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The glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of terms used on the website or procedure. The terms describe terminology and the medical information that they refer to. If you cannot find the term you are looking for, please contact us so that we can answer your questions.

  • Sedation

    "Conscious sedation". An exciting, fast developing form of anaesthesia. A simple, safe sedative medication is injected into a vein to send the patient to sleep. In addition to this, local anaesthetic completely numbs the area being operated on. Ideal for day surgery because there are no nasty after effects, the effect is easily reversible and best of all is extremely safe.

  • Single Layer (Vasovasostomy)

    The layers refer to the 3 layers of the tissue forming the vas. From inside to out these are the mucosa (skin), muscularis (muscle) and adventitia (sinews and blood vessels supplying nourishment) on the outside. A single layer reversal (vasovasostomy) involves stitching all 3 layers together with one suture. An old, simple- to- perform procedure that is prone to leaving a narrowing at the connection site.

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