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What Happens If I Change My Mind After a Vasectomy?

Doctor with clipboard consulting one of patients and making prescriptionsFor many men, there are many reasons why they may choose to have a vasectomy. Among the types of birth control available for men, it is the most successful form of contraception available. With modern instruments and techniques, it is also among the lowest procedures in terms of risk and recovery afterward.

A vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that separates the vas deferens and, relatively permanently, blocks the release of sperm. The procedure takes less than an hour, and most men do not need pain medication after.

However, some men who have a vasectomy performed may have a relationship grow where they want to have children of their own. Since there is no pathway for the sperm to be released following a vasectomy, a vasectomy reversal is the only way to regain the ability for conception.

Although a vasectomy itself is a relatively simple and short procedure, a vasectomy reversal is quite a bit more complex. It requires the skill and experience of a trained microsurgeon to achieve the best chance of success.

During an in-patient surgical procedure conducted under general anesthesia, Dr. Shridharani will use a microscope and tiny instruments to connect the ends of the severed vas deferens. If testing of sperm mobility during the procedure reveals a blockage, Dr. Shridharani will form the connection closer to the testicle to provide the best chance of success.

Despite a vasectomy being the most successful and relatively permanent form of male contraception, Dr. Shridharani has achieved great results in performing vasectomy reversal. In most cases, males with a vasectomy reversal in one testicle see an 85% chance of conception and over 90% when performed on both testicles.

Although a vasectomy reversal does not guarantee success in conception, the success rates achieved by Dr. Shridharani are cause not to delay. Compared to other forms of contraception, such as IVF, it is also among the easiest and most cost-effective. Call Dr. Shridharani in Chattanooga, TN, at 423-778-4363 or visit www.drshrid.com for a vasectomy reversal consultation.

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