Vasectomy Reversal - Overview
This page provides educational information about vasectomy reversal, also called vasovasostomy, vasectomy reversal surgery, and microsurgical vasectomy reversal. A vasectomy reversal is an operation that reestablishes a connection between the two ends of the vas deferens that were separated at the time of a prior vasectomy. There are two main vasectomy reversal surgical techniques:
- Vasovasostomy - Typically the first choice of treatment for
- Vasoepididymostomy (also called an epididymovasostomy) - More complex procedure; required in approximately one third of cases. This microsurgical procedure is used for treatment of epididymal obstruction. Surgeons must have excellent microsurgical skills and extensive experience to be able to perform this anastomosis procedure between the vas deferens and epididymis.
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- (literally connection of the vas to the vas) is the surgery by which
vasectomies are reversed in males (Wikipedia)
Vasovasostomy and Vasoepididymostomy - surgical procedures
designed to bypass an obstruction in the male genital tract. These
procedures are usually performed to restore fertility, although they are
occasionally undertaken to relieve pain, such as that elicited by
post-vasectomy pain syndromes.
(from Center for Male Reproductive Medicine) - introduction to vasectomy
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