Not all clinics that perform vasectomy reversals have the same rate of success, so it’s vital to do research before deciding who you can trust to give you the best chance of restoring your fertility.Listed below are a number of questions you should ask before committing to surgery, and all reputable clinics should be able to answer them with ease. If you have any doubt or confusion about the information you receive then it’s unwise to proceed until your queries have been resolved.
Is the person performing the operation appropriately qualified?
If the person who will be performing your vasectomy reversal is referred to as ‘Dr’ then they are not a qualified surgeon. A qualified surgeon is always called ‘Mr’, and a list of their surgical qualifications should be available to all prospective patients.
Does the clinic publish its results and not the results of previously published studies?
Success rates for vasectomy reversal will vary, so it’s natural to want your operation to take place at one of the best performing clinics. If the clinic you are considering does not publish its vasectomy reversal results then you should ask why.
How many operations does your surgeon perform a year?
The British Association of Urological Surgeons has carried out a survey on the number of vasectomy reversals its members perform. Of the members who responded, only 25% carried out more than 15 each year. Finding out how many reverse vasectomies your surgeon performs is a good indicator of whether they are a specialist in the field.
Is there any publicly available feedback from former patients?
It’s a good idea to find out what former patients think when you are trying to decide where to have your vasectomy reversal. You can learn a lot about a clinic if it offers a significant number of genuinely insightful testimonials about treatment and care. Comments that say no more than ‘good service’ or ‘I would recommend’ are not particularly helpful. The Vasectomy Reversal Centre currently has over 1500 testimonials including over 600 independent reviews of which 99% are excellent.
The Vasectomy Reversal Centre performs over 400 microsurgical procedures each year, and we celebrate an enviable rate of success.
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