Vasectomy Reversal

There are 2 types of vasectomy reversal: vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy. Patients are subjected to spinal or general anesthesia to ensure no movement during the surgery. The procedure involves making a small cut on the underside of the scrotum exposing the vas deferens and releasing it from surrounding tissues. Then, the vas deferens is cut open and the interior fluids are examined. If sperm is present in the fluid, the ends of the vas deferens are connected to re-create the pathway for sperm flow (vasovasostomy). If the interior fluid is thick or doesn't contain sperm, the vas deferens is connected to the epididymis (vasoepididymostomy).

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who want to reverse the effects of a vasectomy procedure. They must be capable of producing healthy sperm, free from infection or inflammation on the scrotum or any other medical condition that can impair the healing process.

The typical cost for a vasectomy reversal procedure ranges from $5000-$13,000.The final cost varies depending on anesthesia fees, any necessary medical tests, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure reverses the effects of a vasectomy. After the surgery, the incisions will be covered with bandages.There could be some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising of the scrotum for a few days.Tight-fitting underwear should be worn for the first few days to support the scrotum and reduce discomfort and swelling. Patients should avoid sexual activities for 2-3 weeks. About 6-8 weeks after surgery, the semen is examined. Sperm presence in the semen confirms a successful procedure. The result is permanent unless a vasectomy procedure is done again.

Gender Reassignment

Gender Reassignment

submitted on   Thu Jun, 25, 2015 by Sherman Leis, MD     
Gender reassignment surgery is known by a number of names...