Dr. Yaniv Larish specializes in micro-surgery to reverse vasectomies.

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Dr. Larish is at the forefront of new technology to improve success rates and has a greater than 90% record! (Measured by success in achieving pregnancy after surgery, not just laboratory sperm samples.)

Dr. Larish is a nationally renowned expert in micro-surgery, generalized male infertility and one of top vasectomy reversal micro-surgeons in Manhattan. He performs vasectomy reversals many times per week giving him advanced experience under all circumstances. He is one of the few fellowship trained micro-surgeons practicing in Manhattan.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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