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Dr. Lane Childs
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Vasectomy Reversal (Overview)

A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically open the passageway again.


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Is a vasectomy reversal safe?

Is a vasectomy reversal safe?

Vasectomy reversal: While it's not always successful, it's usually safe when done by an experienced surgeon. Risks inherent to the procedure are similar to the original surgery, and include bleeding, infection, pain, and hydrocele. ...Read more

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Dr. Lane Childs
31 doctors shared insights

Vasectomy Reversal (Overview)

A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically open the passageway again.


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How does a vasectomy reversal work?

How does a vasectomy reversal work?

Vas reversal: The vas is a pipe/tube that gets sperm from the testes....It is cut and blocked during a vasectomy....Vas reversal just puts it back together...Micro surgery involved due to small tube. ...Read more

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What are vasectomy reversal options?

Vasovasostomy: Reversal of vasectomy is seldom covered by insurance. It has variable success rates depending on length of time since vasectomy, technique of vasectomy and most importantly the experience of the urologist with the procedure. The best success rate (as measured by successful conception) under ideal circumstances is generally 50%. ...Read more

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What is the expected success rate of a vasectomy reversal?

Vasectomy revearsals: The success rate for vasectomy revearsals decreases as the time from the original vasectomy increases. Generally, the success rate is 90% one year after a vasectomy, but it declines by 10% per year thereafter. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubbys who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Here are ...: If fertility to conceive is intended and welcome, do semen analysis as needed. If not an option to conceive, also check semen once to make sure of if any sperm is present in semen so to determine if his vasectomy reversal was a success. Then, you have choices to your family planning. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a vasectomy reversal fail after 2 years?

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Depend...: What to do after failed vasectomy reversal depends on what you plan for your family. If deciding not to conceive, do nothing but still welcome to get semen exam so to confirm he is sperm-free in semen. If wanting more pregnancy, consider redoing vasectomy reversal or ... by experienced hands. If just wanting more children but not really caring for your own or not, consider adoption. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vasectomy reversal?

Allow Sperm Passage: A vasectomy can be performed to block the passage of sperm so that during evaluation fluid is released but no sperm. Thus it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is surgically performed and fairly common and successful. If a man later decides he wants to have children, he has 2 choice. Surgically remove sperm or try to surgically open the passageway again. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the success rate of a vasectomy reversal?

About...: It's about 30-65%, depending upon the duration after vasectomy and surgeon's skill / experience, generally speaking, it would not be as high as quoted in literature. Surgical success denotes the presence of sperms after vasectomy reversal, not conception rate. ...Read more

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Can some tell me the cost of haveing vasectomy reversal please ?

Urologist: Talk to your urologist. It varies with procedure and region of the country. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a child after vasectomy reversal?

What are the chances of having a child after vasectomy reversal?

Depends: The length of time elapsed after the vasectomy plays a large role in return to sperm after vas reversal. If >10yrs, there is a low chance of sperm presence in reversed tubes. Also, skill of the practitioner plays a large role in the success of the tubes staying open after the procedure ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Vasectomy (Definition)

Tubes on both sides from testicle to prostate that carry sperm made by testicles are brought out through a small skin puncture in the scrotum and either cut, tied, burned or clamped. Simple procedure, cost effective and usually with minimal side effects. Low failure rate. Clinic procedure, done in office with local anesthetic to skin. Minimal down time. A very ...Read more