Definition - What does Vasectomy Reversal mean?
Reverse vasectomy is a surgical procedure with the goal of reversing the results of a previously performed vasectomy. While a vasectomy entails the cutting or blocking of the tubes which carry the sperm from the testicles to the semen, the vasectomy reversal unblocks or puts the tubes back together so that the flow of sperm can once again be established.
The goal of the procedure is the ejaculation of sperm-filled semen during orgasm which has the potential to impregnate a female egg.
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The reverse vasectomy entails the rejoining of the tubes which carry the sperm from the testicles to the semen during an orgasm, with the goal being their ejaculation and the subsequent impregnation of the female egg. There are two ways of conducting a reverse vasectomy.
Vasovasostomy is an operation during which the surgeon sews the ends of the vas deferens (the sperm transportation tubes) from the testicles to the penis back together, while the vasoepididymostomy is the operation during which the vas deferens are attached to the sperm storage rooms located at the backs of the testicles.
Rarely, a combination of the two techniques is used in order to get the best results. The surgery is relatively safe and successful in most cases, effectively enabling the patient to create offspring.