Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)

This information is useful for adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our experts in male fertility can perform even the most complex urologic microsurgeries.
  • We are leading researchers in the field of male sexual and reproductive health.
  • Yale Medicine doctors help develop national guidelines for physicians performing vasectomies and reversals.

Sometimes life changes. Some men who have had a vasectomy decide they now want to grow their family—or start a new one. Vasectomy reversal (the medical term is vasovasostomy) is a procedure that can help you father children again or for the first time.

This is true even if your vasectomy was done many years ago. “A common misperception is that if you are more than 10 years out from your vasectomy a reversal won’t work,” says Stanton Honig, MD, director of Yale Medicine Urology’s Male Reproductive Health Program. Dr. Honig has more than 20 years’ experience with microsurgery and vasectomy reversals. “There’s a high success rate, even when many years have passed,” he says.

At Yale Medicine, our surgeons offer a range of vasectomy reversal options, giving you the best odds for success if you want to be a dad.