Dr. Mark Hickman, MD, FACS, a microsurgeon in New Braunfels, TX, makes sure to provide affordable vasectomy reversal by offering two all-inclusive affordable options. One option is priced at $3,300, which includes the use of local anesthesia and oral sedation. For those who prefer IV sedation, the second option is priced at $4,200 and the sedation will be administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.
Dr. Mark Hickman has expertise in the laparoscopic methods and he has even invented a number of surgical instruments and have received a US patent and has received recognition as a contributor to a number of vital minimally invasive patents. He wants to point out that vasectomy reversal is not just for men who want to add to their family. It can also help prevent the onset of male depression, which sometimes has been observed in vasectomized men. Patients have even reported a lifting of the “male fog” they have experienced and a return to their more virile days.
There is one more reason why Dr. Mark Hickman chose to focus on vasectomy reversal in his practice. He says, “As an active member of my church I became involved with and passionate about the Men’s ACTS Retreat Ministry and currently serve on the Apostolate Board of the North American Province of the Missionaries of the Holy Family. I also currently serve on the Board of Directors of TIPHER (The Institute for Public Education, Health, and Research).” Since the Catholic Church frowns upon artificial methods of contraception, Dr. Hickman is active in discouraging men from getting a vasectomy and in offering vasectomy reversal to those who have already undergone the procedure.
The vasectomy reversal procedure that Dr. Hickman performs involves the microsurgical repair of the vas deferens. He uses a powerful operating microscope and a fine nylon suture to provide a watertight closure to ensure that the procedure has a higher success rate. Using a small incision on each side of the scrotal skin, he will search for the two ends of the vas and free them from the surrounding scar tissue. He will perform a microsurgical repair using a Zeiss OPMI-MDM operating microscope and a 10-0 nylon suture after carefully aligning the two ends of the vas deferens.
To ensure a higher success rate, before joining the two ends, Dr. Hickman will take a sample fluid from the testicular end of the vas and examine this under a microscope. The testicle should be able to produce sperm even after vasectomy, which means that the sample fluid should contain some sperm or sperm parts. If there is no sperm or sperm parts, it means that there is an obstruction at the vasectomy site and a rupture of the vas in the epididymis. With this situation, Dr. Hickman will need to do a vasoepididymostomy in addition to the vasovasostomy. The vasoepididymostomy will involve a microscopic invagination of the epididymal tube into the lumen of the vas deferens but there will be no additional cost for the patient even if both repairs have to be done.
Meanwhile, Dr. Hickman also wants to encourage men from other places aside from New Braunfels in Texas, including those from other states, to come to his clinic for a vasectomy reversal. He has arranged special deals with local hotels to provide his out-of-town patients to get a 50 percent discount on their hotel accommodations.
Started in 1988, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals by Dr. Mark Hickman offers his pioneering microsurgical and minimally invasive method for vasectomy reversal. He underwent general surgery residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and it was during this period that he came to know about the microsurgery methods that were then being used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Having recognized the various benefits that his patients would be able to get from the minimally invasive methods, he decided to use these microsurgery techniques in his vasectomy reversal practice.
Those who would like to reverse a vasectomy can visit the Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals by Dr. Mark Hickman website or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
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Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversals by Dr. Mark Hickman
598 N Union Ave #200
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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