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All methods of performing a vasectomy include removing a segment of the vas deferens and then doing something to close the two ends of the divided vas. Whether this is done by using electrocautery, clips, suture, or interposing tissue, the ability to remove the damaged areas of he vas ends and do the reversal is not impaired.
In general about an inch of the damaged ends of the vas tubes and scar tissue is removed at the time of a microscopic reversal. There is plenty of “play” in the vas above and below the vasectomy site to perform the reversal without tension.
Vasectomy Reversal Remains More Cost-Effective Than IVF
Urology – October 30, 2008 – Vol. 24 – No. 11
Vasectomy reversal is more cost-effective than sperm aspiration and in vitro fertilization for obstructive azoospermia.
Article Reviewed: A Decision Analysis of Treatments for Obstructive Azoospermia. Lee R, Li PS, et al: Hum Reprod; 2008;23 (September): 2043-2049.
Background: Management of post-vasectomy obstructive azoospermia is either vasectomy reversal or sperm aspiration with in vitro fertilization (IVF) intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The cost of IVF and issue of multiples has broad implications for public health policy and allocation of resources. The change in cost of male factor infertility over time with the evolution of new techniques like ICSI has not been studied.
Objective: To investigate and compare the economic impact of IVF versus vasectomy reversal for obstructive azoospermia over time using population data and analytic models. Continue reading Vasectomy reversal more cost effective than IVF?
Female Age >=40 Years Affects Pregnancy Success Following Vasectomy Reversal
Urology – October 30, 2007 – Vol. 23 – No. 06
Article Reviewed: Effect of Female Partner Age on Pregnancy Rates after Vasectomy Reversal. Gerrard ER Jr, Sandlow JI, et al: Fertil Steril; 2007; 87 (June): 1340-1344.
Answer: False-The vasectomy did not increase the chance of prostate cancer in the first place.
Vasectomy Not Associated With Prostate Cancer
Urology – February 28, 2009 – Vol. 25 – No. 04
Article Reviewed: Vasectomy and the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Holt SK, Salinas CA, Stanford JL: J Urol; 2008;180 (December): 2565-2568.