Patients have numerous fertility options after vasectomy
Our Tennessee fertility clinic provides patients with a variety of fertility options after vasectomy. These male fertility treatments can be beneficial when life circumstances shift and patients decide to continue growing their family. One of the first steps when trying to have a baby after a vasectomy is undergoing a vasectomy reversal.
Tips to increase the chance of conceiving after vasectomy reversal
There are a variety of factors that help determine whether a patient will find fertility success after having a vasectomy reversal.
Time since the reversal. The success rates of the vasectomy reversal can slightly decrease as time elapses between the vasectomy and vasectomy reversal. As such, it’s best to move forward with the procedure as soon as the patient decides to have more children.
Experience of the urologist. It’s important to find a urologist (doctor specializing in the male reproductive tract) who has experience performing vasectomy reversals.
Healing time after the reversal. Abstaining from sexual activity and vigorous exercise for as long as the urologist recommends after the reversal can increase the likelihood of the procedure being successful.
Lifestyle factors. Men can increase their sperm quality by quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, eating healthy foods and regularly exercising.
The specialists at our Tennessee fertility clinic can help patients find the right urologist to perform their vasectomy reversal.
Additional fertility options after vasectomy
If a vasectomy reversal does not lead to a pregnancy, there are additional fertility options after vasectomy that our clinic can provide. These male fertility treatments can help bypass certain fertility challenges a patient might have and help them fulfill the dream of having more children.
A second vasectomy reversal. In some cases, a vasectomy reversal does not result in sperm being found in the ejaculate 12 months after the reversal. If that occurs, the patient can undergo the procedure again.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) with microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA). MESA involves a fertility specialist collecting semen from a patient who can produce sperm but cannot ejaculate the sperm. An embryologist then uses the sperm to fertilize eggs in the lab.
IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This treatment consists of an embryologist injecting a single live sperm into the center of a mature egg.
Donor sperm. When a man does not have viable sperm, he can use donor sperm with IVF.
To determine which treatment would be best for a patient’s unique needs, the specialists at our Tennessee fertility clinic perform various tests. The results help our team decide which fertility treatments will have the best chance of producing a healthy pregnancy. Contact us for more information about fertility options after vasectomy.Tweet