Vasectomy is a method of birth control for males. Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception. During the procedure, the male vas deferens are severed and then tied or sealed in a manner so as to prevent sperm from entering into the seminal stream (ejaculate) and thereby prevent fertilization. An egg cannot be fertilized when there are no sperm in the semen. The testicles continue to produce sperm, but the sperms are reabsorbed by the body. The surgery is also known as family planning surgery.
The Surgery is done as a short stay procedure. The patient comes to the hospital and is straightaway ushered into the operating room where the doctors perform the surgery under local anaesthesia and the patient goes home in less than 2 hours. The patient can perform all the normal activities immediately after the surgery and can have sex also that very day. The cost of Vasectomy Surgery at GNH Hospital is Rs. 35000. The technique used by Dr Suresh and Dr Raman is such that the procedure is done under local anaesthesia and the patient walks out of the operating room without any discomfort. Between them they have done more than 17000 Vasectomies
Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) reconnects the tubes (vas deferens) that were cut during a vasectomy. Vasectomy reversal is usually a daycare procedure (without an overnight stay in the hospital). Spinal or general anesthesia is commonly used to ensure that you stay still during the surgery. A Unique Technique for Vasectomy reversal was introduced by Dr Suresh Vatsyayann. The technique known as the `Vatsyayann Technique for Vasectomy Reversal' is a Single Suture Dual Purpose Technique in which a Single Suture is given which acts as a stent in the Vas and helps in healing. The Suture dissolves within the vas in the next few days. The advantages of this technique is that a Single Suture is used as compared to 8 or 16 Sutures in the Microscopic Technique. The more sutures you use, more are the chances of adhesions forming in the vas and increasing the chances of failure of the surgery.
Success rate of Vasectomy Reversal in India
The chances of vasectomy reversal success depend on how much time has passed between the vasectomy and the reversal. Over time, additional blockages can form, and some men develop antibodies to their own sperm. Reversals are more successful during the first 10 years after vasectomy. The cost of Vasectomy Reversal Surgery at GNH Hospital in India is USD 3200. Normally the success rate for Vasectomy Reversal Surgery is around 55-65% with the conventional technique but with Vatsyayann technique the success rate increases to 80-85%
Reason for Vasectomy Reversal
Vasectomy reversal is done when you have had a vasectomy and now want to be fertile again.
Vasectomy reversal usually takes from 2 to 4 hours, followed by a few more hours for recovery from the anesthetic. You can expect to go home the same day. Pain may be mild to moderate. You should be able to resume normal activities, including sex within 1 week.