vasectomy reversal

Thinking of a Vasectomy Reversal? 5 Things to consider

You’ve had a vasectomy some years ago when your life was very different. Perhaps now you have changed your family plans, are with a new partner, or are just more ready for the adventure of parenthood. You are considering a vasectomy reversal. As you go through this important process, here are 5 things to consider:

How long has it been since your vasectomy?

Statistics show that the less time has passed since your vasectomy, the better your chances of regaining fertility. At Your Vasectomy Reversal Clinic, success rates are up to 98% for those who undergo the procedure less than 7 years after their vasectomy. But even for those who’ve waited longer, the success rates remain very good.

The chances of success

Other factors may also influence your chances of achieving pregnancy. There may be technical factors to contend with that are due to your previous vasectomy. You need to consider the age of your partner as well. The older she is, the less fertile she will be. There may also be a problem with another part of the reproductive system–both yours and hers. (It may be a good idea to have your partner’s fertility tested at the same time you go through your vasectomy reversal.)The presence of antibodies in your system may also affect your chances of success.


Conceiving a baby may be of primal importance to a couple, but prohibitive costs can often stand in the way of their cherished dream.Your Vasectomy Reversal Clinic offers a fixed price package which includes accomodation and nursing care at the BMI Park Hospital in Nottingham, anaesthetist’s and surgeons’s fees, 3 month semen analysis, as well as any necessary treatment that may arise from  complications within 28 days of surgery. The total cost for this package is £2681, a competitive rate that reflects our surgeon’s skill and value for money.

Choosing the right doctor

For such an important and life changing procedure, you will want the services of the most qualified surgeon. Our surgeon Mr Duncan Harriss has over 30 years experience in the field. He is a highly respected Consultant Urology Surgeon at the City Hospital in Nottingham, one of the UK’s leading medical teaching hospitals. Mr Harriss performs 60-70 vasectomy reversals per month, using his own microscopic surgery technique with high rates of success.

What does the procedure entail?

The most common procedure is called a vasovasostomy. Essentially, the surgeon rejoins the vas derentia which had been cut during the previous vasectomy. By using a microscope, stitching can be done very finely and accurately, giving the best possible results. A second procedure that is sometimes used is called a vaso-epididymostomy. In this case the vas are rejoined to the epididymus if there is evidence of an obstruction in the epididymus. A more complex procedure, this technique requires the services of a highly skilled and experienced surgeon. Mr Harriss performs all operations under general anesthesia. Recovery period from surgery is about 10-14 days.

If you need more information, or would like to set an appointment, contact us.


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