Are You Too Old for Vasectomy Reversal?

You are older, but in a new relationship. On the other hand, you and your partner have decided that having another baby would be a good addition to your life now, even though you made the decision long ago not to have any more children. No matter why you took the step to have a vasectomy or why you hope vasectomy reversal is an option for you, it’s always best to meet with a doctor to discuss the unique circumstances in your case. The good news is, your age may not matter as much as you think.

Will You Be Able to Have Children?

vasectomy reversalMen continue to produce sperm for many years after most women stop producing eggs. Most women see a drop in fertility while in their mid-30s and a significant drop happens around age 37. If you are around this age as well, it is likely the procedure can help you. Men that are in their 60s and 70s may still be able to find success after a vasectomy reversal.

In fact, if you have a vasectomy reversal and your partner is under the age of 40, it is more likely that she should seek out fertility treatments. This is because most men do see a successful return of sperm within 12 months to 18 months after having a vasectomy reversal.

Will It Always Work?

Vasectomy reversal success is not necessarily successful in all cases. Many factors can contribute to the limited success of this procedure. For example, if too much of the vas, the pathway by which sperm travels to enter into semen is removed during the vasectomy, it may be limitedly successful. On the other hand, you may have a significant amount of scar tissue that is limiting the doctor’s ability to reattach the vas pieces to each other.
Vasectomy-reversal-surgeon-nyc-right-column-01.jpgWhen it comes down to it, age
is not the only factor to determine if vasectomy reversal will work for you. Every situation is very different. It is best to talk to your doctor about your options and learn more about your overall health. You will know more about the likelihood of this procedures success in your case if you schedule a consultation with an urologist.

You can call our offices today and schedule a consultation with the best urologist in New York to get the process of learning more underway. Call 646-862-5500 to get started.

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Yaniv Larish, MD

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New York, NY 10021

(646) 862-5500

What is Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy surgery entails cutting the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate in order to produce long term sterility. (click to enlarge)

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Vasectomy reversal micro-surgery entails reconnecting the two ends of the vas deferens utilizing a surgical microscope, micro-instruments and micro-sutures in order to allow the sperm to enter the ejaculate and regain fertility after vasectomy surgery.

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