Vasectomy is a form of permanent contraception for men. It is a simple procedure that blocks sperm from reaching the semen during ejaculation, by cutting the tube that carries sperm from the testicles (vas deferens). After a vasectomy, semen still exists, but it has no sperm in it. Ejaculation and orgasm are not affected by the procedure, and neither does it cause erectile dysfunction.
At URODOC, our team uses the no-needle, no-scalpel technique to carry out vasectomies that are less painful and invasive. It is a quick procedure that can be done in the clinic in under 20 minutes.
Vasectomy reversal is a surgery to undo a vasectomy. In the surgery, each tube that carries sperm from the testicles (vas deferens) is reconnected.
After a successful vasectomy reversal, sperm will be present again in the semen.
Sperm retrieval is any procedure used to obtain sperm for fertility purposes. There are many ways a sperm retrieval can be done, and the chosen method will depend on a variety of factors — including the reason for male infertility, what the patient wants, and the urologist’s skill.
At URODOC, our team is able to perform highly specialised microsurgical sperm retrieval, including Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) and Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (Micro-TESE). Methods using microsurgical techniques allow for more precise localisation of sperm-containing regions within the scrotum, with less damage and trauma to surrounding tissue.