Many men choose to have a vasectomy when they get older because they decide that they don’t want to have children anymore. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that prevents any sperm that comes from the testes from reaching the semen when ejaculation occurs. This stops the possibility of having children as the semen will not contain any sperm. This process is simple enough and involves cutting tubes inside the male reproductive system.
A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure that is done in a hospital or by a private andrologist. People tend to opt for this surgery reversal if they have had a change or mind and would like to be producing sperm again. Unfortunately, a vasectomy reversal is not always possible.
Where You Can Get It Done
If you’d like to get your vasectomy reversal on the NHS, then you might struggle to achieve this. Only some areas offer NHS vasectomy reversal so do your research to find out if you are able to receive this treatment.
If you aren’t able to get this surgery on the NHS, then you can always try it out privately. Feel free to take a look at some of the clinics for vasectomy reversal London has to offer. We recommend trying London Andrology who specialise in male fertility and offer services like circumcision, sperm retrieval and penile reconstruction.
Because it is very unlikely that you will be able to get a vasectomy reversal on the NHS, you’ll need to know if you can afford to pay for it. Unfortunately, this type of procedure can cost anywhere from £2000 to £5000 or more depending on the private surgery that you get it done in. This cost is very high, so we advise that you make sure that you have made the right decision before you go ahead with your vasectomy or your vasectomy reversal.
The success of a vasectomy reversal depends on the type of vasectomy. It is important to know that it will not work for everyone and you should base your decision on the advice of a specialist. How long ago you had your vasectomy will affect the success rate of your procedure. As time goes on, scar tissue develops in the tubes and so can affect the success rate. According to the NHS, patients who have had their vasectomy in the past three years can expect a 75% success rate. For those who have waited a little longer from three to eight years see a drop in success rate to 55%. Unfortunately for patients who have waited from nine to nineteen years, there is only 30-40% success rate. The sooner you decide to reverse your vasectomy, the better for an increased chance of having a baby.
Our Final Thoughts
If you are thinking about getting a vasectomy reversal, make sure to do all of your research before committing. You’ll want to be able to understand the different factors that can affect the success rate of this sort of procedure.