Vasectomy is one of the most popular methods of sterilization.
For most couples, the decision to move forward with a vasectomy is that it offers a much less intrusive option with a proven track record of effectiveness and safety.
The procedure works by permanently disrupting the flow of sperm from the testicle to the ejaculatory ducts within the prostate gland. With time, the production of sperm within the testicles gradually slows down and is reabsorb by the body.
A man who has a vasectomy will still maintain his ability to climax and will still have an ejaculate. The main difference is that there will be no sperm in the semen.
In addition, a vasectomy will NOT impact the testicle ability to continue to produce testosterone.
A More Comfortable Vasectomy
To reduce the discomfort associated with a vasectomy, we use a special anesthetic injector that delivers the local anesthetic without any needle. The primary sensation described by all of our patients likens it to the discomfort associated with being lightly struck by a rubber band. That sensation only last for a few seconds before the local anesthetics takes affect.
No-scalpel vasectomy instrumentation is also employed in our practice so the entire procedure can usually performed through a SINGLE opening (in most cases) measuring less than 1 cm or a quarter of an inch.
After a Vasectomy
The main limitations are to avoid any significantly strenuous activity for a few days and also to avoid any heavy lifting.
Most patients can safely return to work the following day but many will chose to take a couple of days off.
It is also advice that a patient wears a scrotal supporter for a few days immediately after the procedure and they are also advice to refrain from sexual activity for at least two weeks.