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Private surgery to reverse the effects of a vasectomy
Although a vasectomy reversal is not guaranteed to work, the success rate is very high, at around 70% if performed in the first three years after vasectomy.
A vasectomy reversal is an option for couples who have changed their mind about having children, or who have faced changes in their life circumstances that have led them to reconsider having a family.
At Circle Health Group, our highly skilled urological surgeons offer private vasectomy reversal using the latest surgical techniques. Our state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to patient comfort ensure that you receive the highest quality care and the best possible outcome.
For more information on vasectomy reversal or other conditions that can restore your fertility, our experienced urologists are here to help you. Call or book online today and you could have your initial consultation within 48 hours.
We offer fixed-price packages that include the cost of your surgery and aftercare. If you would like to spread the cost of your treatment, you can take advantage of our flexible payment options.
Sometimes, men may regret their decision to undergo a vasectomy and desire to have children in the future. A vasectomy reversal can give you another chance to have the family you've always wanted.
Changes in personal circumstances, such as remarriage, can often lead to a change in family planning goals. A vasectomy reversal may be the right choice if you are now ready to have children.
The loss of a child can be devastating, and some men may seek a vasectomy reversal to have another child in the future.
Finally, some men may opt for a vasectomy reversal to improve their sexual function. Vasectomy can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels, which can impact sexual function. A vasectomy reversal can help restore normal testosterone levels and improve sexual function.
At Circle Health Group, we understand that this is a personal and important decision. That's why we offer private vasectomy reversal treatments with a team of specialist consultants who are dedicated to helping you achieve your family planning goals. If you are experiencing any of the above concerns, contact us today to book your consultation and take the first step towards restoring your fertility.
This first appointment is where we get to know you medically and personally. We will review your medical history and perform a physical examination to determine whether a vasectomy reversal is the right treatment option for you.
In some cases, we may recommend additional tests or scans to determine the best course of treatment. These tests can include ultrasound scans or semen analysis, which will help us assess the success of your vasectomy reversal procedure.
During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific needs and goals with one of our specialist consultants. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about vasectomy reversal, and to learn more about what to expect from the treatment.
Your specialist will advise you on any changes or adjustments that need to be made. Additionally, they may ask you to stop taking certain medications before your procedure.
To ensure the best possible outcome for your vasectomy reversal, it's important to make lifestyle changes that will support your physical and mental health.
Some tips to prepare for a vasectomy reversal include:
By making these lifestyle changes, you'll be improving your overall health, which will help you recover more quickly and effectively from your vasectomy reversal.
Before your vasectomy reversal, you'll need to make arrangements for someone to care for you after the procedure. This might include making sure your home is comfortable and accessible for you, or arranging for transportation to and from your appointment.
It's also important to have any necessary supplies and equipment on hand, such as pain relief medications and ice packs. By preparing your home and your life, you'll be able to focus on your recovery and rest, which will help you return to your normal activities as soon as possible.
It's important to remember that a vasectomy reversal is a significant procedure and preparation is key. By working closely with your private vasectomy reversal specialist and following their recommendations, you can ensure a safe and successful outcome for your procedure. If you have any questions about preparing for a vasectomy reversal, don't hesitate to reach out to Circle Health Group for more information.
Yes, there are two main types of vasectomy reversal procedures - the vasovasostomy and the vasoepididymostomy. A vasovasostomy is a simpler procedure that re-connects the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra.
A vasoepididymostomy is a more complex procedure that bypasses a blockage in the vas deferens by connecting the vas deferens directly to the epididymis, where sperm are stored. Your surgeon will discuss with you which type of procedure is most suitable for you based on your individual needs and medical history.
A vasectomy reversal typically takes between 2-3 hours to complete. The length of the procedure will depend on the type of vasectomy reversal you are having and the experience of your surgeon.
Vasectomy reversals are typically performed under general anaesthesia. This means that you will be asleep during the procedure and will feel no pain or discomfort. Your surgeon will discuss with you the best type of anaesthetic for you based on your medical history and personal preferences.
During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision in your scrotum and access your vas deferens. If you are having a vasovasostomy, your surgeon will re-connect the vas deferens, allowing sperm to flow through the tubes once again. If you are having a vasoepididymostomy, your surgeon will create a new connection between the vas deferens and the epididymis.
The procedure will likely be different for everyone, as every patient is unique and their anatomy will differ. Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best course of action for you based on your individual needs and medical history.
Recovery times vary depending on a number of factors, including age, overall health, and the type of vasectomy reversal performed. Generally, you can expect to feel sore and swollen for several days after the procedure, but most people are able to return to work within a week or two. More strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or exercise, should be avoided for several weeks.
Most patients can go home the same day as their vasectomy reversal procedure. However, some patients may need to spend one or two nights in the hospital for observation, depending on the type of procedure performed and their overall health.
Patients are not able to drive themselves home after their vasectomy reversal due to the effects of the anaesthetic. You will need to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
Most patients are able to return to work within a week or two after their vasectomy reversal. However, the exact timeline will depend on the type of job you have and how quickly you are able to recover. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines on when you can return to work, but it is important to listen to your body and avoid over-exerting yourself.
Most patients are able to drive again within a week or two after their vasectomy reversal. However, it is important to avoid driving until you feel fully recovered and comfortable behind the wheel.
Recovering from a vasectomy reversal typically takes several weeks, although everyone's experience is different. It is important to listen to your body and take it easy during the recovery period to ensure a successful outcome. Over time, you should notice a gradual improvement in your symptoms as your body heals.
Like all surgical procedures, a vasectomy reversal comes with its own set of potential risks and complications. Some of these risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and pain. Additionally, there is also a risk of infertility even after the procedure, as well as the possibility of sperm granulomas, which are lumps that form around the site of the reversal.
Your consultant at Circle Health Group will take the time to explain everything to you, including the risks, the benefits, and what you can expect from the procedure. With their help, you can weigh the risks and benefits and decide whether a vasectomy reversal is the right choice for you.
Yes, vasectomies are reversible through a procedure known as a vasectomy reversal. The success rate of a vasectomy reversal can vary, and it is important to consult a specialist to discuss your individual case.
No, a vasectomy cannot reverse itself. If you are considering having children after a vasectomy, a vasectomy reversal performed by a specialist is the only way to potentially restore fertility.
The success rate of a vasectomy reversal can vary and is dependent on several factors such as the length of time since the original vasectomy and the type of reversal procedure performed. It is important to discuss your individual case with a specialist to determine the potential success of a vasectomy reversal.
If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our urology team directly on 0141 300 5009.
Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in February 2023. Next review due February 2026.