Healthy Living: New procedure for vastectomy reversal
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While vasectomies are meant to be a permanent, many men decide to reverse the procedure, and over the past few decades, vasectomy reversal techniques have evolved greatly.
Recently, Urologist Dr. Andrew McCullough has begun using the da Vinci Robot to perform the complex procedure. Although using the da Vinci in vasectomy reversal is a technique that is less than a year old, the success rate is proof that it is working. Dr. McCullough says that ten out of the twelve patients on which he has performed the procedure have had positive results.
Some people are better candidates for the procedure than others, as the success of the reversal depends on the condition of the patient's tissue after the original vasectomy and how long ago the vasectomy was performed.
Learn more about the procedure in the video above.