What is the success rate of vasectomy reversal after 7 years? My husband is 53 years old.

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More About Doctor John C. McHugh, MD

Published on May 02, 2018

The success of a vasectomy declines the longer you progress from the the vasectomy. Patency, that is seeing sperm is about 85% and pregnancy about 50%. The reason there is a difference is because even though the testicles are producing sperm they may not be of the number or quality to achieve pregnancy.

Here's the study evaluated over a thousand reversals based on the years from vasectomy: https://gavasectomyreversal.com/reversal-success-rates/

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

The success of a vasectomy declines the longer you progress from the the vasectomy. Patency, that is seeing sperm is about 85% and pregnancy about 50%. The reason there is a difference is because even though the testicles are producing sperm they may not be of the number or quality to achieve pregnancy.

Here's the study evaluated over a thousand reversals based on the years from vasectomy: https://gavasectomyreversal.com/reversal-success-rates/

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Ranjith Ramasamy M.D.

Published on May 02, 2018

It’s about 90-95% as long as vas is able to be connected to the vas at least on one side. This decision is made during the operation.

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

It’s about 90-95% as long as vas is able to be connected to the vas at least on one side. This decision is made during the operation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Robert D. Oates, MD, FACS

Published on Apr 30, 2018

As long as the surgeon is a recognized expert, the success rate of having sperm in the ejaculate post-reversal should be 90% plus. Pregnancy depends on the female partner as well. I hope this helps.

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

As long as the surgeon is a recognized expert, the success rate of having sperm in the ejaculate post-reversal should be 90% plus. Pregnancy depends on the female partner as well. I hope this helps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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