Men’s Health

 Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy or Vaso-epididymostomy) in Cleveland, OH

What is a Vasovasostomy , vaso-epididymostomy, or Vasectomy Reversal?

Vasectomy reversal (the medical term is Vasovasostomy or vaso-epididymostomy) is a procedure that can help you father children again or for the first time. It is a micro-surgery and one of two ways to reverse a vasectomy.

Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan, a renowned urologist in the Cleveland area, is the leading expert in male vasectomy reversal. With his board certification and vast experience, he specializes in the intricate two-layer, microsurgical technique for vasectomy reversals. Call his urology clinic in Cleveland at (216) 285-5036 to schedule an appointment.

Reasons for a Vasectomy Reversal

Sometimes life changes. Some men who have had a vasectomy decide they now want to grow their family—or start a new one. Other reasons for vasectomy include pain or complications with the vasectomy procedure.

How is a Vasectomy Reversal Performed?

If you wish to reverse a vasectomy, we will take special consideration to talk with you and your partner about your options. We want to ensure physical and emotional readiness to move forward. When men have a vasectomy, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles are cut. During a vasectomy reversal, Dr. Nannan Thirumavalavan will reconnect the two ends of the cut tubes. Your surgeon makes a tiny opening on either side in the scrotum to gain access to the two ends of the separated tubes.

The procedure takes about four hours, depending on your case. It is important to select a skilled surgeon, especially if no sperm is seen by where your vasectomy is done, and another blockage  is detected. This sometimes requires a more complex procedure called a vasoepididymostomy, which Dr. Thirumavalavan is skilled in performing

After your surgery, you are able to perform most daily activities 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.  It may take a week or so to return to work. Heavy lifting should be avoided for 2 weeks, and sex should be avoided for four weeks.

How Successful is a Vasectomy Reversal?

If you are reversing a vasectomy, it is often with the goal to father a child. When vasectomy reversals are done via microsurgery, they have a success rate of about 90 percent in terms of the sperm returning. The success rate is higher when the time since the vasectomy is shorter.

Schedule An Appointment

If you are considering a vasectomy reversal, it is crucial to choose a surgeon who has expertise in microsurgery, particularly microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Dr. Thirumavalavan is a specialist in this field and can provide the best care. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Cleveland, please call (216) 285-5036 today!


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