Because life happens and priorities change, we perform vasectomy reversal in Spokane Valley. Although we stress the permanence of the vasectomy, it can be reversed to allow you to father children. The time between vasectomy and reversal is the most significant determinate of success. If the vasectomy reversal (also known as a vasovasostomy) happens within 10 years of the vasectomy, the chances of achieving a successful pregnancy are 75%. A vasectomy reversal performed within 3 years of the vasectomy has the greatest chance of success.
During vasectomy reversal surgery, we reconnect the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen. After a successful vasectomy reversal, sperm are again present in the semen and you may be able to get your partner pregnant.
Men decide to have a vasectomy reversal for a number of reasons. These include losing a child, meeting a new partner or remarrying, and achieving a better financial situation that makes child-rearing feasible. A small number of men have a vasectomy reversal to treat testicular pain that may be linked to vasectomy.
Vasectomy reversal is usually an outpatient procedure at the hospital performed under general anesthesia, to ensure that you remain completely still during the surgery. You can generally go home the same day. The procedure usually takes from 2 to 4 hours, followed by a few more hours for recovery from the anesthetic. Afterwards you may have mild to moderate pain, but you should be able to resume normal activities, including sex, within 3 weeks.
To learn more about vasectomy reversal, book a free consultation with with Dr. Golden, in Spokane Valley, submit the contact form on this page, or call us at (509) 921-0099 today! We can discuss your situation and review the procedure and our competitive costs and the associated risks with you. Our goal is to help you chose the most appropriate and effective treatment for your vasectomy reversal.