Can you get a vasectomy reversal without surgery? Couples will often change their minds about procedures like vasectomies. A vasectomy is a very effective method of birth control, allowing partners to have sex without worrying about impregnation. It also happens to be one of the cheaper alternatives to birth control.
However, when couples change their minds about this birth control, it is possible to reverse the procedure. But if you are not particularly looking to get surgery again, other alternatives to vasectomies allow you to start a family.
Is It Possible to Reverse a Vasectomy Without Proper Surgery?
The first obvious question to get out of the way is if it is possible to reverse a vasectomy without an operation? The answer to that is no. During the vasectomy, the surgeon will sever the vas deferens from the epididymis, making the individual sterile.
Although the vas deferens can connect following surgery, that is usually a result of the surgeon failing to close both ends properly. It is a very rare phenomenon, and it is impossible to replicate it properly.
Since both ends of the vas deferens are sealed off, it is impossible to reconnect them without a microsurgeon having to do it manually.
How a Microsurgeon can Reverse a Vasectomy
If you are looking to reverse a vasectomy, the first step is to locate the vas deferens and reconnect their ends.
Unlike when individuals perform a vasectomy, there is no alternative to surgery. Vasectomies have one where the urologist can find the vas deferens through the scrotum and pull them out through a small hole. The urologist will proceed to cut and stitch the vas deferens, after which they will leave them inside the scrotum.
After sealing the vas deferens with heat, the surgeon will stitch the incision area, and the entire procedure does not take more than 30 minutes.
However, a microsurgeon will take much longer to reverse the procedure since rejoining the tubes can be much more difficult. One of the reasons why this procedure can be more expensive is because the surgeon will need the help of a robot to ensure a clean surgery.
You may also hear your urologist refer to the procedure as a vasovasostomy. The surgeon must also check if the individual has healthy sperm during the procedure. If they do, they can move forward with the operation.
Can An Urologist Perform the Procedure?
The micro stitches necessary for this specific surgery mean that an average urologist cannot perform this procedure. For this procedure, you must find a microsurgeon with the necessary operating skills.
Surgeons who specialize understand that there is a lot of pressure on them to succeed, and they often perform microsurgery on mannequins to keep their steady hand. Furthermore, the risk of the procedure going wrong is especially high if the surgeon does not have the necessary skills to operate.
Other Alternatives to Vasectomy Reversal
There are a handful of vasectomies alternatives, the most popular being IVF in vitro fertilization. The process includes injecting sperm from a partner directly into an egg in a lab. While it does have a high success rate, it can also be prohibitively expensive.
Vasectomy Reversal Without Surgery? Conclusion
If you’re looking for an excellent surgeon to reverse a vasectomy, consider going to Dr. Larish, who has helped plenty of men reverse a vasectomy. With state of the art technology and years of experience in the field, he has everything necessary to perform a successful procedure. Visit our clinic or continue to explore our website to learn more.
Yaniv Larish, MD
4 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021