After Your Vasectomy Reversal Surgery

Following your vasectomy reversal surgery, it is recommended that you follow up with Dr. Lerner after two weeks either by phone or in person to assess your post-operative progress. Dr. Lerner recommends that out-of-town patients stay in our area at least overnight so that they can be monitored.  Patient coordinators at the Vasectomy Reversal Center can help patients find convenient accommodations and will arrange personalized follow-up appointments before they leave for home.

Six to eight weeks following surgery, patients typically undergo a semen analysis.  Semen analyses are then obtained for up to one year until the sperm count stabilizes.  If you are from out of town and cannot return, we will make arrangements to help you undergo the proper testing and follow up.

It can take up to six months for sperm to return to the ejaculate following a vasovasostomy and can take 12-18 months following an epididymovasostomy.  If the semen quality is less than what is expected, patients are often given anti-inflammatory medication to reduce scar tissue and optimize healing.