Vasectomy Surgery

Vasectomy Surgery

After they no longer desire to have children, many men wish to take an active role in birth control. The vasectomy, a permanent birth control procedure for men, was created for this reason. Vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control, also known as sterilization.

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What is Vasectomy?

Vasectomy is a permanent birth control procedure for men. When performed correctly, a vasectomy is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Like other sterilization procedures, however, vasectomy does not provide protection from sexually transmitted disease (STDs).

While it is reversible in some cases, vasectomy is considered a permanent operation. The vasectomy targets the vas deferens to stop sperm from entering the semen released during ejaculation.

Some of the benefits of vasectomy include:

  • Over 99% effective
  • Less costly than female sterilization (tubal ligation)
  • Less invasive than female sterilization (tubal ligation)
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Eliminates need for condoms and hormonal birth control

How does Vasectomy Work?

Vasectomy is almost always performed as an outpatient procedure. This means that those receiving a vasectomy can typically leave the hospital the same day. Before the surgery is performed, a vasectomy consultation is done. This is a meeting with the doctor or surgeon to discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure.

During vasectomy:

  • Anesthesia is provided to the surgical site.
  • A small incision is made in to the scrotum; some “no-scalpel” methods use a small puncture instead.
  • The vas deferens is located and partially removed through the surgical opening.
  • The remaining portion of the vas deferens is sealed using heat or surgical clips.
  • The surgical site is closed, using stitches if an incision was made.

There is some downtime after a vasectomy has been performed. Bandages and ice-packs are almost always recommended, along with plenty of rest. It’s important to avoid sexual activity for at least a week after a vasectomy.

There may still be some sperm that can enter semen short after a procedure has been performed. Vasectomy follow-up typically includes an appointment to confirm that sperm are completely absent from the semen.

Request Vasectomy Information Today

Vasectomy can provide peace-of-mind and has proven to be a highly successful means of pregnancy prevention. Request more information today: call (870) 642-8818 or contact us online.