Our South Florida urology office receives a common question for patients undergoing a vasectomy – is there a time limit on vasectomy reversals? Our Miami urologist Dr. Edward Gheiler likes to fully inform all patients of the specifications of their procedures to ensure they are content with their decision and procedure.
Yes, vasectomies are a procedure that can be reversed.
A vasectomy reversal is a safe and relatively quick procedure. Procedures range from two to four hours, with patients being able to leave the clinic the same day. Reversals have a reasonably short recovery window of about two weeks. During this time, patients must limit physical activities for a day or two following the procedure and abstain from sexual activity for about two weeks.
There are no time limits for vasectomy reversals! Vasectomies can be reversed any time after a patient has recovered from the initial procedure, even up to twenty-five years after the initial procedure.
While there are no specific time limits to get reversals, the longer one waits, the lower the chances of success. Vasectomy reversals have a fairly high success rate, with the estimated success rate hovering above 95%.
Vasectomies can be reversed multiple times, though this number depends on a variety of patient-specific factors, such as age and the patient’s overall health. While vasectomies can be reversed numerous times, it is important to note that the procedure’s success rate may decrease with each reversal.
Our South Florida urology office has many years of experience performing successful vasectomies and vasectomy reversals. Our urologist, Dr. Edward Gheiler, has over two decades of experience with urological services and will meet with you to discuss all concerns and your wishes for any procedure we offer.
Our office offers a host of urological services for both men and women in South Florida. Dr. Edward Gheiler is one of few licensed specialists able to perform the Penuma penis implant procedure. Our office additionally has decades of experience in silicone penis implants and erectile dysfunction treatments.