Following a vasectomy a reversal operation can be undertaken to rejoin the two ends of the tubes (vas) on both sides of the scrotum.
The operation is usually performed under magnification to allow the precise joining of each end of the vas, with delicate sutures used to give the best possible chance of the operation being a success. The chances of getting a good sperm count following the procedure are also influenced by the length of time from the original vasectomy operation. If less than 5 years has elapsed since the vasectomy then the prospects of success are much greater. Your Urologist will assess you and discuss with you the chances of a successful outcome in your case.
The operation is carried out as a day case although it is wise to take a week off work to allow the site of the operation to settle. A sperm count is usually carried out at about 10 weeks to determine whether the operation has been a success. There are occasionally difficulties in a few patients because of the way the original vasectomy operation was carried out and this will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.