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



Vasectomy is considered to be a low-risk procedure and complications are uncommon. It is important to note that vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of birth control although with advances in microsurgery reversal of vasectomy is fairly successful.


Mild bleeding is not uncommon and may appear as bruising under skin. Significant bleeding is uncommon and is generally associated with strenuous physical activity or straining after the the procedure. Although most such bleeding can be managed with ice packs, pressure and rest, occasionally it may require further surgery to drain the blood from the scrotum

Chronic Pain

Mild soreness and pain is common after vasectomy.Such discomfort generally resolves after a few days. Rarely the patient may experience a dull ache in the testicles following vasectomy that may last for a long time. It is thought to be caused by obstruction to epididymis, nerve entrapment in the vasectomy scars, inflammation and some other unexplained phenomenon. If this condition occurs, it usually disappears within six months. Very rarely it may last longer than six months and is commonly known as post vasectomy pain syndrome.


This uncommon condition occurs when the epididymis becomes inflamed (sometimes infected) and swollen. The use of anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotics usually clear this up within a week.

Failure and re canalization

Pregnancy may result if a couple continues to engage in unprotected sex during the waiting period till a semen analysis for absence of sperms is documented.
There is also one chance in 10 thousand that the cut ends of vas may rejoin, a process call re canalization. Such a phenomenon can occur in the early or later years of vasectomy.

Anti sperm antibodies

In the absence of vasectomy or trauma to testis, sperms never come in contact with blood circulation. Following vasectomy, body’s immune system may recognize the absorbed sperm cells as foreign proteins and produce antibodies in response. Two thirds of men develop anti-sperm antibodies at six months after vasectomy.
Current evidence indicates that this reaction generally is not harmful to body. According to the National Institutes of Health, no evidence has been found that vasectomized men were more likely than others to develop heart disease or any other immune illness. (NIH Publication Number 96-4094, April 1996).
Most Anti sperm antibodies are only discovered in the blood circulation only. Some how ever are found in the ejaculation and are attached to the surface of sperms. These antibodies can be a source of poor quality of sperms after the vasectomy reversal.
According to the National Institutes of Health, research that examined this issue found no evidence that vasectomized men were more likely than others to develop heart disease or any other immune illness. (NIH Publication Number 96-4094, April 1996)

Debate of Prostate Cancer

Initial studies looking at the risk factors of prostate cancer suggested that perhaps vasectomy was a possible risk factor. Many later studies produced conflicting results in the past. To answer this question, a major study involving over 2000 men was performed and reported in the Journal American Medical Association (JAMA 2002; 287:3110-3115). At present there is consensus that there is no increased risk of prostate cancer with vasectomy (NIH News Release).