One of the benefits of
vasectomy is that it can be reversed. However, the reversal is a more complex procedure
in comparison with vasectomy and generally takes two to five hours.
Vasectomy reversal requires a urologist to surgically reconnect the ends
of the vas deferens tubes that were cut or cauterized during vasectomy
so that they can again transport sperm to be ejaculated with the semen.
It is important to note that fertility is not instantly restored after
surgery. It can take several months and, in some cases, over a year before
the reversal can be considered successful.
Discomfort during recovery is mild, similar to that experienced after vasectomy.
Vasectomy reversal is considered a safe procedure with low risk for complications.
Most insurance plans do not cover vasectomy reversal.
Vasectomy reversal will not affect the patient’s ability to achieve
erection or diminish his enjoyment of sex.
The best resource for information about both vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
is a urologist. Institute urologists are among the most experienced in
the state of Alaska and can answer virtually any question about vasectomy
and vasectomy reversal.
Vasectomy.com is a great online resource for more information.