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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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Your questions about reversal surgery will be answered directly and promptly by Dr. Monteith. Please read our most frequently asked questions before submitting your questions. Dr. Monteith will not respond to general medical questions or if you are a patient of another doctor and are contacting him because your doctor is unavailable.* If you have been a patient at our reversal center and have specific questions about your medical care you should contact the reversal staff directly at (919) 977-5050.

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15 Comments

Amanda Reply

I had a bilateral tubal ligation..I believe..at the time I thought I was sure I wanted no more children. I was told was permanent but I’m unsure of the exact name of surgery I had in 2016. Is there a chance of reversal??


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Amanda

    We can reverse most tubal ligation procedures. We should be be able to help you with tubal reversal surgery and you should send us your tubal ligation records for a free review.

    We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

    On average the chance of pregnancy after tubal ligation reversal is about 60% if you are under age 42.

    We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

    Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

    The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about tubal reversal at our facility.


dawn Reply

I had my tubes cut tied and burned what is the chances of having a reversal done and being successful


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Dawn
    We should be able to help you. You are welcome to send your reports to us for a free review. On average about 60% of patients will become pregnant after tubal reversal.

    We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule and we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

    We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

    Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

    The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once.

    Call us at (919) 977-5050 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you about tubal reversal at our facility.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal


Will Reply

If a prepayment plan is cancelled if the money that is in the account refunded?


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    You are refunded your money less $500 administration fee. If you think you will close your account you are better off starting your own personal savings account or financing surgery.


Lynn Reply

I had a tubal lig 11yrs ago, he has vasec 14yrs ago, what are our chances?


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    Lynn
    It depends on the type of tubal ligation you had….but the chances of reversing his vasectomy with success is about 60% because of the 14 year time span.

    It may be best to consider IVF with sperm aspiration because his vasectomy was more than 8 years ago. This is going to run you about $18,000.

    His and her reversal would provide you with an opportunity and the total cost would be about $13,000 at our facility.

    Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you.

    The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal


mindy grisby Reply

Got my tubes tied 10 years ago had 1 miscarriage 8 years ago.


    Dr. Monteith Reply

    If you want to become pregnant successfully then tubal reversal is the best option for you. We charge $6400 total for tubal reversal plus $125 to schedule. Give us a call at (919)968-4656 if you want to talk more about tubal ligation reversal surgery.

    You will find that the link below to our Frequently Asked Questions will answer most of your questions about surgery at our center. You are welcome to send your reports to our office for a free evaluation.

    The following link will answer most of your questions: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

    Please join our celebration of tubal reversal babies: March 2016 Tubal Reversal Baby Shower