What Is Vasovasostomy?

When it comes to determining the best type of vasectomy reversal, your doctor will work closely with you to make the best decisions possible. There are several types of procedures your doctor may decide to use. Which one he or she selects depends on what happens during the surgical procedure. One of the options is the vasovasostomy. If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, it helps to learn as much as you can about your options as well as about the various types of options your doctor may offer.

What Happens During Vasectomy Reversal Surgery?


During the vasectomy reversal procedure, your doctor will make an incision on both sides of the scrotum He or she will then trim away the edges of the vas where the previous procedure closed them off to create the vasectomy. This procedure is usually completed during microsurgery and is not as invasive as many believe.
During the procedure, your doctor will take the time to determine if the fluid, also known as the vasal fluid, has sperm in it. This is done at the end closest to the testis. After this check, your doctor may decide to go ahead with a vasovasostomy.

During the vasovasostomy, the doctor will have found sperm in the fluid. In other words, the doctor has found that the vasal fluid in the vas between the scarred, closed off area and the testis actually contains sperm. This shows that the path is clear between the area of the cut and the testis. The result of this is that the vas can then be joined at that point creating the clear pathway desired.
When this type of microsurgery is performed, it is about 85 percent effective. That means that 85 out of 100 men in this position are able to have the vas reconnected. That usually translates into a pregnancy chance of 55 percent.

BestVasectomyReversalDoctorNYC1.jpgFor many men, this is the easiest and best method for having the ability to create children again. There are various other options your doctor may offer if the vasovasotomy does not work. However, for many men, this is the best route to take. If you are considering this procedure, come in to see your urologist. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best level of care possible.

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What is Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy surgery entails cutting the vas deferens to prevent sperm from entering the ejaculate in order to produce long term sterility. (click to enlarge)

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Vasectomy reversal micro-surgery entails reconnecting the two ends of the vas deferens utilizing a surgical microscope, micro-instruments and micro-sutures in order to allow the sperm to enter the ejaculate and regain fertility after vasectomy surgery.

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