Ivf after failed vasectomy

My partner has children to his previous marriage and had a vasectomy in 2008. He had a reversal in January this year but it was unsuccessful with no sperm found at six months. Is the only option other than further surgery is to have ivf?

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If your partner’s reversal of vasectomy failed, then then surgical sperm retrieval followed by IVF and ICSI would be the best solution. Also, you could opt for treatment with donor sperm either by IUI or IVF.