Larry Lipshultz, MD
Increasing numbers of men are coming to the urologist for vasectomy reversals, most commonly because of remarriage and the desire to initiate a pregnancy. Vasectomy reversals are also requested by couples who have merely "changed their minds," as well as by couples who have lost a child and are attempting to initiate another pregnancy. Fortunately, microsurgical advances are now resulting in significant pregnancy rates.
A vasectomy reversal is typically an out-patient operation that should be performed by a microsurgeon who specializes in vasectomy reversal. There are two types of vasectomy reversal:Microsurgical Vasovasostomy and Microsurgical Epididymovasostomy.