When you get a vasectomy, the last thing that you’re thinking about is getting it reversed in the future. However, sometimes it happens. Maybe you’ve changed your mind and decided that you want more children. Whatever the reason, modern medicine has made a safe and successful vasectomy reversal possible. Still, it’s important that you know what it’s all about before you get one. We’ve outlined a few things that you need to know about the procedure.
1. There Are Two Methods of Vasectomy Reversal
The most common method of reversing a vasectomy is to perform something known as a vasovasostomy. This involves a reconnection of the two cut ends of the vas deferens. The other method is something called an epididymovasostomy. Occasionally, if a surgeon determines that a person’s unique circumstances will render a vasovasostomy not possible, an epididymovasostomy – a procedure that is similar to a vasovasostomy, but slightly more complex – will be performed.
2. It Won’t Affect Your Sex Life
Understandably, many men are concerned that a reverse vasectomy will adversely affect their sex life. This may be the main reason that they hesitate to get the procedure. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about that. That said, you will have to wait for our doctor’s “all-clear” before becoming sexually active again. The great news? The waiting period for sex after a vasectomy reversal is usually less than a month.
3. Be Sure to Find a Qualified Surgeon
Finding a qualified surgeon is an important part of a good vasectomy reversal and maintaining your peace of mind in the process. If you are considering this procedure, our doctor can help you learn more.
4. Proper Recovery Is An Important Part Of The Process!
It is imperative that you follow our doctor’s orders so that you can properly recover from your surgery. This will give you the best, most effective results and will expedite your healing process.
If you’ve been considering a vasectomy reversal, it’s important that you know everything about the procedure and what you can expect from it. Whether you’re hoping to start a family or expand upon one, please contact the experts at Texas Urological Clinic in Lufkin, Texas for more information on the procedure. We look forward to hearing from you!