A vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control. That is no longer true, as vasectomies are able to be reversed. Continuous advances in surgery have led to microsurgical vasectomy reversal, a superior choice for fertility restoration.
During a vasectomy, the tube that connects the testicles where the sperm is produced to the urethra in the penis is cut or clamped to prevent sperm from mixing with semen during ejaculation.
A vasectomy reversal restores the flow of sperm to the semen. This is accomplished by restoring the tube, a vasovasostomy, or bypassing the deficit in the tube, a vasoepididymostomy. When you choose a microsurgical vasectomy reversal, the vasectomy site is identified using a no-scalpel approach, then the surgery is performed using 2 specialized instruments. These unique instruments were developed specifically for vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal, here is why you should choose microsurgery with Dr. Desi Avila:
- Smaller incision: With this microsurgical technique the scrotal incision is usually less than 1 centimeter. A smaller incision means less postoperative pain, and many patients report less pain from the reversal than from the original procedure itself.
- Shorter operative and postop recovery times: Microsurgical vasectomy reversal is an outpatient procedure, typically lasting less than a few hours. Patients can then go home the same day and are able to resume normal activities in 7 – 10 days. Sexual activity can be resumed in as little as 2 weeks.
- Fewer complications: Because a microsurgical vasectomy is less invasive than a traditional procedure, your risk of postoperative bleeding and infection are drastically reduced. Additionally, the procedure has a much higher success rate with a skilled microsurgeon.
- Reduced Cost: There are few options for couples who wish to conceive after a vasectomy, of which vasectomy reversal is but a fraction of the cost. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other options are often not an option due to the expense.
- Fellowship trained: Dr. Avila is a board-certified urologist experienced in this cutting-edge no-scalpel approach. He has received fellowship training in fertility, microsurgery, and reproductive medicine. When it comes to the delicate nature of a reversal, you want the very best care from a surgeon that has garnered a lot experience as Dr. Avila has.
Are you ready to take the next step in restoring fertility following a vasectomy, so you can begin or continue your family? Request an appointment online with Dr. Avila, or call one of our offices in Phoenix or Gilbert today at (480) 961-2323.