Vasectomy Urology: Minimally Invasive, Effective & Reversible Birth Control
Vasectomy is one of the safest and most effective methods of permanent birth control. It is much safer and less expensive than the other common contraceptive surgery, tubal ligation. For these reasons, some 10 000 men in Australia choose vasectomy each year.
Notwithstanding, vasectomy is a delicate procedure requiring precision and experience. A preeminent surgeon and authority in his field, Dr. Phillip Katelaris brings over 30 year’s experience in urological practice and surgery. In addition, Dr Katelaris employs the safest and most innovative technological procedures in the field delivered with care and precision.
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Vasectomy Reversal Urology
Vasectomy reversal or vasovasostomy, is a procedure to reconnect the vas deferens to allow sperm to enter the ejaculate like they would prior to a vasectomy. The procedure aims to restore male fertility.
Vasectomy Reversal surgery Considerations
There are a number of vital considerations you and your partner should be aware of before proceeding with vasectomy reversal surgery. For instance, you should be evaluated for benign or malignant disease of the lower urinary tract by your urologist, including a careful history, physical examination and appropriate investigations.
Your partner’s fertility should also be assessed by a female fertility specialist. Even if you and your partner are otherwise healthy, the results of the operation are not guaranteed.
Three factors are predictive of success include:
- The interval since the vasectomy was performed.
- Surgical technique.
- The presence of sperm and the quality of the fluid from the testicular end of the vas deferens seen during surgery.
For more detail on the predictive success factors, the vasectomy reversal operation and what to expect post-operatively, visit our Vasectomy Reversal Information page.