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The Owen 3 Layer Micro-Surgical Vasectomy Reversal (the highly precise technique used at Metrocentre) is one of the few options available for men who have previously undergone a vasectomy and are now seeking to have children – IVF is generally the only other option available.
Photos supplied by proud parents after vasectomy reversal.
A typical Owen 3 Layer Micro-Surgical Vasectomy Reversal procedure conducted by Dr Lekich takes around 2-3 hours. During this procedure the vasectomy site and that best for suturing is located in response to the results of the preoperative ultrasound scan. The patency of the vas deferens is initially checked with fluid, which should exit through the penis. The fluid in the testicular end is then checked under a high magnification scientific pathology microscope to check for sperm debris and live sperm.
The finest sutures (a third of the size of a human hair) are used with a non-cutting, non-traumatic needle to join the two ends. If the vasectomy was originally conducted in the correct place, this reversal procedure should take about one hour on each side. In cases where the original procedure has been performed low down in the scrotum, an epididymo-vasotomy may have to be performed which joins much smaller epididymis to the remaining vas. These joins are made with three layers of accurately placed micro-sutures.
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