Vasectomy Reversal in Sioux City

Patients who have previously received a vasectomy will occasionally change their mind later on for a wide variety of reasons. While a vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control, there is a procedure that can reverse it effects.
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How it 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.

Risks of a Vasectomy Reversal

A vasectomy reversal procedure is fairly minimal and is not associated wtih many side effects. Uncommon complications that can arise from a vasectomy reversal include:

  • Persistent pain
  • Infection
  • Development of a hematoma within the scrotum

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.

COVID-19 Updates

Beginning on 5/26, our office will be making a few changes for precautions against COVID-19:

We will still be strictly following CDC guidelines to always keep our patients safe.

Telehealth

Other patients can be seen with Telehealth services. This service allows patients to be seen via an internet connection. The connection will require a camera, which is a common feature on your computer, phone, laptop, or tablet. Please call our office if you would like to make a telehealth appointment at (605) 217-7000

For patients that call for a telehealth appointment, we will verify that your insurance will cover the visit, and then set a time for you to log into https://sxlandurology.doxy.me. Once you are into this website, you will need to select the name of your provider. This will place you in a wait area, where the provider will join you for your session.

For more information about our Telehealth services, click here.

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