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How Is a vasectomy reversed?

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A vasectomy reversal can be done using one of two methods. The first is through vasovasostomy, where your doctor sews the tubes called the vas deferens (which carry sperm from your testes to your penis) back together.

The second method is vasoepididymostomy. Here, the doctor attaches the vas deferens to the small organ at the back of each testicle that holds sperm. Your doctor may only choose this method if you can’t have a vasovasostomy or if he doesn’t think it will work.

From: How Can You Reverse a Vasectomy? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Can I get a vasectomy reversed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Vasectomy reversal: What you can expect.”

Weill Cornell Medical College: “Microsurgical Vasoepididymostomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vasectomy Reversal: 5 Facts Men Need to Know.”

Men’s Clinic at UCLA: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Johns Hopkins University: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Can I get a vasectomy reversed?”

Mayo Clinic: “Vasectomy reversal: What you can expect.”

Weill Cornell Medical College: “Microsurgical Vasoepididymostomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Vasectomy Reversal: 5 Facts Men Need to Know.”

Men’s Clinic at UCLA: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Johns Hopkins University: “Vasectomy Reversal.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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