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Vasectomy Reversal Center of New Jersey

About the Vasectomy Reversal Procedure



About the Procedure

About the Surgeon


Second Attempt Vasectomy Reversals




Patient Letters

Before and After the Procedure



The vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy procedure) is performed at the Vasectomy Reversal Center of New Jersey under local anesthesia only. The shorter the time between vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, the greater the percentage of success, due to the minimized risk of epididymal damage and secondary obstruction. However, the presence of sperm granuloma at the testicular end of the vas predicts a high probability of success, regardless of the time interval since vasectomy. For optimal results, fluid samples from the testicular side should contain normal sperm, sperm heads or clear fluid.  A vasoepididymostomy (joining the vas directly to the epididymis with a similar multilayer approach) is the preferred method if no fluid or sperm are found at the cut end of the testicular side of the vas, and may also be performed by Dr. Wosnitzer if determined to be necessary.





The scarred ends of the vas must first be identified through high scrotal incisions, and then a saline vasogram is performed to determine patency on the abdominal side. If the vas has been damaged or large segments removed, the incision may have to be extended in order to achieve adequate length for tension-free anastomosis. The testicular side of the vas is serially transected until free flow of fluid can be observed under 25x to 40x magnification. The inner mucosal layer is approximated using seven to eight interrupted sutures of 22µ diameter (10-0) monofilament nylon, armed with a 100µ diameter bicurve microedge taper point needle. Multiple (9-0) monofilament nylon sutures are used to close the muscular layer of the vas. Upon closure, drains are left in the scrotum overnight. The patient can usually leave the Vasectomy Reversal Center within 30 minutes following surgery.  He returns the next morning, for removal of drains and scrotal exam, and can return home immediately thereafter.  The patient can usually resume moderate activity within a few days and intercourse in four weeks.  He should wear an athletic supporter for one month to decrease the downward tension on the spermatic cord.  Success rates vary particularly with the length of time since your vasectomy: if under 10 years the rate is better than over 10 years. We have, however, had many successful surgeries at 15 years and as long as 30 years. There is never a guarantee with vasectomy reversal, but it is the simplest, most viable alternative for a first step at trying to have your own child. If Dr. Wosnitzer can find sperm with long tails or sperm heads at the testicular side of the cut end of the vas, there is a better than 90% chance for a successful reversal. Dr. Wosnitzer has helped many couples to have healthy babies of their own. Before and after the procedure, men can take additional steps to optimize their fertility.


We are performing this procedure with state-of-the-art technology, using a Leica™ operating microscope at 25x to 40x magnification, leading to highest success rates.


Initial consultation is often covered by insurance and the cost of surgery is about one half of the standard $15,000 to $25,000 charge for standard hospital surgery. Dr. Wosnitzer performs vasectomy reversals on patients coming from many diverse geographic areas, who prefer this most affordable procedure. The Vasectomy Reversal Center is performing the most superior procedure available for each and every patient in our comfortable setting.


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