Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia (you will not be put to sleep), no special laboratory tests are required.
Have a hearty breakfast on the day of the procedure but try to limit fluid consumption. You will be asked to empty your bladder just before the reversal. Once you have done so, you will not urinate for the next three to four hours. Do not drink too many fluids before the procedure, as excessive fluids may cause your bladder to become uncomfortably full.
The day before the procedure, shave with a BIC type razor in order to remove all the hair down to the skin. Do this for your entire scrotum, above and around the penis, on the inside of your groin, and on the front of your left thigh. Shower and wash your hair before leaving home, since a shower will not be permitted until two days following your procedure.
Be sure someone drives you home or back to your hotel. Although the driver is not required to wait around during the procedure, he or she should pick you up three hours later. Partners are welcome to sit in and watch the reversal. Bring a camera if you would like to document the occasion!
If you take blood thinner medication such as Aspirin, Coumadin, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Plavix, or Eliquis, let us know.
Before the procedure we will give you a 200mg Celebrex tablet to reduce inflammation during the procedure.