Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal Overview

Our Complete Guide to Vasectomy Reversal Surgery

What is a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy reversal, also known as vasovasostomy, is a surgical procedure that reverses the effect of a previous vasectomy. Every year, around 500,000 men will undergo a vasectomy procedure in the United States. Approximately 5%, or 25,000, will choose to have their vasectomy reversed in their lifetime.

What is the success rate of a vasectomy reversal?

The average patency success rate of a vasectomy reversal is 70%, and the average pregnancy success rate of a vasectomy reversal is 55%. Dr. Martin Bastuba is proud to provide patients with a vasectomy reversal patency success rate of 98%, and a vasectomy reversal pregnancy success rate of between 65-75%.

Learn everything you need to know about getting a vasectomy reversal.

If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, we encourage you to learn more about the procedure with our comprehensive overview. Here you will find educational resources about the surgery as well as specific facts, figures, and results of the procedure at MFS. If you have any questions about a vasectomy reversal, please contact us.

En Espanol: Reverso De Vasectomia

Decision Process

Did you know that nearly five percent of males with a vasectomy will eventually choose to have a reversal? If you have had a vasectomy but would like to grow your family, there are many fertility options to consider. The vasectomy reversal is a highly successful and affordable procedure... Read more

Vasectomy Reversal Surgery

In an effort to help inform our patients, we have created an in-depth explanation of the vasectomy reversal surgery, for both the microsurgical vasovasostomy and the more complicated vasoepididymostomy... Read more

Vasectomy Reversal Surgery Pictures

Have you ever been curious to see what a micro-surgical vasectomy reversal looks like under the microscope? Follow Dr. Bastuba as he performs the procedure from the operating room... Read more

After the Surgery

A vasectomy reversal procedure does not require an overnight hospital stay and lasts from about 3 to 5 hours at an outpatient surgery center. Any pain and discomfort after the surgery is minimal... Read more

Vasectomy Reversal Alternatives

For some, a vasectomy reversal may be unsuccessful, or previous medical procedures may preclude the use of a  reversal. In either case, there are many alternatives... Read more

Choosing a Vasectomy Reversal Doctor

At Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists, we recognize it can be difficult for patients to select a physician for something as important as your fertility. Regardless of the outcome, we encourage you to review this detailed check-list before choosing your doctor... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our list of frequently asked questions about vasectomy reversal surgery. Educating yourself about the  process will help you make the best choice for your family... Read more

About Dr. Bastuba

Dr. Bastuba is the founder and medical director of Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists in San Diego, California. He is part of an elite group of 2% of board certified urologists in the United States specializing in male fertility. He has performed over 3000 micro-surgical vasectomy reversals ... Read more

Vasectomy Reversal Success Rates

Despite wide-spread beliefs, vasectomy reversal success rates do not suddenly drop 10 years after the original vasectomy. Dr. Bastuba has extensive experience successfully reversing vasectomies even 40 years after a vasectomy... Read more

Success Stories

Since 1993 Dr. Bastuba and the staff of MFS have provided exceptional care to patients throughout the world, performing more than 5,000 microsurgeries. The staff at MFS enjoy receiving feedback from patients such as these stories... Read more

Vasectomy Reversal Cost

MFS strives to have the lowest costs possible while providing exceptional patient care. Through one all-inclusive price for a vasectomy reversal surgery and the more complicated vasoepididymostomy, patients can put their trust in our clear, uncomplicated cost structure... Read more