Can You Try Vasectomy Reversal More Than Once?

For some men, vasectomy reversal does not work. There are various reasons why this could happen. For example, it may occur because of a mistake during the procedure and a blockage occurring to prevent the flow of sperm through the vas to be added to semen. It could fail to occur because of a lack of sperm, too.

In some situations, it can be worth trying a second time to have a vasectomy reversal. However, whether or not it is wise to do so depends on what happened in the first procedure as well as what your doctor feels is likely to work.

When Should You Consider a Second Vasectomy Reversal?

If vasectomy reversal fails, your doctor likely will take several steps to learn why this occurred. First, it can take months, even up to 15 months, for men to see a steady rise in their sperm count. It may seem as though the procedure did not work during this time, but it just takes that long for your body to begin production again at a high enough level. If your doctor has not said the procedure failed and it is within that timeframe, it may be best to wait a bit longer.
Your doctor will need to determine why the procedure failed. This may not always be easier to determine. However, unless there is a specific reason why you should not try to have a second vasectomy reversal, you should consider it. That’s because the rate of success for a secondary vasectomy reversal are about the same as those of a first procedure. In other words, you may be able to see success in a second opportunity.

Could It Be Right for You?

If you have put off having a vasectomy reversal or a secondary procedure because you are unsure of how it could help you, take the step to do so now. You may find that this could be the ideal opportunity for you. For many men, it is very important to take this step. However, to find out what the potential benefits are, you will need to have a consultation with an urologist. The good news is we can help you.

Call our offices today at 646-862-5500 to schedule a consultation with the best urologist in New York to learn more about your options and the likelihood of your potential success.

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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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