Vasectomy Reversal Frequently Asked Questions

Vasectomy Reversal Frequently Asked Questions

by Shearly (SU)

There are multiple questions that probably come to mind when you decide to reverse your vasectomy. While some people might worry that a question is silly, rest assured that your doctor hears them all the time. Most doctors are more than happy to explain any procedure.

Will I Have Pain?

On average Dr. Desiderio Avila’s patients report minimal to no pain after a vasectomy reversal. Patients end up going back to work in as little as seven to ten days. Pain is so minimal that over the counter analgesic medications such as Tylenol or ibuprofen can provide effective relief of discomfort. Past patients have even stated that the vasectomy itself was more painful than the reversal. If you are concerned about pain levels or you do become sore, be sure to talk to Dr. Avila about appropriate pain care.

What Is The Likelihood of Damage?

Dr. Avila’s vasectomy reversal expertise comes from decades of surgical experience. He has devoted his impressive medical career to men’s health, specializing in vasectomy reversals and other surgeries pertaining to male infertility. No matter how minor, any and all surgeries carry some risk, but Dr. Avila’s no-scalpel approach can greatly decrease the possibility of trauma during these increasingly common microsurgeries.

How Emotional Will I Become?                 

Because a successful reversal is not guaranteed, you may experience a bit of anxiety. While many men say they had feelings of excitement when attempting to conceive, some couples report anxiety, stress, depression and even guilt if they fail to conceive immediately. Patience is essential. On average, it can take up to a year or two to become pregnant after a reversal. Communication and support are key when entering this journey together. For added support, specialized counseling may not be a bad idea.

What is The Likelihood of Success?

There are multiple factors when it comes to success rates. The time length between vasectomy and reversal is a very big factor. The skill of the surgeon is another.  Technique is also very important. Two-layer, microsurgical techniques, for instance, has a much higher success rate. Not every surgeon has been trained in this leading edge procedure. Dr. Avila is an expert.

The chance of a successful reconnection of the vas deferens decreases as the length of time grows since the initial vasectomy procedure. With that said, even if it has been as much as a decade or more since the original vasectomy, your chance of a successful conception is still greater than fifty percent.

If you had your original surgery less than three years ago, your odds are much higher. It should also be noted that Dr. Avila’s averages are much higher than the national averages. The possibilities of more successful outcomes continue to increase as advances in medical procedures are introduced. That is why Dr. Avila continues his research, as a means to improve your care and help you achieve your hopes.

Have you decided to start a family? Now is the time. Contact Desiderio Avila, Jr., MD, your specialist in men’s health, serving the Phoenix area. Call Ironwood Urology at (480) 961- 2323 today, or make an appointment online.