While vasectomies and vasectomy reversal surgeries make many men nervous, the truth is that they are safe and effective procedures.
At the time maybe it felt like the right decision. You didn’t know if you wanted any more children, and in fact maybe you thought for sure you wouldn’t so you had a vasectomy. A lot may have changed since then. Maybe you have a new wife after a divorce or maybe other life events made you realize your family just isn’t complete yet. The good news is that when you make that decision we offer vasectomy reversal services to help you get back in the saddle again.
Just What Is a Vasectomy Reversal ?
A vasectomy reversal in most cases is a relatively simple procedure. The far majority of the time this is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to go home the same day the surgery is performed.
When you had the original vasectomy the pathway for the sperm to reach the semen was cut. Imagine a bridge being washed out by a river so cars on one side can’t get to the other, and it’s the same basic concept. Having the procedure reversed is like having a new bridge put up where the old one “washed out.”
What You Can Expect from the Procedure
The entire surgery will generally be done in the office. Some type of anesthesia will be used, and depending on the preference of our professionals in judging your situation you might be awake during the procedure, but you won’t be in any pain. The reversal itself can take anywhere from two to four hours and we’ll have you rest and recover for a bit under our supervision to make sure everything post op goes smoothly before you can go home that day.
There will be mild to moderate levels of pain, discomfort, and swelling over the next two to three weeks, with the worst being in the days right after. Within about two or three weeks most people will recover completely and be able to get back to the full range of normal activities, including sexual activity.
Is the Reversal Procedure Effective ?
This question is harder because it can vary based on the person, the patient’s age, and how long ago the vasectomy was. If you’re young to middle aged and the vasectomy was within the last three years there’s an exceptional chance you will be fully fertile again in a very short time.
If you are older and the vasectomy was more than a decade ago, there will be more obstacles to getting back to being able to have children naturally. This doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but if that’s the situation you find yourself in then it is very important to talk with one of our specialists and we can see what treatments might realistically be best for you.
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Our medical professionals not only have the training, but we have the experience you want us to have so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. So contact us today to learn more!