Determining if you’re a candidate for vasectomy reversal is something that can only be established by a specialist. When Dr. Kuang evaluates patients for vasectomy reversal, some of the things he considers include the following:
Length of Time that has Passed since your Vasectomy
The success of vasectomy reversal surgery may be impacted by the length of time that has passed since your vasectomy as the chance for epididymal blockage increases over time; however, advanced microsurgical reconstruction techniques make a successful vasectomy reversal possible for more men, regardless of when they had their vasectomy. Dr. Kuang will help you understand the chances for success based on the unique ways your body has responded to your vasectomy over time.
Reproductive Philosophy and Timetable
Recognizing that the fertility journey is taken as a couple, Dr. Kuang will make sure that you have the reproductive time to start a family through vasectomy reversal and that this approach resonates with your desire for natural conception.
The sperm retrieval with in vitro fertilization (IVF) was the best option for us because, genetically I have very low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, I had a groin injury several years back, severe mumps, typical chicken pox and hernia problems during my child hood. Also, I have severe blood pressure problems and borderline diabetes. Our advice for other couples who are looking at IVF and vasectomy…
In 2003, Dr. Kuang developed the “Vasectomy Reversal Predictor,” a program to help determine the type of surgery patients need for the best possible results. This program was validated by his analysis of 483 patients and by seven academic medical centers around the world. It is currently the only technology to help doctors determine before surgery if a more complex procedure may be required to reverse a vasectomy. It is important to understand that even with this technology, there is no way to know with 100% certainty if you will require more advanced surgery in advance of your procedure.
If you are considering vasectomy reversal, please contact us. We are happy to provide you with the information you need to determine if the procedure is right for you. Sometimes, despite a male’s candidacy for vasectomy reversal, his partner’s fertility and age may make other procedures, such as In Vitro Fertilization, more appropriate. Dr. Kuang will work with you and your partner to help you determine the best treatment plan to achieve reproductive success.