Interested in Vasectomy Reversal?
You are not alone.
Each year in America, more than 25,000 men undergo vasectomy reversal with the desire to become fertile again. Whether the choice is based on remarriage, better life circumstances that allow for more children or other medical reasons, selecting a physician who is right for you and your specific set of circumstances is crucial to vasectomy reversal success.
With more than 20 years of experience in the medical subspecialty of male fertility, Dr. Werthman is the urologist of record who is widely recognized and deeply respected in his field as the pioneer of the mini-incision microsurgical vasectomy reversal. A large number of urologists who perform microsurgical vasectomy reversals today employ the techniques that were created by Dr. Werthman.
When you’ve made the decision to have a vasectomy reversal, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a world-renowned expert to perform it. With each patient’s success and safety his utmost priorities, Dr. Werthman has made the performance of vasectomy reversal surgery his life’s work and his practice is dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of male fertility concerns.
Having performed thousands of vasectomy reversals over the span of 20 years, Dr. Werthman’s substantial expertise and profound focus translate to surgical outcomes and success rates that are highest in the world.
Widely recognized as the pioneer of the mini-incision vasectomy reversal and an innovator in the field of male fertility, Dr. Werthman takes great pride in treating each patient as he would a family member.
How is a Vasectomy Reversal Performed?
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal are designed to be virtually painless and low-risk procedures when performed by the right surgeon. A vasectomy reversal reconnects the ends of the vas deferens, the duct that transports sperm from the testicle to the urethra that were cut during a vasectomy and restores the flow of sperm so that men can father more children.
Dr. Werthman and his team at CMRM have pioneered and refined vasectomy reversal so that only a small incision is made over the vasectomy site. The blockage is removed and a drop of fluid at the bottom end of the vas deferens is examined under a microscope to check for sperm, confirming that the route from the testicle to the end of the vas deferens is open. The ends of the vas are then visualized and reconnected using an operating microscope. The inner layer is brought together with micro-sutures that are half the thickness of a human hair. The muscle layer is then closed over it with a heavier suture to add strength. Sperm can then be restored to flow freely once again through the new connection.
However, in some men, a second blockage develops in the epididymis and sperm are unable to flow through to the end of the vas deferens. This blockage has to be bypassed in order to successfully reverse a vasectomy. For this reason, Dr. Werthman invented the mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy which attaches the vas deferens directly to a tube in the epididymis. This is a very challenging operation and only a few vasectomy reversal experts in the world can perform it because the tubule involved is so small and delicate. But the incision made to perform this procedure is also small and it can be covered with a Bandaid once complete.
When performed successfully, a vasectomy reversal allows men the opportunity to re-establish fertility with the goal of successfully fathering children again and is the single option that allows couples to conceive a child naturally.
Connect: For more information or to schedule a consultation at one of Dr. Werthmans office’s in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara, please call 1.888.684.7620 or simply fill out the contact form below. A friendly and knowledgeable member of Dr. Werthman’s team will thoroughly answer your questions and provide you with everything you need to get started.
The Top 5 Things to Look for in a Vasectomy Reversal Surgeon
- Extensive Training – urology residency and full fellowship training in male fertility and microsurgery
- Exclusive Dedication to Vasectomy Reversal – a focus on mastering the performance of vasectomy reversal alone
- Experience – surgeons who perform a large number of vasectomy reversals over time tend to have better outcomes than those who only “dabble”
- Transparency – success rates and outcomes are widely published
- Recognition – surgeon is widely respected and renowned in his or her field