Vasectomy is a form of surgical male contraception. The vas deferens is the tubular structure through which sperm travel from the testicle to the ejaculatory duct. Vasectomy causes disruption of the vas deferens and excludes sperm from the semen. Vasectomy should be considered a permanent form of contraception.

Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) is an option for some men who have had vasectomy and desire to have more children. Success of vasectomy reversal can depend upon the time since the vasectomy, the surgical technique used for vasectomy, patient age, patient surgical anatomy, and other factors. Patients interested in vasectomy reversal should talk with one of our physicians offering the procedure.