Microsurgical vasectomy reversal is a delicate and complex operation performed to re-establish the pathway of sperm into the ejaculate permitting a man to re-establish his fertility to enable the couples to conceive a baby naturally.
This surgery is done to reverse the effects of a vasectomy, which cuts the vas deferens. Sperm are made in the testes and then travel through the vas deferens into the ejaculate. A vasectomy creates a blockage in this tube, and a vasectomy reversal is a procedure to bypass this blockage.
Approximately 500,000 men have vasectomies each year and approximately five percent of them will change their minds at a later date. More and more couples are seeking reversals for a variety of reasons: men who become reinvolved and want to father a child with a new partner; men who remarry and want to have a child with their new wife; couples who lose a child; or couples who thought they had finished having children and have a change of heart.
- A vasovasostomy is the procedure to reconnect the severed ends of the vas deferens.
- An Epididymovasostomy is an even more complex and delicate procedure that is performed when a blockage is discovered in the epididymis.
Talk to your doctor to see if a vasectomy reversal is right for you.