Education & Diagnosis
A vasectomy reversal is a microsurgical procedure that reconnects the male reproductive tract where it was interrupted by a vasectomy. Although a vasectomy has historically been considered a permanent procedure, current advances in microsurgery over the past 10 years have given men an effective treatment option to safely reverse a previous vasectomy procedure. The most common reasons for a vasectomy reversal is remarriage, the desire for more children, and for a small percentage the relief of rare scrotal pain associated with their vasectomy.
As you make your decision whether or not to have a vasectomy reversal, keep in mind that the surgeon’s experience matters greatly. The procedure options available are considered microsurgery, as our surgeons use a microscope to magnify the surgical field, and a suturing thread that is extremely fine in size.
Testing & Treatment
A vasectomy reversal is surgery to restore the flow of sperm through a man's reproductive tract, allowing him the ability to reproduce again. The operation is done in an out-patient setting, using general anesthesia (completely asleep).
Vasovasostomy is another term for vasectomy reversal, which is the most commonly used procedure. For this procedure, the urologist sutures together the two cut ends of the vas deferens restoring the flow of sperm.