What do vasectomy reversal specialists do?

At a certain point in life, some men decide to undergo vasectomy. Many of them take this option for many reasons but the major reason is to do family planning. Though it is seen as a permanent solution, there comes a time when they desire to reverse their decision or desire to sire another child. This requires them to visit a surgeon in order to carry out an operation with the aim of reversing vasectomy. Vasectomy reversal specialists can be of great help to help you decide and understand the process much easily.
During the operation, the urologist will attempt to reattach the two pieces of the vas deferens that had been tied so as to restore fertility. However, the success of this operation depends on many factors. There have been a number of such successful operations and men have been able to conceive again.
The male reproductive system has testis which are responsible for creating sperm cells. Sperms mature in the epididymis ready for ejaculation during sexual intercourse. When a male is about to ejaculate, the sperms travel from the epididymis through tubes called the Vas deferens. In these tubes, they mix with other secretions to form semen. The semen is ejected from the body through the urethra.
Basically when one undergoes a vasectomy the surgeon severs each of the vasa deferentia and ties them off. Most people see it as a permanent form of birth control but it can be reversed due to desire to have more children or after losing a child. It can also be due to marriage.
Vasectomy reversal is the most common form of vasectomy reversal. During the operation the patients are required to remain still as any movement can hamper the surgery. To prevent this, the patient usually receives general anesthesia. There are other things that are carried out to determine whether one shall undergo a normal surgery or it will warrant a more advanced surgery known as vasoepididymostomy.  Vasectomy reversal specialists can help you know more about this.
To determine which kind of operation that will be given to any person, the surgeon will take a sample fluid contained in the vas deferens on the side closest to the epididymis by making an incision on the side of the scrotum. When the sample is clear and contains sperms the operation continues normally. A vasoepididymostomy will only be done if the fluid is cloudy or does not contain any sperms. It is also an indication that the vas deferens or epididymis is blocked.
Vasoepididymostomy involves taking the closest vas deferens to the urethra and attaching it directly to the epididymis.  If the sample fluid is good, the scar tissue will be removed at both ends of the vas deferens and the urologist stitches them together. It takes about 2-4 hours to carry out this operation and most of the patients usually go home the same day.
The patients are required to abstain from sexual intercourse and any rigorous activities for about four weeks. It may fail due to a number of reasons such as the length of time from when the original vasectomy was done, failure of the doctor to create a watertight seal between the two pieces of the vas deferens among others. Vasectomy reversal specialists will also advice you not to anticipate a lot as it takes about 2-3 months before sperms appear in semen.