Your motivation to have a vasectomy reversal maybe for a variety of reasons. For most men it tends to be one of the following:
1. You have found a new partner and there is a desire to have a child with them,
2. You have the same partner but now you have both taken the decision that you would like to have more children,
3. You continue to have pain after your vasectomy. You have decided that the only way to alleviate this is to have your vasectomy reversed.
Of all men who undergo a vasectomy, statistics show that around 6 % will decide to have their vasectomy reversed at some time in their lives.
Many Doctors are able to perform a vasectomy reversal. However, at Moorgate Andrology your vasectomy reversal will be performed only by a GMC Specialist registered Urologist. This is your assurance of being treated by an appropriately trained professional who is performing genital surgery in his /her daily lives. All surgery is carried out in Care Quality Commission registered private hospitals.
If you remember when you had your original vasectomy performed your will remember that the Surgeon told you he would cut the vas deferens. This stopped the sperm entering your ejaculate.
A vasectomy reversal will re-establish this tube once more so that the sperm can once again connect with your ejaculate,
The procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. The most appropriate anaesthetic for you will be discussed with you by the Urologist. All procedures are carried out only in care quality commission registered hospitals. This level of expertise and experience comes at a cost, you should be mindful if you are offered a very cheap vasectomy reversal.
If you are having your procedure under general anaesthetic, you will be advised not to eat or drink anything for six hours prior to the procedure. The anaesthetist will come to see you and discuss your general anaesthetic. He will ensure you are asleep throughout the procedure which will take around two hours, in some cases a little longer.
You should arrange to the some time off work following vasectomy reversal surgery. The amount of time you will need off work will depend on the type of work you carry out. If you have a sedentary job then around one week should suffice in most cases.
Your Urologist will wish to see you for follow up appointments to ensure that the wound is healing well. At around three months, he will order a series of tests to check your sperm count. Depending on the type of procedure performed it can take several months for the sperm to return sufficiently to the ejaculate. In most cases sperm can be detected within the ejaculate at around three months.
If you are considering having a vasectomy reversal then it is paramount that you get the right advice from the start. At Moorgate Andrology this begins with a consultation with a fully qualified Urologist. Of course, you are welcome to bring along your partner too, after all this about both of you.
If you choose to proceed with a vasectomy reversal then our Patient Care team will arrange everything for you and guide you every step of the way, from the first appointment to the last check up.
To arrange an appointment to discuss your vasectomy reversal give us a call or complete the enquiry form.