What is a vasectomy reversal?

December 28, 2017

A vasectomy is a procedure done for contraception. Sperm travels from the testicle (where most of it is made) to the vas deferens tubes, into the prostate (where semen is produced), and together sperm and semen are ejaculated out the urethra.

During a vasectomy removing a segment of the vas deferens tubes disrupts the path of sperm. This is typically a relatively quick, in-office procedure.

A vasectomy reversal involves re-creating patent vas deferens. This happens with microscopic surgery under general anesthesia in the operating room. The tube is carefully stitched back together, allowing sperm to travel through it. While there are successful vasectomy reversals, the success rate is about 50%. Vasectomy reversals are also more costly than the vasectomy itself. Before you get a vasectomy done, it is important to take these factors into consideration.

Austin Urology Institute offers robotic vasectomy reversals. Call us today to find out more about how to restore fertility after a vasectomy: 512-694-8888.

 

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