Did you have a change of mind about your vasectomy and now want to have children? A successful vasectomy reversal procedure can make that a reality. Did you know that a huge proportion of the US male population is hesitant to get vasectomies because it involves several visits to the urologists and high costs?
Well, people can change their minds after getting a vasectomy. You and your partner/spouse may think it’s time to start a family, or maybe you feel that you’re depriving yourself of a good life by not having children.
Although perspectives vary and the reasons behind getting a vasectomy reversal can be many, it is possible to reverse a vasectomy you had a long time ago effectively. This post will answer some important questions about vasectomy reversals.
Why Get a Vasectomy Reversal?
There can be quite a few reasons for reversing a vasectomy. We will go over some of the most common reasons why men reverse their vasectomies to make you more confident in your decision. However, you shouldn’t sign up for a vasectomy reversal before consulting a reputable urologist/ surgeon. The reasons why people reverse their vasectomy include:
· Loss of a Child
Some couples have had the misfortune of losing their children—couples who wish to have a single child go for a vasectomy after healthy childbirth. However, the loss of a child can make couples wish to try again. Fortunately, this is a rare case in the US.
· Change of Heart
Some couples originally decide that they’re not ready to invite children into their lives. That’s why they opt for a vasectomy medical procedure. They can have a healthy sex life with extremely low risks of pregnancy. However, with time, couples can change their mind. That’s when couples opt for a vasectomy reversal.
After remarrying, a husband might wish to have children again to turnover a new stone in life. This is the case for many couples in the US.
· Testicular Pain
Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that some patients can experience sharp scrotum-related pain near their pelvic area after getting a vasectomy. When antibiotics, therapy, and other treatments don’t help to eliminate the pain, urologists have to perform a vasectomy reversal procedure. It’s worth mentioning that persistent pain after the surgery isn’t common and usually occurs due to lack of care.
The patient might not have been careful with their wound. For instance, indulging in strenuous exercises right after the procedure or having sex can break the stitches on the vas deferens leading to internal bleeding and swelling. Furthermore, persistent pain can also occur if the surgeon/urologist you chose was inexperienced in performing such complex procedures.
What Happens During a Vasectomy Reversal?
In a vasectomy reversal surgery, the surgeon will administer general anesthesia similar to most patients upon their discretion. The anesthesia will have a numbing effect on the surgical site while putting you to sleep temporarily. The numbing agent helps prevent any pain and discomfort during the procedure.
Afterward, the procedure begins when the surgeon makes a small incision on your scrotum. It is a small sack-like organ below your penis containing testicles. The tube will be exposed through the incisions, and the surgeon will generate a visual feed to gain a good view of the tube.
The surgeon will separate the vas deferens, i.e., the tube that carries sperm, from surrounding tissues to operate on it. Then, your surgeon will incise the tube and collect a small amount of semen from it to analyze it for sperms. Depending on the analysis results, the surgeon will proceed with one of the two microsurgery methods, including vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy.
If the vas deferens contain healthy sperm with semen fluid, the surgeon will reattach the tied and severed ends of the tube. This should allow for a healthy passage of sperm to travel towards the penis. If the semen doesn’t have any sperm or healthy sperm inside the severed vas deferens upon analysis, the surgeon might attach the vas deferens directly to the testicles’ tissues (i.e., sperm-producing organs).
Change of Mind About Your Vasectomy: Conclusion
Before you’re ready to sign up for a vasectomy reversal, make sure you’re in contact with the right urological expert. Sometimes, going to the wrong surgeon or urologist can increase procedure costs and complications. A Vasectomy Reversal NYC, Dr. Yaniv Larish MD offers expert urological healthcare services, including vasectomies and reversal procedures.
Dr. Larish possesses unique knowledge and an expert set of surgical skills to operate on different types of patients. He has successfully helped many couples conceive via vasectomy reversals. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
Yaniv Larish, MD
4 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021