Yes. It is as effective as female tubal ligation (getting her tubes tied) and the conventional vasectomy method.
It is 99.8% effective.
A no-scalpel vasectomy generally takes about 1 hour to complete.
Yes. Your comfort is our primary concern. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Pithadia will prescribe a mild sedative to help you relax during the procedure.
You may notice a brief sting for a few seconds when the anesthetic is being administered. As soon as the anesthetic takes effect, you should feel no pain, but you may notice a slight pulling sensation.
Please note that there will be no injection into the testicle! Because the no-scalpel vasectomy is a minimally invasive procedure with no incision and no stitches, there is minimal soreness, if any.
This is also a great opportunity to receive a little TLC and some pampering from your partner!
Soon. Most men lose little or no time from work. A few need a day or two to rest. If you have a desk job, you can probably return to work the next day. If you perform physical labor or have a job that requires much walking or driving, you can resume working after two days or so.
You should avoid strenuous labor, exercise, contact sports and heavy weight-lifting for 7 days.
Yes. The only thing that will change is that you will not be able to make your partner pregnant.
Your masculinity will not be affected. Vasectomy is not castration and does not cause impotence. Since your testicles are unaffected by the procedure, they will continue to produce the same amount of the male sex hormone (testosterone).
This means that having a vasectomy should have no effect on your sex drive, your ability to get an erection, the volume of ejaculate, your body composition, muscle mass, facial hair, voice, or other male characteristics. Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
Yes. Male sperm are made in the testicles.
During sexual climax (ejaculation) the sperm travel through two tubes in the scrotum called the vas deferens, mixes with semen, and comes out of the penis.
In a vasectomy, these tubes are blocked so the sperm cannot reach the semen. Without sperm in the semen, you cannot make your partner pregnant.
Some men say that without the worry of accidental pregnancy and the bother of other birth control methods, sex is more relaxed and enjoyable than before.
Soon. As a rule, we suggest waiting 3 days before having intercourse.
Remember that a vasectomy is not effective immediately so it is important to use a backup method of birth control until two consecutive tests show your semen is free of sperm.
Not much. The sperm will continue to be produced, but there is nowhere for them to go because the tubes have been sealed.
The sperm linger around the tubes, and are eventually dissolved. The proteins are then recycled back into the system for use in other body functions. This does not change the production or release of hormones (i.e. testosterone) from the testicles after the vasectomy.
No. After a vasectomy, there are always some active sperm left in your system. It takes about 20-30 ejaculations to clear them.
For most men, this is approximately 2 to 3 months, but can take up to 6 months. You and your partner must use some other form of birth control until your doctor tests your semen and tells you it is free of sperm.
Yes. There are many companies that specialize in long term storage of sperm.
If you are considering sperm storage at this time, it sounds like you may not be ready to have a vasectomy.
I would recommend waiting until later when you know that you definitely do not want to father any more children.
There should be no change (neither better nor worse) after your vasectomy.
However, some couples feel more relaxed after the vasectomy only because they are not constantly worrying about an unwanted pregnancy.
No. Having a vasectomy will only help prevent you from making your partner pregnant; it does not provide any protection against any STDs such as HIV/AIDS, genital herpes or gonorrhea.
If you or your partner have a sexual disease of any kind or have more than one sexual partner, the best way to protect yourself and your partner is to use a condom.