Q. My husband was married before, and had a vasectomy after having two kids. But now we’d like to have children together. How successful is vasectomy reversal, and what’s involved?
A. Vasectomy reversal is a microsurgical procedure that can be successful 60 to 90 percent of the time. Several factors influence the success rate. The longer the interval between the vasectomy and the reversal procedure, the lower the chance of success. So if your husband is thinking about having his vasectomy reversed, he shouldn’t delay. Also, the more experienced the surgeon, the higher the chance of success. We strongly recommend that men who are interested in this procedure go to a urologist who specializes in male infertility treatment.