& Reversal Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I speak with Dr Karpman Prior to scheduling an appointment or my surgery?
Yes. Dr Karpman is available to answer any questions regarding your vasectomy reversal
at no obligation, even if you are just starting to consider the process. You can have an
informal consultation over the phone or come in for an appointment in the office
(650-962-4663). If you prefer, you can also contact him via email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding your vasectomy
Where is the vasectomy reversal surgery performed?
All surgeries are performed at the El Camino Surgery Center which is adjacent to El
Camino Hospital and across the street from our office.
How long does the vasectomy reversal surgery last?
It takes approximately 3 hours to perform the operation. Your actual time at the surgery
center will be longer. You will be evaluated by the nursing staff and an anesthesiologist.
They will prepare you for the actual procedure by filling out some paperwork and placing
an I.V. line. You will also spend a few hours in the post-operative recovery room. The
nursing staff there will make sure you are comfortable and all of your questions are
answered prior to being discharged home on the same day.
What type of anesthesia will I receive?
We believe that having a vasectomy reversal should be a pain-free experience. You will
get general anesthesia and be completely asleep for the entire procedure. You will
receive additional pain medication in the recovery room after surgery ensuring your
How soon will I be able to return to work?
It depends on the type of work that you do. Patients with desk jobs usually can return to
work in 3-5 days. If your work requires a great amount of activity then you should take at
least 10 days off from work.
What limitations will I have after vasectomy reversal?
You should abstain from sexual intercourse for 14 days. Then, resume your regular
routine. Likewise, you should refrain from exercising or any strenuous activity for 14 days.
When do I need to follow-up?
A routine follow-up appointment should be scheduled 2 weeks after the procedure. If you
are from out-of-town, Dr Karpman can arrange a follow-up with a local doctor.
How soon will I know if my vasectomy reversal is successful?
Your first semen analysis will be performed 6-8 weeks after surgery. This can be done
on-site at El Camino Urology or at another convenient location. If you do have your semen
analysis performed elsewhere, a copy of the report should be sent to Dr Karpman via
email or fax.
What if I am flying or driving in from out-of-town?
Our helpful and friendly staff will help you with any arrangements. We are conveniently
located near San Francisco and San Jose International airports. There are abundant
hotels in the vicinity. Car rental from the airport is extremely convenient.
What is the cost of a Vasectomy Reversal?
Dr Karpman offers one flat rate for your vasectomy reversal. Whether a vasovasostomy or
the technically more challenging epididymovasostomy is required, you won't be charged
any extra. Dr Karpman will also perform the cryopreservation procedure at no additional
charge. If you choose cryopreservation of sperm, there will be a small additional charge
for the processing and storage of the sperm. Included in the cost of the vasectomy
reversal is your initial consultation, general anesthesia and surgery center fees, any
post-operative follow-up related to the procedure and a semen analysis performed
on-site. We offer a very competitive rate for vasectomy reversal and our staff can help
arrange payment options. Financing is available for the entire cost of the procedure for as
low as 1.9% based on your credit history.
Will my insurance pay for vasectomy reversal?
Insurance companies usually do not cover any of the costs for vasectomy reversal. If you
have special circumstances, let us know, and we will try to accommodate you.
How do I schedule my vasectomy reversal?
You can schedule your procedure by contacting Dr Karpman in our office at (650)
962-4663 or via email (email@example.com).