Vasectomies

THE NO SCALPEL / NO PAIN VASECTOMY:

  • This is not your father’s generation vasectomy, where large incisions were made and you would be bedridden for at least a week
  • The no scalpel vasectomy is associated with very little to no discomfort and takes about 7  minutes to complete
  • Valium will help you relax and minimize any discomfort
  • The lidocaine is injected with a tiny needle
  • If you would like, your wife or significant other present in the room during the procedure, that is not a problem

 

WHY A VASECTOMY vs. TUBAL LIGATION or
BIRTH CONTROL PILLS FOR YOUR WIFE ?

  • Much less expensive
  • Covered by most health insurance plans
  • Simple office procedure ( vs general anesthesia in the hospital for a tubal ligation)
  • Fast recovery
  • Excellent success rate  ( recanalization rate of less than 1 in 2000 )
  • Allows your wife to discontinue birth control pills
  • Much less discomfort than a tubal ligation
  • Does not affect your libido or erectile function

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BEFORE THE VASECTOMY:

  • Bring jockey style underwear for support
  • Take your 1st antibiotic dose 2 hrs before on a full stomach
  • Take your Valium 1 hour before the procedure on a full stomach
  • Have someone drive you to the office and back
  • Shave or clip the front part of the scrotum
  • Stop aspirin (any dose) for 7-10 days before
  • Stop Plavix 10 days before
  • Stop Coumadin 5 days before

AFTER THE VASECTOMY:

  • No straining or heavy lifting for the next few days
  • Take your pain medication and antibiotics on a full stomach
  • Take your pain medication only if having pain
  • No ejaculation for 1 week, then twice per week thereafter
  • OK to take an NSAID of choice (ie. Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc.) starting the evening of the procedure
  • Ok to shower the morning after the vasectomy
  • Continue using birth control until you receive a confirmed negative specimen by microscopic examination at 8 weeks