Father’s Day holds special meaning for North Ridgeville man after undergoing medical procedure

CLEVELAND — Jamie and Adam Pires already had three children between them from previous marriages when the couple got married, but they wanted a child together.

“I’m going to be the reason it’s never gonna happen for us because, you know, I’ve had a vasectomy before,” Adam Pires explained.

Pires explored a vasectomy reversal and that brought him to Dr. Neel Parekh at the Cleveland Clinic.

Parekh said that every year around 500,000 men undergo vasectomy. “Of those men, about 5 percent may ultimately decide to have a vasectomy reversal. So it’s not common, but about 30,000 men have a vasectomy reversal every year,” Parekh said.

Pires discovered that a reverse vasectomy was an option as only three years had passed since her vasectomy, Dr. Parekh estimated that they had a high likelihood of conceiving again. “The success rate is actually very good. It’s over 90% and even reaching 95% as long as the vasectomy was done in the last ten years,” says Parekh.

Just months after the reversal, the couple were pregnant. A baby boy was born last May. “Everything happens for a reason, and those are my reasons,” Pires said.

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