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Why do I see so many vasectomy reversal billboards?

Why do I see so many vasectomy reversal billboards?

Vas reversal: Most insurance doesn't pay so docs charge cash ! cash is king...Means more $$$....Means it can pay to advertise.... ...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


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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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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 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 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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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

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How do you find the best vasectomy reversal doctors?

Vasectomy reversal: While some may say fellowship training is important, my only requirement is the answer to this simple question....How many did you do last month ? Even some fellowship trained guys do less than one per month....If a guy is doing this type of procedure weekly that is a good sign and i bet he knows his/her own stats instead of giving you average numbers.... ...Read more

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Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Fertility rates in men who have had a vasectomy reversal?

Time since vasectomy: The time since vasectomy is critical. Both tubal patency (open) and fertility decrease with time since the vasectomy. If you have had 10 yrs since vas then success is likely less than 30%. Also remember that the female partner age is also important, perhaps more so. If there is no or poor quality sperm, then ivf/icsi is possible. We virtually always get sperm with aspiration for icsi. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the name of the vasectomy reversal procedure called?

What is the name of the vasectomy reversal procedure called?

Vasovasostomy: Reuniting the cut ends of the vas is known as vasovasostomy. This is a fertility procedure that is rarely covered by insurance in the United States. ...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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Will insurance cover a vasectomy reversal?

Will insurance cover a vasectomy reversal?

May be & mat not...: Of course, that depends on the specific policy of a health insurance; so, check yours out. Usually, health insurance would not cover vasectomy reversal; that is why I told my patients to consider vasectomy as a permanent procedures with a high cost to reverse with a price tag up to 10-20 thousands US dollars depending where and who the procedure is done. ...Read more

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What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

What are the success rates for vasectomy reversal?

Excellent: Excellent in the right hands. The expertise of the surgeon is a very important determinant of the ultimate success. Time out from the vasectomy is also important but there is no strict cut-off - the "10 year mark" is a fallacy - just not true. So, find a Urological Surgeon like my self who specializes in Vasectomy Reversal (microsurgical). My practice at Boston Medical Center keeps costs low. ...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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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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Please help, how much on average does a vasectomy reversal cost?

Vasovasostomy: Rarely, if ever, covered by insurance. Usually a minimum of $5, 000 and upward. Only a 50% success rate even in the best of hands. ...Read more

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How effective can a vasectomy reversal be 10 years after a vasectomy?

VERY effective!: We recently reported a study of our "older" vasectomy reversals, defined as vasectomies >15 years old. Impressive results. See the link: http://abclocal.Go.Com/kgo/story?Section=news/health&id=8740026. ...Read more

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Vasectomy Reversal (Definition)

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 ...Read more