The vasectomy procedure is intended to be a permanent method of contraception. The vasectomy reversal procedure is designed to reverse this permanent contraception by re-joining the tubes in your scrotum that were cut during your vasectomy. The aim of re-joining the tubes through the vasectomy reversal procedure is to make you fertile again. Because of the intended permanent nature of a vasectomy, the reversal procedure can fail even if the tubes are re-joined successfully.
Before considering the vasectomy reversal procedure, you may want to use donor sperm at a sperm bank. It is also possible for your doctor to take sperm from one of your testicles using a needle (sperm aspiration); this can be used in IVF treatment.
The vasectomy reversal procedure is a surgical operation that takes roughly 1 hour to 90 minutes to perform and is usually performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will examine each testicle before finding and freeing up the tubes and removing any scar tissue. Your surgeon will use an operating microscope to stitch the ends of the tubes back together.
Patients who undergo the vasectomy reversal procedure should be able to return home on the same day or the day after. You should be able to return to normal activities after about a week.
Regular exercise should help you recover as quickly as possible. Before beginning a course of exercise consult your medical team for advice.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Urology surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. The vasectomy reversal procedure is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Vasectomy Reversal treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
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Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Vasectomy Reversal or to book an initial consultation.
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