Vasectomy may be a permanent form of male contraception, but it is still possible to reverse the procedure. Men change their minds due to any number of possible circumstances. Some men divorce and remarry while others mistakenly believed that their wives no longer wanted babies. According to the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, as many as ten percent of the half-million vasectomies performed each year in this country are subject to reversal. The success of doing so is largely predicated on surgeons’ ability to magnify the vas deferens and surrounding tissue 25 times the naked eye’s ability while performing micro-surgery that involves reconnecting the reproductive tubes. As a result, vasectomy reversal is successful in about 90 percent of cases.
P.S. Vasectomy reversal is typically performed on an outpatient basis, requiring anesthesia and lasting two to three hours.