Can You Reverse a Vasectomy?

Is it possible to reverse a vasectomy? Vasectomies were once a very controversial procedure, as many believed it had many risks. However, over the years, not only has the procedure become much safer, but it has also become significantly more effective at reducing the possibility of a couple conceiving.

Reverse a Vasectomy Info

With how the procedure is performed, the chances of people conceiving become almost impossible. While there are instances of an individual possibly impregnating their partner despite the procedure, that will usually happen due to the surgeon’s mistake.

However, that is not to say that a vasectomy is not reversible. It is more than possible to reverse a vasectomy, especially if you have the right microsurgeon to perform the procedure. Here is a more detailed look at if you can reverse a vasectomy.

Process of Reversing a Vasectomy

The process of reversing a vasectomy is the exact opposite of a vasectomy. A surgeon will access your vas deferens and reconnect to allow the sperm to travel to the semen, allowing it to be part of the ejaculate.

The vas deferens connect to a small sack behind the testes called the epididymis, where the body stores the sperm. When the body is about to ejaculate, the epididymis will send sperm to mix with the semen, allowing it to be part of the ejaculate.

The vasectomy will sever this connection, meaning only semen will be part of the ejaculate. On the contrary, reversing a vasectomy means connecting both of these organs again.

While this procedure may seem simple initially, it can be difficult and requires a surgeon. Without a surgeon with unique experience and training with these types of operations, the risks of possible side effects can rise exponentially.

The surgeon will add micro stitches to the vas deferens after connecting them. Although, first, the surgeon will have to check if the individual has healthy sperm. If they do, then they can move forward with the operation.

Who Should Get a Vasectomy Reversal?

Suppose you have recently changed your mind about starting a family or having kids. Vasectomies can often be a final solution for birth control, but people can have a change of heart about wanting kids. They might have lost their child in an accident or want to try again.

Can you Reverse a Vasectomy?

In some cases, there is also the possibility of a person feeling an ache because of a bad surgery. Sometimes a vasectomy does not go according to plan, leading to people wanting to get a vasectomy reversal to help with the pain.

Side Effects of a Vasectomy Reversal

There can be possible side effects to getting a vasectomy reversal. Although rare, it is important to talk about the side effects that could result from a vasectomy reversal since you should know the best course of action to take if you see any symptoms.


It is likely with almost every operation, and the best course of action after it is to get the necessary antibiotics to treat it.

Bleeding in the Scrotum

It is usually the result of a patient needing to follow through on the recommended aftercare. You should visit your urologist immediately and follow their instructions after surgery.

Can You Reverse a Vasectomy? Conclusion

If you’re looking for an excellent surgeon to reverse a vasectomy, consider going to Dr. Yaniv Larish, who has helped many men reverse their vasectomy. With state of the art technology and years of experience in the field, he has everything necessary to perform a successful procedure. 

Schedule a consultation today.

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

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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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