Questions and answers

Is a reverse vasectomy painful?

Is a reverse vasectomy painful?

About 50 out of 100 men say the pain after the reversal is like after their vasectomy. Another 25 out of 100 say the pain is less than after the vasectomy, and 25 out of 100 say it’s greater. Pain bad enough to need medications rarely lasts longer than a few days to a week.

How long does a vasectomy reversal procedure take?

How long does the vasectomy reversal surgery take? Vasovasostomy or epididymovasostomy usually takes approximately 2.5 – 4 hours, although it can be significantly longer in certain cases.

How is a vasovasostomy done?

In the procedure, the vas deferens is cut and occluded. A vasectomy reversal is called a vasovasostomy. With this procedure, a small incision is made in the scrotum to allow the surgeon to find the vas deferens and identify the blocked area or the site of the vasectomy.

What are the chances of reversing a vasectomy?

“Success rates depend primarily on the time since vasectomy.” Success rates can be as high as 95 percent if the vasectomy was done within the last 10 years. They start to decline when a man has had his vasectomy 15 years ago.

Does insurance cover a reverse vasectomy?

For most men, a vasectomy reversal is usually not covered by most insurance plans. Insurance companies think it is not a medically necessary procedure. They do not want to pay for correcting a decision that men now regret.

Can I get pregnant if husband had a vasectomy?

Likelihood of pregnancy after a vasectomy The likelihood of getting pregnant after a vasectomy is almost zero when couples wait at least 3 months following the procedure to have sex without birth control. After a vasectomy, a doctor will test the semen to assess whether there are sperm present.

How hard is it to reverse a vasectomy?

Vasectomy reversal is more difficult than a vasectomy and should be done using microsurgery, in which a surgeon uses a powerful surgical microscope to magnify the vas deferens as much as 40 times its size. This type of surgery requires specialized skills and expertise.

What is the average cost of a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy reversal that requires the most common techniques to be performed is also referred to as a vasovasostomy, and the cost will usually range from six thousand to eight thousand dollars.

Who is the best Vasectomy Doctor?

In general a urologist will be the best doctor to do a vasectomy. Why, because a urologist is THE physician and specialty surgeon who has specifically studied and received operative training for the various contents of the scrotum as a requirement for his credentials.

How is a vasectomy reversal performed?

Vasectomy is reversed during a 2 to 3 hour surgery through a single, small incision in the center of the scrotum. The vasectomy reversal procedure is performed by Dr. Monteith using eye loupe magnification with 9-0 microscopic sutures.

Can a vesectomy be reversed?

Vasectomy reversals are performed in a hospital or clinic. You’ll be given anesthesia so you’re not awake and don’t feel anything during the procedure. It usually takes about 2 to 4 hours, and you usually go home the same day. Recovery takes about 2 weeks. Vasectomies can be reversed a number of times.