Choosing a Renowned Surgeon is the Best Way to Achieve Excellent Vasectomy Reversal Results
A vasectomy is a male sterilization procedure in which the sperm ducts are severed in order to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate. About 5% of vasectomy patients eventually choose to undergo a vasectomy reversal to restore their fertility.
Success rates for a vasectomy reversal can vary. One of the best ways to ensure a successful procedure is to choose a world-class male fertility specialist like Dr. Larry Lipshultz. He has delivered exceptional vasectomy reversal results at his Houston, TX, practice to patients from around the world. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lipshultz.
Vasectomy Reversal Procedures
There are two vasectomy reversal techniques that can restore your fertility. The more common surgery is called a vasovasostomy. During this procedure, your surgeon will reconnect the surgically severed tubes (vas deferens) that propel sperm into the ejaculate. If there is insufficient sperm on the side of the vas deferens connected to the epididymis (the organ on the back of the testicles where sperm mature), another technique, called an epididymovasostomy, may be recommended. This procedure involves connecting the urethral side of the vas deferens directly to the epididymis.
Evaluating the Results of a Vasectomy Reversal
About three months after your surgery, you doctor can check your ejaculate for the presence of sperm. The patency rate, or the return of sperm to the ejaculate, is a key way to evaluate the success of a vasectomy reversal. Another method of measuring efficacy is pregnancy. Patients should keep in mind that becoming pregnant depends on other factors, such as the age and fertility of the partner.
Improving Your Chances for Successful Results
The results of vasectomy reversal can vary. The experience of the surgeon, the type of surgery performed, and the amount of time that has passed since your vasectomy are the three main factors that can affect your outcome.
Dr. Lipshultz is recognized internationally for his contributions over the last few decades to the field of male fertility. As a pioneer in microsurgical techniques, he has performed thousands of surgeries, and has trained dozens of fellows. By choosing a skilled surgeon, you can drastically increase your chances of a successful procedure. His success rates speak for themselves:
- Vasovasostomy patients enjoy a 95% patency rate, and a 75% pregnancy rate.
- Epididymovasostomy patients have a 65% patency rate, and a 50% pregnancy rate.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation
Family planning is one of the most important issues we face in our lives. Often, men feel certain that they do not wish to start or grow families, and will undergo a vasectomy to prevent pregnancy. However, it is not uncommon for men and their partners to experience a change of heart that leads them to exploring options in vasectomy reversal. Trust your surgery and the future of your family to respected male fertility expert Dr. Larry Lipshultz. To find out how his expertise can change your life, contact our practice today and schedule your appointment.