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Why Do I See So Many Vasectomy Reversal Billboards
Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more
Here are ...: If fertility to conceive is intended and welcome, do semen analysis as needed. If not an option to conceive, also check semen once to make sure of if any sperm is present in semen so to determine if his vasectomy reversal was a success. Then, you have choices to your family planning. ...Read more
Allow Sperm Passage: A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically open the passageway again. ...Read more
Depends: The length of time elapsed after the vasectomy plays a large role in return to sperm after vas reversal. If >10yrs, there is a low chance of sperm presence in reversed tubes. Also, skill of the practitioner plays a large role in the success of the tubes staying open after the procedure ...Read more
Vasectomy reversal: While some may say fellowship training is important, my only requirement is the answer to this simple question....How many did you do last month ? Even some fellowship trained guys do less than one per month....If a guy is doing this type of procedure weekly that is a good sign and i bet he knows his/her own stats instead of giving you average numbers.... ...Read more
Time since vasectomy: The time since vasectomy is critical. Both tubal patency (open) and fertility decrease with time since the vasectomy. If you have had 10 yrs since vas then success is likely less than 30%. Also remember that the female partner age is also important, perhaps more so. If there is no or poor quality sperm, then ivf/icsi is possible. We virtually always get sperm with aspiration for icsi. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vasovasostomy: Reversal of vasectomy is seldom covered by insurance. It has variable success rates depending on length of time since vasectomy, technique of vasectomy and most importantly the experience of the urologist with the procedure. The best success rate (as measured by successful conception) under ideal circumstances is generally 50%. ...Read more
May be & mat not...: Of course, that depends on the specific policy of a health insurance; so, check yours out. Usually, health insurance would not cover vasectomy reversal; that is why I told my patients to consider vasectomy as a permanent procedures with a high cost to reverse with a price tag up to 10-20 thousands US dollars depending where and who the procedure is done. ...Read more
Excellent: Excellent in the right hands. The expertise of the surgeon is a very important determinant of the ultimate success. Time out from the vasectomy is also important but there is no strict cut-off - the "10 year mark" is a fallacy - just not true. So, find a Urological Surgeon like my self who specializes in Vasectomy Reversal (microsurgical). My practice at Boston Medical Center keeps costs low. ...Read more
Depend...: What to do after failed vasectomy reversal depends on what you plan for your family. If deciding not to conceive, do nothing but still welcome to get semen exam so to confirm he is sperm-free in semen. If wanting more pregnancy, consider redoing vasectomy reversal or ... by experienced hands. If just wanting more children but not really caring for your own or not, consider adoption. Best wish ... ...Read more
A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically ...Read more
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