Vasovasostomy (vasectomy reversal surgery)
What is Reversal Surgery Vasovasostomy
Vasovasostomy reconnects the severed ends of the vas deferens to reestablish the flow of sperm that were cut during a vasectomy or any traumatism that may have provoked its rupture.
Why it is done?
Vasectomy reversal is performed when you have had a vasectomy and now want to be fertile.
How well it works to restore fertility?
Vasectomy reversals success rates are 85% provided that it has been performed using the appropriate technique. Chances of a successful vasectomy reversal decline over time. Reversals are more successful to those with vasectomy more than 15 years prior.
How is vasovasostomy performed?
Vasovasostomy operation usually takes about 90 minutes and is performed under local-regional anesthesia using microsurgical technique. Vasectomy reversal requires an overnight hospital stay as the patient needs to rest from 6 to 7 hours after the procedure.
How long for should I be resting after surgical procedure?
You should be able to resume normal activities after the surgery. There is not usually pain nor discomfort.