Is a Vasectomy a Permanent Choice?

Published: August 15, 2014

Vasectomy Reversal

At Virginia Urology, our team of experts face a wide variety of questions related to men’s health. One question that many of our patients ask is if a vasectomy is a permanent choice?

While a vasectomy is considered to be a permanent form of birth control, the procedure can be reversed. This procedure reconnects the vas deferens tubes that were cut during initial surgery. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens are cut to initiate a change in semen (sperm-free).

It is estimated that about 600,000 men have a vasectomy each year in the United States, and 5 percent of those individuals opt for a vasectomy reversal. Some of the reasons for wanting a vasectomy reversal include: remarriage, death of a child, or improved financial stability.

During a consultation with our team at Virginia Urology, our team of physicians will discuss if a vasectomy reversal is a good option for you. With a vasectomy reversal, the amount of time between the initial vasectomy and the reversal makes a dramatic difference in how successful it will be for the vas deferens to rebuild.

We will discuss your personal case and medical history with you at a visit to our office. In addition, we will help guide you to the best methods to further building your family.

Learn More about Virginia Urology

If you would like to learn more about our Men’s Wellness Center (MWC) and our other comprehensive services, please do not hesitate to contact us at Virginia Urology. We will answer all of your questions about our procedures related to Men’s Sexual Health, and help guide you as to which procedures might best suit your individual needs.

With Virginia Urology, you know that you are working with experts who care about your overall health and wellness. A vasectomy does not have to be a permanent procedure—learn more about the process by contacting us today at 804-330-9105.


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