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3 Common Myths About Vasectomy Reversal, Busted


When it comes to vasectomy reversal, couples need accurate information to make an informed decision. Is a vasectomy reversal going to work? Will we be able to grow our family? Is a vasectomy reversal the right choice for us? These are just some of the questions couples have when beginning their journey to reverse a man’s vasectomy.

There is a great deal of valid information about vasectomy reversal on the Internet. There is also misinformation floating around online. At the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, educating our patients about the facts of vasectomy reversal is a top priority, which is why we have developed a list of top myths and misconceptions about vasectomy reversal to help those considering the procedure understand the facts.

Myth #1: I’m too old to have a vasectomy reversal.

False. There is no age limit for a vasectomy reversal. Biological age has little to do with a man’s ability to produce sperm. In fact, a man’s body is constantly making new sperm and turning over the complete sperm reserve every 3 to 4 months.  As a result, men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s will have normal sperm production, assuming no other contributing condition. Age does catch up with men once they reach their 70s and 80s when sperm production does slow down.

But, a good majority of our patients at the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America are in their 50s and even 60s, and see very positive results. For men who have had a vasectomy, regardless of age or how long ago the original procedure was performed, vasectomy reversal is typically very successful, and the only way to conceive naturally after vasectomy.


Myth #2: I had a vasectomy 20 years ago; a vasectomy reversal won’t work for me.

Wrong. At the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, our highly trained microsurgeons have reversed vasectomies performed over 30 years ago with great success! If you choose a microsurgeon with experience and specialized training and skill, it does not matter how long ago you had a vasectomy.

In fact, we performed a vasectomy reversal on a patient who had a vasectomy 35 years prior. The man, a father and a grandfather, had remarried and his new wife wanted to conceive a baby naturally. Was his reversal successful? You bet! At the age of 65, three decades after his original vasectomy, he became a father again!

Having your vasectomy reversal performed by a highly skilled microsurgeon gives you the best possible chance of a successful outcome and of fathering a child naturally, no matter how many years have passed since your vasectomy.


Myth #3: A vasectomy reversal can lead to sexual dysfunction and problems with sexual satisfaction.

Nope! This is one of the biggest misconceptions about having a vasectomy or a vasectomy reversal. The area that is operated on for the vasectomy reversal is the scrotum, and specifically the vas deferens, which is the tube that delivers sperm out into the ejaculate. This is the tube that was cut at the time of vasectomy.

During the vasectomy reversal, the tube is reconnected so that sperm will once again flow into the ejaculate. Nothing is disrupted that is responsible for either testosterone production or an erection. As a result, a man will not have trouble with sexual performance, erection, or orgasm. (Whew.)


Still have questions about vasectomy reversal? Get all the information you need about success rates, costs, and our microsurgical experience.
Visit www.vasectomyreversalcenterofamerica.com or call us today to schedule a consultation at 855-428-3222 (855-HAVE-A-BABY).


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