After a microscopic vasectomy reversal, several factors come into play that determine pregnancy. The technical aspects of the procedure must succeed. The surgeon, by experience and care to assure a watertight and tension free anastamosis, hopefully will give the patient the best chance of “having an open vas tube.”
If the reversal is successful and the tube is open, then it is the patient’s testicles turn to “man up.” The longer interval between the vasectomy and the reversal the less likely the testicles have the ability to “pick up the ball” and begin to produce normal sperm that have the ability to be motile. (No pun intended.) The longer the interval, the longer it takes the testicles to produce sperm that can get the job done. This is an imponderable; as no one knows before the reversal the potential of the testicles ability to produce sperm suitable for pregnancy.
So let’s say the reversal is perfect and sperm produced by the testicles are getting through the old vasectomy site are viable, strong, and very motile. Well then, there are the normal things that hinder pregnancy that normal couples, neither of which have had any procedure, experience.
After all this and surmounting the odds of the procedure, the testicles producing good sperm, the length of time since the reversal and the things that are sometimes difficult in pregnancy in the normal situation, pregnancy occurring is much lower percentage than the presence of sperm in the post reversal ejaculate.
This is why the couple considering a vasectomy reversal, and the attendant inconvenience and expense, need to be aware of the difference between patency and getting pregnant.
A Reversal “Thumbs Up!”
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Thank you so much for my husband’s successful reversal that you performed in October 2021. We found out we were expecting in the beginning of January and our son was born on September 7th.
Jen and Kristafur
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Dr. McHugh is very thorough and answered any questions we had prior to surgery. His team was very kind and thorough post surgery as well, following up via phone and email to be sure my husband had the best recovery he could. Our chances for conceiving were less than 50% and we just had our daughter a month before the one year mark from surgery. Leanna T. September 2022
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“Dr. McHugh is loads of fun. Really nice guy. Excellent staff. Easy, short, and (mostly) painless procedure. Great practice here.” D.D.
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“You and your staff were wonderful! I love the relaxed and laid back atmosphere that y’all provided especially the Music! Definitely helped my anxiety. Thank you.”
I appreciate everyone’s friendliness and kindness during the multiple office visits and surgery center procedure. Thank you for the good care you gave me!
Even after a miscarriage, with time, prayers and of course a great surgeon we now have a healthy 7lbs 2oz baby boy! Thank you.
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After extensive research, we found that the technique performed by Dr. McHugh was the best fit for us. It was the least invasive, and offered the fastest recovery. Dr. McHugh & his team delivered a high caliber of service & comfort for me, & I am extremely thankful for his practice.
Naomi was born just 12 months after having my surgery, & we couldn’t be happier with our newest addition!
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Fantastic bedside manner, office and surgical staff were top notch. This coming from a nurse of 12 years. I was never nervous or uncomfortable. (Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal)