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Posted by: Daniel | 2008/06/03

Visectomy Reversal

I had a vasectomy about three years ago. Can it be reversed and if so, must it be in a hospital theatre or can it be at the doctor's rooms? If I only need my sperm, but not a reversal, can it be extracted?

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Dear Daniel
Vasectomies can be reversed but this procedure is far more involved than the actual vasectomy itself and will require micro surgical techniques. This is best done in a general anaesthetic theatre and the results for natural conception after reversal are poor. In the vast majority of cases following reversal further assisted reproductive technology is necessary. I would therefore advise that the alternative, which is a testis biopsy or testicular aspiration be considered followed by ART. The latter procedures can be undertaken without general anaesthesia and can be done in the doctors consulting rooms.

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