Vasectomy reversals are performed in an outpatient setting at TUCC, lasting less than two hours. There are two types of vasectomy reversal procedures. A vasovasostomy is performed to restore the flow of sperm to the vas deferens. This procedure utilizes an operating microscope and ultra-fine sutures to reattach the inner and outer layers of the vas deferens. When a vasovasostomy cannot be performed because of inflammation or scarring blocking the epididymis, a vasoepididymostomy is performed. Here, the vas deferens is connected to the epididymis in a new location away from the blockage. A vasectomy reversal is a more complicated procedure than a vasectomy and therefore needs a longer recovery period. Patients remain on bed rest for the first 24 hours following the reversal and must refrain from all physical activity. Pain from the procedure is usually minimal and can be treated with over the counter medication. After the two week recovery time, patients are cleared to begin sexual intercourse and normal activities.
TUCC is now offering Telehealth consultations for vasectomy reversals so you can receive more information from the privacy of your own home.
If you are coming from out of town for your vasectomy reversal, Dr. Heppe will typically see you the day before your surgery and it’s usually safe to return home the day after the procedure.
Letters from Patients
TUCC provides a variety of comprehensive male fertility treatment options including vasectomy reversals, testicular sperm extraction, sexual function and microsurgical varicocelectomy. Our highly trained physicians and staff have helped hundreds of patients become pregnant. Here is some feedback from our fertility patients who achieved successful results following their treatment at TUCC.“We wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job on the surgery last September. We are so happy to tell you that we are pregnant with a little girl and she is due the first week of October! We know we would not be blessed with such a miracle without you. We are, and always will be, completely grateful to you. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift we could ever hope for.”“We are incredibly happy because you gave us the opportunity to get pregnant. We both know that you would not give up during the surgery, for which we are forever grateful. You are a terrific doctor and person which is evident in your “bedside manner” as they say. Now that our wish has come to fruition…Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”“Thanks for helping my wife and I beat the odds! Our daughter will be six months old in a week and we are having a blast. Nice work doc!” “There are not enough words in the English dictionary for us to express how grateful we are to you. You gave us hope for a family when doctors in Cheyenne told us that we could forget that dream, that it would never happen and would not even give us a chance. You not only took the chance, you gave us hope and because of you we are now blessed with two beautiful, healthy baby boys.Thank you for making our dreams of having a family come true, you were a gift from God and we can never thank you enough!”
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