Vasectomy Reversal at Spire Washington Hospital

A vasectomy reversal is an operation to re-join each of the tubes (vasa deferentia) that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis that were cut during a previous vasectomy procedure. There are many reasons why men might want to reverse a previous vasectomy operation including wanting to try to have children again with their partner, easing any lingering pain from a previous operation or just wishing to 'return to normal'.

To find out more about having a vasectomy reversal call us now on 0191 418 8687

A vasectomy reversal operation is usually done under general anaesthesia, which means that you will be asleep throughout the procedure and will feel no pain. This is used because it is important that you are completely still during this delicate procedure. Normally the procedure is carried out as a daycase with patients being in theatre for just under two hours.

Patients normally wear a supportive garment for a few days after surgery to help prevent swelling around the area.

It is important to understand that not all vasectomy reversal operations are successful and your surgeon will advise you of your options.

How long before you can return to work? 

After having the procedure the consultant will advise you on how long you are likely to be off for but it is normally recommended to return to work between two and four days after the operation to give yourself time to recover.

How long is it before you can return to normal sexual activity?

Sexual intercourse is usually possible about four weeks after the vasectomy reversal operation and if it is successful, patients may start to try for a child soon after. 

Latest results*

Our latest results for vasectomy reversals performed at Spire Washington Hospital since 2012.

Years since vasectomy reversal Percentage of patients who had sperm present following the procedure
Less than 6 years ago 72%
More than 6 years ago 62.5%
10 years or more 66.6%

Is vasectomy reversal available on the NHS?

Reversal of male sterilisation or vasectomy reversal surgery is currently being restricted by the NHS in some areas of the UK and waiting lists are becoming significantly longer. For these reasons many people opt for private vasectomy surgery.

How quickly can I have the procedure done?

Here at Spire Washington Hospital there are no waiting times for treatment, we can offer you an initial consultation usually within a couple of days to a week of enquiring. If you wish to proceed, your surgery can be carried out within a matter of weeks after your initial consultation with the surgeon.

How much does a vasectomy reversal cost and what is included in the price?

The fixed cost package price for a vasectomy reversal is £2,585. Here at Spire Washington Hospital, the price you pay for your procedure includes all aspects of your procedure including the hospital, anesthetists and surgeon fees.

How can I pay for the procedure?

To make your treatment more affordable, you may be eligible for a medical loan. Spire Healthcare has teamed up with specialist medical loans company First Medical Loans to offer approved customers 0% finance (0% APR Representative) for one-off private treatments at Spire Washington Hospital.

Representative example

Deposit amount £625. Amount of credit £1875. Repayable by 10 monthly payments of £187.50. Rate of interest 0% pa fixed. Total amount repayable £2,500. Representative 0% APR.

Example based upon treatment cost of £2,500.

Call First Medical Loans today for further information on: 0845 634 1199


* Results applicable to Mr Damian Greene's practice at Spire Washington Hospital, based on sample of 28 patients. Correct as of January 2015

Free 10 minute appointments

Mr Damian Greene (left) and Mr Benjamin Jenkins (right), Consultant Urologists, both offer free 10 minute appointments to anyone interested in vasectomy reversal where you can come along and ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

To book your free place now call us on 0191 418 8687 or email

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