Dear Visitor,
Thank you for visiting the Vasectomy Reversal Center of Chicago and for your interest in our practice. The following information will answer most of the commonly asked questions related to vasectomy reversal.

About Us

Our center at 600 Enterprise Drive, Suite 218, Oak Brook IL 60523, is conveniently located about 15 minutes from O'Hare and about 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. Dr. Agha, who will perform your surgery, is a Board-Certified Urologist and has been performing these procedures since 1996. We perform 1-2 reversals per week on average.

The Surgery

The surgery is performed in our office operating room under local anesthesia. We use a high-end Leica operating microscope to perform this microsurgery

The surgery takes approximately 3 hours. After the surgery, you may ride in a car with someone. You may want to take a week off from work. You are advised against strenuous and sexual activity for about 3 weeks after surgery. Dr. Agha will prescribe antibiotics and pain pills for the post-operative period. Also, you will be given an order for semen analysis to be performed at your local hospital or fertility clinic. The results of the semen test can be discussed on the phone or zoom.

Chances of Success

If sperm are detected during the surgery, our success rate is more than 99%. The chances that sperm are found during surgery vary with time since vasectomy (90% between 1-3 years, 80-85% between 4-7 years, and 70-75% between 8-14 years). Pregnancy rates are lower than these numbers as a host of male and female factors come into play even when sperms are present in the semen after the reversal.

How to Proceed

Once you have decided to have a reversal, the following will ensue.
Consultation: Dr. Agha will offer a phone or Zoom consultation on request for any unanswered questions. Those who wish to have an office consultation are also welcome.
Prior to consultation, you will receive a link to fill in the registration form.
A $250.00 fee is charged for consultation. This fee is applied to the total cost of the procedure if the reversal surgery is scheduled and performed with us within 6 months of consultation. This fee is not refundable after the service has been provided.
Scheduling the Procedure: After the consultation, at your convenience, you can call or email us to schedule your procedure. Our reversal coordinator will facilitate the process.

Cost of Reversal

The all-inclusive cost for the procedure is $7,400.00. A deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of scheduling and the balance is due 2 weeks before the surgery in the form of a Certified check payable to Arif Agha, MD. A 3% convenience fee is applicable for all credit card transactions.


If after scheduling the procedure, you change your mind, the full fee is refundable until 2 weeks before the scheduled date. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the scheduled date, the deposit of $500 becomes non-refundable. If you cancel less than 48 hours before surgery, the full fee is non-refundable.

We understand that some questions may not have been answered here. If so, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-92-VASMD and our reversal coordinator will be glad to assist you.

Vasectomy Reversal Center of Chicago


Post Operative Care


DIET:You may return to your normal diet as soon as you arrive home.


We recommend that you should take it easy for the first 24-48 hours. You can resume desk job immediately and can walk around but you should avoid any lifting or straining. After the first 48 hours, you can resume most of the routine activities except heavy lifting or sexual activity (ejaculation or intercourse). Any lifting that causes pain in the scrotum is deemed heavy. This may cause pain and reset your recovery clock. Such activities should be avoided till you are pain free. Most typically, the pain or soreness resolves in a week. You should plan to wear athletic support or a jockstrap without cup for a week or till you are pain free. This will keep the scrotum immobilized to some degree and keep the swelling down. Ice packs are not necessary for our minimally invasive procedure.


The puncture wound will seal in 1 or 2 days. You can shower safely after 48 hours. If there is generalized redness, especially with increasing pain or swelling, let us know. The scrotal bruising is uncommon after the no SNIP vasectomy but can happen making the skin ‘black and blue’ as blood in the tissues spread. Sometimes the whole scrotum will turn colors. The black and blue is followed by a yellow and brown color. In time, all this coloration will go away without any intervention.

HYGIENE: You may shower 48 hours after surgery. You can discard the gauze dressing after you take shower, but you should continue to wear the jock strap till you are pain free. Tub bathing should be restricted until the 7th day.

MEDICATION: We recommend that you take Aleve or Motrin for 3 days to prevent inflammation. A short course of antibiotic prescription will be sent to your pharmacy.


a. Fever or 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit. b. Moderate or severe swelling under the skin incision or involving the scrotum. c. Drug reactions such as hives, a rash, nausea or vomiting. d. Any other untoward side effects


Your follow up appointment is set up approximately 3 months after the procedure.You will be given an lab order for semen test and a collection cup at the time of discharge. This should be performed about 12 weeks after the vasectomy. You should go to a lab that does the testing on site. We recommend fertility clinics for this purpose. Collection centers like Quest and others are not recommended. For your convenience, we have put together a list of recommended labs. Call lab for directions on specimen collection before bringing in the specimen. You should use PROTECTED intercourse until you have a negative semen analysis.