Reversing a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is not an uncommon procedure nowadays. Many men are doing it either for the reason of family planning or contraception. Basically cutting or blocking the tubes that carry the sperm would mean the man can not impregnate a woman, until the blockage is reversed or the tubes rejoined.

A vasectomy reversal is something that is done if you happen to decide that it is time to add on another child to your family.

Research shows that almost five percent of the 500,000 men who opt for vasectomy every year later opt for the vasectomy reversal procedure. Regret is not uncommon, and reversal surgery is an option for men today.

Going Forward

It’s important to consult with a fertility physician or urologist who specializes in reversals to ensure you are a candidate for having a reversal.

The procedure requires a general anaesthetic and microsurgical techniques using very fine suture, and an operative microscope to help reattach the vas (vasovasostomy) or perform an epididymostomy. The procedure is performed as an outpatient in our surgical facility, and patients are discharged the same day. Follow-up testing is arranged to ensure a successful procedure.