Some men who are unable to have a child because of a vasectomy may have had a change in their circumstances and now wish to restore their fertility.
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Specialist Laparoscopic Oncologic Surgeon
Consultant Urological Surgeon
At Sussex Premier Health, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our private consultation rooms.
During this time you will be able to explain your medical history symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests such as scans or blood tests are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
On the day of your operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room. Your private room will have an en-suite bathroom and TV and Wi-Fi facilities.
Once you’re ready, our nurses will help you prepare for your procedure, you will also see your consultant surgeon.
A vasectomy reversal operation is usually done under a general anaesthetic which means you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure and will feel no pain. The general anaesthetic ensures you are completely still during a very delicate procedure.
Your surgeon will make two cuts one in each side of your scrotum. Sometimes only one cut is needed. Usually the cuts are in the same place as the scars from your vasectomy. The ends of each tube are carefully pulled through the incision. With the help of an operating microscope your surgeon will repair each tube using dissolvable stitches. The tubes are placed back inside the scrotum and the skin is closed with stitches.
The operation usually takes between one and two hours.
A vasectomy reversal is routinely performed as a day-case procedure, without an overnight stay in hospital. As you’ll have had a general anaesthetic you’ll need to have arranged for a friend or relative to take you home.
You probably remember that after your vasectomy your scrotum was sore and bruised for a few days. Expect something similar after the procedure is reversed.
It’s best to avoid any form of sexual activity for three weeks after operation as ejaculation can damage the delicate reconnection work that your surgeon performed. You should be able to resume other daily activities within a day or two.
You should abstain from all sexual activity for three weeks but it is possible that your partner could conceive a child soon any time you resume intercourse.
Your consultant will talk to you about the possible risks and complications of having this procedure and how they apply to you.
On rare occasions, complications can occur. If you experience any of these symptoms – increased swelling or redness, increased bleeding from the wounds, a high temperature or fever, severe pain, please call a member of our nursing team on 01424 757459.
Your consultant surgeon will perform your procedure.
You will see them at your initial consultation, on the day of your procedure and it’s likely they will want to see you after your operation to see how you’re doing. A follow up appointment will be made for you.
A guide price for vasectomy reversal surgery is from £3,399.
An initial consultation with a Consultant Urological surgeon is from £200 and does not include the cost of any diagnostic tests, scans or treatment.
To speak to a member of our self pay team today, call 01424 757455.