postheadericon What is a Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy reversal is the operation designed to repair the tubes that are cut (vas deferens) during the male sterilization procedure known as vasectomy.

This then restores a man’s potential fertility giving him the ability to father children naturally.  Only in very rare instances is it technically impossible and then usually only on one side.

postheadericon Who can have a Vasectomy Reversal?

All men that have had a vasectomy can potentially have it reversed.

There is no age barrier.  Up to 4% of men who have had a vasectomy have it reversed due to a variety of circumstances.

postheadericon Does it work and what are the success rates?

A surgeon will measure the success of a vasectomy reversal on whether sperms reappear in the ejaculated seminal fluid. Of course a couple will only measure success once they have a babe in arms! However we all know that even where no barriers seem to exist to prevent conception, pregnancies don’t occur.

We know however that technical success can be dependent on:

  • The length of time since the original vasectomy.
  • The technique used in the vasectomy reversal.
  • Your Surgeon.

Many surgeons quote different and remarkably high success rates but sometimes these figures can be confusing.

Surgeons who restrict themselves to patients who have had their vasectomy performed in the previous five years will logically have a greater success than those operating on patients who had their vasectomy ten years ago!

You will be given a realistic success figure at the time of consultation.

I operate on all men regardless of the time since their initial vasectomy.