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Micro-Surgical Vasectomy Reversal

At the LUA, it is possible to receive specialist private treatment to reverse a previous vasectomy. There are various reasons to undergo a vasectomy reversal surgery and these can include a change of heart, a new relationship or the desire to have another child after a loss. While successful vasectomy reversals can restore your fertility, some reversals procedures might not be successful due to various factors like excessive scarring, age or other health issues. However, get in touch with the LUA today to book a consultation for a private vasectomy reversal and discuss your options with our vasectomy reversal specialist, Mr Minhas.

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What is a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy entails severing the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles, thereby blocking the sperm from reaching the semen. There will no longer be sperm mixed in with the semen during ejaculation, meaning an egg can no longer be fertilized. A vasectomy is also referred to as male sterilisation. The aim of a vasectomy reversal treatment is to reattach the previously severed tubes to enable the sperm cells to reach the semen. By reversing this male sterilisation treatment, a man can once again become fertile.

Vasectomy Reversal Success Rate

The success rate of a vasectomy reversal is dependent on variety of factors, including how long ago the vasectomy took place and the type of vasectomy. The existence and the extent of scar tissue might also impact the success of the procedure. The LUA is unable give an accurate assessment whether reversing a vasectomy will be successful without seeing the patient first.

What does a vasectomy reversal procedure involve?

The vasectomy reversal procedure involves reconnecting the tubes that have previously been cut through micro-surgery. With the use of a special operating microscope, LUA’s highly trained surgeon Mr Minhas will attempt to reverse the vasectomy.  Using very fine suture material, which is not visible to the naked eye, the two ends of the vas deferens are joined up under the microscope. In some cases, micro-surgical vasectomy reversal might not be possible and a more complex procedure called a vaso-epididostomy, also known as vasoepididymostomy, is necessary. In the case of a vaso-epididostomy the vas deferens are joined to the epididymis. Mr Minhas will be able to perform this more complex procedure during the same operation. While performing vasectomy reversal, Mr Minhas is able to retrieve sperm directly from testes (TESE), which can be frozen as a back-up if the vasectomy reversal is not successful.

Surgery will take up to 3 hours to perform and will take place under general anaesthesia. Due to the length of the anaesthetic procedure we normally advise patients that they should stay overnight in hospital, although some centres will do this as a day case, or alternatively under sedation.

After a Vasectomy Reversal

Patients should be aware that they need to take one week off following such surgery to allow the body the time to heal. Rest is vital to recovery and it is advised to refrain from working out, having intercourse and strenuous activities for two weeks after your procedure. Pain can be managed with paracetamol after surgery.

About Mr Minhas

Mr Minhas is a highly trained, accomplished micro-surgeon with extensive experience in micro-surgery and using specialist operating microscopes. Mr Minhas is also involved in teaching micro-surgery to other surgeons on the Royal College of Surgeons Microsurgical course. A large number of successful vasectomy reversals are performed by Mr Minhas each year.

Click here for information on our vasectomy reversal specialist, Mr Suks Minhas. If you are looking for a vasectomy reversal in London, book an appointment over the phone or via our contact form.

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