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Every year, many men undergo vasectomy surgery to prevent them from fathering children in the future. However, what happens if a man has a vasectomy but wants to undo the procedure later?
Luckily, a vasectomy is not necessarily permanent. While success is not guaranteed, a man wishing for the chance to get his partner pregnant and father a child can undergo vasectomy reversal surgery. Reproductive Fertility Center in Los Angeles has been supporting male’s who have a change of heart and look to have a baby.
Vasectomy Reversal is a relatively minor procedure that occurs near the scrotum. The entire process is relatively quick with a fast recovery time. Below is a detailed breakdown of the steps you could expect from a vasectomy reversal.
You will first schedule a consultation at Reproductive Fertility Center. At the consultation, you will discuss the specifics of your situation with Dr. Saadat, including when your vasectomy was performed and any other relevant information about you to determine if this is a good option for you.
You will be given local or general anesthesia in preparation for your vasectomy reversal. In a vasectomy, the vas deferens (the tube that carries the sperm from your testicle into the semen) is severed. With vasectomy reversal surgery, the vas deferens is reconnected.
During vasectomy reversal surgery, a small incision is made in your scrotum. The reconnection is made in one of two ways (vasovasostomy or vasoepididymostomy), depending on whether sperm are found in the fluid taken from the vas deferens during your previous appointment.
With a vasovasostomy, the severed ends of the vas deferens are sewn back together. And with a vasoepididymostomy, the vas deferens are attached directly to the epididymis in the testicle, where the sperm is held.
A vasectomy reversal generally comes with a change of heart from someone who had a procedure to no longer can have children. There are a few common reasons why men most commonly get a vasectomy reversal:
Change of Heart
Many couples think that they do not want to have children or that they do not want more children than they already have. In these cases, the man may choose to have a vasectomy. However, the couple’s initial decision may change over time, and they want to either have their first child or another child.
After a separation (divorce or breakup) or the passing of a female partner, a man who has had a vasectomy in the past may meet a new partner, and they decide that they would like to have a biological child.
Pain After Vasectomy
While it is very rare, some men suffer from a condition called chronic scrotal pain after a vasectomy, causing there to be a need to reverse the initial procedure. Most men experience little to no discomfort after surgery.
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Yes. While a vasectomy is permanent if a man chooses for it to be so, a vasectomy may be undone with vasectomy reversal surgery.
No. There is always a chance that the vasectomy reversal surgery does not work. There is also no guarantee that a couple wishing to become pregnant will do so, even if the vasectomy reversal procedure is successful; there are always many factors when it comes to fertility and becoming pregnant. If a vasectomy reversal is successful, but you and your partner are struggling to become pregnant, we offer many infertility services, including testicular sperm extraction, to help you on your path to parenthood.
If a vasectomy reversal is unsuccessful the first time, a man can absolutely choose to try again. However, it is important to note that the percentage of success decreases after the first vasectomy reversal attempt.
It is recommended that you wait two to three weeks before ejaculating. However, Dr. Saadat will give you a specific timeframe at your consultation and after your procedure.
It can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months or even longer for sperm to return.
Though rare, there are always risks that accompany any surgery. For a vasectomy reversal, the risks include:
On average, vasectomy reversal costs on average around $10,000. Vasectomy reversal cost varies with each individual patient and is dependent on different factors, including whether a vasovasostomy or vasoepididymostomy is used. At your consultation with Dr. Saadat, you will be given a cost estimate.
To better service our patients, we have several locations in West Hollywood, Riverside, and Glendora. We also offer private transportation arrangements to in-home care, and nearly everything in-between. Concierge Services will take care of many of the details for you.