• Is the MESA Procedure Right for You?

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    MESA (micro-epididymal sperm aspiration) is a procedure in which sperm is taken for in-vitro fertilization directly from the epididymal tubes through microsurgical techniques. The surgery may be used for several different reasons, as it is a safe and effective method to retrieve healthy sperm for optimal chances of achieving pregnancy through ISCI during in-vitro fertilization. Here are some signs that indicate this procedure may be right for helping you and your partner overcome infertility :

    • You are already planning to use in-vitro fertilization: If your partner is diagnosed with female-factor infertility, you may be planning an in-vitro procedure to improve the chances of pregnancy. Pairing the MESA procedure with in-vitro fertilization can further improve the likelihood of success, because it guarantees the purest sperm sample available. The procedure has a minimal chance of interfering with structures surrounding the epididymal tubes, and it prevents contamination of the sperm from other bodily fluids.
    • An obstruction is preventing adequate sperm count in ejaculation: Injury, infection, or other types of trauma can lead to an obstruction within the male anatomy that prevents sperm from traveling properly. MESA is a minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate this problem by acquiring a sperm sample that will be adequate for in-vitro fertilization procedures.
    • You want to improve the chances of pregnancy: Success rates with MESA are better than other fertility procedures used for male-factor infertility . The procedure is performed with incredible accuracy because the epididymal tubes can be seen directly through a microscope as the doctor performs the procedure, so the chances of successful fertilization are high.

    Get more facts about MESA and other procedures to meet your family planning goals by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Florida. Explore our website or call (941) 343-4020 for a look at the procedures we offer and get more details to answer your questions about vasectomy reversal and sperm aspiration. 

  • What to Expect After Your Vasectomy Reversal

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    When you decide to undergo a vasectomy reversal in order to meet the changing goals of your family plans or eliminate symptoms from complications of the original vasectomy procedure, you might wonder what the recovery process will entail. There is some discomfort that can be expected during recovery, but it is generally minimal and lasts only about 24-48 hours. Some precautions will need to be taken to prevent tearing at the site of the repair, which are explained below.

    • Reduction in physical activity: You will need to rest for the first few days after the procedure and refrain from rigorous exercise for about one month. Light physical activity should not pose a problem, but always discuss it with your surgeon to be certain that it is safe. You should be able to return to work fairly soon after your procedure as long as your job does not require heavy lifting or other tasks involving physical labor.
    • Use of supportive clothing: A scrotal support will need to be worn for about one month after your procedure. It should be worn at all times except for when you are in the shower. This snug support will prevent the testicles from hanging down, so damage is less likely to occur at the surgical site.
    • Break in sexual activity: It is important that patients do not participate in sexual activity or ejaculate for at least three weeks following surgery. When sexual activity is resumed, more sperm will appear in the ejaculate over a period spanning about 12-15 months. Achieving pregnancy after vasectomy reversal can take up to two years, occurring with about a 50% success rate in this period of time.

    To learn more about vasectomy reversal options and start planning your procedure, visit the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota, Florida. Contact us online or call (941) 343-4020 to schedule your first appointment at our practice. We will work closely with you to ensure that your procedure has the best possible outcome, providing compassionate and professional care.

  • Click Ahead To See How The Center For Vasectomy Reversal Can Change Your Life

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    Infertility is not a condition exclusive to women. Learn more about the changes that come with fatherhood and how a semen analysis can diagnose the cause of male infertility with these helpful resources. Call the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020 for more information on our services.

    • Explore this article from FathersAndFamilies.org to learn how becoming a father can literally change a man’s brain.
    • Visit this link for more information on the changes you’ll need to make when becoming a father .
    • What can you expect from a semen analysis ? Find out with this link from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  • Barack Obama on Fatherhood

    Becoming a father changes every aspect of your life—from the way you spend your free time to your level of patience. 

    In this video clip, President Barack Obama takes some time to discuss his experiences as a father in celebration of Father’s Day. Like most new parents, Barack Obama states that he struggled to sleep the first night he brought his oldest daughter home from the hospital, considering how he was now responsible for a new life. Obama says that becoming a father has been the most magical thing he has ever experienced and entirely changed his perspective on life. Watch this full clip to learn more about Obama’s experiences as a father.

    If you believe you may be experiencing infertility issues or are considering a vasectomy reversal, the Center for Vasectomy Reversal is here to help. Contact us at (941) 343-4020 to set up an appointment. 

  • How Semen Analysis Can Help In Overcoming Infertility

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    Semen analysis is a specific procedure that measures the amount of semen produced as well as the number and quality of the sperm within the sample. If your male infertility specialist has recommended semen analysis, you may be wondering how this procedure can help you start a family.

    Uses and Indications

    Semen analysis procedures are generally the first tests performed in order to determine if a male partner is suffering from infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after one full year of consistently trying. A semen analysis can be used to measure:

    • The volume of the sperm and how much semen is present in one ejaculation.
    • Liquefaction, or the time it takes for the semen to liquefy following ejaculation.
    • The number of sperm present per milliliter.
    • The morphology of sperm or the percentage of sperm that are normally shaped.
    • The motility, or movement, of the sperm.

    A semen analysis can also help determine if male infertility is caused by a pH imbalance, the presence of white blood cells within the sperm, or an abnormal sperm fructose level. In some cases, a semen analysis may be performed to ensure the success of a vasectomy reversal procedure, ultimately determining if proper fertilization and conception is likely to be achieved following the procedure.

    What to Expect

    Your vasectomy reversal doctor may request that you avoid any sexual activity that results in ejaculation for at least two to five days prior to your examination to ensure that your sperm count is at its highest level. After obtaining the sample, your infertility specialist will analyze the findings and discuss the results.

    Are you interested in starting a family but struggling to conceive with your partner? Contact the Center for Vasectomy Reversal by visiting us online or calling (941) 343-4020 for more information on your treatment options. 

  • Are You Ready for Fatherhood?

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    A number of men undergo vasectomies during their late 20s and early 30s so that their personal or professional lives remain unchanged. However, a number of men regret the decision to undergo a vasectomy when they later realize that they do wish to father children. Fortunately, qualified surgeons offer vasectomy reversal procedures to help men regain their ability to start a family. Continue reading for an overview of steps you’ll need to take to prepare for fatherhood before contacting your vasectomy reversal doctor.

    Caring for another Life

    Becoming a father means putting the life of another person ahead of your own. This can often be a big transition for new fathers who are not used to putting their own needs aside in order to care for a newborn. While this doesn’t mean completely changing who you are as a person, fathering a child will require you to change your personal priorities so that your main focus becomes caring for your child.

    Ensuring Financial Stability

    Most individuals underestimate the costs of raising a child and how it will affect their professional lives. It is important to consider how fathering a child will affect your career, such as how much time you will need to take off immediately following your new son’s or daughter’s birth. You will also want to consider creating a budget beforehand to ensure you are financially able to support a child. Also, discuss with your partner her career goals and setting aside funds for the baby’s future; it’s never too early to plan for college.

    Making Changes to Your Home

    You will need to make certain adjustments to your home before bringing home a newborn. This includes installing child safety cabinet and drawer locks, removing hazardous items, and creating a nursery.

    One helpful way to determine if undergoing a vasectomy reversal and starting a family is right for you is to consult your male infertility doctor. Call Dr. Joshua Green with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal at (941) 343-4020. You can also learn more about our vasovasostomy procedure by visiting us online. 

  • Trying to Have a Baby? These Tips Can Help You Get Pregnant Faster

    If you are considering  vasectomy reversal so that you can start a family then you have probably been researching other factors that play a part in successful conception. Dr. Keith Eddleman, author of Pregnancy for Dummies, joins howdini to give you some tips on getting pregnant more quickly and steps to take to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

    Learn more about family planning and the vasectomy reversal procedure by visiting the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota. Schedule a consultation with us on our website or call (941) 343-4020. We take patients from all over the country, and our practice can help you start the family you and your partner desire.

  • Do You Want To Know More About Vasectomy Reversal? Check Out These Resources!

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    If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal , take a moment to educate yourself about the procedure and its possible outcomes by reading through these websites. When you’re ready to discuss reversing your vasectomy, call (941) 343-4020 to make an appointment with the Center for Vasectomy Reversal .

    • The New York Times can help you compare the two types of vasectomy reversal surgery.
    • If you’d like to learn more about microsurgery procedures like vasoepididymostomy, take a look at this information.

  • Explaining Vasectomy Reversal

    In this video, you’ll get an overview of the microsurgical procedure that can be used to reverse a vasectomy , as explained by the procedure’s pioneering physician.

    One factor that complicates reversing a vasectomy is the buildup of pressure in the epididymis, blocking sperm.  This buildup and blockage must be dealt with and bypassed in order to undo the effects of the vasectomy. A skilled surgeon will work on the delicate epididymis tissue and carefully connect it to the vas deferens.

    If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal , you likely have questions about all the options that may be available to you. If you live in or around Florida, you can count on Dr. Green of the Center for Vasectomy Reversal to help you restore your reproductive capabilities. To schedule a consultation, call (941) 343-4020.

  • How Exactly Are Vasectomy Reversals Performed?

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    Many men have vasectomies when they believe they do not want more children, but many factors can change their minds, like a new marriage or the loss of a child. In these cases, patients may want to consider a vasectomy reversal to restore their reproductive ability. Depending on a patient’s health and individual situation, his doctor may elect to perform either a vasovasostomy or a vasoepididymostomy.


    This is the more traditional form of vasectomy reversal and is somewhat less surgically complex than the vasoepididymostomy. During a vasovasostomy, the surgeon removes the scar tissue blocking the vas deferens and connects the two sides with microscopic stitches. This establishes a clear connection with the testes; if there are no other blockages, this operation should result in a restoration of the man’s reproductive capacity. However, if other blockages exist in the reproductive system, the vasovasostomy will be ineffective. Additionally, some men who have vasectomies develop anti-sperm antibodies over time, which could affect the viability of their sperm, even in the case of a perfectly performed vasectomy reversal.


    Patients experiencing blockages that cannot be resolved through a vasovasostomy may find that a vasoepididymostomy is an effective way to reverse their previous procedures. The epididymis is a delicate duct that attaches to a testicle and serves as a conduit for sperm. When a vasectomy is performed, it may lead to a buildup of pressure that will cause blockages and blowouts in the epididymis. To perform a successful vasoepididymostomy, a surgeon will connect the vas deferens to the epididymis above those blockages, providing one clear pathway through which sperm can flow. This surgery is very complicated because it is performed on extremely small structures; its success depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon.

    To discuss the possibility of reversing your vasectomy, call (941) 343-4020 to schedule a consultation at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal . Dr. Green can determine which of these procedures is likely to give you the best results.