A vasectomy reversal, also called a vasovasostomy, is a microsurgical procedure that reconnects each vas deferens tube used to carry sperm from a testicle into the semen. The vasectomy reversal is used when a pregnancy is desired. This common procedure is performed in an operating room while the patient is sedated.
Most vasectomy reversal patients return home the day of the surgery and as soon as anesthesia has adequately abated from the patient’s system. Once home, the recovery typically takes up to a week before the patient resumes a normal routine with pain lasting only a few days.