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Brighton Hospital

Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DX

01273 624488
Switchboard 01273 624488
General enquiries 01273 627 007
Inpatient appointments 01273 627000
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Patient Ward 01273 681798

Why choose Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital for your vasectomy reversal surgery?

If you are a man whose personal circumstances have changed and you are considering a vasectomy reversal, our expert urology consultants at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital are here to help. They have a great track record of successful outcomes from their vasectomy reversal procedures.

Our stunning countryside views, convenient location with ample free parking and excellent matron-led care help create a truly unique hospital experience. Each patient room is fully equipped with a wide screen TV, Wi-Fi and spacious en-suite bathroom, to ensure the highest levels of comfort during your short stay with us.

Vasectomy reversal - the surgery:

  • Vasectomy reversal is performed under general anaesthetic
  • It usually takes between an 1 hour - 1.5 hours
  • During a vasectomy the vas deferen tubes are cut preventing sperm from leaving the epididymis
  • To reverse this procedure your surgeon in Brighton will locate the site of your vasectomy
  • They will usually make cuts on each side of your scrotum
  • After examining each testicle they will free up the tubes and remove any scar tissue
  • Using a special microscope they will stitch the ends of the tubes back together
  • They will close the surgical wounds with stitches.

After vasectomy reversal surgery at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital

  • You should be able to go home the day of your procedure but you should arrange for someone to drive you
  • Take over the counter pain relief such as Paracetamol if you have any discomfort, as advised by the clinical team
  • You should avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least 3 weeks after your surgery
  • Gentle walking may speed your recovery
  • Please discuss any return to work with your consultant
  • About 6 - 8 weeks after your surgery you will need to return to our clinic to give a semen sample
  • We will examine the sample for sperm
  • If no sperm are present or your sperm count is very low we may ask you to return for another test at a later date.

General complications could include:

  • Pain
  • Infection in the surgical wound
  • Bleeding.

Specific complications of a vasectomy reversal could include:

  • Long term pain
  • Bleeding within the scrotum
  • Damage to blood vessel
  • Scar tissue causing the tubes to block
  • Failure to restore fertility.
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