Techniques Used for Vasectomy Reversal


Vasectomy reversal techniques are the procedures for reversing vasectomy, as the name suggests. These procedures, in comparison to vasectomy, are more complicated. Doctors perform reversals in hospitals or surgery centers, and might use anesthesia to induce unconsciousness during the procedure.

Before performing vasectomy reversals on their patients, doctors have to examine their patients. This is mainly a day to the procedure, and the doctor seeks to know about the fertility potential of his or her patient.

A vasectomy reversal is more complicated than a vasectomy, but one can still be performed as an outpatient procedure.

A vasectomy reversal is more complicated than a vasectomy, but one can still be performed as an outpatient procedure.

Normally, this procedure is on an outpatient basis, where patients do not have to stay overnight. In some cases, doctors perform the procedure in the clinic without requiring general anesthesia. There are other cases that involve administering of anesthesia that will prevent pain, but not put you to sleep. This includes local, spinal or epidural anesthesia.

Being a sensitive procedure, vasectomy reversals requires expertise and specialized skills. Doctors performing this procedure tend to re-attach the vas deferens in one of these two ways:

Vasovasostomy

In this procedure, there is sewing together of the vas deferens’ severed ends.

Vasoepididymostomy

In this procedure, the surgery involves attachment of the vas deferens directly to small organs at the back of every testicle holding sperms.

Vasoepididymostomy is more complicated in comparison to vasovasostomy, and it is the go-to option if vasovasostomy cannot be done or will not work.

In many cases, you will not know beforehand the technique the surgeon will use during vasectomy reversal. The surgeon is likely to decide during the operation the technique that will be best for you.

There are times when the surgeon requires to use combinations of these two techniques. The surgeon can perform vasovasostomy on one side and vasoepididymostomy on the other side. This way, reversal produces the results one desires. To have this procedure performed, contact us to determine what will work well for you.