Vasectomy Reversal

My husband had a vasectomy 6 years ago. After having 6 children, what are the chances of having it reversed and what are the procedures? I'm 34 and he's 38.

Our Expert's Answer

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Vasectomy reversal may be possible. The success rate depends on the length of time since the vasectomy and how much of the vas deferens remains to enable the surgeon to rejoin the tubes. If you are considering having this operation I would advise you to see an Urologist who can offer not only the reversal of a vasectomy but who can also organise storage of surgically retrieved sperm at the same time in case the reversal is unsuccessful and you wish to proceed to assisted conception.