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 definition, 3-D visualization for the surgeon with robotic microscopic instruments which are controlled by the surgeon in the console. Although vasectomy reversals are performed as day surgery with the patient going home the same day, regardless of the technique used, robot assisted vasectomy reversals are performed at the hospital operating room (since the da Vinci® robot is at the hospital) and microsurgical vasectomy reversals are performed at the outpatient surgery center.