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Vasovasostomy

How is a Vasovasostomy Performed?

A vasovasostomy is one type of a vasectomy reversal. The surgeon stitches the two ends of your vas deferens, which were cut apart during the original vasectomy, back together. This allows the sperm to travel to the semen. If you’ve changed your mind about having children later in life or want more children, talk to a doctor about a vasectomy reversal at a Montreal clinic to find out if you’re a good candidate.

What Happens During a Vasectomy Reversal?

A vasovasostomy is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. It can take about three to four hours to repair both vas deferens. The surgeon makes a small incision in the scrotum. You are prescribed antibiotics before the procedure to keep the risk of infection low. The surgeon leaves a small drain in the scrotum to allow for drainage. This minimizes the risk of swelling. You’ll have a follow-up appointment the day after the surgery to remove the drain.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Vasectomy Reversal?

You will need to have someone drive you home from the surgery. Once you get home, you should relax and rest for about 48 hours. If you do have discomfort, you can take Tylenol and Celebrex. Ice can also help the discomfort and reduce any swelling. You should wait about two weeks before resuming any low-impact activities. If you are very physically active or need to engage in strenuous work, you should wait four weeks before resuming those activities.

How Successful is a Vasectomy Reversal at our Montreal Clinic?

The longer it has been since your vasectomy, the lower the success rate, but even with men who had a vasectomy 15 years ago or longer, our success rate is 70%. Pregnancy success rates are harder to quantify, because success depends on many other factors. We encourage you to talk to your doctor about your goals and your partner’s health, to make sure that a vasectomy reversal is the best option.

Make an appointment to discuss a vasovasostomy at our Montreal clinic with Dr. Jean-Philippe Bercier.



READ OUR REVIEWS

Rob CarterRob Carter
21:19 02 Aug 23
Had my vasectomy performed by Dr Dumais, who has taken over for Dr Weiss who has since retired. She was absolutely excellent. Great bedside manner, clear explanations of what was happening and any potential discomfort that might be felt during each step. Entire procedure from freezing to finish took under 10 minutes.Before beginning Dr Bercier confirmed my age (31), that I had no children, and that I was 100% certain I never wanted to have any (and that my partner felt the same way). She reiterated that while surgical reversal is sometimes possible, the procedure should be considered permanent.Nurses/office staff were friendly and efficient. Got up from the table a bit too quick and ended up sitting down in the chair and fainting. They were right on top of things and immediately went into their usual routine for when those things happen. We had a little chuckle about it, and at no point did it feel weird or judgemental which I very much appreciated.A couple of other notes based on some things mentioned in a few other reviews here:- Total out of pocket fees are $170, consisting of a $20 deposit and $150 on the day of the procedure. Those costs are detailed in the attached photo of the “Pre and Post Vasectomy Kit”. As detailed on the page patients can choose to pay only for the specific items/services they want, and they also give you a week post-procedure to request a refund and pay only for the needed items. This information is not provided anywhere before going in, so most will just pay the $170 and be done with it. While some of these costs are certainly quite highly inflated, they do help make up for the fairly minimal compensation the clinic receives from OHIP for each procedure.- Website is a bit of a mess, although most of the important bits are easy to find (and all the most important info is attached to the emails you’ll get). Specifically one thing they have changed is that you do *not* need to travel to the office to pick up your vasectomy package before the procedure! You are given it after your appointment just before leaving.- To the few complaining about pain/discomfort lasting more than the first week and “not being made aware of the risks”… did you not bother to fully read through the documentation available both on the website as well as repeatedly sent to you in the emails? All of the risks and rates of various complications are explicitly laid out in advance. Every body is different, and there is a small chance of a variety of complications. Choosing to ignore the provided information and then complaining that you wouldn’t have gone through with it if you knew is just ridiculous.One last recommendation for the doctors here: I highly recommend investing the few thousand dollars towards having a professional web design company re-build you a new website from the ground up. The current site is a mess, particularly on modern phones, and this is something that will radically improve the patient experience.
Gaignun KukaiGaignun Kukai
03:43 18 Jul 23
Dr. Valerie Dumois did my vasectomy, and she was really quite kind willing to answer questions. It was for the most part painless and the pain you feel is minimal. Reception was also pretty great they answered all my questions to male sire I heal properly. Was great meeting them all and doing it the modern way or a scalpel and needle is definitely in every males favour. Thank you so much for being such great people
Garlic Jr.Garlic Jr.
18:19 06 Jul 23
Half an hour to my appointment they told me to wait outside(35 degrees celcius) until exactly my appointment. Dr. Bercier if you can call him a doctor had the most rude and disrespectful attitude I've had from a doctor. I asked him three questions to which he said he didn't care. During the procedure I simply asked how long does it take and he replied with "How long do you think it takes? Did you see me with the other patients?" I think his attitude was racially motivated because I'm not French. Don't come here! Go somewhere else!
BongoBongo
19:58 19 Jun 23
Great clinic, 5 stars all around. Leading up to the appointment they provide you with fantastic information that explains everything in detail. Great communication, super organized, friendly and professional. Everyone from reception, to the nurse, to the doctor - all were pleasant, efficient, and professional. It was a huge piece of mind. The doctor played my choice of music during the procedure. It was practically painless, with only minor discomfort for a brief moment, and it was quick. I am now recovering comfortably with very detailed instructions about how to enhance my recovery. Thank you Dr. Weiss and Dr. Bercier! Highly recommend.
Louis KearnsLouis Kearns
16:14 28 Apr 23
Marc BourgonMarc Bourgon
17:45 11 May 22
The process of getting my vasectomy was quite efficient. From walking in the office door to sitting down in my car again was only 20 minutes. The staff was very friendly in greeting you and providing instructions and Dr. Bercier was pleasant to deal with, friendly and gentle. Dare I say the experience was enjoyable! Any trepidation one has about the procedure, don’t worry! Thanks to all.
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