How a vasectomy reversal is carried out
This animation will show what happens duringa vasectomy reversal using a standard procedure called vasovasostomy. the navigation arrows below the animationscreen to play, pause, rewind or fastforward the animation. This animationcontains sound. Here we show the penis, scrotum, testicles, vas deferens and urethra. Vasectomy reversal is an operation that aimsto reconnect or unblock the vas deferens.
These are tubes that carry sperm from yourtesticles to your penis. Here we show the testicle and the vas deferens. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, yoursurgeon will make a tiny cut into your scrotum usually in the same place as your vasectomyscar. This animation will show a cut being madeinto the centre of your scrotum. Here we show only one vas deferens tube beingrejoined. Your surgeon may reconnect both tubes.
Your surgeon will bring out the two ends ofthe vas deferens separated during your original vasectomy operation. Scar tissue is removed from the two ends ofvas deferens and they are joined together using stitches. The reconnected vas deferens tube is put backinto the scrotum. The skin cut is closed with one or two dissolvablestitches. This is the end of the animation. on the animation screen to watch itagain.