High success rates are achieved at The Vasectomy Reversal Clinic
To find out more:
01737 212 346

Mr Swinn's private secretary

The Vasectomy Reversal Clinic

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
Serving patients in Surrey, Sussex and South London

Vasectomy Reversal Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is reversal of vasectomy?

    Around 4% of men undergoing vasectomy decide to undergo a reversal. The reversal operation involves finding the site of the previous vasectomy on both sides, removing any scar tissue and carefully joining the two ends together.

    What techniques are there?

    There are essentially two ways of doing this:

    • With the naked eye (or glasses)
    • Using an operating microscope to achieve a microsurgical anastomosis (join)

    Which technique is best?

    It seems clear that the enhanced vision achieved under a microscope allows for a more accurate join: The European Association of Urology recommends a microsurgical anastomosis. Additionally, the technical skill (and patience) of the operating surgeon is very important and therefore patients must ensure their surgeon has a specific interest in reversal of vasectomy. The surgeon must have undergone appropriate training in microsurgery and it is important for them to be doing large numbers of reversal operations to keep up microsurgical skills.

    How long does the operation take?

    The average operation time for Mr Michael Swinn is between 2 and 2.5 hours.

    How long will I be in hospital?

    Patients normally stay overnight and go home the following morning.

    When do I get the results?

    The sperm count is checked approximately 3 months after the reversal of vasectomy and the results are discussed in clinic 2 or 3 weeks following this. For those who prefer, telephone follow up can be arranged.

    Do I need a GP referral first?

    Referral letters from GPs are not required.  

    Contact Us

    Make an appointment today at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital's Vasectomy Reversal Clinic by simply calling our self-pay treatment enquiry adviser on 01293 778 906, if you are insured, call the out-patients department on 01293 778 919

Testimonials from past vasectomy reversal patients

Below are recent testimonial received from patients, all of whom have become pregnant following microsurgical vasectomy reversal by Mr Swinn.

"I have very good news - I have had a positive pregnancy test...a big shock as I had been told no hope of conceiving naturally!! Thought I would let you know as... thinks he has super sperm!! So thanks to your good work we might well have cracked it".
April, 2012

"Thank you for your letter confirming my recent successful vasectomy reversal.
I am delighted to tell you that...[we] have just done three successful pregnancy tests and cannot believe we have been blessed to fall pregnant so quickl...we have undergone three unsuccessful IVF cycles and really only came to you as a last resort before we resigned ourselves to the fact we may never have a child together. Words cannot express our gratitude to you for creating this opportunity for us.

We will keep you posted on the progress of the pregnancy and hope this case will give other couples hope when seeking a reversal even after 19 years as in my case.

You do amazing work, thank you once again."
April, 2012

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