Vasectomy Reversal Success Rate
Advances in microsurgical techniques, in addition to improved instruments and suture materials, have resulted in greatly improved vasectomy reversal success rates.
When selecting a urologist for a vasectomy reversal, it is wise to ask:
the technique to be used
how many of this technique the urologist has performed
what is the urologist's success rate with this technique.
Microsurgical vasectomy reversal does require additional training.
The success rate of vasectomy reversal and the pregnancy rate vary in each case.
After a vasectomy reversal, the chance of achieving the presence of sperm in the semen is high, however, this does not guarantee pregnancy. Other factors, such as potency of the sperm released in the seminal fluid, come into play.
Also, statistics have shown that success rates can vary, depending on the time span between the vasectomy and the vasectomy reversal:
|Years Between Vasectomy &
|Rate for Sperm in Ejaculate||Pregnancy Rate|
|Less that 3 years||97%||75%|
|Between 3 - years||90%||50%|
|More than 15 years||70%||30%|
Further information about vasectomy reversal success rate:
- Vasectomy Reversal Specialists FAQ - What is the success rate for
- Successful Pregnancy Following Vasectomy Reversal More Effective in Men
Who Remain With Same Female Partner - a study conducted by
physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell