Vasectomy Reversal

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi contributes chapter on robot assisted vasectomy reversal

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 […]

FAQ: What kind of anesthesia is used for a vasectomy reversal?

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 […]

FAQ: What is the recovery from vasectomy reversal like?

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.

FAQ: What is a vasoepididymostomy or the more complex type of 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 […]

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 […]

FAQ: How big is the incision made for vasectomy reversal?

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.

FAQ: What surgical techniques does Dr. Parviz Kavoussi offer for vasectomy reversal?

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 […]

Dr. Parviz Kavoussi selected to review abstracts for the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons meeting.

As the use of the operative microscope for male fertility surgery is evolving to use of a robotic microsurgical platform, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi has been one of the leaders of this transition.  He has published studies on the use of this technology for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal.  As a leader in the field, […]

A Family’s Success Story with Robotic Vasectomy Reversal

As one of the top leaders in robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi was interviewed regarding the procedure and a couple shared their success story. Mr. Nash underwent a robotic vasectomy reversal and he and his wife have had two children and are considering having a third. This demonstrates the durability of […]

FAQ: How common is vasectomy reversal?

Approximately, half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy annually, and about 6% percent will choose to have their vasectomy reversed sometime in their lifetime.

Learn more about the vasectomy reversal procedure.