Vasectomy Reversal

Male reproductive system

Top 14 Things to Know About Vasectomy Reversal

from the experts at UC San Diego Health


Vasectomy reversal is a relatively simple procedure used to restore the flow of sperm in men who have previously undergone a vasectomy. In the United States, about 5% of men with vasectomies later opt for reversal surgery.

Vasectomy reversal at UC San Diego Health is performed by an experienced urologist who is exceptionally skilled in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery. Meet Mike Hsieh, MD.

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1. How is the surgery done?

2. What is the success rate of vas reversal?

3. How much does a vas reversal cost?

4. Will your sperm still work?

5. How long is the procedure?

6. How long is recovery, and how soon after can I have sex?

7. What factors affect success rate?

8. Is in-vitro fertilization a better option than vasectomy reversal?

9. What kind of complications can occur?

10. How much pain can I expect after surgery?

11. How soon can I expect pregnancy to occur after surgery?

12. If I’ve already had vasectomy reversal with no success, should I have the surgery done again?

13. What’s the oldest age to be considered for reversal?

14. Can a doctor predict the outcome of a vasectomy reversal based on the initial exam?

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