Tucson, Az (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
A newly released surgical instrument is expected to improve success rates for vasectomy reversal procedures to as high as 99 percent, said the tool’s inventor, a renowned microsurgical specialist.
Just released by Accurate Surgical and Scientific Instruments (ASSI), the new tool is known as the Marks Vas Cutting Forceps, named after its creator Dr. Sheldon Marks, founder of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal.
“This new instrument is all about achieving the best possible chance of fatherhood for our patients,” said Dr. Marks, who has performed thousands of successful vasectomy reversals over the past two decades.
More success, more babies
A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure that restores the flow of sperm through the vas deferens, a long, spaghetti-like tube that carries sperm from the testicles. During the procedure, a microsurgeon uses specialized instruments, including a high-powered surgical microscope, to reconnect the multiple layers of the vas, allowing sperm to flow through again.
“While working with these highly refined microsurgical tools, I kept asking myself how we could modify the instrument we use to give men the greatest possible odds of fulfilling their dream of having a baby,” said Dr. Marks.
The unique design of his new instrument does just that, increasing the size of the opening within the vas, which means less chance for scarring and blockage, improved sperm flow, and greater chance of pregnancy.
Join Drs. Sheldon Marks and Peter Burrows at free educational seminars, “Making Men Dad's Again - the Facts About Vasectomy Reversal”, in Phoenix on October 8, 2011, and Tucson on October 15, 2011. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit http://www.dadsagain.com or call Kristen Ginn at 888-722-2929. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet two of the top reversal experts talk about the facts and myths of microsurgical vasectomy reversals, to be followed by questions and answers.
About The International Center for Vasectomy Reversal
Dr. Marks is a respected leader in vasectomy reversals and a frequent speaker to physicians from around the world. His surgical skills and impressive success rates have attracted patients from every state in the nation and more than 68 countries around the world.
Dr. Marks emphasizes there is more to a vasectomy reversal than being a gifted surgeon, stressing the importance of focusing on each patient's unique needs to achieve the most successful outcome.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, followed by general surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency in urology at Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Marks has been in private practice in Tucson, Arizona, since 1987, founding the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology. Dr. Marks has completed writing the teaching module for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine's doctor's course on vasectomy reversal.
Dr. Peter Burrows is one of only a handful of fellowship trained doctors who actually maintains a vasectomy reversal practice. Together, they provide state-of-the-art microsurgical vasectomy reversals in a safe, pain-free private surgical facility.