• Should You Repeat Vasectomy Reversal After an Unsuccessful Procedure?

    It’s possible to have a successful vasectomy reversal after previously having an unsuccessful reversal. However, you have a unique health history. Only a knowledgeable, experienced vasectomy reversal surgeon can determine if there is a possibility that a second procedure will be successful. Your new surgeon will take a detailed health history and ask you questions about the first reversal.

    For instance, you’ll be asked if your semen tested positive for sperm in your ejaculate after your first vasectomy reversal surgery. The doctor will also need to know if you had any major health problems after the first procedure, such as any infections or physical trauma to the scrotal region. Another factor to consider is the training and level of experience of the first surgeon. Vasectomy reversal is a specialized field, and it takes an expert to perform this delicate surgery correctly. If the initial surgeon wasn’t a specialist, it’s worth your time to get in touch with a surgeon who is.

    At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, male infertility procedures are all we do. Contact Dr. Joshua Green at (941) 894-6428, and ask about his specialized experience performing vasectomy reversals in Sarasota.

  • What Men Can Do to Improve Pre-Conception Health

    When couples decide to try for a baby, it’s usually the woman who makes major lifestyle changes to improve health. But it should be a team effort. There are several things men can do to improve their pre-conception health and minimize the risk of male infertility. You can learn about them when you watch the accompanying video.

    Cigarettes are a major problem, especially for those who have concerns about male infertility. You’ll need to quit smoking, if applicable, before having a baby. Alcohol also affects sperm health, so try to quit that as well. Another way to boost sperm health is to avoid overheating the scrotal area. Beware of hot baths and saunas, and avoid placing your laptop on your lap.

    Dr. Green and his Center for Vasectomy Reversal are proud to have helped so many couples welcome their babies . Call us at (941) 894-6428 to discuss our infertility procedures in Sarasota.

  • Exploring Common Reasons for Vasectomy Reversal

    Given the scarcity of long-term birth control options for men, it isn’t surprising that this responsibility has largely fallen to women. But women can’t always use hormonal birth control without experiencing side effects and long-term health issues, particularly later in life. And since vasectomies are less invasive for men than tubal ligation is for women, many men opt to have a vasectomy. Vasectomies result in permanent anatomical changes, and should only be considered when men are certain they no longer wish to have kids. But thanks to effective vasectomy reversal techniques, many men have changed their minds and successfully fathered a child later in life.

    A Change of Heart

    Some men feel confident that fatherhood will never be right for them. Others have already fathered children, and don’t feel that another is in the cards. No matter how sure of his decision he may have been at the time, a change of heart is always possible.

    A Remarriage

    Sharing a child together is an incredible feeling that can cement the bond between spouses. Men who divorce or lose their wives to death may decide to remarry later on. They and their new spouse might long to share a child together, even if one or both of them already have children from previous relationships.

    A Remedy for Testicular Pain

    Vasectomies are generally considered to be safe, straightforward procedures. But complications can occur with any surgery, and some men report suffering from post-vasectomy pain syndrome, also known as post-vasectomy testicular pain. This pain may be sharp and stabbing, or dull and throbbing. It can develop shortly after a vasectomy or years afterward. The correction of testicular pain is another possible reason for having a vasectomy reversal.

    If you’ve had a change of heart and would like to discuss having a vasectomy reversal, you can contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. Dr. Green has earned a sterling reputation for his in-depth knowledge and exceptional technical skills. Call us today at (941) 894-6428 to request an appointment.

  • Is the MESA Procedure the Right Choice for You?

    If infertility procedures such as IVF are part of your plan to start a family, then your vasectomy reversal surgeon may recommend MESA. During the MESA procedure, sperm is removed from the epididymis to be used during IVF. The procedure has a reliable track record of success and is unlikely to cause damage to adjacent structures in the reproductive system.

    MESA stands for Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration. During this procedure, Dr. Green using an operating microscope to locate the epididymal tubules and aspirate sperm. The use of the microscope makes the procedure very precise and reduces the risk of contamination from blood and other bodily fluids. This procedure can be performed using a combination of local anesthesia and a sedative, general anesthesia, or a spinal block.

    If IVF has been recommended as an appropriate infertility procedure for you, then MESA as performed by Dr. Green at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal could be the right treatment choice. Make an appointment to discuss vasectomy reversal options in Sarasota by calling (941) 894-6428.