Vasectomy Reversal in Wilmington, NC
Fellowship-Trained Vasectomy Reversal Surgeon
Of the half million men a year who undergo vasectomy, about 6% will opt to reverse the vasectomy in their lifetime. Reversing a vasectomy requires highly sub specialized training and experience of a specialist that can perform the procedure with excellent results.
Fortunately, men throughout Wilmington can have convenient access to evaluation and treatment. Our vasectomy reversal clinic is headed by Dr. Will Kirby. Dr. Kirby is a premier vasectomy reversal expert committed to the best possible outcomes and high rate of success.
Dr. Kirby is the only fellowship-trained expert in Reproductive Urology and reversing vasectomies in the Wilmington area. Following his residency in urology, Dr. Kirby had the privilege of being awarded a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Medical Center in Houston, a pioneering center in the field.
During his fellowship, Dr. Kirby specialized in sexual dysfunction, male infertility, and microsurgery. It has been shown that such training and experience is the critical to success for the very precise vasectomy reversal procedure. Call (910) 763-6251 to request an appointment at our urology office in Wilmington, NC.
What is a Vasectomy Reversal?
A reversal vasectomy, also known as Vasovasostomy, is generally considered when there has been the loss of a child, a remarriage, and a change in financial conditions or in certain situations, to treat testicular pain.
It is a micro-surgical procedure that is complicated and doesn’t always restore fertility. Like a vasectomy, it is a procedure that should be thoroughly considered before having it done. Vasectomy reversal is usually an outpatient procedure (without an overnight stay in the hospital). Spinal or general anesthesia is commonly used to ensure that you stay completely still during the surgery.
Vasectomy reversals can be attempted even if a long time has passed since the original vasectomy was performed. A discussion with Dr. Kirby is a must to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
What to Expect After a Vasectomy Reversal
The recovery is generally very similar to a vasectomy. While some soreness and swelling should be expected, most men are back to their normal routine within a week following vasectomy reversal. It is highly recommended to avoid strenuous activity and lifting anything heavy for the first 2 weeks after vasectomy reversal. After a vasectomy reversal, you may need plenty of:
- Pain medication
- Antibiotics to prevent infection