Vasectomy Reversal in Nashville, TN
Fellowship-Trained in Microsurgery and Male Fertility
In most cases when a man chooses to have a vasectomy they are sure that it’s a done deal. However, there are times when men near Nashville and Middle Tennessee can have a change of heart with a new found love, relationship, or in some cases, a change in family needs. Patients who have previously received a vasectomy will occasionally change their mind later on for a wide variety of reasons. While a vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control, there is a procedure that can reverse its effects. At Nashville Men’s Health, Dr. Matthew Pollard is a specialist in microsurgery and provides comprehensive vasectomy reversal consultations. The desire to have a child again after a vasectomy is possible and we’re here to help.
Why Choose Nashville Men’s Health for Your Vasectomy Reversal?
- Dr. Pollard is the only fellowship-trained microsurgical and male fertility specialist in the Nashville area. He offers both types of vasectomy reversal, and completed the prestigious Male Fertility and Microsurgery Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Lipshultz.
- All vasectomy reversals are performed in a licensed surgery center with certified, licensed anesthesiologists and nurses taking care of you. General anesthesia is required.
- The utmost care and attention is provided to your case, using the best microscopic surgical instruments available and taking the time necessary to provide you the best outcomes.
How Does a Vasectomy Reversal Work?
A vasectomy procedure involves the cutting of the vas deferens. These tubes are what allows the sperm to travel from a testicle into the semen. During a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon will reconnect the tubes of the vas deferens in order to restore its connection between the sperm and semen.
The restoration of the vas deferens can be accomplished in two different ways:
- Vasovasostomy: sewing the severed ends of the vas deferens back together
- Vasoepididymostomy: attaching the vas deferens directly to the epididymis, which is the organ that holds a man’s storage of sperm.
What are the Risks of a Vasectomy Reversal?
A vasectomy reversal procedure is fairly minimal and is not associated with many side effects. Uncommon complications that can arise from a vasectomy reversal include:
- Persistent pain
- Development of a hematoma within the scrotum
What are the Chances of Success?
A vasectomy reversal will not always be successful. Factors that influence the outcome of a vasectomy reversal are:
- Length of time since vasectomy procedure: the more time that has passed, the less likely the vasectomy reversal will be to work
- Your partner and their age
- Your age
- Prior surgeries near the affected area (hernia, prostate resection, etc.)
What to Expect After a Vasectomy Reversal
Once a time span of 6 to 8 weeks has passed after the vasectomy reversal, you will attend a follow up appointment to provide a semen sample that Dr. Pollard will examine to determine whether or not the procedure was effective.
A Second Attempt
If your first attempt at a vasectomy reversal was unsuccessful, you can still try again. Sometimes, the surgery will prove ineffective due to a blockage that has formed within the vas deferens, or from other various complications.
Each surgeon will have their own vasectomy reversal success rate, which is why it is advised to seek care from a highly trained and experienced surgeon like Dr. Pollard who has performed several other successful vasectomy reversals.
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A vasectomy is a form of birth control during which the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm, are cut. When the tube is cut, there is no way for sperm to be released from the penis. Learn more about vasectomy procedures today.