Vasectomy Reversal Procedure in San Antonio, TX
What is a Vasectomy Reversal?
A reversal vasectomy, also known as Vasovasostomy, is generally considered when there has been the loss of a child, a remarriage, and a change in financial conditions or in certain situations, to treat testicular pain.
It is a microsurgical procedure that is complicated and doesn’t always restore fertility. Like a vasectomy, it is a procedure that should be thoroughly considered before having it done. Vasectomy reversal is usually an outpatient procedure (without an overnight stay in the hospital). Spinal or general anesthesia is commonly used to ensure that you stay completely still during the surgery.
Vasectomy reversals can be attempted even if a long time has passed since the original vasectomy was performed. However, only about one-half of the procedures are successful. A discussion with your doctor is just to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
How effective is a Vasectomy Reversal?
Vasectomy reversals are successful a majority of the time. However, the amount of time that has passed since the vasectomy has a major impact on how effective the reversal is.
If the reversal is done within ten years of the vasectomy, it usually results in overall pregnancy rates of greater than 50 percent. If the procedure is done within three years of the vasectomy, the chances of conception are even greater.
Before considering a vasectomy reversal, it’s important to know the risks associated with the reversal of the procedure.
Are there any risks associated with a Vasectomy Reversal?
Almost all vasectomies can be reversed without complications. However, there are some things to keep in mind when considering a vasectomy reversal. Some risks of the procedure include:
- Bleeding in the Scrotum: The procedure can cause a collection of blood in the scrotum. To ensure this doesn’t happen, follow the doctor’s instructions to rest after surgery.
- Infection at the Surgery Site: Though uncommon, infection at the surgery site is a risk everyone takes when getting surgery.
- Chronic Pain: Not many men experience pain in the testicle area after a vasectomy reversal, but it’s possible.
- Sperm Granuloma: Sperm can link into the scrotum, causing an inflamed mass called a sperm granuloma. This is usually a sign that the reversal wasn’t successful.
Vasectomy Reversal in San Antonio
Surgery typically takes between 3 to 4 hours and can take one to two weeks for complete recovery. If you have any questions about a vasectomy reversal or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vick, give his office a call at (210) 616-0410 or schedule an appointment online using the secure form.