What Is a Vasectomy Reversal?
One of the most common and popular means for contraception around the world is vasectomy – a brief, surgical procedure used for male sterilization. A vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control, where a section of the vasa deferential (tubes that carry sperm) is removed above the testicle with the resulting ends tied shut. When you had your vasectomy operation, a piece of the tube (vas) running up from each testicle was taken out. Ever since that time, your testicles have been making sperms, but your body has been melting the sperm away because they cannot pass along the vases.
There are no real alternatives. Drawing sperm from inside the testicle and using it to fertilise the female egg is worth thinking about if the vasectomy reversal fails.
How Is a Vasectomy Performed?
During the Vasectomy procedure the physician will isolate the vas deferens in the scrotum and with a very small needle a medication will be injected to anesthetize the area. A cut is made into each side of the scrotum. The vas on each side is found. The cut ends are trimmed and freshened and stitched together using plastic stitches that are finer than hair. The procedure typically takes 15 minutes once the physician starts. Small stitches close the openings in the scrotum to end the procedure.