Vasectomy Recanalization means either a Vasovasostomy or a Vasoepididymostomy. It denotes the process of reconnecting vas-to-vas or vas-to-epididymis so that sperm can once again inhabit the seminal fluid, which once ejaculated into the vagina, would impregnate the woman and make her conceive.
This canal/channel is what was cut and blocked by the earlier vasectomy.
Vasectomy Recanalization is carried out in an outpatient setting, under conscious sedation and is a short procedure with a quick recovery span.
In Vasectomy Recanalization, with both the procedures mentioned above, the highest success rates have been observed using the formal multi-layer technique, even though is also more challenging and time consuming.
Microsurgery results in the return of sperm to semen in 75 – 97 percent of patients and pregnancy occurs in 30 percent to 75 percent of female partners, subject to the time lapse from the earlier vasectomy.
Vasectomy Recanalization is a facile ‘Can Do’ chore for a Urologist with a good ‘Score’Dr. Aaron Spitz, M.D., with a Fellowship in Male Fertility, is highly trained and deeply experienced in male reproductive medicine and surgery.
His approach to problem solving is sensitive and friendly. He is highly skilled at performing microsurgical vasectomy reversals and routinely performs both vaso-vasectomies and vasoepididymostomies. He has a commendable track record at salvaging previously unsuccessful vasectomy reversals.
He also performs minimally invasive sperm retrieval for those couples choosing in-vitro fertility. Dr. Spitz is also a Board Certified Urologist, fellowship-trained in male fertility. He is fully qualified to provide the comprehensive evaluation and care that men in infertile couples deserve and require.