The robot assisted microsurgery and endoscopic surgery society (RAMSES) is an international group of multidisciplinary robotic microsurgeons. RAMSES holds a scientific congress annually which took place in Orlando, Florida this year. As a pioneer and high-volume robotic vasectomy reversal surgeon, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was included as a faculty member at the RAMSES meeting at which […]
Every year in the US, approximately 500,000 men undergo a vasectomy, and 3-6% of these men ultimately elect to have the vasectomy reversed. Fortunately, success rates for vasectomy reversal when using an operative microscope can exceed 95%. However, despite a successful operation, a small number of men can have persistently low sperm counts as a […]
Springer’s Male infertility textbook includes Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s chapter on robotic vasectomy reversal
Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was one of the initial leaders in the advancement of the technique for vasectomy reversal with application of the robotic platform, and to date has the 2nd highest volume of these surgeries anywhere. He was asked to contribute a chapter covering all aspects of robot assisted vasectomy reversal to a new edition […]
Smith’s Textbook of Endourology is widely considered the leading surgical textbook for urologic surgeons performing minimally invasive high technology surgery. Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, as a leading expert in robot assisted vasectomy reversal, was selected to contribute the chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal in the 4th edition of this text. The chapter includes the appropriate […]
It is preferred to perform vasectomy reversal under general anesthesia, mainly to ensure that the patient is completely still during this fine, meticulous procedure. The opening to the canal that is reconnected in the vas deferens for sperm to flow through is no larger than the period at the end of this sentence and the […]
The recovery is generally very similar to that of the vasectomy. Some soreness and swelling should be expected. Most men are back to their normal routine within a week following vasectomy reversal. It is highly recommended to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for the first 2 weeks after vasectomy reversal.
When men have a vasectomy reversal 15 years or greater after a vasectomy, there is higher chance of having to undergo vaso-epididymostomy. This complex microsurgical reconstruction connects the upper (abdominal) end of the vas deferens to a microscopic epididymal tubule (in the structure between the testicle and the vas deferens where sperm mature and learn […]
FAQ: What are success rates for vasectomy reversal based on and what are Dr. Parviz Kavoussi’s success rates?
Vasectomy reversal success rates are based on the experience of the surgeon and the time since the vasectomy was performed. Below are the vasectomy reversal success rates by Dr. Parviz Kavoussi. Success is considered patency, which means having sperm return back in the semen after vasectomy reversal, indicating that the connection is open. These success […]
In most cases, the scrotal incision Dr. Parviz Kavoussi makes to perform vasectomy reversal is the same size as the one made for the vasectomy, regardless of if it is performed microsurgically or with robot assistance. Both sides can be reversed through this one small incision.
Our vasectomy reversal patients are offered, and can opt for, either a mini-incision microsurgical technique or a da Vinci® robot assisted technique. The microsurgical technique utilizes an operative microscope above the patient’s body which magnifies the structures being operated on. The robotic technique utilizes the cutting edge technology of the robotic system providing high definition, […]