Frequently asked questions about vasectomy reversal
If you have had male sterilization with a vasectomy and are in a position to consider a vasectomy reversal, it may be time to connect with a professional in the Dallas, Texas, area who can assist. Dr. Jeffrey Buch and his team at Legacy Male Health have 37 years of experience providing effective vasectomy reversals to help men start or expand their natural families. Below are a few of the more commonly asked questions about vasectomy reversal that Dr. Jeffrey Buch and his team often hear:
What is a vasectomy reversal?
Vasectomy reversal is a procedure that reconnects the healthy sections of the tubes called the vas deferens on both sides of the prior interruption of the vas tube at the time of vasectomy. This allows for flow of sperm into the semen and reverses the sterilization process that had occurred earlier.
How long does a vasectomy reversal take?
The actual surgery only takes about 3 hours. However, it can be longer if unexpected issues arise during the procedure. Our patients are able to return home within one hour after this surgery if done under general anesthesia at the surgery center, or immediately after surgery if done under local anesthesia with oral sedative in our in-office surgery suite. Once you have been discharged from care, you will work closely with Dr. Buch to begin recovery and help ensure your success in starting or expanding your family.
Am I a good candidate for vasectomy reversal?
Most men who have had a vasectomy are good candidates to consider a vasectomy reversal. However, it is important to consult with your doctor before making this decision so that you can be fully informed about what is involved and what to expect for success rates. In most cases, we have a 99 % rate for the return of sperm. Dr. Buch can walk you through the surgical process so you can better understand what happens and how it helps restore your ability to impregnate your partner the way nature intended rather than through the much more invasive and expensive IVF process. Dr. Buch is the only vasectomy reversal specialist who offers a Money Back Guarantee that you will return sperm.
What are some risks or complications that can occur with vasectomy reversal?
While most patients do not experience any complications during or after a vasectomy reversal, men should be aware of some uncommon complications that may occur. Most of our patients have almost no discomfort and can return to light work within 4-5 days. Minor skin infections that can be treated with local care to the incision and oral antibiotics occur in 1 % of cases. Hematoma, which is a blood accumulation alongside the testicle occurs in 1 % of cases and resolves on its own, but may cause somewhat more swelling and discomfort than usual and slightly prolongs the early healing phase. If you experience these or any other unusual symptoms following the surgery, get in touch with Dr. Jeffrey Buch as soon as possible for appropriate treatment to help you recover quickly and begin enjoying the chance for a successful pregnancy once again.
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How long is the recovery process following vasectomy reversal?
Recovery time following a vasectomy reversal will depend on your overall health and the type of work you do. Most patients return to office work in 4-5 days, but if your job requires heavy physical activity such as lifting or running, then you may need up to 3 weeks off from work. Men are allowed to walk as much as they want while wearing good support at one week after surgery.
Request an appointment at Legacy Male Health today!
If you would like more information about vasectomy reversals and whether or not they may be suitable for you and your family, contact Dr. Jeffrey Buch at Legacy Male Health today. With an office accessible by major highways we are conveniently located in the North Dallas suburb of Frisco Texas. We are here and ready to help you become a dad again.