Vasectomies can be reversed even after long periods of time.
What do you need to know about vasectomy reversal
Vasectomies can be reversed even after long periods of time. However, the success of the reversal, in terms of achieving a pregnancy, is dependent upon the surgeon’s technique, the patient age and the length of time since the vasectomy was undertaken.
Vasectomy reversal is a very delicate procedure and must be performed by a highly experienced surgeon to gain any chance of success following the procedure. We work Mr Jonathan Ramsay and Mr Jas Kalsi, two of the UK's leading male fertility surgeons.
While vasectomies are considered a permanent form of birth control, some men decide to reverse them due to changes in their circumstances or for couples who are keen for more children after the man has previously had a vasectomy. A vasectomy reversal procedure is an option for restoring fertility.
Traditionally, the response to a couple facing fertility problems has been to focus on the woman with little evaluation of the male partner.
Often, assessing why a semen analysis is abnormal and correcting the abnormal result will result in drastic improvements in male fertility and therefore likelihood of a successful pregnancy.CONTACT US
Why choose Fertility Solutions for your vasectomy reversal
At Fertility Solutions we really do go the extra mile for our patients. When you visit Fertility Solutions, you have access to some of the world’s leading minds in both male and female fertility. Our fully integrated team means we take care of every step of your journey for you from initial assessment and investigations to diagnosis and fertility treatment.
After the vasectomy reversal
We normally recommend for a semen analysis test 5-6 weeks after surgery. Presence of live sperm in the sample means that the reversal has been successful. The initial sperm count can be poor, with low numbers and low motility, but this can usually improve with time. The quality of sperm is usually related to the length of time since the vasectomy procedure.
A vasectomy reversal is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 2-4 hours to complete. It is important to know that even a successful vasectomy reversal does not guarantee fertility. The operation involves making two incisions in the scrotum. The ends of the vas tube are located and carefully re-joined using magnification and very fine precision stitching.
- Unique to Fertility Solutions all semen analyses are performed by an experienced consultant embryologist. As standard Fertility Solutions will give you a full breakdown of the results of your semen analysis on the same day as your test so you will go home with answers and a plan.
Going the extra mile
We will also discuss sperm storage with all our patients. This is because there is a risk of the join scarring up and blocking. This can occur early (within the first 4 weeks), or months or years later. Sperm storage can be protective against late failure.
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