A vasectomy reversal is an operation which aims to re-join the tubes which carry sperm from the testicles to the penis which were cut or blocked during a previous vasectomy operation.
This is a complicated procedure performed under general anaesthetic. Using a microsurgical technique the surgeon will carefully sew back together the two tubes using micro stiches.
It is important to understand that not all vasectomy reversal operations are successful and the surgeon will advise the patient of their options. Vasectomy reversals success rates may depend on what type of vasectomy the patient had and how long ago it took place, the more time that has passed since the vasectomy took place the more scar tissue will have developed in the tubes that carry sperm to the penis which can hinder the operation.