Surgical Associates of Conway
General and Vascular Surgery
525 Western Avenue, Suite 203 Conway, AR 72034
501-327-4828

FAQ

Should I expect much pain during the procedure?

Typically patients experience a mild level of discomfort during the procedure. Local anesthetic is injected in the operating site at the beginning of the case, and this is usually the worst part of the procedure for most people. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, patients generally report experiencing very little if any pain throughout the rest of the surgery.

How soon can I resume sexual relations after the surgery?

No sexual relations for a minumum of three weeks. However, if there is any lingering swelling or irritation at the incision sites you may want to wait until the swelling and pain has subsided.

What are the odds that this procedure will result in a pregnancy?

There are multiple factors involved that influence a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant after a vasectomy reversal. Variables such as age, overall heath, post-op scarring, and the amount of time that has elapsed between the initial vasectomy and reversal all affect the chances of the procedure resulting in a pregnancy. For women, the single most important factor is age, followed by overall health status. In our effort to give patients an idea of their chances of becoming pregnant, we continually ask for feedback from past patients. According to our most recent survey, 87% of our patients have reported a positive sperm count after having the procedure. 62% percent of our patients report having had at least one pregnancy as a result of the procedure.

How soon can I return back to work?

After surgery, bed-rest is recommended for the remainder of the day with the exception of eating and going to the bathroom. Two days following the procedure, most activities can be tolerated. Normally, the procedure is performed on a Friday which allows patients time to rest over the weekend. Most patients are able to return to work on the following Monday.

What is the average age of your patients?

Dr. Stanton has performed vasectomy reversals on patients as old as 73 and as young as 19. With all patients considered, the average age of his patient’s is 36 years old for men; their wives: 32

What is the average amount of time that has elapsed between vasectomy and reversal for most patients?

7 years between vasectomy and reversal is typical.

What are the risks associated with this surgery?

In general, the risk of developing a complication is very low (less than 1%). Possible risks include the following: inflammation, pain, swelling, infection, and formation of a granuloma, hematoma, or hydrocele.

May my significant other be in the room during the procedure?

Yes. We leave this decision up to each couple to decide for themselves.