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Vasectomy Reversal Delhi NCR

Vasectomy Reversal Delhi NCR

Most men opt for vasectomy to have effective birth control, thus having a healthy sex life without the fear of pregnancy. However, sometimes vasectomy is no longer the desired option and some men might want vasectomy reversal. Fortunately, this is easily possible with a vasectomy reversal surgery. Let’s know more about vasectomy reversal, its process and success rate.

What is a vasectomy reversal delhi ncr?

Vasectomy is a type of birth-control surgery. In the male reproductive system, the vas deferens are the tubes that connect the testicles to the penis. The epididymis moves the sperm out of the testicles. The vas deferens carry the sperm from the testicles to the urethra, where it is mixed with the semen and then ejaculated.

In a vasectomy, the vas deferens are cut/disconnected. You are still able to produce semen, but the sperm can no longer be mixed into it. Vasectomy is considered a “permanent” birth control option among men, compared to temporary ones like condoms. However, vasectomy is not actually permanent; it is possible to undo it through surgery. This is known as vasectomy reversal.

Reasons for Vasectomy Reversal delhi ncr

There are a variety of reasons why men might opt for vasectomy reversal:

  • A simple change of mind and desire to grow the family now
  • A loss of child
  • Re-marriage and desire to start a family
  • Relieving the pain caused in the testicles by prior vasectomy
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Preparing for the procedure vasectomy reversal delhi ncr

Before the procedure, you are required to undergo a routine health check to ensure that you are not suffering from any condition that would be a risk factor in the surgery.

It is generally wise to get your sperms tested before the procedure. The reason is simple: if your sperms are not healthy or functional, then a vasectomy reversal would do nothing to get your partner pregnant. Many people also get their partners tested before the procedure to ensure that they do not have a fertility issue.

There are also certain things you should know about vasectomy reversal before going for it. It is generally an expensive procedure, so you might want to check if your insurance covers it. Choosing a surgeon with extensive experience with microsurgeries will be advantageous for you.

The procedure vasectomy reversal delhi ncr

There are two types of vasectomy reversal procedures:

  • Vasovasostomy: The two ends of the vas deferens, that were severed during the vasectomy, are stitched together.
  • Vasoepididymostomy: The vas deferens is stitched to the epididymis. It is done when vasovasostomy is not possible or there is a blockage in the path of sperm to the vas deferens.

Since vasectomy reversal is a minor surgery, only local anaesthetic is needed in the scrotum (though general anaesthesia might be used in some cases). The entire surgery lasts between 30-60 minutes.

The surgeon begins by making an incision in the scrotum to reveal the vas deferens. The vas deferens is opened and the fluid within it is checked. Depending on the condition of the fluid, the surgeon chooses between vasovasostomy or vasoepididymostomy. Finally, the scrotum is closed using stitches or sutures. Additional bandages are applied on the scrotum to avoid any bleeding.

Risk factors vasectomy reversals delhi ncr

While most vasectomy reversals are quite simple, they can occasionally lead to side-effects like:

  • Bleeding within the scrotum. The blood can accumulate within the scrotum and cause a swelling.
  • Like any surgery, there is a very low risk of infection at the area being operated.
  • A persistent pain after the procedure is common. Could be chronic.

Additionally, there is a chance that vasovasostomy might fail, in which case the doctor would immediately perform vasoepididymostomy.

Recovery vasectomy reversals delhi ncr

The recovery from a vasectomy reversal is relatively quick. The incision is healed completely within a few weeks. You might occasionally experience pain during the healing process – most people find the pain similar to that after vasectomy. However, your doctor would prescribe painkillers to dull the pain. As a precaution, sexual intercourse and extreme physical activity should be avoided for 2-3 weeks after discharge. However, most men are able to do their routine job (except those involving high physical activity) just one-two days after the surgery.

Success Rate vasectomy reversals delhi ncr

The success of a vasectomy reversal depends entirely on getting your partner pregnant. Most men have their sperm returned in the semen within a few months after the surgery. Typically, the sperm should start mixing with the semen immediately after the healing process is complete. Sometimes it can take longer, but even up to one year of waiting is not considered abnormal (especially in the case of Vasoepididymostomy). Some men are not looking to immediately get their partner pregnant. In this case, a periodic semen analysis is carried out to check for sperm in the semen. Vasectomy reversal generally has a high success rate. Typically, up to 70 per cent of the cases lead to successful pregnancies; the rate could be as high as 90 in certain demographics.

Since both vasectomy and the reversal are simple surgeries, chances of complications are fairly low. However, like everything else in reproductive health, certain factors are bound to influence the results. The age of the patient is the primary factor. People who have had a vasectomy for 10+ years significantly lower their chance of becoming fathers, even after a reversal. People with a vasectomy 20+ years old might not see any changes at all. Health and lifestyle of the patient play a role too. If the sperm were of poor quality before (poor morphology, motility or count) then a vasectomy reversal alone would not be enough to cause pregnancy.

Fortunately, the door does not end even if a vasectomy reversal does not yield desired results. Assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) are the go-to option for couples who cannot become parents through conventional means. For instance, if your semen does not have sperm, but you still produce healthy sperm, it could be extracted for in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Conclusion vasectomy reversals delhi ncr

Vasectomy reversal is one of the surprising boons that only a few people are aware of. A simple surgery can allow you to undo vasectomy and expand your family once again.

Dr. Gautam Banga

MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)
Urologist, Andrologist and Genito -Urinary Reconstructive Surgeon
Contact no. : +91-9999062316

Address: M-4, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi-110048, Delhi, India