Can You Get Pregnant After Your Partner’s Vasectomy Reversal?

Can You Get Pregnant After Your Partner’s Vasectomy Reversal?

by Shearly (SU)

Can you become pregnant after your partner’s vasectomy reversal? The short answer is yes. The likelihood of becoming pregnant after your partner’s vasectomy is actually quite good. On average, conception rates nationally range from a vasectomy reversal that has been performed within seven years of the original vasectomy is around 50%. Dr. Desiderio (Desi) Avila, Jr’s success rates, however, are much higher than the national average and can be as high as 99.5% successful.

The probability of getting pregnant following a vasectomy reversal depends on several factors, not the least of which is the skill of the surgeon. Dr. Avila is a board-certified and fellowship trained urologist who specializes in male infertility and microsurgical vasectomy reversal. This means that he has completed highly specialized additional training in the latest innovative microsurgical techniques.

Reconnecting the Vas Deferens and Other Factors

This is important, because much of the success of a vasectomy reversal depends on reconnecting the tiny severed sections of the vas deferens. Dr. Avila’s skill is so great that he can reconnect the ends even if they were cut and burned during the original vasectomy. The odds of successfully reconnecting the vas deferens so that sperm is present for the man to ejaculate are as high as 95%.

The vas deferens are small tubes, about the thickness of a pencil lead. The vas deferens carry sperm from the right and left epididymis. The epididymis contracts to force sperm into the vas deferens when a man is aroused. The epididymis also helps to bring sperm that are manufactured in the testicles to maturity.

Although this is a critical factor in pregnancy success, it does not in and of itself guarantee pregnancy. Other factors such as the age and fertility of the female, the motility (activity) levels of the sperm, and the overall length of time that has passed since the vasectomy are also very important.

During the vasectomy reversal, Dr. Avila will check to see if there are viable sperm within the vas. If sperm are present, then the odds of conception are much higher. One of the other major factors that comes into play is whether or not the male has developed certain sperm antibodies to the sperm. When they are present, the rates of fertility may be slightly decreased.

Dr. Avila will take the time to do a thorough workup and evaluation. Afterwards, he will sit down with you to discuss all of your options as well as any factors that will affect the outcome of the reversal. In the vast majority of cases, most couples achieve a successful pregnancy outcome within 1-2 years following a vasectomy reversal.

If you would like to know more about the procedure, how to prepare for it, or about Dr. Avila’s personal success rates, please contact Dr. Desiderio Avila today to discuss your many options. You can call (480) 961-2323 to schedule an appointment or make a personalized appointment online. Don’t wait any longer, time is essential. Call now.