There are many reasons to perform a vasectomy reversal such as remarriage following a divorce or having a change of heart or starting a family over after the loss of a wife or child. Regardless of your reason, there are now advanced methods to restore fertility. How do you know the options that are right for you?
What is a vasectomy reversal?
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the sperm duct, or vas deferens, is cut in order to achieve sterility. Vasectomy reversal restores fertility by reconnecting the ends of the severed vas deferens.
A vasectomy reversal operation is usually performed with general anesthesia as a day case. The microsurgical approach is recommended and uses a high-powered surgical microscope to magnify structures from five to 40 times their actual size. Use of an operating microscope provides better results, as it allows the urologist to manipulate stitches smaller in diameter than an eyelash to join the ends of the vas.
If the vasectomy reversal works, the patient should remain fertile for many years. The possibility of subsequent pregnancies is an important advantage of this procedure over IVF and other assisted conception methods. Also, opting for vasectomy reversal means that (if the results are successful), intervention in the female partner can be avoided.
It is believed that vasectomy reversals are more cost-effective in achieving pregnancy than sperm retrieval and IVF.
What are the options for Vasectomy Reversal with the Bladder Clinic?
Mr Zaki Almallah, consultant urologist and specialist in male fertility from the Birmingham Bladder Clinic specialises in vasectomy reversal using microsurgical techniques to enhance success rates.
If undergoing a vasectomy reversal with Mr Zaki Almallah at The Priory Hospital, a special package can be provided. The package for the vasectomy reversal will cover the cost of the operation, post operative follow up and two semen analysis test that are recommended at 3 and 4 months following the surgery to assess the quality of the sperms following the Vasectomy Reversal.