A vasectomy blocks, cuts or seals the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis as a form of permanent contraception. However, we understand that for many people, life circumstances can change. Vasectomy reversal is very popular and we offer advice and guidance, with various treatments available.
Standard vasectomy reversal
Vasectomy reversal reconnects or unblocks the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. The length of time that has passed since your vasectomy will depend on the type of reversal you will require.
The procedure most often used is called vasovasostomy, which reconnects the tubes that had been blocked, cut or sealed during the vasectomy. Using dissolvable stitches, the surgeon places the tubes back inside the scrotum. In men who had a vasectomy more than ten years ago, however, this procedure is often not effective because the flow of sperm is blocked. If such cases, a vasoepididymostomy may be offered.
The vasoepididymostomy joins the tubes directly to the epididymis, the part of the testicle where sperm is stored, which restores sperm flow. This is a complex operation performed as microsurgery, using an operating microscope.
Find out more with our Vasectomy Reversal FAQ.
Experts in vasectomy reversal
Mr David Ralph is a world-renowned Urological Surgeon that specialises in Vasectomy Reversal. To ask a question or to book an initial consultation with Mr Ralph you can call us on 020 7432 8297 or email email@example.com.