What is a vasectomy reversal?
A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure to cut the tubes (vas deferens) carrying sperm from the testicles to the penis. It is designed as a permanent method of male contraception, however for many reasons some men seek to have this procedure reversed in order to father a child.
A vasectomy reversal procedure takes approximately two hours under general anaesthetic, with most patients returning home the same day. There are two techniques to reverse a vasectomy:
The surgeon reattaches the two parts of the vas deferens that were cut in the original procedure through small cuts on each side of the scrotum.
If during the vasovasostomy the surgeon finds that there is no seminal fluid in the upper part of the vas deferens, suggesting a blockage, he will attach the lower part of the vas deferens directly to the epididymis (sperm storage site).
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