There can be several reasons for a man to consider vasectomy reversal; some of the most common aspects that would make a man reconsider his decisions of not fathering children in future can be and reverse the vasectomy can be:
- A decrease in libido after the vasectomy procedure
- Pain during ejaculation
- Pressure or pain in the testicles
Apart from these physiological reasons, a man may also consider vasectomy reversal in case of a divorce, the death of a child, if the financial condition of the household changes and the couple feels that they can now afford to have more children. There can also be a simple explanation; perhaps the man got the surgery done on the behest of his wife in his younger days but changed his kind now that he is older. Regardless of the reasons for a vasectomy reversal; the fact remains that the procedure enjoys an astounding success rate.
Some Myths Associated With Vasectomy Reversal
People often incorrectly harbor the perception that a man stops producing sperms ten years after the vasectomy surgery. Vasectomy does nothing to alter or impact a man's ability to produce sperms it simply stops the transfer of sperms to the urogenital tract from where they flow into the woman's vagina
Even though the success rate goes down as more time lapses since the initial surgery; there have been cases in which a vasectomy reversal was successful although it was conducted almost 40 years after the initial surgery
The Fact and Some Opinions!
While vasectomy reversals are usually considered when a man wants to add to his brood; there may also be other physiological reasons such as pain in the testes, decreased libido etc. Even though most doctors concur that vasectomy is one hundred percent safe and an effective way of preventing pregnancies; men often fret about the possible decrease in virility after surgery. Although most doctors are of the opinion that any decrease in libido or testosterone levels is purely psychological, often men resort to vasectomy reversal in order to remedy the issues.
How is a Vasectomy Reversed?
Vasectomy reversal is a fairly easy procedure that involves joining two ends of a tube that is severed in the original surgery. This tube is called the vas deferens and it is responsible for taking the sperms from the testes to the urethra; a skilled micro surgeon should have no problems performing such a procedure.
Even though there are several myths, the fact remains that vasectomy reversal has a very high success rate of almost 95% in certain clinics. This means that out of twenty men who opt for the procedure only one will have a failed procedure. The skills, expertise and experience of the surgeon who performs the surgery will also have a direct bearing on the success rate. Another factor that will impact the outcome of a vasectomy reversal procedure will be the complications stemming from the original surgery and the techniques used.
Well, if you are already excited about the surgery; here comes the unpleasant part; no it's not the pain associated with the surgery rather the cost of the procedure. A vasectomy reversal can cost you anywhere between $4000 to $20,000. Then depending on your individual circumstances, you may be able to find a skilled micro surgeon who will be willing to conduct the surgery for $10,000. However, the most important point here is that regardless of the amount, you will have to pay for it out of your own pockets because insurance companies do not cover vasectomy reversal procedures since they are considered elective surgeries. Wit that much money and all those emotions at stake, it is imperative to find a skilled surgeon and a good clinic so make sure that you check for references and always enquire about the success rate of previous patients.
Who Pays for It?
If you cannot pay for the procedure at one go, you can always go for the flexible payment plans that most clinics offer for a vasectomy reversal procedures.