Dr. McHugh is a board certified urologist who has practiced in Gainesville, Georgia for over 25 years. He has performed hundreds of microscopic vasectomy reversals using a Zeiss operating microscope utilizing microscopic instruments and suture. Vasectomy reversals are performed in his practice owned and accredited urological surgery center with general anesthesia provided by board certified anesthesiologists.

Dr. McHugh is one of the Southeast’s most experienced no scalpel vasectomy and microscopic vasectomy reversal urologists. In 2021, he performed over 400 vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

Vasectomy Reversal facility

Our state licensed urological surgery facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.

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Vasectomy Reversal Facility Ownership and Location Decreases Cost

One of the largest impediments for the couple desiring a vasectomy reversal is the expense. Our practice owned and on site facility both streamlines the process and minimizes the cost. Not having to use a hospital is not only more efficient for the patient, it is more cost effective.

The vasectomy reversal patient can take comfort in knowing that the urologist and the anesthesiologist are board certified physicians and that the procedure is performed with microscopic instrumentation in an accredited facility.

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Vasectomy Reversal Cost

Because a vasectomy reversal is usually not covered by insurance, the patient usually pays an all inclusive fee to the surgeon. This fee covers all of the components of having a surgical procedure such as:

  • The fee of the surgeon to perform the reversal.
  • The facility fee which includes the cost of the nurses and staffing, the facility (operating room), suture materials and the operating microscope, the anesthesiologist and the anesthesia supplies necessary to put a patient to sleep.
  • The cost of overnight accommodations (if necessary).

At Northeast Georgia Urological Associates our facility is accredited and owned by our practice which in turn allows our all inclusive fee to be much less than if a hospital were used. Dr. McHugh and our anesthesiologists are board certified.

The all inclusive cost for a  microscopic vasectomy reversal at the Northeast Georgia Ambulatory Surgery Center is $7,200.00 and includes certified anesthesia. Considering the accredited facility where the procedure is performed, the safety and confidence in knowing there will be board certified physicians managing your care and the experience of the surgeon-we believe our all inclusive fee represents the most cost effective vasectomy reversal in Georgia.

Contact us at 770.535.0000, email: ngurology@gmail.com, or use the contact form below (preferred) for more information or to have Dr. McHugh consult with you.

CareCredit is an option for couples preferring to pay with a medical credit card. Northeast Georgia Urological Associates is in network with CareCredit.

Reversal Success Rates

After asking about cost, the most common question which the couple seeking information about a vas reversal  is, “What is the success rate?”

The most important factors that influence success of a vasectomy reversal are: The number of years since the vasectomy was performed, the experience and skill of the surgeon and the findings at the time of performing the procedure. These factors will be discussed in detail as it pertains to the patient’s history at the time of the reversal consultation.

Vasectomy Reversal Success Rate: Amount of time since the vasectomy.

Less than 3 years  Patency 97% Pregnancy 76%

3-8 years             Patency 88% Pregnancy 53%

9-14 years           Patency 79% Pregnancy 44%

Greater than 15 years Patency 71% Pregnancy 30%

Belker AM, et al. Results of 1,469 microsurgical vasectomy reversals by the Vasovasostomy Study Group. Journal of Urology 1991; 145(3):505-11.

Dr. McHugh Vasectomy reversal

So you see the answer to the question, “What is the success rate?” is a multifactorial one. If the male after a vas reversal has sperm in his ejaculate, that does not necessarily mean that the couple will achieve pregnancy. The time it takes for sperm to regain its former motility and number of sperm varies as well. In addition, there are the normal impediments to pregnancy that all couples face. This is why in the chart above you see the disparity between patent (presence of sperm) and achieving pregnancy.

 Reversal Technique

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Using an operating microscope, suture the size of hair (9-0 Nylon) is used to align the lumen of the vas tubes. Dr. McHugh uses the Modified Two-Layer technique. The first layer joins both the outside of the vas and the lumen (the channel that carries the sperm).

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The second layer joins the outside of each of the vas tubes. This provides for both the proper alignment of the lumen as well as support of the repair ensuring a tension free anastomosis. Studies have shown that this technique has similar success  rates as other methods which take longer to perform and can incur a greater expense. A total of 12-14 sutures are placed on each side. The procedure generally takes two hours to perform.

Vasectomy Reversal 101 PDF and eBook

PDF by Dr. McHugh “What to expect at your free in office or phone reversal consultation.”

Dr. McHugh’s eBook on Reversals-A comprehensive overview.

Vasectomy reversal eBook
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  • Phone 770-535-0000 (Leave a message regarding any questions you may have. If you’d like a free phone consultation, let us know a range of times to call you. The call usually takes about 10 minutes and Dr. McHugh makes them daily.)
  • Office consultations for the couple considering a vasectomy reversal are also free and very informative.
  • Our office’s email: jmchugh@gavasectomyreversal.com
  • We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Link to Dr. McHugh’s Dedicated Reversal Website –Gavasectomyreversal.com

Finally

As most of our vasectomy reversal patients are from out of town, if you wish to spend the night before or following your procedure, accommodations at a local hotel is happily  included in our all-inclusive fee.

Schedule a free microscopic vasectomy reversal office or phone consultation 24/7-Just leave your number in the form below and we will contact you within the next business day. (Dr. McHugh responds to reversal inquiries on weekends.)