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Reversal Success Rates

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After asking about cost, the most common question which the couple seeking infomation about a vas reversal  is, ” What is the success rate?” This question is tricky and the answer is, ” Well it depends.” When one inquires about success there are several factors to take into account and the particulars of each will vary from patient to patient. There are three primary factors that are important in the success of a vas reversal. In addition to these factors one must also remember that there are variables that pertain to the female. In other words, if everything has been done right and the male’s factors are maximized, there is still the possibility that there may be an issue of the female that will thwart pregancy.

The three factors that must be understood by the couple having a vas reversal are: The number of years since the vasectomy was performed, patency (are there sperm  in the ejaculate after the reversal), and achieving pregancy. In general the closer you are to having had a vasectomy the better your chances of patency and pregnancy.
Vasectomy Reversal Success Rate:

Less than 3 years  Patency 97% Pregnancy 76%

3-8 years             Patency 88% Pregnancy 53%

9-14 years           Patency 79% Pregancy 44%

Greater than 15 years Patency 71% Pregancy 30%

Belker AM, et al. Results of 1,469 microsurgical vasectomy reversals by the Vasovasostomy Study Group. Journal of Urology 1991; 145(3):505-11.

So you see the answer to the question, ” What is the success rate?” is a complicated one. If the male after a vas reversal has sperm in his ejaculate, that does not necessarily mean that the couple will achieve pregnancy. The time it takes for sperm to regain its former motility varies as well. Then of course as a backdrop to all of these issues are the normal impediments to pregnancy that all couples face. This is why in the chart above you see the desparity between patent and pregnant.

Our office will be happy to schedule a free consultation in order to discuss other issues. Doing the procedure in our ambulatory surgery center not only makes it more convenient than having it done at a hospital, it dramatically reduces the cost.

Finally, if you live outside of the north Georgia area and prefer not to travel after the procedure, we will happily provide accommodations for you at a nearby hotel. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Christopher Moss
Christopher Moss
22/04/2022
What a great staff and experience. Dr. McHugh did a great job explaining things and the procedure was a breeze, I should have done this long ago. I highly recommend him and his staff !
George Holbert
George Holbert
21/04/2022
Daphne, Dr. McHugh, and the staff are all very professional, and they are very good at their jobs. They know that the aftercare is going to be a bit painful, so they have streamlined the entire series of processes (screening, arrival, preoperative, operative, and post operative) and made those parts as painless as positive. They we..Are able to explain every step of the process to me, in easily digestible pieces, without ever once sounding condescending or as if they were talking down to me or my wife. If I ever found myself in a position where I had to get another vasectomy reversal, I would definitely choose them again. I 100% recommend them
Joe Munger
Joe Munger
18/04/2022
Jordan Gast
Jordan Gast
13/04/2022
Outstanding staff and service. As one of the meekest of the cowards, I could not recommend Dr. McHugh and team highly enough. Absolutely phenomenal experience and I couldn’t be more pleased with how painless and easy this was.
Cole Pace
Cole Pace
04/04/2022
Dr. Mchugh and his staff are very proffesional. I highly recommend this place!
Dustin Tetley
Dustin Tetley
01/04/2022
Had a great experience with these guys. Everyone super kind and willing to explain all questions. Highly recommend.
Eric Minter
Eric Minter
25/03/2022
Just 4 months after my reversal and we’re pregnant. Dr. John McHugh is awesome and the staff was amazing. I was almost 11 years post vasectomy and he made it happen. Highly recommend this firm.
Jonathan Mobley
Jonathan Mobley
27/01/2022
Very professional and explained everything very well and answered any questions I had. I would definitely recommend.
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis
13/01/2022
Dr. John McHugh is the best he is caring and will talk to you and comfort you through the procedure high highly recommend him and his staff are the best going out of their way to help you. Dr John McHugh has great experience whoever reads this please look him up he has over 25 years experience and does amazing work thank you again John McHugh. Update went back for a check 01/13/2022 John McHugh went out of his way to check on me no appointment they are amazing thank y’all so much
Matthew Gregg
Matthew Gregg
08/01/2022
Absolutely wonderful Doctor and Staff! It was a painless procedure! I would strongly recommend!

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