We understand that choosing a vasectomy reversal is one of the most important decisions you and your partner will make, which is why we have decided to explain the process to you in detail so that you better understand everything involved with your procedure. Although there are typically multiple medical options available, a microsurgical vasectomy is usually the most effective and the least expensive choice.
The goal of a microsurgical procedure is to return the flow of sperm into the vans deferens. The procedure may be performed either under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference. While it may take two to three hours for your doctor to perform the procedure, it can sometimes take as long as five hours.
What is a Vasovasostomy?
A vasovasostomy is normally the procedure that is performed when conducting a vasectomy reversal. This procedures involves reconnecting the severed vans deferens. Usually the vas fluid is analyzed carefully before the procedure is performed to determine the quality and whether there is any motile or completely formed and healthy sperm.
The vasovasostomy required the use of a high powered microsurgical microscope. Dr. Grossman creates a small incision at the same site as the initial vasectomy, and then places six sutures smaller than the size of a human hair to reconnect the inner tubes and the outer layer. The use of this technique is what has made Dr. Grossman one of the most successful reverse vasectomy doctors in Pennsylvania by providing his patients with minimal recovery time, very little scarring, and very high success rates.
What is a Vasoepididymostomy?
When there is little to no vans fluid or the sperm is of a low quality, another procedural option available is the vasoepididymostomy. During this more complex procedure with is required for approximately 30% of reverse vasectomy patients, Dr. Grossman expresses fluid from the vans deferens coming from the testicle and determine whether there are any blockages.
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