Once couples have made the decision to have a vasectomy reversal, they often get the urge to get the ball rolling immediately. This is especially true for couples embarking on the journey towards parenthood and for those who feel time is of the essence. But taking a little time to consider your needs and options is advisable.
It may be tempting to go with the surgeon who performed the vasectomy but this isn’t always your best bet. Vasectomy surgeons aren’t always skilled and experienced in reversals, so it’s worth considering a vasectomy reversal specialist instead. At the Vasectomy Reversal Centre in Nottingham, consultant urological surgeon Mr Harriss has been performing micro-surgical vasectomy reversals since 1998 with great success.
Once you’ve chosen your surgeon, you’ll need to think of questions you may have and to set time aside for the procedure. The Vasectomy Reversal Centre offers a consultation and same day vasectomy reversal service which is popular with 85% of couples visiting the centre.
Before making that booking, contact your chosen centre with your questions. Things to ask could include:
• What credentials does the surgeon have?
• What are the patency rates (quality and quantity of sperm) after a vasectomy reversal?
• What are the post-op success rates for conceiving naturally?
• How many vasectomy reversals has the doctor performed and how frequently?
• What is the cost of a vasectomy reversal?
• Does the clinic accommodate partners travelling together?
Doing this prior to a consultation or meeting with a surgeon is a good idea because it affords you the time and space you need to make a decision. Retaining the complicated information that a doctor gives you can be difficult, especially when there are facts, figures and industry-specific jargon involved. Emailing your questions is beneficial because you can keep a paper version of the answers given for later reference. This also gives you and your partner the freedom to discuss and research the subject before taking the next step, ensuring that the choices you make are the right ones for you both.