Vasectomy Surgery Overview
About 500,000 men have a vasectomy each year.
Two common worries about vasectomy are that it will reduce a man's sex hormone levels or take away his ability to have sex. These myths have no biological basis. For most men vasectomy frees them from worries of unwanted pregnancies and the hassles of other forms of birth control.
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Vasectomy is an easy surgical procedure 30 minutes. It's quick and you can go home right after. A vasectomy is an operation for a man, so that their partner can't get pregnant.
Vasectomy Surgery Overview
Vasectomy is a permanent male contraception or sterilization. The small tubes in the scrotum that carry sperm are cut or blocked off, so sperm can’t leave the body and cause pregnancy.
Two common worries about vasectomy are that it will reduce a man's sex hormone levels or take away his ability to have sex.
Vasectomy procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and can be done in an office or in surgical center.
Vasectomy does not affect sex life. It does not decrease your sex drive because it does not affect the production of the male hormone testosterone. It also does not affect your ability to get an erection or ejaculate semen. It does not interfere with the blood vessels or nerves that are required for having erection or ejaculation; it does not cause impotence or ability to maintain an erection. Because the sperm make up a very small amount of the semen, you will not notice a difference in the amount of semen you ejaculate. There is no negative relationship between vasectomy and sex drive.
Sex after Vasectomy: No Difference?
After a vasectomy, you will:
- No change in sex drive
- No change in climax sensation
- No change in the testes or scrotum
- No change in erection
Having a vasectomy will not affect your masculinity. Testicular and adrenal glands will continue to make testosterone (the hormone that controls masculinity).
Nothing changes physiologically in the body after a vasectomy. The color and consistency of ejaculate/semen will not change either. This is because approximately 95% of semen is created in the prostrate and seminal vesicles- both of which are not affected by a vasectomy. Having a vasectomy may in fact enhance a man’s libido since he and his partner no longer will need to worry about an unwanted pregnancy.
Sperm is created in the testicles of a man. The sperm passes through two tubes that are called vasa deferentia and mixes with seminal fluids to form semen. Getting a vasectomy prevents each vas deferens from allowing the sperm to enter the seminal fluid. It blocks, seals or cuts each vas deferens tube, keeping sperm out of the semen. The sperm is absorbed into the body instead of being ejaculated. By preventing the sperm from exiting the body, they cannot fertilize an egg. Without fertilization, pregnancy is not possible.
AdvantagesThe main benefits of the procedure are that it is safe, convenient, simple and it lasts a life time. It is a onetime procedure that does not require maintenance like female birth control or the patch. It does not affect hormones, sexuality, ejaculation, any organs or glands and the ability to stay erect. It can be quite expensive but charges are often covered by medical insurance.
What happens During a vasectomy?
- The surgery area is numbed by injecting a local anesthetic into the skin of the scrotum with a small needle
- A small incision is made in the upper part of the scrotum once the surgery area is numb.
- The tube that carries the semen from the testicle is located
- The doctor withdraws part of the vas deferens through the incision
- The vas deferens is cut where it has been pulled out of the scrotum.
- The vas deferens is sealed by tying it, using heat (cauterizing), surgical clips or a combination of methods. Then the doctor returns the ends of the vas deferens into the scrotum.
- The incision at the surgery area is closed. Stitches or glue may be used, while in some cases, the wound may be left to close on its own over time.
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It is common to have some mild discomfort, swelling and bruising of the scrotum for a few days after the vasectomy. Vasectomy is an effective form of birth control but it won’t protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia or HIV/AIDS. For that reason, you should use other forms of protection such as condoms if you are at risk of acquiring a STI. The recovery time for scalpel and no-scalpel techniques is the same. Both types are equally effective at sterilization. It is very uncommon for a vasectomy to stop working. It is important to take care of yourself after the procedure.
When is it Safe to Have Unprotected Sex?
You can start having sex again about a few days to a week after the procedure. Some people wait longer. If having sex is uncomfortable, wait a few more days. Just remember that that the vasectomy won’t prevent pregnancy right away. Until then, another method of contraception should be used. Ask the doctor about pain relief, avoid heavy lifting, exercise or sexual intercourse for 7-10 days. You can have sex after 2 days if it is comfortable but remember you still need contraception. In 5% of men, the semen may still contain some sperm (usually few in number and not active) for months, so it is advisable to have a semen sample checked and to use other forms of birth control until it is confirmed by microscopic examination that the semen is sperm-free.
Vasectomies are almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. A vasectomy is done to prevent fertility in males. Men with vasectomies have a very small chance (nearly zero) chance of successfully impregnating a woman.
Vasectomy is the most effective permanent form of contraception available to men. In nearly every way that vasectomy can be compared to tubal litigation, it has a more positive outlook.
Are the costs of Vasectomy Procedure operation covered by Insurance?
We accept a variety of insurance carriers and plans. You may submit information regarding your insurance carrier to our Patient/Insurance coordinator department. Our staff without cost to you will verify your insurance coverage and determine if your insurance covers the procedure.
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The Week Before Your Procedure
Starting seven days before the procedure, you must entirely avoid taking any aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, or other anti-inflammatory medication. These thin the blood somewhat and increase the risk of bleeding. You can still take other pain relief medication like Tylenol.
You must entirely avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, Diclofenac, and others because they may thin the blood and cause unnecessary bleeding.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is acceptable because it does not impact your risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Don’t take aspirin and the other anti-inflammatories for your own safety.
The doctor may not perform your procedure if you have taken these drugs recently. If you have a medical requirement to do so, please discuss with Dr. prior to your appointment.