Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal in Surrey, B.C.
Life events and situations change over time. Decisions made in the past can often come with second thoughts years later. Men who have had vasectomy surgery are no different and someday may wish to be fertile again. Plastic Surgery Group at City Centre offers vasectomy reversal to restore fertility in men. If you’re interested in regaining your fertility, contact our office to learn if vasectomy reversal is right for you.
How Does Vasectomy Reversal Work?
During a vasectomy, the vas deferens tubes are cut so that sperm cannot travel to the semen. While it is thought to be a permanent form of birth control, our experienced surgeons can undo the original surgery. We perform vasectomy reversals using a microscopic surgical procedure to reconnect the tubes, enabling sperm to travel to the semen. The surgery takes about two to four hours to complete. Patients may feel mild discomfort or pain but are typically able to resume normal day-to-day activities, including sex, within three weeks of the surgery.
Benefits of Microsurgery
Microsurgery is a groundbreaking surgical technique that allows our skilled surgeons to complete intricate procedures with precision. The powerful microscope and specialized fine instruments we use enable our team to complete delicate surgeries such as re-establishing blood flow in small vessels and reconnecting vas deferens tubes. Microsurgery has advantages over other surgical methods because of the ability to perform complex surgeries in intricate settings and its use of cleaner, smaller incisions.
Are There Risks With Vasectomy Reversal?
With any surgery, there are potential risks. Choosing the board-certified surgeons in our cooperative group ensures you receive healthcare from properly trained, certified, and experienced surgeons who specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery. While these are rare, risks to consider include:
- Infection at the incision after surgery
- Fluid buildup in the scrotum that could require drainage
- Damage to arteries or nerves in the scrotum
- Bleeding in the scrotum
Find Out if You’re a Candidate for Vasectomy Reversal
The highest success rates to re-establish fertility with a vasectomy reversal are within the first three years of the original vasectomy. Success is still above 50% between three and 10 years but begins to decline after that. Since success rates diminish over time, not everyone is a good candidate for fertility surgery. The microsurgeons at Plastic Surgery Group at City Centre, in coordination with our urologic and gynecologic colleagues, participate in and coordinate reversal of vasectomies and reversal of tubal ligations. Together, we can determine if you are a proper candidate for fertility surgery. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.