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Vasectomy Reversal Success

VASECTOMY REVERSAL
SUCCESS OF VASECTOMY REVERSAL

The single largest predictor of vasectomy reversal success is the length of time since the vasectomy was performed.

The success of vasectomy reversal in restoring sperm to the ejaculate can be as high as 97%. Even when men have vasectomy reversal more than 15 years after their vasectomy the success of the reversal can be 60% to 70%.


Success of vasectomy: Time is the most critical factor

The time elapsed since having a vasectomy is the most important factor in determining the success of vasectomy reversal surgery.

  • Reversal less than 3 years of vasectomy, reversal success is 97%
  • Reversal within 3 to 8 years of vasectomy, reversal success rate is 91%
  • Reversal within 9 to 14 years of vasectomy, reversal success rate is 82%
  • Reversal 14 years or more after vasectomy, reversal success rate is 69%

Why is time since vasectomy important?

When considering sterilization reversal, the passage of time is more important after vasectomy than it is after female tubal ligation. After female tubal ligation, time is important because with increased age the ability of a woman to become natural pregnant declines. After vasectomy, time is important because there can be destructive changes which occur in the epididymis which can impair sperm production.

Sperm are continually produced in the epididymis after a vasectomy and travel up the vas deferens. After a vasectomy, the sperm will be trapped in the lower portion of the vas deferens with nowhere to escape. These sperm will slowly be recycled and reabsorbed by the man’s body but this process will increase the pressure in the lower end of the vas deferens and the epididymis. This increased pressure can cause changes in the epididymis and the epididymis may become dysfunctional.

These changes after vasectomy do not happen to all men but with the passage of time these changes can become more pronounced and can decrease the success of vasectomy reversal.

The average success of restoring sperm to the ejaculate of all vasectomy reversal procedures is approximately 85%.

Meet Dr. Monteith

As a surgeon my reputation & integrity are extremely important to me. I’ve been providing new choices & new beginnings since 2008. I’ve had the distinct privilege of being the first surgeon in the world to report successful pregnancy within the peer reviewed medical literature after reversal of transcervical hysteroscopic tubal sterilization. Permanent is not forever at my practice! HAVE QUESTIONS?

What Our Patients Are Saying

“We had our surgery on 3/18/15 and on 02/02/16 our 7 pound 11 oz baby girl was born! I’m 34 years old and had tubal ligation done via clamps 8 years prior so this surgery really does work! 8 years later I had the reversal and 9 years later we were blessed with our little girl! So many doctors tried to talk us out of it-wanted us to do IVF to get our money-however praise God we went with this because it does WORK! Dr M is amazing and his staff! The area is beautiful where his office is, and if you do this procedure it will be the best money you ever spend!”

– Charlee-Belle M., Surgery

“From the very first phone call, the staff at A Personal Choice has been amazing! They have answered our numerous questions, concerns and have been amazing. They never give you false hope, but give you the complete story. I am so happy that we chose Dr. Monteith and his staff to make our dreams a reality. Can’t wait to start trying to have a baby. I would and have recommended Dr. Monteith to ANYONE wanting a tubal ligation or vasectomy reversal. Thank you all so much for giving us this chance!”

– Angela W., Essure Reversal

“Excellent service overall! Each stage of the process was carefully explained in great detail: how the procedure works, what to expect during the procedure, what to expect after, possible side effects. Dr. Monteith himself is very knowledgeable and experienced and quite personable too. He has a great sense of humor and uses it generously to put patients at ease. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone considering either a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal.”

Chris B., Vasectomy Reversal

“The perfect little angel that I’m holding in my arms right now is the best testament to what Dr. Monteith and his staff do for people. We could not be happier with our decision to use Dr. Monteith. His staff are just amazing. Our entire experience was just a dream! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!”

Jamie B., Reversal of Cut & Tied Tubes

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1 Comments

Karla munante Reply

Hace 4 días Tuve el placer de conocer al Dr Montheith , quien desde el primer momento el y su personal altamente capacitado me hicieron sentir cómoda y muy confiada , estoy muy agradecida y recomiendo al 100%