Life circumstances change, and some men who have had Vasectomy decide that they want to have more children.
Vasectomy is a simple procedure with very high success rate. Unfortunately Vasectomy reversal surgery is a lot more difficult and we cannot guarantee successful reversal and pregnancy, particularly once 8-10 years have passed from the time of your original Vasectomy.
How is Vasectomy Reversal done?
Mr Stephen Lindsay performs Vasectomy Reversal surgery at Bendigo Day Surgery under the operating microscope. Under a general anaesthetic a small incision is made in the front of the scrotum. The tied-off ends of the vas are found and rejoined. The skin is closed with absorbable suture. The waterproof dressing comes off after several days. There is no need for suture removal. The surgery usually takes around 2-3 hours and you go home the same day.
You will need someone to drive you home after your surgery.
Analgesia - you will be given a prescription for strong pain relief. You should stop at the chemist on the way home. Ensure you take the pain relief before the local anaesthetic wears off. Paracetamol and anti-inflammatories can be used as needed.
Resuming Physical Activity - Rest as much as possible. You will need to reduce physical activity (work, sport and sex) for 4 weeks to reduce the risks of bleeding and bruising and failure of the reversal.
Vasectomy Reversal surgery is not always successful. Even with everything going perfectly with the surgery and your postoperative care, pregnancy cannot be guaranteed.