Reverse Male Sterilization or Snip
We are the The Best Life Microsurgery Clinic, specialists in surgically reversing male sterilization. We exclusively offer sterilization (vasectomy or Snip) reversal procedures that allow couples to concieve children following sterilization, by employing the World's most advanced microsurgery techniques (known as MMMV), which were developed by Professor Goldstein of Cornell University in New York. The MMMV procedure (Microdot Multilayer Microsurgical vasovasostomy) is the de facto surgical procedure that enables us to provide the UK's best results.
What are the types of Snip Reversal Operations & How the procedure is chosen at the time of the operation?
Two types of procedures are available to deal with the intentional blockage caused by the vasectomy. If your surgeon or the clinic does not have the skills and resources to do both type of procedures, the reversal will be incomplete in a proportion of men who had late consequences of vasectomy such as blow-out or blockage upstream at the level of epidydimis.
Vaso-vasostomy: This means connecting the cut ends (segments) of the vas. This is the most common reversal procedure needed that carries the best possible outcome. This is done in different ways as mentioned below. Most UK centres do the first or the second type of the operation.
a. Using no operating microscope at all and use bigger stiches with big needles (usually size 6-0 - larger this number before zero the finer the stich and the needle will be)
b. Using operating microscope as just a magnifier, but using the same instruments and type of stiches as above and connect the tubes in a single layer
c. Advanced Three layered technique using 10-0 and 9-0 stiches and needles that give perfect alignment and continuity of the tubes which is the basic principle of a good reversal operation.
Vaso-Epididymostomy: If there is blockage upstream at the level of epididymis due to damage by back pressure called Blow-out, simply connecting the cut ends will not be helpful. The vas will need to be connected directly to the even more minute tube, epididymis.This is called Vaso-epididymostomy. Not many surgeons in the UK take steps to diagnose the blow out and do vaso-epididymostomy. You need to check that with the surgeon. The risk of blow-out goes up with every passing year since vasectomy.
What type of snip reversal do we do and why our service is unique in Best Life Clinic?
At Best Life Clinic we always do the Advanced type of reversal and when is it necessary we perform Vaso-epididymostomy in usually 2 out of 10 patients who had vasectomies more than 10 years before their reversal. This is where we are unique. This is done at an affordable cost though many of our patients commented that we charge very less. We serve patients from different walks of life from many locations in the UK and abroad with different socio-economic back grounds.
The patency rate and pregnancy rates related to time since vasectomy as per established literature and our results are in line with this towards the better side.
|Interval (Years)||Patency Rate||Pregnancy Rate|
|Less than 3||97%||75%|
|3 to 8||88%||50-55%|
|9 to 14||79%||40-45%|
|15 to 19||70%||30%|
|20 or more||40%||Less than 10%
To request your personalised information, book a free telephone consultation or arrange an in-depth personal consultation with Mr Manohar Jesuraj. We are accessible from all over the UK and abroad. Direct rail link from London takes less than 3 hours. Two international airports within 60 minutes drive.