Giddy up, this isn’t your first rodeo! Second marriages are on the rise and so is the interest in effective vasectomy reversal procedures.
Almost one fifth of Australian marriages now involve a partner that has been married before, and this has influenced the popularity and interest in vasectomy reversal procedures in recent years. Although vasectomy procedures are considered a permanent form of contraception, recent advancements in the field of vasectomy reversal procedures have allowed many men to conceive children with their new partners.
At Metrocentre we offer one of the most precise, accurate and successful micro-surgical procedures – the Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy Reversal technique to allow many men to regain their fertility (and their options) after undergoing a successful vasectomy reversal procedure in the past. This is based on the dedicated training of Dr. Lekich by Professor Owen as the pioneer of microsurgery to become his successor.
Many men turn to the Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy Reversal procedure after they have had unsuccessful procedures or explored unsuccessful options elsewhere.
For many of these candidates, the Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy procedure is a viable option as Dr Chris Lekich uses advanced ultrasound technology to map out and plan the vasectomy procedure, effectively eliminating the need for “exploration” during the actual procedure. This is why at Metrocentre we invite patients who have been told that nothing can be done to reverse a previous vasectomy procedure, or who have had a failed vasectomy reversal procedure in the past to consider a second opinion.
When partnered with Dr Lekich’s micro-surgical training, this ultrasound guided approach encourages the delivery of safe and minimally invasive vasectomy reversal procedures. This is particularly useful in the reversal of difficult vasectomies and the management of post vasectomy congestion syndrome (and the related pain). Some other circumstances where the Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy may be successful where other approaches have not been include:
- Patients who have had previously failed vasectomy reversals
- Patients who have had multiple IVF sperm retrieval and failed IVF attempts
- Patients who have experienced past scrotal trauma
- Men who have undergone scrotal surgery in the past
- Born sterile with a condition called Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens (CAVD)
- Cases which involve a combination of all of the above
If you are interested in exploring this option our team of experienced and compassionate medical staff at Metrocentre are more than happy to walk you through any of your queries or concerns.
The Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy Reversal Procedure involves an advanced closure technique to support the delivery of a successful surgical result.
Our Metrocentre locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast are some of the few clinics in the world to use this refined closure technique- pioneered and perfected by Professor Earl Owen in 1970. This work has been carried on ever since by Dr Chris Lekich and his team at Metrocentre. In fact, this technique has been used in over 6000 microsurgical vasectomy reversal procedures.
One of the signatures of the Owen 3 Layer Micro-surgical Vasectomy Reversal Procedure is the fact that it uses three layers of suture to rejoin the two ends of the vas tube. These three layers consist of the:
- Inner Intima
- Middle Muscular
- Outer Advential Layer
This tiny and delicate vas tube is the vessel that transports the sperm, and as such it must be aligned as accurately and delicately as possible to restore the flow of sperm and actively reduce the risk of fibrosis or scarring occurring. A significant factor is that non cutting sutures are used to minimise scarring which sets Professor Owen’ s pioneered and perfected technique over 45 years apart from others.
This unique approach to vasectomy reversal procedures offers a range of benefits to patients of Dr Chris Lekich:
- A stronger join of the vas tube can be achieved via this approach, as the ends of the vas tube are secured delicately and effectively joined at every layer within the tube. This contributes to the development of a successful passage of sperm, and due to the three layers of supportive sutures there is a massive reduction in the amount of tension at the site of the join.
- This triple layer alignment effectively maintains the passage of sperm through the vas tube, resulting in a reduced risk of unwanted scarring by eliminating leaking sperm. This enhances the success rates experienced as a result of this procedure.
At Metrocentre based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast we currently perform around 12 – 25 Owen 3 Layer Micro-Surgical Vasectomy Reversals each month, making Metrocentre one of the largest clinics in Australia. At Metrocentre we perform more vasectomies and vasectomy reversals than any clinic in Australia.
With key locations across the country and an Interstate and Overseas Patient service available for those outside of these areas, the highly advanced microsurgical procedures we offer at Metrocentre are a highly viable option for most couples.