What equipment is necessary to reverse my vasectomy? Vasectomy reversals are becoming more common than you think. Numerous men from all over the world reconsider their decision to get a vasectomy at some point in their lives. Fortunately for them, we live in an era in which vasectomy reversals are possible. Remarriage, change of heart, and loss of a child are some common reasons why some people opt to undergo this procedure.
According to studies, around 500,000 men in America choose to have a vasectomy. Close to 20%] of these men have a change of heart in the future and express their desire to have their children, which is why they opt to undergo a vasectomy reversal.
Vasectomy Reversal Explained
Vasectomy reversal is a urological procedure that helps to overturn the effects bough on by a vasectomy. Doctors reconnect the vas deferens tube of the patient back, which helps to extract sperm from a testicle allowing it to reach the semen. Once the sperm successfully reaches the semen, you will be able to impregnate your partner once again.
Depending on the procedure doctors opt for your vasectomy reversal, the pregnancy rate will vary from 30 to 90%. Several factors determine whether a vasectomy reversal is successful or not. Age of your partner, the training and experience of your surgeon, fertility issues in the past and other habits are great determinants of successful pregnancy after a vasectomy reversal.
Equipment Used In A Vasectomy Reversal
Doctors who perform vasectomy reversals always have a microsurgical set available. Mentioned below are the names of common instruments that doctors use in vasectomy reversals.
- Blade Holder
- Nerve Holder
- Needle Holder
- Dissecting scissors
- Microsurgical sutures
- Double armed nylon
- Double-swaged harpoon needle
- Single armed nylon sutures
The instruments that doctors use for performing these microsurgeries are extremely delicate, which is why they tend to carry multiple types of equipment of every type.
Doctors usually give vasectomy reversal patients general anesthesia before performing the surgery. The ability to temporarily paralyze the patient and the duration of the reversal procedure is the main reason why most doctors prefer general anesthesia. Doctors use waterproof drapes during the surgery to make sure that the patients’ body is dry at all times during the surgery.
Is the Equipment Used In Vasectomy Removal Surgeries Safe?
The modern equipment that doctors use for performing these complex procedures is extremely safe. The high success rates of vasectomy reversals are a testament to how efficient and safe this equipment is.
How Long Does A Vasectomy Reversal Take
You might be surprised to find out that vasectomy reversals are relatively short procedures. Doctors often discharge their patients on the same day of the surgery. Your doctor will even permit you to go back to your job after two to 3 days. This shows how safe and minimally invasive a vasectomy reversal surgery is.
Although vasectomy reversals are safe procedures, it is extremely important that you follow all the precautionary measures that your doctors tell you before and after the surgery is complete.
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