The research makes absoutely clear that this is a procedure that should only be offered by specialists in microsurgical vasectomy reversal who, like my clinic, publish their own results.
Nottingham, UK (PRWEB UK) 12 November 2012
The study, published in the British Journal of Urology International *, used data collected from 2001 to 2010 to warn about the dangers involved in patients seeing urologists with diverse interests, rather than specialists with "appropriate knowledge" of the complexities of vasectomy reversals.
In summary, the study found that:
- 75% of urologists were performing fewer than 15 procedures a year
- Less than 50% of urologists counselled couples about appropriate alternatives to vasectomy reversal
- Vasectomy reversal should no longer be seen as being within the remit of all urologists, but by specialists with access to appropriate micro-surgical training and assisted reproductive technologies
Duncan Harriss, of the Your Vasectomy Reversal UK Clinic in Nottingham has been specialising in microsurgical vasectomy reversal – also known as vaso-vasostomy – for 15 years and conducts around 70 reversals each month.
Mr Harriss said: "Vaso-vasostomy is a particularly complex process and as such requires considerable expertise. My own technique has been honed over the course of 15 years and hundreds of operations, and the vasectomy reversal success rates at Your Vasectomy Reversal UK Clinic are testament to that.
"The research makes absolutely clear that this is a procedure that should only be offered by specialists in microsurgical vasectomy reversal who, like my clinic, publish their own results."
Procedure results, success rates and over 230 testimonials from former patients of Mr Harriss's vasectomy reversal clinic can be found on the newly updated website.
- Source: Grey BR, Thompson A, Jenkins, BLD, Payne, SR. UK Practice regarding reversal of vasectomy 2001-2010: relevance to best contemporary patient management. BJUI 2012: 110:1040-1047.