Vasoepididymostomy, Vasovasostomy and Vasectomy Reversal
Vasovasostomy and Vasoepididymostomy are procedures that are used to surgically reverse a vasectomy or remove an obstruction in the male reproductive tract. The reasons that a patient may opt to undergo one of these types of procedures is to become fertile again, remove a blockage so they can improve their fertility or to relive pain from an obstruction.
A Vasovasostomy is a procedure in which the vas deferens segments are either below or above the tubing. This is the procedure that is typically used to reverse vasectomies as well. It can also be undergone as a way to repair injury such as inguinal herniorhaphy.
A Vasoepididymostomy is a surgical procedure that demands more concentration and technique than a Vasovasostomy simply because it if full of complexities. This procedure is used when there is an epididymal obstruction that needs to be bypassed. This can be secondary to something else such as a past trauma or a epididymal blowout. Both procedures are delicate and both can be used to reverse vasectomies, however, unless there is good cause, a medical professional will most likely always opt for the Vasovasostomy for vasectomy reversal purposes.