Minimally Invasive Vasectomy Reversal (Vaso-Vasostomy)

Following vasectomy some men wish to regain their fertility. Vasectomy reversal is a minimally invasive technique that allows men to do so. The vas deferens is typically transected and tied off during a vasectomy. This procedure prevents sperm from entering the ejaculate. Vasectomy reversal entails re-connecting the two ends of the vas deferens, and thereby allowing sperm to freely enter the ejaculate. Vasectomy reversal can often be performed with only local anesthesia in the office or outpatient setting. Generally, two small incisions are made on the scrotum, the procedure takes 2-3 hours and the patient resumes normal sexual activity in 4-6 weeks. Pain from vasectomy reversal is typically minimal during and after the procedure. The benefits of vasectomy reversal over assisted reproduction techniques are numerous; most notably following successful vasectomy reversal a couple can conceive a child via traditional sexual intercourse.