Q5. If I am not suitable then is there an alternative?

A5. If your surgeon feels that you are not a suitable candidate for a vasectomy reversal then he/she will recommend two alternatives:

  • Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • IVF

Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure in which sperm is taken from the testicles and injected into the woman’s uterus along with an egg. This is known as ‘artificial insemination’. IVF or ‘In-Vitro Fertilisation’ is where an egg from the woman is combined with sperm from the man in a process called ‘fertilisation’. Once the egg has fertilised and developed into an embryo it is then implanted into the woman. This is time consuming and more expensive than a vasectomy reversal.

FAQS Index : A guide to Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal FAQs

  1. What is a vasectomy reversal?
  2. Can a vasectomy reversal be performed as keyhole surgery?
  3. Can I have a local anaesthetic?
  4. Am I a suitable candidate for a vasectomy reversal?
  5. If I am not suitable then is there an alternative?
  6. How successful is vasectomy reversal?
  7. What are the failure rates for vasectomy reversal?
  8. How much does a vasectomy reversal cost?
  9. Will the NHS pay for a vasectomy reversal?
  10. How long does a vasectomy reversal take?
  11. Which procedure will I need?
  1. If my vasectomy reversal fails, can I have a second procedure?
  2. What are the risks of a vasectomy reversal?
  3. What is the recovery time after a vasectomy reversal?
  4. How much time will I need off work?
  5. When can I have sex after surgery?
  6. How will I know if I am fertile?
  7. Will my partner become pregnant following my surgery?
  8. How long should I wait before having a vasectomy reversal?
  9. Why is it more difficult than a vasectomy?

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