Vasovasostomy (Vasectomy Reversal) This procedure reconnects the vas deferens (the tube connecting the testis and the penis that the sperm travels through) that was cut during the vasectomy. It is done under spinal or general anesthesia, but you can go home the same day, as it is still an outpatient procedure. You can resume normal sexual activities usually within three weeks.

The vasovasostomy is not always successful. The chances of this procedure’s ability to restore your fertility decrease over time. It is most successful if done within 3 years of the vasectomy, but can be done up to 10 years from the date of the vasectomy. After 10 years, it is not recommended.