How long after a vasectomy can it be reversed?

vasectomy reversalThere’s a feeling among many men across the UK that a vasectomy is a line drawn between one phase of life and another. With hugely important implications, the decision to undergo a vasectomy is never taken lightly. But while the circumstances surrounding the decision to have a vasectomy may be entirely valid at one time in the past, life has a knack of surprising us with change when we least expect it. If you are feeling a sense of regret over a vasectomy decision you made – whether in recent years or decades ago – a vasectomy reversal procedure with a strong success rate is always an option with The Vasectomy Reversal Centre in Nottingham.

Our experienced team, led by our consultant urological surgeon Mr Harriss, has guided thousands of men along the path towards a vasectomy reversal. Many of the men we work with have come to us following a breakdown in a past relationship – a relationship in which it was assumed that children would no longer play a role. Today, a significant proportion of marriages are second marriages, and for many, a vasectomy reversal is the route to a family life which wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

Vasectomy reversal rates do decrease over time, but perhaps not as drastically as you may have thought. Our latest vasectomy reversal audit (June 2017) showed that 98% of reversals were successful for men who had their vasectomy up to seven years earlier, if they were aged 30 or under. For men aged 31 and over there was no significance found with age and the success of a vasectomy reversal was at least 90%.

Up to 20 years, this success rate falls to 80% – still a very strong likelihood of regaining fertility. Beyond 20 years, this can fall as low as 50%. But for a chance at fatherhood with a new partner under one of the UK’s leading specialist clinics, the odds are very much in your favour.

At The Vasectomy Reversal Centre in Nottingham, the number of years since your vasectomy is not a barrier to making fatherhood an option once again. Get in touch with our expert team today for a consultation, and join over 500 men who trust The Vasectomy Reversal Centre to restore their fertility each year.