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




Recent breakthrough in IVF enables us to achieve pregnancy with a very small number of sperm. In men with production problems or obstruction not amenable to surgical reconstruction, directly obtaining sperm from the testicle or epididymis for IVF is the only option for biological parenthood.

Sperm aspiration/extraction with IVF/ICSI is an alternative to surgical reconstruction. There are pros and cons for each approach; in my opinion, vasectomy reversal is more appropriate for most men, if one considers the likelihood of success and overall costs.

Testicular and epididymal sperm are functionally immature. They are not very motile and most do not have the ability to home in on the eggs, even if they are placed together in a test tube. They must be directly injected into the eggs to achieve fertilization through a procedure called IVF/ICSI.

Testicular and epididymal sperm cannot be used for intrauterine insemination due to their functional immaturity and the low number of such sperm retrievable. Their use requires IVF/ICSI.

The sperm may be sucked out with a small needle (aspiration) or processed out from a small piece of testis tissue (extraction). Aspiration can only be used in men with normal sperm production; it is less traumatic but removes only a very small number of sperm, too few for sperm banking, but sufficient for immediate use.

We strongly recommend that you become well-informed of all aspects of these options before reaching a decision. We are here to help you, and we look forward to the opportunity to discuss with you the various options available and answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Agha performs microscopic epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) and TESA. We have a state of the art IVF team and routinely perform MESA and ICSI for IVF

Our In vitro Fertilization Program

We work in collaboration with Reproductive Medicine Institute  (RMI) for patients who wish to pursue IVF. The RMI provides all assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs), including in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF/ET), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), and tubal embryo transfer (TET), with and without micromanipulation. The micromanipulation techniques include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted zona hatching (AZH). The IVF laboratory is directly attached by pass-through windows to the ultrasound guided oocyte retrieval room and the operating room where procedures such as GIFT, ZIFT, and TET are performed.

Pass-through retrieval eliminates the unnecessary and potentially harmful effect of transport on the gametes and embryos. The overall results of our IVF program in terms of the take home baby rate have consistently been above the national average. OBFC staff has been actively involved in clinical and basic researches, and participates in several multi-center clinical trials. The results of these studies have lead to the development of new techniques and high success rates. During the past two years, we have introduced new IVF stimulation protocols, embryo co-culture and blastocyst transfer procedures which have further improved our success rates and allowed a decrease in the number of embryos transferred, reducing the risk of multiple gestation.

Recently we have demonstrated an adverse effect of autoantibodies on the IVF outcome in women with endometriosis and were able to improve the results with specific treatment (Fertility and Sterility, March 1995).

Our donor egg IVF program was the first established in the Midwest and had the first pregnancy. We have recently reported that high pregnancy rates can be achieved in donor egg recipients with poor endometrial growth when novel form of estrogen replacement is used (Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, March 1997).