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Reversing Vasectomy: Benefits

The benefits of having a vasectomy reversal are best understood when one understands the alternatives to having a vasectomy reversal.

Most men who wish to have their vasectomy reversed do so because they desire to have more children. Others may do so for religious reasons or for treatment of Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome.

If you have had a vasectomy, change your mind, and would like more children then there are only two options which will allow you to have children that are genetically your own:

  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • Vasectomy reversal

There are two additional options for more children after vasectomy: adoption or using sperm donated from another male to cause pregnancy. Often men want to father their own children and, as a result, these two additional alternatives are often seen as less desirable.

Option 1: Assisted reproductive technology

Assisted reproduction technology can allow couples who have tubal blockage to have more children by by-passing the blocked tubes. This technology can be used by couples to overcome infertility when a man has had a vasectomy, when a woman has had a tubal ligation, or when both man and woman have had sterilization procedures.

If the male partner has had a vasectomy then the assisted reproductive techniques which must be utilized are percutaneous sperm aspiration (PESA) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Option 2: Vasectomy reversal

Vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure in which the vas deferens are rejoined. The procedure is often performed as an outpatient surgery, in under three (3) hours, and requires two (2) to four (4) days off from work. Vasectomy reversal can restore the presence of sperm in the ejaculate and allow the chance of natural pregnancy.

The success of vasectomy reversal depends primarily on the length of time since the vasectomy was performed. In men who have their vasectomy reversed in less than three (3) years after having their vasectomy, the success of the reversal can be as high as 97%. In men who wait longer the success of reversal can be as high as 69%. On average vasectomy reversal is approximately 85% successful in returning live sperm to the ejaculate.

The average cost of vasectomy reversal in the United States ranges from $6,000 to $14,000.

Benefits of vasectomy reversal

The main benefit of vasectomy reversal is it allows couples the chance to become naturally pregnant. Not only does vasectomy reversal allow couples the chance to become pregnant again, but it allows couples the ability to do so without multiple doctor’s visits and costly medical treatments.

Even if vasectomy reversal results in return of sperm in low numbers then monthly IUI may be an alternative to IVF if the woman does not have tubal blockage or other infertility issues.

The restoration of fertility allows the chance of pregnancy every month. Over time these monthly chances can add up and provide more of a chance than can a single cycle of IVF.

Benefits of vasectomy reversal
The main benefit of vasectomy reversal is the procedure allows you to avoid the more costly alternatives of reversing vasectomy.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Monteith prepared me mentally for the pre, during and post procedure journey. He also provided me with all the tools necessary for a comfortable recovery. I'm definitely confident in this Dr's work, and especially glad at how little pain I experienced throughout the process. It would be worth it to visit Dr. Monteith no matter what state you have to travel from, I drove from Virginia."

- J.R.

"Very comforting and knowledgeable experience not only was the staff pleasant so was the atmosphere! I drove 3 hours so i did my research. I was impressed with the information, visuals, and on hand knowledge about what the procedure was all about. I felt like an expert after i left! Not to mention the 45 min in and out time. I will be recommending this to all my colleagues thank you!"

- J.W.

"Dr Monteith, and his staff, were all very professional about my decision to have a vastectomy. They informed me of the risks, the surgery procedure, and the post-surgery care. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I would rate this as a 2/10. I highly recommend Dr Monteith; he even sent me a text message after the surgery to give me a personal update on my procedure. The procedure was quick."

- S.E.

"If you're in the market for a Vasectomy you need to give Dr. Monteith a serious look. Just compare the information on his website to the information you'll get from other options around the triangle. It's hard to get solid answers on cost, procedure and expectations up front from other offices but A Personal Choice plays no games and has great informative well designed website. Dr. Monteith makes it easy!"

- J.P.

"Excellent care. I visited Dr. Monteith for a single visit appointment on a Friday. Very clean, comfortable office. Pleasant staff. The procedure was quick and I went back to work for a little while. The only pain I experienced was soreness beginning about 4 hours post procedure, lasting for 24 hours, then subsiding rapidly. I was fine by Monday. The office checked on me twice, no problems. I would recommend Dr. Monteith to anyone.

- M.D.

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