Why we perform your vasectomy reversal under general anaesthetic

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vasectomy reversalYour vasectomy reversal will be performed under a general anaesthetic applied by an expert anaesthetist. This is for your comfort and safety, and improves the chances of success in your operation. In this blog post we will elaborate on why general anaesthetic will make your reverse vasectomy experience as positive as possible!

Firstly, it is totally understandable that you might be nervous about the reverse vasectomy procedure – after all, it’s an awkward place to poke around! But you won’t feel a thing, as all discomfort is removed from the procedure. The general anaesthetic also enables the use of powerful painkillers, meaning you will not be in pain even when you wake up from the surgery. Local anaesthetic, especially applied in sensitive areas, can be painful or uncomfortable, which kind of defeats the purpose! General anaesthetic does not have any of these associated problems.

Since you will be under general anaesthetic in a hospital environment, this gives Mr Harriss the opportunity to respond dynamically to any unexpected challenges. As a consultant urological surgeon, Mr Harriss has the expertise to respond to tricky situations and ensure that your reverse vasectomy is successfully completed – which might not be possible without the general anaesthetic.

Your general anaesthetic will be applied by a qualified expert anaesthetist, part of Mr Harriss’s interdisciplinary team of highly skilled practitioners. Since you will be in a hospital environment that is licensed and prepared to handle general anaesthetic, you will be in the safest possible hands. While reverse vasectomy is an extremely safe procedure, especially when performed by an experienced professional such as Mr Harriss, who performs over 500 reverse vasectomies each year, the safety of receiving your surgery in the hospital environment will give you absolute peace of mind, which is vital for any surgery, particularly one with such a personal significance.

Overall, your reverse vasectomy is an important and significant procedure, so it is important that you don’t compromise on safety or the chances of success. With Mr Harriss you can be sure that you will experience all the benefits of a successful reverse vasectomy without any worries!

If you have any questions about this or any other aspect, please do contact us. If you would like to speak with the anaesthetist before booking, you are also more than welcome to do so.