In February 2014, Dr Parviz Kavoussi was a guest on the blog radio show Pelvic Zen, during which Dr. Kavoussi discussed what patients need to know to prepare for a vasectomy and what they should expect afterwards. He also discussed vasectomy reversals, how commonly they are performed, expected success rates, and what factors predict the odds of success for vasectomy reversal. These odds are primarily due to the time since vasectomy, and the surgeon’s experience and level of specialty training in this technically demanding procedure.
"With half a million vasectomies performed in the US annually, it is a very effective and popular form of contraception, however, it comes with a great deal of anticipation, so it is very important for men to understand it in detail before moving forward. Although no one expects that they will want their vasectomy reversed when having it done, 6% of men will change their minds and elect to have reversal for situational changes in their lives. It is very important to have the vasectomy reversal performed by a highly trained specialist, as the first shot at reversal is the best shot, and fellowhip trained specialists offer very high success rates for this technically challenging, meticulous procedure."
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in male infertility and reproductive medicine, and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kavoussi offers treatment for male infertility, in-office no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversals, sperm retrievals, men’s sexual health, including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease (penile curvature, etc.), and low testosterone at Austin Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, the only private fertility center in the United States with fellowship trained specialists in both male and female infertility and reproductive medicine.