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


Success Factors

The success of vasectomy reversal is defined by the presence of sperms in the semen after the reversal surgery. Pregnancy rates are generally lesser due to other male and female factors.

Vasectomy Related Factors

Time interval since vasectomy:

Reversals performed soon after vasectomies are more likely to be successful. With increase age of vasectomy, reversal success rates diminish.

Length of vas on testicular side of vasectomy:

Longer the vas on testicular side of vasectomy, higher the chance of finding sperm during surgery. This is attributed to spread of the pressure to a larger surface area with lesser chance of blowout.

Sperm granuloma at vasectomy site is a good sign. It is associated with higher chance sperm in vassal fluid.

Surgeon Related Factors

Experience and skill of surgeon:

Microsurgical skills require stability and dexterity of hands. Experience of surgeon is a key factor.


It is important to realize that not only a microscope is used but also the microscope is of good quality. The optics, illumination, power, controls and many other bells and whistles that come with newer high end microscopes make the visibility of lumen easier and thereby increasing the chance of success.

Intra-operative finding:

Most importantly, the quality of the fluid seen coming from the vas at the time of the operations determines whether the sperm would be present in semen after surgery.

If the sperm/s are present during surgery Dr. Agha’s success rate exceeds 95%.