The length of a vasectomy reversal procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the surgeon’s experience. In general, a vasectomy reversal surgery can take two to four hours to complete. However, this time can vary depending on the type of procedure performed. There are two main types of vasectomy reversal surgeries: vasovasostomy and vasoepididymostomy.
Vasovasostomy is a simpler procedure that involves reconnecting the severed ends of the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the urethra. This procedure can take between two and three hours.
Vasoepididymostomy is a more complex procedure that involves connecting the vas deferens to the epididymis, the coiled tube at the back of the testicle where sperm mature. This procedure is typically performed when there is scarring or blockage preventing the sperm from reaching the vas deferens. This procedure can take between three and four hours.
It is important to note that recovery time after a vasectomy reversal can take several weeks, and the success of the procedure is not guaranteed. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified healthcare professional.