Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal
The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC have years of experience performing both vasectomy and vasectomy reversal procedures. We invite referring physicians to consider us for their patients who require these procedures.
As a service to our referring physicians, Lowcountry Urology Clinics would like to present some basic information on vasectomy and vasectomy reversal that you may wish to share with your patients.
Details of the Vasectomy Procedure
The surgical vasectomy procedure results in male sterilization and is an effective, permanent method of birth control. In this procedure, the surgeon severs each of the vas deferens (ducts that transport sperm from the testicles,) and then ties or seals them to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate.
There are varying surgical methods of performing the vasectomy procedure but, in general, each are minimally invasive, take around a half hour to perform, cause minimal discomfort, and require brief healing periods of about a week. The physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics provide consultation to choose the right surgical option for each patient.
Details of Vasectomy Reversal
In general, the physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics advise a patient to carefully consider the decision to undergo a vasectomy, and not count on the ability to “change his mind later.”
However, for various reasons such as death of spouse or divorce followed by remarriage, or the death of a child, some patients wish to reverse the vasectomy process. Certain methods, in fact, are reversible with varying degrees of success. Statistics suggest a success rate of pregnancy of around 55% if the reversal is performed within 10 years.
Again, the physicians of Lowcountry Urology Clinics will consult with the patient to determine the right course of action.
Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients
For your patients that require vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today!