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. As an expert resource in all things male fertility, Dr. Werthman is frequently featured in a wide range of media publications:
Dr. Werthman's Wall of Miracles
Why You Shouldn’t Take Herbal Viagra
Men's Health consults Dr. Werthman about the trouble with herbal erectile dysfunction supplements.Read The Article →
Dr. Werthman interviewed on the CBS 2 News about the dangers of Reload, the over-the-counter sexual performance enhancer.
After Lamar Odom’s overdose made headlines, CBS 2 reporters sought a comment from Dr. Werthman. In this informative interview, Dr. Werthman covers the risks of unregulated sexual performance pills.Watch The Video →
Following Lamar Odom’s hospitalization, Dr. Werthman weighs in on the dangers of “herbal” Viagra.
As a national expert in male fertility, Dr. Werthman was sought by Yahoo! Health to contribute his expertise to the recent incident with Lamar Odom.Read The Article →
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 →
Hollywood's Top Doctors
Hollywood Reporter celebrity survey selects Dr. Werthman as: Best Men's Health/Male Fertility DoctorRead The Article →
Dangers of Testosterone Supplements
Dr. Werthman explains the dangers of men taking testosterone supplements.Watch The Video →
Outstanding Success Rate
For more than 15 years, Los Angeles fertility specialist Dr. Werthman has performed 3-4 vasectomy reversals each week, with an overall 98% success rate. On average, that's 150 babies born each year, to families who thought they may never have children again.
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.
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.
Dear Dr. Werthman,
Thank you for your service to my family. 2 years ago, you performed a reversal on me, 15 yrs after the original vasectomy. We waited 1 yr to start trying due to professional obligations. After 3 months of effort, (hardly the right word for it, ha ha), success was achieved and I sit here with a beautiful daughter in my arms. My wife and I thank you for helping us achieve this blessed occasion.
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.
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.
Vasectomy Reversal Expert
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.
Dr. Werthman in the News
Paraplegic Father of Twins
I never thought I was going to spend Father’s Day being a father.Read More →
How Dr. Werthman helped Tom Arnold become a father.Read More →
Dr. Werthman performed the first-ever network vasectomy reversal.Read More →
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.