A vasectomy provides permanent sterilization for men. By cutting and sealing the ends vas deferens, the flow of sperm is blocked from entering the ejaculate. In the US, approximately 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year.
Vasectomy reversal can be performed in order to restore fertility and achieve conception naturally. With the use of an operating microscope, the surgery is performed by a urologist who specializes in microsurgical techniques. The occlusion from the vasectomy is removed, and the open ends of the vas deferens are reconnected. This allows sperm to return to the ejaculate. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. In most cases, he performs vasectomy reversals through one incision. This helps to reduce risk of complications and improve recovery time. Patients can go home to the same day. In skilled hands, success rates range from 75-95%.
The doctor is one of few urologists who completed an accredited fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery. Please contact our office today in order to make an appointment and discuss your options for vasectomy reversal.