A vasovasostomy is a procedure to reverse sterility caused by a vasectomy. It involves reconnecting the ends of the vas deferens and is a technically challenging microsurgical procedure.
In a vasectomy, the vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the prostate, is severed. This prevents sperm from reaching the seminal fluid, which is discharged when a man climaxes upon sexual arousal.
A vasectomy reversal takes several hours to perform. Its success depends upon several factors: the amount of time that has passed since the vasectomy, the type of vasectomy performed, the quality of the sperm and the experience of the urologist performing it.
South County Urological physicians perform vasectomy reversals. Not all urologists do this challenging surgery.