical epididymal aspiration and involves the use of a microscope to locate and correct the obstruction in the epididymis to remove the sperm.


    TESE involves taking biopsies from multiple areas of testicular tissue in order to find retrievable sperm. Micro-dissection TESE is another form of TESE in which a microscope that can perform micro-dissections is used to find tissue that is likely to help sperm, in order to biopsy smaller amounts of tissue than traditional TESE. Both of these techniques can be used when low sperm production, rather than an obstruction, is impacting fertility.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, Dr. Green can help you choose the right infertility procedure to help you get the best possible chances of conceiving. For more information about vasectomy reversals and infertility procedures in Sarasota , please call (941) 894-6428.

  • Will Sperm Quality Be the Same After a Reversal?

    Vasectomy reversals are often successful for men who change their minds about parenthood. The sooner the reversal is performed after the original vasectomy, the greater the chance of success will be. However, it’s important to remember that your sperm count and quality are both affected by your age. Since you’ll naturally be older after your vasectomy reversal, you may have a lower sperm count and poorer quality of sperm.

    The reversal procedure itself shouldn’t affect the quality of sperm. When sperm count and motility are affected by a vasectomy or reversal, it’s usually due to the buildup of scar tissue. At periodic intervals after your reversal, you’ll return to the clinic to provide a semen sample for analysis. This allows you and your doctor to keep track of your sperm count and quality to maximize your chances of becoming a father.

    The Center for Vasectomy Reversal is a leading destination for men seeking infertility procedures in Sarasota. Call the staff of Dr. Joshua Green at (941) 894-6428.

  • What You Need to Know about Vasectomy Reversal [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A vasectomy is considered a form of permanent birth control, but if you’ve changed your mind about wishing to conceive after undergoing one, a vasectomy reversal may be an effective solution. During a vasectomy reversal, the vas deferens is restored to allow sperm to be released during ejaculation and make conceiving a child possible again. However, the likelihood of success will depend on how long it has been since you underwent the initial procedure. Take a look at this infographic from Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, FL. Please share this information with friends and family who may also be interested in vasectomy reversal .