Approximately 500,000 men request vasectomies each year. Over time, about five percent of them will change their minds.
The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine in Los Angeles, has specialized for 40 years in helping that five percent realize their dream of renewed fertility.
Dr. Philip Werthman, the Director of CMRM, has performed more than 5,000 successful Vasectomy Reversals.
Over the last 40 years we have:
- Assisted more than 20,000 couples with their reproductive goals,
- Achieved a success rate of over 98% for men who have sperm present at the time of surgery,
- Pioneered, and then perfected, the microsurgical techniques necessary to ensure that exemplary success rate.
At the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles we have built our success by focusing on one patient at a time. In fact our director, Dr. Werthman, insists on only doing one vasectomy reversal procedure per day. This allows him to give each patient the individual attention they need, with no rush.
What is a Vasectomy Reversal?
To learn about Vasectomy Reversal, please watch our video. Produced as a visual resource for patients, the public and male fertility health professionals, the video uses advanced computer imaging technology to demonstrate how a vasectomy and vasectomy reversal are performed at CMRM.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that renders a man sterile by severing the connection between the testicles, which produce the sperm, and the prostate, which mixes the sperm with seminal fluid prior to ejaculation. The connection is severed by cutting the vas deferens, a muscular tube that runs between the epididymis (a coiled tube on top of the testes that stores the produced sperm) and the prostate.
A Vasectomy Reversal is a surgical procedure in which the man’s fertility is restored by restoring the free flow of sperm. Dr. Werthman performs the outpatient surgery in 1.5 to 2 hours at Specialty Surgical Center of Beverly Hills, using the latest technology in microscopic visualization, the Zeiss OPMI surgical microscope.
If sperm are present at the site of the original vasectomy, then Dr. Werthman will proceed with a relatively simple Vasectomy Reversal procedure, called a Vasovasostomy. If sperm are not present at the site of the vasectomy, but are present elsewhere, Dr. Werthman will perform a more complicated procedure, called a Vasoepididymostomy.
FAQs about Vasectomy Reversal
We understand that you have questions, and we’d like to be sure that you get accurate information about the procedure that you are considering.
IVF vs. Vasectomy Reversal
In Vitro Fertilization and Vasectomy Reversal are sometimes alternative options for building a family, however each procedure has its own pros and cons.
Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome
For a small percentage of men, a vasectomy is followed by pain and discomfort. Vasectomy reversal can help relieve the pain.
Choosing Your Surgeon
A vasectomy reversal is a complicated and delicate surgery. You want to be sure that you are choosing the best surgeon for the job.
Revolutionizing Vasectomy Reversal Surgery in Los Angeles
When men come to Dr. Werthman to discuss a vasectomy reversal surgery in Los Angeles, they often are looking for not only a specialist in the procedure, but also for someone who understands how important this surgery potentially can be for themselves, their partners and their families.
Men have vasectomy reversals for a number of reasons, possibly they have remarried; perhaps they have changed their minds and decided they wanted more children. No matter the reason, by utilizing some of the most advanced techniques in vasectomy reversal surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Werthman is able to not only restore a man’s fertility, but also restore a man’s hope.
An Award-Winning Innovator in Vasectomy Reversal Surgery
Internationally-renowned for his knowledge on male infertility, Dr. Werthman has dedicated his practice to caring for men and their reproductive needs. His interest in increasing the success rate of vasectomy reversals began early in his medical career. At the time, approximately 30% of simple reversals were unsuccessful because of blockages to sperm flow that occurred at a location other than the original vasectomy site.
Dr. Werthman spent years researching ways to surgically treat sperm flow obstructions that occurred after a vasectomy. This research lead him to developing his highly successful mini-incision microsurgical vasectomy reversal techniques for both a vasovasostomy – a simple reversal where sperm is present at the vasectomy site – or a vasoepididymostomy – a more complicated procedure done when sperm is not present due to a blockage.
His groundbreaking mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy technique has garnered him several awards including being named as one of the American Urologic Association’s top ten innovators in urological surgery.
Delivering Life-changing Results, Creating Families
And, while recognition by his colleagues is appreciated, what is more important to Dr. Werthman is his ability to deliver life-changing results for his patients. “Urology was something that really called to me because of the spiritual aspect of being a partner and helping in creation… to be able to give people who are having difficulties the hope and the opportunity of what really is the greatest gift.”