Vasectomy Reversal in Los Angeles, CA
How a Vasectomy Reversal Works
A vasectomy procedure involves the cutting of the vas deferens. These tubes are what allows the sperm to travel from a testicle into the semen. During a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon will reconnect the tubes of the vas deferens in order to restore its connection between the sperm and semen.
The restoration of the vas deferens can be accomplished in two different ways:
- Vasovasostomy: sewing the severed ends of the vas deferens back together
- Vasoepididymostomy: attaching the vas deferens directly to the epididymis, which is the organ that holds a man’s storage of sperm.
Meet Our Urologist
Dr. J. Antonio Alarcon is a board-certified urologist in Montebello, CA and has been in clinical practice at the Alarcon Urology Center since 1987. Dr. Alarcon has over 30 years of experience in men’s sexual health and continues to help patients in the Los Angeles area with vasectomy reversals. If you’re interested in a vasectomy reversal in the Los Angeles area, then Dr. Alarcon can help you, too! Call our office at (626) 284-9278 today to schedule an appointment, or submit a request online using our secure form.
What Are the Risks of a Vasectomy Reversal?
A vasectomy reversal procedure is fairly minimal and is not associated with many side effects. Uncommon complications that can arise from a vasectomy reversal include:
- Persistent pain
- Development of a hematoma within the scrotum
What Are the Vasectomy Reversal Chances of Success?
A vasectomy reversal will not always be successful. Factors that influence the outcome of a vasectomy reversal are:
- Length of time since vasectomy procedure: the more time that has passed, the less likely the vasectomy reversal will be to work
- Your partner and their age
- Your age
- Prior surgeries near the affected area (hernia, prostate resection, etc.)
After the Vasectomy Reversal
Once a time span of 6 to 8 weeks has passed after the vasectomy reversal, you will attend a follow-up appointment to provide a semen sample that your doctor will examine to determine whether or not the procedure was effective.
A Second Attempt
If your first attempt at a vasectomy reversal was unsuccessful, you can still try again. Sometimes, the surgery will prove ineffective due to a blockage that has formed within the vas deferens, or from other various complications.
Each surgeon will have their own vasectomy reversal success rate, which is why it is advised to seek care from an experienced surgeon who has performed several other successful vasectomy reversals.