Details about Vasectomy Reversal
Considerations and queries about vasectomy reversal
On this page I will address some of the common questions, considerations and issues that arise in relation to reversing vasectomy.
The most common question are about success rates, cost and recovery. These questions are each addressed on their own pages. Below are brief answers to other common questions.
In the majority of men no pre-operative tests are undertaken (as per The American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s guidelines).
Fasting prior to surgery
You will be advised about fasting prior to surgery. Generally it is simply nothing to eat or drink from after dinner the night prior to surgery.
How soon after surgery can you resume sex
Avoid sexual intercourse for four weeks after surgery.
Trying to achieve pregnancy
I advise waiting three months after surgery prior to trying to conceive. Generally it takes this long for a reasonable sperm number to be passing.
Medical certificate for your employer
On the day of surgery you will be given a certificate for 1 week off work. Should you need more time or a certificate for light duties for longer (if you have a physical job) please request from my team.
You do not need a referral prior to your initial (no charge) phone consultation with Dr Dezarnaulds.
If you choose ‘day stay’ (all Genea patients and an option at Strathfield Private Hospital) you will remain in recovery for approximately 3 hours after surgery and then be discharged. If you choose overnight stay (Strathfield Private Hospital) you will be discharged the morning after surgery. For most men who travel from interstate or live more than one hour drive away it makes sense to stay overnight.
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The cost mainly depends on whether you have medicare and private health insurance (and your policy excess).
For those with medicare and private health insurance the out of pocket expense for vasectomy reversal is as low as $4,400. If you do not hold health insurance but have medicare the out of pocket expense is approximately $8,200. A booking payment is due 4 weeks prior to your surgery.
Yes. Your rebate will depend entirely on the exact details of your health insurance policy. You are advised to check with your health fund before surgery.
Payment for surgery is required prior to admission to hospital and can be by electronic funds transfer, bank cheque or credit Card.
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