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Vasectomy Reversal Overview

Benefits:

  • Ability to initiate a natural pregnancy
  • Achieve pregnancy without artificial assistance
  • Avoid expensive alternative reproductive techniques
  • Allows family expansion

Candidates:

  • vasectomy within the last 20 years
  • wish to re-establish fertility
  • little elapsed time since vasectomy
  • young maternal age
  • female infertility absent
  • sperm granuloma” is present
  • overall good health

Surgery:

  • Vasovasostomy (VV)
  • Epididymovasovastomy (EV)
  • Require specialized microsurgical skills
  • Are preformed based on patients needs

Surgery Timeline:

  • Pre-Surgery appointment- physical examination and surgery details
  • Vasectomy Reversal Surgery- 3 to 4 hours
  • 3-4 hours after surgery- return home
  • 3-5 days after surgery- return to work
  • 14 days after surgery- resume normal activities

Recovery:

  • Day of the Procedure: return home
  • Three Days after Surgery: resume normal non-strenuous activities
  • One Week after Surgery: return to work
  • Ten Days after Surgery: assess your healing
  • Two Weeks after Surgery: resume normal strenuous activities
  • Six to Eight Weeks after Surgery: determine successful procedure
  • Four to Six Months after Surgery: monitor your recovery

Results:

  • Vasovasostomy patients enjoy a 95% patency rate, and a 75% pregnancy rate.
  • Epididymovasostomy patients have a 65% patency rate, and a 50% pregnancy rate.

Side Effects:

  • bleeding below the skin’s surface (hematoma)
  • infection
  • fatigue after surgery
  • swelling after surgery
  • excessive pain after surgery

Alternatives:

Assisted reproductive technique (ART)

  • intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF)

AND

Sperm retrieval technique

  • microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA)
  • testicular sperm extraction (TESE).

Cost:

  • Microsurgical Vasovasostomy Surgical Fee: $3,850
  • Epididymovasostomy: $4,400
  • Hospital Operating Room Fee: $3,675
  • Anesthesia Fee: $1,200
  • Sperm Cryopreservation Fee: $850, plus $200 per year
  • Late Cancellation Fee (less than 2 weeks before surgery): $2,200

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