The vasectomy reversal is a delicate procedure, performed with a microscope. The lower number of times the patient has the vasectomy reversal done, the higher will be the chances of success. However, having the vasectomy reversal procedure done years later doesn't mean that the procedure cannot be reversed.
Increasingly more men are requesting vasectomy reversals or to correct acquired blockages of the sperm duct system. Fortunately, microsurgery has advanced significantly in the past several years so reversing a once thought of as permanent sterilization (vasectomy) is now highly possible.
It should be noted that much of the success of a vasectomy reversal depends on two factors: the skill of the surgeon and the findings at the time of the surgery. Although a microscopic vasovasostomy is not always necessary to produce an effective outcome, it does result in higher success rates. A two layer repair is done using microscopic sutures and the latest microsurgical equipment including the operating microscope.