Q6. How successful is vasectomy reversal?

A6. This depends upon several factors which include:

  • The time period between a vasectomy and a reversal. The longer this period the less chance of a successful reversal.
  • Your age
  • Your reproductive health
  • The reproductive health of your wife/partner
  • What type of method was used during your vasectomy
  • The type of reversal procedure

The success rates are less than those for vasectomy but have increased lately due to medical advances. Vasectomy reversal success rates vary according to the expertise and experience of the surgeon. This is discussed in more detail in our alternatives to a vasectomy reversal section.

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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