Welcome to the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal
Specializing in male fertility for over 40 years
- Vasectomy Reversal Pioneers
- Decades of Experience
- Advanced Technology
We Literally Wrote the Book on Effective Male Infertility Treatment
- Dr. Werthman is the fertility doctor of record that wrote the procedures and training that most other doctors follow.
Recognized Nationwide As the Leading Expert in Vasectomy Reversal
- Named one of the top 10 innovators in the field of reproductive microsurgery by the American Urologic Association.
- Recipient of the American Fertility Association's prestigious Illuminations award.
- Pioneer of the the mini-incision microsurgical vasectomy reversal.
The Expert in Vasectomy Reversal
Dr. Philip Werthman
Award-winning male infertility surgeon, Dr. Philip Werthman of Los Angeles, is the most recognized vasectomy reversal surgeon and male fertility doctor in the world. Here’s why he is considered THE leading expert in Vasectomy Reversal Surgery:
Dr. Werthman Recently in the News
Reversing The Snip: That Vasectomy Doesn't Mean Children Aren't The Future
Dr. Werthman discusses vasectomy reversal and the second chances it gives couples who want to build a biological family after vasectomy.Watch the video
Dangers of Testosterone Supplements
Dr. Werthman explains the dangers of men taking testosterone supplements.Watch the video
The Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood's Top Doctors
Hollywood Reporter celebrity survey selects Dr. Werthman as: Best Men's Health/Male Fertility DoctorRead the article
Is IVF being replaced?
Dr. Werthman compares IVF with a lesser-known fertility treatment known as ICSI
For March Madness fans, vasectomy timing is everything
"Forget college basketball players cutting down the nets after a victory. Some fans of March Madness are making their own monumental snips: vasectomies..."Read the article
High Success Rate
For the last 15 years, Los Angeles fertility specialist Dr. Werthman has performed 3-4 vasectomy reversals every week, with a 98% rate of success. That’s an average of 150 new babies, every year, born to fathers who had been certain that they couldn’t have more children.Learn more
Many of the cutting-edge procedures or techniques currently in use by male fertility doctors were pioneered and perfected by Dr. Werthman. In fact, he wrote the textbooks currently used to teach the procedures that most other male fertility specialists follow.Learn more
Master of the “Second Chance”
Second thoughts after a vasectomy happen for many reasons, and each family has their own story. Thanks to Dr. Werthman’s experience and in-depth expertise, most of his vasectomy reversal patients are new fathers within a year of their vasectomy reversal surgery.Learn more
The Male Infertility Experts
If you and your partner are having difficulty conceiving a child, you are not alone. Infertility is a source of anxiety, distress and anguish for more than 70 million Americans. If male infertility or a previous vasectomy are preventing you from starting or expanding your family, we can help.
The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles is devoted exclusively to treating problems of male infertility and vasectomy reversals. Board-certified urologist, andrologist and microsurgeon, Dr. Philip Werthman has more than 15 years of experience in successfully performing complex vasectomy reversals and treating male infertility. Patients come from all over the world to consult Dr. Werthman regarding their reproductive concerns... shouldn’t you?
Watch Our Educational Videos
Want to learn more about vasectomy reversal and male infertility? We created the short educational videos below to help our patients better understand these important subjects. Click the play button to get started.
Vasectomy Reversal Surgery
Male Infertility Azoospermia
Leader in Male Infertility Surgery
With more than 20,000 procedures successfully resulting in pregnancies, it is no wonder that Dr. Werthman is the male fertility doctor most frequently recommended by his colleagues, most consulted by the media, and most appreciated by his patients.
Dr. Werthman is a “Surgeon’s Surgeon,” with awards for his contributions to the field from, among others, the American Fertility Association, the American Urological Association, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Sensitive to the needs of his patients, Dr. Werthman has worked tirelessly to expand the options available to treat male infertility. He uses the techniques that have been proven to consistently get the best results for patients, with the least amount of discomfort.
Expertise with Difficult Cases
The male infertility patients that Dr. Werthman sees have frequently been told by other fertility doctors that they could not be helped, yet most respond quite well to the correct surgical procedure administered by Dr. Werthman. Read testimonials from a few of them.
Vasectomy Reversal Expert
For more than four decades, the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles has worked tirelessly to provide the innovative and state-of-the-art reproductive and sexual health treatments needed by men and their families. To say that Center Director Dr. Philip Werthman is a specialist in vasectomy reversal is an extreme understatement; he actually developed what is one of the gold standards in microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Additionally,he wrote two textbooks on the subject of male fertility.
His mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy procedure is now used by fertility specialists and vasectomy reversal surgeons worldwide. This microsurgical technique also has been named one of the top 10 advances in fertility-related microsurgery and led to Dr. Werthman being honored for his achievement at the 2010 American Urological Association annual meeting.
While Dr. Werthman is internationally-renowned for his work in vasectomy reversal and a sought-after lecturer at urologic and fertility conferences, he is most passionate about treating patients at his practice in Los Angeles. He believes medicine and surgery should be practiced the “old-fashioned way", where each patient is given personal, individualized attention. “My goal with every couple is to make sure that they are fully educated about all of the possible options, procedures, alternatives and risks regarding a vasectomy reversal and other methods of conception."
Each year, more than 500,000 vasectomies are performed, with about 5% of those men returning to seek a vasectomy reversal at some time. When considering having a reversal, it is important to find a vasectomy reversal surgeon who consistently performs the procedure. Dr. Werthman, for example, has completed more than 2,000 microsurgical vasectomy reversals and helped more than 20,000 couples with their fertility issues.
Understanding the Vasectomy Reversal Procedure
A vasectomy reversal is done to restore the normal flow of sperm and a man’s fertility. Dr. Werthman performs these procedures at an outpatient surgery center located in Beverly Hills and limits his surgery schedule to only one procedure a day, allowing him to focus solely on his patient and their needs.
The procedure typically takes about an hour and a half to two hours to complete. Before the surgery begins, Dr. Werthman conducts a test to see if sperm are located within the vas deferens at the original vasectomy site. Results from this test will indicate if a vasovasostomy or a vasoepididymostomy procedure is needed.
If sperm are located during this procedure, a vasovasostomy will be done to reconnect the vas deferens, which will allow sperm to flow naturally once again. When sperm are not located in the vas deferens at the vasectomy site, a blockage has occurred.
This indicates that a mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy will need to be done. During this procedure the vas deferens will be attached directly to the epididymis, a small organ located at the back of the testicle that holds sperm. Sperm will once again be able to flow into the vas deferens and fertility is restored. Both procedures are done using tiny microsurgical incisions and sutures while the patient is under general anesthesia.
Dr. Werthman’s advanced techniques have a 98% rate of success when sperm is present during surgery. These successful procedures are more than just a statistic; they translate into an annual average of 150 new babies being born to the fathers treated at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles.
Dr. Werthman in the News
Paraplegic Father of Twins
“I never thought I was going to spend Father’s Day being a father.”
How Dr. Werthman helped Tom Arnold become a father.
Dr. Werthman performed the first-ever network vasectomy reversal.