Vasovasal anastomosis is a microsurgical procedure performed to treat male infertility caused by the blockage of the vas deferens (tubes carrying sperm to the penis) due to illness or to reverse a prior sterilization surgery called a vasectomy, which involves the cutting of the vas deferens tubes. Vasovasal anastomosis is performed under spinal or general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Your doctor makes a vertical incision in your scrotum to expose the prior vasectomy site or obstruction. Your vas deferens is then cut above and below the site of obstruction. The vas deferens is checked for the presence of sperm and the procedure is continued. The 2 ends of the vas deferens are carefully rejoined using tiny sutures. Your surgeon carries out the procedure under microscopic magnification. The incision is sutured and you will be discharged from the hospital.
Like all surgeries, Vasovasal anastomosis may be associated with certain complications such as infections, hematoma (collection of blood within the tissues) and testicular atrophy (reduction in size of the testis).
There are alternate minimally invasive/laparoscopic procedures that can be availed of. The open vasovasal anastomosis is restricted to selected cases only. Your surgeon will discuss your options with you based on your particular medical history.
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