Recovery After Vasectomy Reversal

Recovery After Vasectomy Reversal 

 Although most men realize that a vasectomy is a permanent form of contraception, or birth control, on occasion a vasectomy reversalman may decide to have a vasectomy reversal. Many men who decide to undergo vasectomy reversal have questions about the postoperative period, including the length of time is may take for the couple to achieve pregnancy.

Current research shows that, even with a successful reversal, it may take three months or more to achieve pregnancy. As many as 75 percent of all patients with vasectomy reversals will experience natural conception, and over fifty percent of this group will be able to experience natural pregnancy within two years after a vasectomy reversal.

Vasovasotomy vs. Vasoedpididymostomy

Conception is dependent upon several factors, which include the type of procedure that was performed to reverse the vasectomy. The vasoepididymostomy is a more complex procedure when compared to the vasovasostomy, and it is usually performed because the portion of the vas deferens that makes up the coiled epididymis is blocked. This portion of the vas deferens is closer to the testicle and tends to result in more problems with sperm motility. After ten years, pressure in the vas deferens may result in a rupture or blockage of the epididymis, making reconstruction more difficult.

Maternal and Paternal Age 

vasectomy reversalIt’s important to consider all factors that contribute to fertility, when considering a vasectomy reversal. Because hormone levels and ovulation cycles are increasingly difficult to predict when a woman is older than thirty-five years of age, conception may be more difficult after this time. In men over fifty, the quality and quantity of sperm may be diminished. Both of these factors can cause delays in conception. It’s important to discuss these factors with your urologist when you are considering a vasectomy reversal procedure. Dr. Larish, the best vasectomy reversal doctor in New York, can assist you with determination of your best option for conception.

Many men may decide to reverse a vasectomy, for any number of reasons, and many factors will contribute to the success of this procedure. If you are considering a reversal of your vasectomy in order to regain your fertility and conceive a child, then you should consult a urologist who specializes in vasectomies and reversal of vasectomies.

Dr. Larish is the best vasectomy doctor in New York. Call today at 646-862-5500 to schedule your consultation for vasectomy reversal with Dr. Larish.

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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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