My husband had a vasectomy before we met. Can it be reversed?

My husband had vasectomy but now we want kids.

Answers from doctors (8)


More About Doctor Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS

Published on Apr 19, 2019

Absolutely! Vasectomy Reversal can be quite successful when performed by high-quality urologists who specialize in microsurgery of all types—not just vasectomy reversal but also microsurgical testis tissue extraction, microsurgical varicocelectomy, etc.

Your fertility potential is important as well, and proper counseling and advice will always include you in the mix. Most young women are just fine but occasionally, especially if older, an evaluation of ovulation, tubal status, etc can make all the difference in the world to your success.

Most of us who concentrate on male reproductive medicine and surgery (Male Infertility) take a comprehensive approach to you as a couple to make sure that all is well with you and to maximize not only success of the procedure but, most importantly, your chances of getting pregnant.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates (Boston)

Answered by Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS (View Profile)

Absolutely! Vasectomy Reversal can be quite successful when performed by high-quality urologists who specialize in microsurgery of all types—not just vasectomy reversal but also microsurgical testis tissue extraction, microsurgical varicocelectomy, etc.

Your fertility potential is important as well, and proper counseling and advice will always include you in the mix. Most young women are just fine but occasionally, especially if older, an evaluation of ovulation, tubal status, etc can make all the difference in the world to your success.

Most of us who concentrate on male reproductive medicine and surgery (Male Infertility) take a comprehensive approach to you as a couple to make sure that all is well with you and to maximize not only success of the procedure but, most importantly, your chances of getting pregnant.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Robert Oates (Boston)

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Ranjith Ramasamy M.D.

Published on Mar 23, 2016

Yes, vasectomy can be reversed. As long as the vasectomy has been within the last 10 years, the chance of successful return of sperm to ejaculate is 80-90%.

Answered by Ranjith Ramasamy M.D. (View Profile)

Yes, vasectomy can be reversed. As long as the vasectomy has been within the last 10 years, the chance of successful return of sperm to ejaculate is 80-90%.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


You have several options to have a child biologically related to your husband: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction combined with IVF/ICSI.

Answered by Shane T. Russell, MD - Westerville Office (View Profile)

You have several options to have a child biologically related to your husband: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction combined with IVF/ICSI.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Michael J. Karasis, MD

Published on Aug 18, 2015

Yes a vasectomy can be reversed but the success rate goes down with passing time after your vasectomy

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Answered by Michael J. Karasis, MD

Yes a vasectomy can be reversed but the success rate goes down with passing time after your vasectomy

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on Aug 18, 2015

YES

Answered by John C. McHugh, MD (View Profile)

YES

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Tae-Woong Im, MD

Published on Aug 18, 2015

It can be reversed but not 100 % successful

Answered by Tae-Woong Im, MD (View Profile)

It can be reversed but not 100 % successful

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Steven K. Sterzer, MD

Published on Aug 18, 2015

Absolutely. The most cost effective solution for you is a vasectomy reversal. However, time from vasectomy, other reproductive issues, and age of the couple can impact the success of a reversal. Even so, the chance of viable sperm in the post reversal ejaculate is 90 plus percent in the hands of an experienced surgeon. This enhances the success of in vitro fertilization when used as a secondary option.

Answered by Steven K. Sterzer, MD (View Profile)

Absolutely. The most cost effective solution for you is a vasectomy reversal. However, time from vasectomy, other reproductive issues, and age of the couple can impact the success of a reversal. Even so, the chance of viable sperm in the post reversal ejaculate is 90 plus percent in the hands of an experienced surgeon. This enhances the success of in vitro fertilization when used as a secondary option.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Published on Aug 18, 2015

Vasectomy can be reversed, it is not covered by any insurance plans, you will have to pay for the procedure

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Answered by Anand M. Dhanda, MD, FACS

Vasectomy can be reversed, it is not covered by any insurance plans, you will have to pay for the procedure

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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