Vasectomy and Male Infertility Center of Connecticut
At Vasectomy and Male Infertility Center of Connecticut, we offer state of the art procedures such as no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy and microscopic vasectomy reversal as well specialize in male infertility evaluations.
Vasectomy Procedure Details:
After preparing the scrotal area with antiseptic, the NO-Needle spray injector is used to numb the skin and vas deferens in several quick bursts. Most men feel very little discomfort following the administration of the anesthetic. The vas tubes are then accessed through a single small opening in the skin created using the NO-Scalpel technique. Small portions of the tubes are removed, the ends are sealed with heat, and sewn closed with an absorbable suture or clip. The opening is so small no stitches are needed on the skin.
Vasectomy Reversal Procedure Details:
Vasectomy is a procedure that is intended to be permanent, though unanticipated circumstances can change that plan. Even though there are several pathways to pregnancy and children after vasectomy, vasectomy reversal provides a natural route to pregnancy that avoids the associated risks, inconvenience, and high cost of assisted reproduction (IVF). Also, vasectomy reversal does not increase the risk of multiple birth pregnancy (twins, triplets etc), and can allow natural fertility to provide more than one pregnancy over time.
Male Infertility Evaluation:
Dr. Matson will start with a health and reproductive history and physical exam, and some basic lab tests. It is common to then have at least 2 semen analyses done.
Some common recommendations to improve male fertility are:
- Lifestyle changes
- Proceeding to IUI or IVF
How common is infertility?
In couples of unknown fertility status (never had children together) approximately 15% will experience infertility problems and are unable to conceive despite a year of unprotected intercourse.
Should both partners get checked?
Yes! 30% of the time infertility is due to problems in the male partner alone, and an additional 20% involve factors in both the male and female partners. This means that infertility involves the male in 50% of cases. Yet this fact is often overlooked and the attention is focused on the female alone. It is therefore important that couples experiencing infertility seek out an evaluation of the male partner in order to understand all correctible factors involved. Furthermore, infertility can be an indication of serious illness in men.
What are some common causes of male infertility?
- Blockage of the ejaculatory ducts or vas deferens
- Genetic causes
- Hormonal causes
- Harmful exposures (drugs, radiation)
- Sexual dysfunction
- Systemic illness or cancer (rare)