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  • Getting Pregnant after a Tubal or Vasectomy Reversal

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    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis, a pioneer in microsurgery vasectomy and tubal ligation reversals and infertility.

     

    + Highlights of the show (click to expand)

    Vasectomy Reversal

        • Brief overview of how sperm are made and delivered.
        • What is a vasectomy?
        • Are all vasectomies performed the same way? The same amount of vas defern removed? The same place?
        • How are vasectomies reversed?
        • Does reversal success depend on how much of the vas is removed?
        • What are the pregnancy rates following vasectomy reversal?
        • Does the rate of success (success being a resulting pregnancy) depend at all on the length of time since the vasectomy was done?
        • What other factors influence the success of a vasectomy reversal?
        • If a vasectomy reversal is not successful do you recommend a second attempt? What is the success rate of a reversal following a failed reversal?
        • Compare a vasectomy with using IVF with ICSI and sperm retrieval. Success? Pregnancy rates? Risks? Cost?

    Tubal Ligation Reversal

      • Brief overview of female reproductive anatomy.
      • How are tubal ligations performed? Cut, tied, or cauterized?
      • Where are the tubes cut? Does success in reversing the ligation depend on where it was cut?
      • How are tubal ligations reversed?
      • Is this laproscopic or via incision?
      • Does tubal reversal success depend on how and where the original tubal ligation was performed?
      • Is it possible to know before you try to reverse a tubal ligation how the original tubal was performed and how much tube is left?
      • What is the risk of ectopic pregnancy following a tubal ligation reversal?
      • How invasive of a surgery is tubal ligation reversal? How long in the hospital?
      • Compare the success, cost and risk of a tubal reversal with IVF?
      • Are these procedure covered by insurance?
      • What is the general cost range for reversing a vasectomy and tubal ligation?

     

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    20/09/2017 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2017 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments


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