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 urology clinic in Wilmington is headed by Dr. Will Kirby and 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 clinic in Wilmington, NC.
What is a Vasectomy Reversal?
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.
Why Are Vasectomy Reverals Done?
About 6% of men who get a vasectomy may later want it reversed. This can happen because they have a new partner or they decide they want more kids. Additionally, 1-2% of men who get a vasectomy might develop ongoing scrotal pain, and some of them may need a vasectomy reversal to relieve this pain.
What Is Done During a Vasectomy Reversal?
During a vasectomy reversal procedure, Dr. Kirby reconnects the vas deferens, creating a pathway for sperm to once again reach the ejaculate. This is achieved by either joining the vas deferens to a healthy section of the vas deferens (called vasovasostomy) or attaching it to a tube in the epididymis (known as vasoepididymostomy).
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