Vasectomy reversal can restore your ability to have children naturally with your spouse.
If you are considering this procedure, it’s important to discuss
your options with your vasectomy reversal surgeon to ensure you understand
the type of procedure that is best for you, as well as what to expect
after your vasectomy has been reversed.
Which procedure is best for me?
There are two
types of vasectomy reversals performed today: the vaso-vasostomy and the vaso-epididymostomy. While
the first type of procedure is more common, your condition may necessitate
the second procedure if there is an obstruction in or damage to the vas
deferens or epididymis. Thus, the type of vasectomy reversal that is best
for you is based on your personal condition; your surgeon will explain
why the procedure he recommends is the best solution for you.
How long will recovery take?
Vasectomy reversals are outpatient procedures, meaning you can return home
immediately after the surgery. In most cases, recovery takes approximately
three to four weeks from the day of your surgery to the complete return
to your normal schedule; however, you’ll be able to return to most
normal activities after four to five days, and will only need to restrict
heavy lifting or physical exertion for up to four weeks.
How soon can we conceive?
Most couples who successfully conceive following vasectomy reversal achieve
pregnancy within one year. However, it can take longer than a year for
your fertility to be restored. Vasectomy reversals result in successful
conception in 40-75% of cases; if you are concerned about the potential
for infertility after the procedure, talk to your surgeon about further
steps you can take.
Dr. Joshua Green specializes in vasectomy reversal and infertility procedures
in Sarasota at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal and Male Infertility.
If you would like to learn more about vasectomy reversals, Dr. Green can
evaluate your condition and offer the best solution to help you grow your
family once more. Please stop by our website or call us today at (941)
961-4581 for more information about
reversing a vasectomy and what to expect.