Do you need a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal in Spokane?
Dr. Golden and his team have performed more than four thousand vasectomies over the past three decades. Vasectomy is an excellent form of permanent birth control, and is performed under local anesthesia in a 30 minute office procedure. While the procedure is well tolerated, we offer all our patients prescription sedation. Afterwards we ask that you follow our detailed instructions for recovery, including no lifting or straining for 10 days. We also suggest you drop off a semen sample at our office for testing, so we can confirm the vasectomy worked before you discontinue birth control.
Because life happens and priorities change, Dr. Golden also performs vasectomy reversal in Spokane. 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, Dr. Golden reconnects the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen. After a successful vasectomy reversal in Spokane, 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 performed under general anesthesia, to ensure that you remain completely still during the surgery. You can expect to go home the same day you have your vasectomy reversal in Spokane. 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 Dr. Golden. He can discuss your situation and review the procedure and its costs and risks with you. Dr. Golden’s goal is to help you chose the most appropriate and effective treatment for your vasectomy reversal in Spokane.