There are many reasons men who have had vasectomies may wish to have them reversed, including the desire to father children after a divorce or loss of a spouse or child or simply because they and their spouse have had a change of heart and want more children.
With the development of the high-powered operating microscope, vasectomy reversal surgery has become much more precise and pregnancy rates have improved.
What is vasectomy reversal?
Vasectomy is a relatively simple surgery that involves cutting the tubes that carry the sperm, called the vas deferens, to keep sperm from traveling from the epididymis to the prostate. But a vasectomy reversal to reconnect these tubes, or connect the vas deferens directly to the epididymis, is far more technically demanding.