Vasectomy reversal FAQs

What’s the recovery period?

1-2 weeks off work depending on your job.

What are your success rates?
To date, 100% of men have been reconstructed,  with 96% on both sides. In men who had their vasectomy less than 5 years ago, 94% see a return of sperm. Pregnancy rates are approximately half of the patency rate, and in fact 10% of couples fall pregnant before we even get to the 3 month tests. Please click here for our full success rates.
How much does it cost?

Our fixed price package costs £2,775 and includes pre-assessment, all hospital fees and your follow-up appointment and testing. There are full details of the package here.

How soon can you book me in?

We can generally arrange your procedure within 4-6 weeks

Does it involve an overnight stay in hospital?

Our vasectomy reversals are all day cases, so no overnight stay is required

What are the potential complications?

It is fairly common to see some blood in the ejaculate in the first few ejaculations after surgery, and there will be some discomfort during the healing period, requiring standard pain-killers such as Paracemol.

A minor degree of swelling is common after any scrotal surgery, including vasectomy reversal. In less than 10% of people there may some more significant swelling due to a collection of blood (haematoma) which usually dissolves by itself, but may prolong the recovery period. Even less commonly a wound infection may occur, requiring antibiotic treatment.

As mentioned, although rare it is sometimes not possible to join both tubes back together (4%). Also on occasions, despite a successful re-connection, the body may produce antibodies to the sperm, which reduces the odds of successful fertilisation. This, along with female fertility factors account for the difference between the patency rate and the pregnancy rate.

How long does the operation take?

The operation itself lasts 1.5 hours.

What is microsurgery?

Microsurgery involves the use of a high power surgical microscope to magnify the surgical field, allowing the accurate positioning of extremely fine sutures (finer than a human hair), allowing precise re-joining  of the vas tubes. Using microsurgery increases the success rates of vasectomy reversal.

How many years have you been doing vasectomy reversal surgery?

Mr Rees has been carrying out vasectomy reversals for more than 12 years, and is one of the higher-volume vasectomy reversal surgeons in the UK.



our clinics



BMI Sarum Road Hospital
Sarum Road,
SO22 5HA


Spire Southampton Hospital
Chalybeate Close,
SO16 6UY

Chandler’s Ford

Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital
Winchester Rd,
Chandler’s Ford,
Eastleigh SO53 2DW