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Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA

Vasectomy reversal surgery can restore your fertility if you change your mind about having a child. At Bellingham Urology Group, the urology specialists are highly skilled at using advanced microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tubes that carry sperm. With a high level of accuracy, the providers can complete your surgery on an outpatient basis with a low risk for complications. Call the office in Bellingham or Mount Vernon, Washington, to find out if you’re a candidate for vasectomy reversal, or book a consultation online today.

What is a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy reversal is a surgical procedure to reconnect the vas deferens (tubes) that carry sperm from the testicles into the semen. This procedure completely reverses a vasectomy to restore your fertility, so you can achieve a viable pregnancy with your partner.

Bellingham Urology Group provides vasectomy reversal services for men who have a change of heart about having children due to the loss of a child, relationship changes, or other circumstances.

You may also be a candidate for vasectomy reversal if you have chronic testicular pain following your original vasectomy.

What happens during vasectomy reversal?

Before a vasectomy reversal, the Bellingham Urology Group providers may perform tests to check that the sperm you make is healthy. Aging, smoking, poor diet, and other lifestyle factors can lower the quality of sperm.

If you’re a candidate for a vasectomy reversal, the providers give you instructions to prepare for surgery. Typically, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home soon after. On the day of your surgery, you receive either local or general anesthesia to keep you relaxed and free of pain.

The providers only need to make a small incision in your scrotum to access the tubes. Your surgeon uses microsurgical techniques that involve a powerful microscope to magnify the vas deferens by as much as 40 times their size. This ensures your surgeon reconnects the tubes with a high level of accuracy.

How long does it take to recover from vasectomy reversal?

Immediately after your surgery, your surgeon applies bandages over the incision. You also need to wear an athletic support cup or another undergarment that fits tightly. To keep swelling down, you should apply ice packs.

It’s normal to feel sore for a few days. To prevent pain, you should limit your activities where your testicles move around a lot. The stitches in your incisions are dissolvable and disappear without additional medical treatment.

You need to come back to the office at some point after you heal from vasectomy reversal, so the providers can check your semen and confirm the surgery was a success.

Call the Bellingham Urology Group office near you to schedule a vasectomy reversal consultation or book an appointment online today.