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“Just the vas mam, just the vas!” McHugh Vasectomy/Reversal.

Vasectomies and Vas Reversals are the most common thing we do! Contact us for more information.

 

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Dr. McHugh is Georgia’s most experienced no needle no scalpel vasectomy and microscopic vasectomy reversal urologist.

We offer all inclusive self-pay pricing and an “absolutely no pain” conscious sedation option for vasectomies.

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Vasectomy Reversal? A patient journey.

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This a drawing done for me by a urological professor in Italy. I had asked him to draw his interpretation of pregnancy after a reversal.
  • It all starts with the decision to begin the journey that is a vasectomy reversal.
  • The procedure is not covered¬† by insurance.
  • Success can’t be guaranteed.
  • Once the procedure is performed, it takes the testicles about three months to begin producing sperm again.
  • If pregnancy occurs, it is usually six to eighteen months after the procedure.
  • A lot of things have to come in to place and in many ways a pregnancy is “miracle.”

Many times I have said to the vasectomy reversal couple that you have to begin with the procedure to start the clock. Then live your life… as this is a “patient journey.”

What are the chances of a vasectomy failure?

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Before the vasectomy patient can be released by the urologist to have unprotected sex, there must be two consecutive semen specimens with no sperm. It takes about 25 ejaculations to achieve this. We customarily give two specimen containers at the time of the vasectomy and recommend dropping off the specimens at approximately six and eight weeks. Dr. McHugh personally examines all of the specimens with a microscope.

After the initial clearance to proceed with unprotected sex, the chances of the the vasectomy “growing back together” is 1/2000.

In the diagram above you can see why. When Dr. McHugh performs a vasectomy a section of the vas is removed (red), both ends are cauterized (green) and then an absorbable suture (yellow) is placed on both ends as well.

The diagram above also answers another very common question about vasectomies: Does it affect the patient’s sex life?

The answer there is no. As you see, the only thing “tied off” is the vas deferens and this is where the sperm travels. Testosterone, which is responsible for the male’s sex drive, is produced in the testicle, but leaves the testicle in the blood stream not the vas deferens.

So there is a vas deferens between where the sperm exits and how the testosterone exits the testicle!

What is a sperm granuloma and why is it a good sign during a vasectomy reversal?

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The above picture shows the vas deferens isolated and one can see the clips and a small area of swelling of the vasectomy site. If there is swelling here, a sperm granuloma, then the potential for success is higher. A sperm granuloma is a “pop-off” valve of sorts and protects the sperm producing process of the testicle.¬†

The presence of a sperm granuloma explains why a patient 10 years out from a vasectomy might have a better chance than a patient 5 years out who doesn’t have one. This is a random occurrence and can’t be predicted who or who will not have a sperm granuloma. They are only beneficial for the vasectomy patient who is to have a reversal.¬†