Choosing to have a vasectomy is a big decision; having a vasectomy reversal is a bigger decision still. Whatever your concerns, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre, Nottingham: one of the best vasectomy reversal clinics in the UK. Our resident surgeon, Mr Harriss, performs around 500 reversals each year and has an astounding success rate, with 98% of men who have the reversal within three years and seven months of their vasectomy becoming fertile.
Here are five things to consider when having a vasectomy reversal:
1) Chances of success
Vasectomy reversals can be performed successfully 20+ years after your vasectomy. However, the rate of success may be lower for someone who had a vasectomy 20 years ago than for someone who had a vasectomy one to 15 years ago. Mr Harriss’ latest audit shows that you would have an 84% chance of success after 19 – 20 years and a 98% chance of success within the first three and a half years.
2) Does age matter?
Quite simply, no. There is no relationship between age and patency. There is, however, a correlation between how long it has been since your vasectomy and the success rate of the reversal.
3) Choose a surgeon you can trust
With such an intimate procedure, it is important that you fully trust the consultant in charge of performing it. Here at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre, all procedures are carried out by Mr Harriss: a registered consultant urological surgeon based at the City Hospital in Nottingham. You can have a face to face consultation either on the same day as the surgery or beforehand, giving you the chance to meet with Mr Harriss and feel comfortable with him.
4) General anaesthetic
Many men will recall an all too painful experience of having their vasectomy performed under local anaesthetic. Here at the clinic, we put you under general anaesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing, and to minimise post-operative pain.
5) Allow yourself recovery time
As with any surgery performed under general anaesthetic, it is important to let your body recover and rest. We suggest taking a week off work to recuperate and to allow your internal incisions to heal or you will need two weeks if there is any physical element to your occupation. If you have any questions, please do contact us.