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Vasectomy Reversal

You may have been certain you wanted a vasectomy, but a new partner or a change of heart has you re-evaluating your stance on children.

In many cases, a vasectomy reversal can restore fertility so you can grow your family.

See how Dr. Luis Herrera of Urologist Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, can provide you with options to have children following a vasectomy.

Understanding Vasectomies

The vas deferens is responsible for transporting sperm to the urethra during ejaculation. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens is permanently blocked to prevent the sperm from reaching the semen, preventing pregnancy.

During a vasectomy reversal, our board-certified urologist, Dr. Herrera, reconnects the vas deferens using microsurgical techniques. A successful vasectomy reversal will allow the vas deferens to carry sperm from a testicle into the semen once again.

Reversals performed by Dr. Herrara take place at our Tijuana, Mexico, urology center located inside the NewCity Medical Plaza Building. The procedure typically takes about five hours to complete.

A medical illustration of the testicles showing a completed vasectomy procedure

Get Started Today Request a Consultation With Our Team

There are many reasons why a man may decide a vasectomy reversal is right for him. If you find yourself in that position, we are here to help. If you choose our team, you can experience state-of-the-art, affordable care in a luxurious setting at the NewCity Medical Plaza Building in Tijuana, Mexico. Patients who choose la Unidad de Urología and Dr. Herrera can expect to pay a fraction of the price for treatment in the United States. 

Request a consultation with our board-certified urologist by contacting us online or by calling us today. 

(619) 392-8516

NewCity Medical Plaza Building in Tijuana, Mexico

Hear Why Patients Choose Our Practice in Tijuana, Mexico

"I am glad I decided to use Dr. Luis Herrera, he was nothing but knowledgeable and understanding when it came to my procedure. He took the time to explain the procedure, and inform me of everything that would take place. No regrets, here, and if I had to do it again, this is my choice, and I highly recommend." J Garcia

Undergoing a Vasovasostomy The Most Common Form of Vasectomy Reversal

A vasovasostomy is generally recommended when less than 10 years have passed since the vasectomy and there is sperm within the vasal fluid.
Vasectomy reversal results in minimal scarring and a relatively fast recovery.
Vasectomy reversal results in minimal scarring and a relatively fast recovery.


You will first be placed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.


Dr. Herrera will make a small incision in your scrotum and use a highly advanced microscope to magnify the view of your vas deferens.

​Test Vasal Fluid

Vasal fluid will be taken from your vas deferens and tested for the presence of sperm. If sperm is detected, Dr. Herrera will continue with the vasovasostomy.

​Reconnect Vas Deferens

Dr. Herrera will reconnect the inner and outer layers of the tubes with specialized microsurgical techniques.

Understanding a Vasoepididymostomy Vasectomy Reversal for Complex Cases

If it has been more than 10 years since your vasectomy and there is no sperm found in the vasal fluid, Dr. Herrera may have to perform a vasoepididymostomy.

An absence of sperm generally means there is a blockage higher in the epididymis, preventing sperm from passing into the vas deferens. In these cases, performing a traditional vasectomy reversal will not clear the blockage.

During a vasoepididymostomy, Dr. Herrera will make small microsurgical incisions to connect the urethral side of the vas deferens to the epididymis. Doing so will bypass the blockage and can produce higher success rates.

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Recovering From Your Vasectomy Reversal

Return Home

Vasectomy reversal is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home once it is complete. Because we operate out of Tijuana, Mexico, many of our patients choose to spend the first few days of their recovery in one of the luxurious hotels located near our urology center in beautiful Zona Rio.

Manage Pain

After the anesthesia subsides, patients may experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling for about five to 14 days. This discomfort can easily be managed with pain medication and ice packs.

Return to Normal Activities

Most patients can expect to return to work and light activity within the first week, but all strenuous activity and sexual activity will need to be avoided for four weeks.

Follow-Up Visits

Within the first four weeks, it is recommended that you visit a urologist like Dr. Herrera for post-op visits and semen analysis to ensure the efficacy of your procedure.

Success Rates

Success rates for vasectomy reversals vary and generally depend on how much time has passed since the vasectomy. Patients who have a vasectomy reversal within 10 years of their vasectomy have a greater chance of conceiving. The average pregnancy success rate after a vasectomy reversal is just over 50%.


If you choose, Dr. Herarra can retrieve sperm during your surgery. This sample can be frozen so you can try other means of reproduction, such as in vitro fertilization, in case your vasectomy reversal is unsuccessful.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vasectomy Reversals 

Q. How long does a vasectomy reversal take?

A. It takes Dr. Herrera about 5 hours to perform the procedure.

Q. Will insurance cover a vasectomy reversal in Mexico?

A. While we do accept insurance, it typically does not cover vasectomy reversals. However, our practice in Mexico offers treatment at a fraction of the cost of treatment in the United States. Our vasectomy reversals cost about $3,500 USD.

Q. Does a vasectomy reversal hurt?

A. No. You will be put under anesthesia for the procedure and should not feel any pain. During the recovery process, some discomfort in the testicles is to be expected. However, it should be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice. 

Q. How will I know if my vasectomy reversal was successful?

A. During your follow-up visit with Dr. Herrera or your doctor back home, they will perform a semen analysis to determine if there is a presence of semen in your ejaculate. This may take longer for some men than others. If a reversal was successful, semen should be present within a few weeks. However, it can take up to a year for some men. 

"Overall a great experience with Dr Luis Herrera. Quality service with quality people. Could not have asked for more. I had over 20 years since my vasectomy and he was able to reconnect. Now it’s up to me doing things right and GOD giving me a blessing with a child." David Cease
Dr. Luis Herrera

Unidad de Urología Dr. Luis Herrera

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few minutes south of the border. He provides patients from throughout Mexico as well as medical tourists with a variety of advanced urologic treatments, including vasectomy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, and laser kidney stone removal surgery. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • La Sociedad Mexicana de Urología
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The American Endourological Society
  • The American Urological Association

For more information, or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (619) 392-8516.

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