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Vasectomy Reversal Surgery Recovery

vasectomy-reversal-surgery-recovery-01After thinking for long, you have finally decided to get a vasectomy reversal surgery. You are going to book appointments and do preparations for the surgery. But before you go ahead, you must know what recovery steps are and how long will it take. It will help you plan your days accordingly, and you will know when you will get back to the normal routine after the surgery. Here is everything you need to know about the Vasectomy Reversal Surgery Recovery.

How Long Does Vasectomy Reversal Surgery Recovery Take?

Vasectomy reversal recovery can take anywhere between five and fourteen days. The recovery time varies from person to person. The recovery time also depends upon whether you have vasovasostomy or Vasoepididymostomy as the reversal procedure. Vasoepididymostomy takes longer to recover from.

Your sperm flow will not be restored immediately after your recovery. It usually takes four to six months for the sperm to start flowing in your semen. In case of Vasoepididymostomy, it can take between six to twelve months or even longer. Your doctor will examine your semen fluid samples every month. This way, you and your partner will know the correct time to start trying for the pregnancy.

What Happens Right After the Surgery?

rest-after-vas-rev-surgery-tips-03Your doctor will cover the incisions with bandages after the surgery. The stitches usually dissolve between seven to ten days. But you must ask your doctor when you can remove the bandages. For the next 24 hours, you should apply an ice pack to relieve yourself from the pain and swelling.

It is normal to feel a bruised and swollen groin for the next three days. Keep applying the ice pack on the groin.  It will take as long as one to two weeks for the swelling to finish.

What to do During the Recovery?

For the next 24 hours after the surgery, lie down as much as you can. Rest well for the next five days. Getting enough sleep will help in quick recovery. You must not lift heavy objects and do any physical activity that requires strain for one or two weeks. This includes lifting a child, heavy grocery bags, milk containers, heavy briefcase or, etc.

Avoid jogging, biking, or aerobic exercise. Do take a walk for the next seven days after the surgery. Walking helps to boost your blow flow and avoid your chances of getting constipation. Walk a little bit more than the previous day.

male-tubal-reversal-post-op-info-top-nyc-urologist-02You should not have sex at least for three weeks after the surgery or till your doctor gives you a clear call. Wear an athletic support undergarment following the seven days. It will provide support and help keep your bandages at the place.

If you are on medications, then discuss with your doctor. You must avoid taking blood-thinners such as aspirin. Taking blood thinning medication can cause bleeding after the surgery. Take medicines according to your doctor’s instructions. Do not self medicate if the pain is severe. Ask your doctor for the best options for pain relief.

If your doctor prescribes you antibiotics, then take them as the doctor has directed. Do not stop taking the antibiotics if you feel better. It is important to complete the course, or you have chances of developing infections.

You will be able to get back to work probably within a week depending upon your recovery time and work type. If your work involves heavy lifting or strenuous activities, then wait for two weeks to get back to work.

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Now that you are well aware of the recovery of a typical vasectomy reversal surgery, it’s time to book an appointment. Call Dr. Yaniv Larish today for a no cost consultation. We will help you get a successful vasectomy reversal and a quick recovery.

Yaniv Larish, MD
4 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
(646) 862-5500

Vasectomy Reversal NYC

Who Can Get a Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy ReversalA vasectomy is a form of male sterilization that prevents sperm from the testes from reaching the semen which is ejaculated. To do this, a surgical procedure is performed to cut or block the tubes (vans deferens) that carry the sperm from the testes to the penis. Usually, a vasectomy is considered a permanent procedure, however, it is possible to have it reversed if you change your mind about becoming a father in the future. Read on to learn more about who is eligible for a vasectomy reversal.

You Want to Father a Child:

Vasectomy ReversalWhether you’ve decided that your family has got room for one more or have changed your mind regarding parenthood, there are many personal reasons for deciding to undergo a vasectomy reversal. In most cases, men who undergo this procedure do so because they want to become fertile again.

Health Problems Caused by the Vasectomy:

In some cases, your vasectomy procedure may have left you with health problems, pain, or discomfort. Although most men are able to return to normal within a few weeks of the surgery, some will continue to experience adverse side effects long after the average recovery period is up. If you have symptoms such as pain in your groin, bruising, swelling, or pain during sexual intercourse, you should consult with your doctor immediately. It may also be wise to get a second opinion from an experienced urologist.

What You Need for a Successful Vasectomy:

Vasectomy ReversalWhilst the option is available, it’s not always possible for every man to successfully reverse a vasectomy procedure. There are several factors that can affect your success rate, including the amount of time passed since the vasectomy, the amount of healthy vans deferens remaining after the procedure, and the presence of sperm. In some cases, men who have had a vasectomy may experience a ‘blow out’, which occurs when the epididymis tube ruptures due to fluid build-up in the tubes below the vasectomy. Alternative options may be available for you if this is the case.

Statistically, 95% percent of men who have had a vasectomy will be able to have the procedure successfully reversed. Whether you’ve changed your mind about fathering a child or are experiencing problems related to your vasectomy, we can help you decide if the reversal procedure is the best choice for you.

Get in touch today to book your consultation with one of NYC’s best urologists specializing in vasectomy reversal.

Call our offices today at (646) 862-5500 to discuss your specific case. You’ll work with the best urologist in New York to determine what is best for your needs

What to Expect Before a Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal A vasectomy reversal allows a man to father a child after a vasectomy procedure has been carried out. It is a fairly minor procedure with a short recovery time of around one week. During the procedure, the surgeon makes two small incisions on each side of the scrotum, before joining the two ends of the vas deferens tube, allowing sperm to move through this tube to the penis once again. If you have previously undergone a vasectomy but have changed your mind about having children, a vasectomy reversal will be necessary. Here’s what to expect before the procedure:

Preparing Yourself for Surgery:

Vasectomy ReversalIn the weeks leading up to your vasectomy reversal, it’s important to ensure that you’re fully prepared for the operation. Make sure that you have covered all your concerns during a consultation with your doctor, including exactly what surgery is planned, the benefits, risks, and potential alternative options. Inform your doctor of all medicines that you take, both prescription and natural/herbal remedies. You will be given specific instructions if it’s necessary to stop taking any medications before surgery. You must follow these instructions exactly.

On the Day:

You will have been given instructions on when to stop eating and drinking before your procedure; make sure that you follow these, or you will run the risk of the surgery being cancelled. Do not take a bath or shower before coming in for surgery, and save applying lotions, deodorants, or cologne for later. Remove any jewelry and piercings and take out your contact lenses if you wear them. Unless you are instructed otherwise, you should shave your pubic area before surgery.

Preparing to Go Home:

Vasectomy ReversalIt’s a wise idea to have some arrangements in place for getting home before you go in for surgery. It is not advisable to drive yourself home after surgery, even if you are given some time to recover before being discharged. The effects of pain medication and anesthesia can make it unsafe to drive for at least a couple of days following the procedure. Your doctor will give you more specific details on how long you can expect before you get back to normal.

What Should You Bring?

You should bring a picture ID, such as a driving license or passport to the hospital with you on the day of your procedure. You should also have comfortable loose-fitting clothing such as tracksuit bottoms for your journey home.
Get in touch today to discuss your vasectomy reversal options with a respected NYC doctor.

Call our offices today at (646) 862-5500 to discuss your specific case. You’ll work with the best urologist in New York to determine what is best for your needs

What can I expect after Vasectomy Reversal Surgery?

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If you are planning a vasectomy reversal surgery, you are also probably wondering about the recovery process. One of the first items on many patients’ minds is what the pain will be like. Let’s take a quick look at what you can expect.

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Due to our careful and meticulous micro-surgery, pain following the surgery is greatly minimized. While we cannot guarantee anything, and what you experience will depend on you, and your exact procedure, most of our patients can expect for the discomfort to be very mild. Often patients describe it as a sensation of “fullness.”

BestVascetomyReversalDoctorNYC3When Can You Resume Normal Activities After a Vasectomy Reversal?

Initially, you will want to stay home and recover for at least 2-3 days. By resting after the surgery, you will increase your overall speed of recovery, reduce discomfort, and minimize swelling. We also advise all patients to avoid heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks. Doctor Larish will carefully go over your vasectomy reversal recovery plan and discuss what is appropriate for your unique circumstances.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best Vasectomy Reversal team in NYC. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about recovery after vasectomy reversal.


Yaniv Larish, MD

4 East 76th Street
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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