You may have been certain you wanted a vasectomy, but a new partner or a change of heart has you re-evaluating your stance on children.
In many cases, a vasectomy reversal can restore fertility so you can grow your family.
See how Dr. Luis Herrera of Urologist Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, can provide you with options to have children following a vasectomy.
The vas deferens is responsible for transporting sperm to the urethra during ejaculation. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens is permanently blocked to prevent the sperm from reaching the semen, preventing pregnancy.
During a vasectomy reversal, our board-certified urologist, Dr. Herrera, reconnects the vas deferens using microsurgical techniques. A successful vasectomy reversal will allow the vas deferens to carry sperm from a testicle into the semen once again.
Reversals performed by Dr. Herrara take place at our Tijuana, Mexico, urology center located inside the NewCity Medical Plaza Building. The procedure typically takes about five hours to complete.
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There are many reasons why a man may decide a vasectomy reversal is right for him. If you find yourself in that position, we are here to help. If you choose our team, you can experience state-of-the-art, affordable care in a luxurious setting at the NewCity Medical Plaza Building in Tijuana, Mexico. Patients who choose la Unidad de Urología and Dr. Herrera can expect to pay a fraction of the price for treatment in the United States.
Request a consultation with our board-certified urologist by contacting us online or by calling us today.
Hear Why Patients Choose Our Practice in Tijuana, Mexico
"I am glad I decided to use Dr. Luis Herrera, he was nothing but knowledgeable and understanding when it came to my procedure. He took the time to explain the procedure, and inform me of everything that would take place. No regrets, here, and if I had to do it again, this is my choice, and I highly recommend." J Garcia
Undergoing a Vasovasostomy The Most Common Form of Vasectomy Reversal
Vasectomy reversal results in minimal scarring and a relatively fast recovery.
Understanding a Vasoepididymostomy Vasectomy Reversal for Complex Cases
If it has been more than 10 years since your vasectomy and there is no sperm found in the vasal fluid, Dr. Herrera may have to perform a vasoepididymostomy.
An absence of sperm generally means there is a blockage higher in the epididymis, preventing sperm from passing into the vas deferens. In these cases, performing a traditional vasectomy reversal will not clear the blockage.
During a vasoepididymostomy, Dr. Herrera will make small microsurgical incisions to connect the urethral side of the vas deferens to the epididymis. Doing so will bypass the blockage and can produce higher success rates.
Recovering From Your Vasectomy Reversal
Vasectomy reversal is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home once it is complete. Because we operate out of Tijuana, Mexico, many of our patients choose to spend the first few days of their recovery in one of the luxurious hotels located near our urology center in beautiful Zona Rio.
After the anesthesia subsides, patients may experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling for about five to 14 days. This discomfort can easily be managed with pain medication and ice packs.
Return to Normal Activities
Most patients can expect to return to work and light activity within the first week, but all strenuous activity and sexual activity will need to be avoided for four weeks.
Within the first four weeks, it is recommended that you visit a urologist like Dr. Herrera for post-op visits and semen analysis to ensure the efficacy of your procedure.
Success rates for vasectomy reversals vary and generally depend on how much time has passed since the vasectomy. Patients who have a vasectomy reversal within 10 years of their vasectomy have a greater chance of conceiving. The average pregnancy success rate after a vasectomy reversal is just over 50%.
Freezing Your Sperm IN CASE OF AN UNSUCCESSFUL VASECTOMY REVERSAL
If you choose, Dr. Herarra can retrieve sperm during your surgery. This sample can be frozen so you can try other means of reproduction, such as in vitro fertilization, in case your vasectomy reversal is unsuccessful.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vasectomy Reversals
Q. How long does a vasectomy reversal take?
A. It takes Dr. Herrera about 5 hours to perform the procedure.
Q. Will insurance cover a vasectomy reversal in Mexico?
A. While we do accept insurance, it typically does not cover vasectomy reversals. However, our practice in Mexico offers treatment at a fraction of the cost of treatment in the United States. Our vasectomy reversals cost about $3,500 USD.
Q. Does a vasectomy reversal hurt?
A. No. You will be put under anesthesia for the procedure and should not feel any pain. During the recovery process, some discomfort in the testicles is to be expected. However, it should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice.
Q. How will I know if my vasectomy reversal was successful?
A. During your follow-up visit with Dr. Herrera or your doctor back home, they will perform a semen analysis to determine if there is a presence of semen in your ejaculate. This may take longer for some men than others. If a reversal was successful, semen should be present within a few weeks. However, it can take up to a year for some men.
"Overall a great experience with Dr Luis Herrera. Quality service with quality people. Could not have asked for more. I had over 20 years since my vasectomy and he was able to reconnect. Now it’s up to me doing things right and GOD giving me a blessing with a child." David Cease