Docteur Jean-Philippe Bercier BSc, MD, CCFP



Vasectomy Reversal in Montreal

5 Key Questions about Vasectomy Reversal in Montreal

A vasectomy is usually considered a permanent method of birth control, but sometimes life throws a curve ball, and you change your mind. A vasovasostomy, the medical term for a vasectomy reversal, can restore fertility. If you’re thinking about a vasovasostomy at a Montreal clinic, here’s what you must know.

How successful is vasectomy reversal?

Our office has a 95% success rate of sperm recovery at 3 years post-vasectomy and 80% at 10 years post-vasectomy after a vasectomy reversal in Montreal. The biggest factor in determining success is how long it’s been since your vasectomy. You should discuss your future plans and the fertility of both partners with your doctor to determine the best way to achieve a pregnancy.

How long does it take to recover from a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy reversal at our Montreal clinic is an outpatient procedure. You can go home following the surgery. For the first two days, you’ll need to take it easy and rest. You will have a follow-up appointment on the day after the procedure, to have the small drain tube removed. Most men are able to return to normal duties about 14 days after the procedure. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activities for a full four weeks.

Is there a higher risk of cancer associated with a vasectomy reversal?

It was once thought that men with vasectomies have a higher rate of prostate cancer, but this has been disproven. There is no evidence that shows a vasovasostomy has any impact on cancer risk for men.

Will insurance cover a vasovasostomy in Montreal?

In most cases, vasectomy reversal is not covered by insurance. You will probably need to pay out of pocket. Consult with your insurance company to find out if you have coverage.

How can I still produce sperm after a vasectomy reversal?

A vasectomy doesn’t prevent sperm from being produced. Your body still makes sperm, but without a way to get to the ejaculate, the sperm is absorbed by your body. The reversal reconnects the tube, allowing the sperm to enter the semen. It can take a few months for the sperm quality to return to normal following the reversal.

Ready to talk about a vasectomy reversal in Montreal? Make an appointment with Dr. Bercier to discuss a vasovasostomy.