Risk of Reversing A Vasectomy
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal are safe procedures. Men considering vasectomy reversal should be aware reversal of vasectomy is more involved than the initial vasectomy: the procedure takes longer to complete and there is more surgical manipulation of the vas deferens and scrotal blood supply.
Vasectomy reversal is consider safe enough such that most vasectomy reversals are performed as outpatient procedures. Although vasectomy is considered safe and low risk, low risk does not always translate into no risk.
Vasectomy reversal risks
The risk of vasectomy are outlined below from most common to least common. Each link will expand to provide a more detailed explantation of the risk being discussed.
Failure to achieve pregnancy
Occlusion of the vas deferens
Overall risk of vasectomy reversal
Overall the risks of vasectomy reversal are low. In general most of these complications can be easily managed without any life threatening consequences.
Most vasectomy reversals will be successful and most vasectomy reversals will result in pregnancy.