Vas recanalization(Male sterilization reversal)
Vasectomy reversal, also known as vas recanalization, is a surgical procedure that reconnects the vas deferens, which were cut or blocked during a vasectomy, in order to restore fertility. This procedure is typically performed on men who have previously undergone a vasectomy and now wish to father children.
During a vasectomy reversal, the surgeon makes a small incision in the scrotum and locates the vas deferens. The blocked ends of the vas deferens are then cut away, and the healthy ends are reconnected using very fine sutures. In some cases, a small tube may be used to bridge the gap between the healthy ends of the vas deferens.
Vasectomy reversal is a delicate surgical procedure that requires specialized training and expertise. The success rate of vasectomy reversal depends on several factors, including the length of time since the vasectomy was performed, the age of the patient, and the skill of the surgeon.
Following the procedure, patients are typically advised to abstain from sexual activity for several weeks to allow for proper healing. It may take several months for sperm to appear in the ejaculate, and it may take up to a year or longer to achieve a pregnancy.
Overall, vasectomy reversal is a safe and effective way to restore fertility in men who have previously undergone a vasectomy. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if it is the right choice for an individual's specific situation.