What is a vasectomy?

What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control for men. It is a surgical procedure that blocks the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the semen.

Why get a vasectomy?

  • Long-term birth control without the need for daily or frequent attention
  • Highly effective, with a low failure rate
  • Safe and minimally invasive procedure
  • Does not affect sexual function or hormone levels

How is a vasectomy performed? The procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office or clinic setting and takes about 15 minutes. The tubes that carry sperm are then cut, sealed, or tied.

Recovery and aftercare:
  • You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the scrotum after the procedure.
  • You may need to wear a scrotal support for a few days.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activity, and sexual intercourse for a few days after the procedure.
  • Your doctor will advise you when you can return to work and resume sexual activity.
  • You will need to use alternative forms of birth control until your doctor confirms that your semen is sperm-free, typically through several semen analysis tests.

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Why see us?

Choosing a fellowship-trained specialist for your vasectomy can provide peace of mind and ensure the best possible outcome. It’s important to take the time to find a provider who is experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to providing high-quality care.