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What is the success rate for vasectomy reversal?

Vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure, performed to undo a vasectomy.

During the procedure, the surgeon reconnects each tube that carries sperm from a testicle into the semen. When you decide to have a vasectomy reversal, your doctor will tell you more about the procedure and the expected result. Vasectomy reversal is a highly efficient procedure that brings positive results to a considerable number of patients. The intervention has a success rate that ranges from 40% to over 90%.

Factors that affect the success of the vasectomy reversal

Almost all vasectomies can be reversed, but this is not a guaranty for the success in conceiving a child.

There are some factors that might affect the success of this procedure, including:

  • time passed since the original vasectomy
  • surgeon’s experience and training
  • the type of the surgical procedure

Vasectomy reversals are most successful when they're done by a trained and experienced surgeon, who uses microsurgical techniques and surgical microscope. Serious complications after vasectomy reversals are very rare.

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