Health Quarters now offers no-scalpel vasectomy. A vasectomy is a very popular minor surgical procedure through which the tubes (vasa deferentia) that deliver sperm from the testes to the seminal fluid (cum or semen) are cut or blocked. The procedure is done as a method of contraception or birth control to prevent pregnancy. After the procedure, sterilization does not occur immediately because some sperm are already stored in the body; it can take 3 months for the vasectomy to work, so plan for continuing other birth control for a period of time afterwards. Although it may be possible to reverse a vasectomy, for all practical purposes a vasectomy should be considered permanent.
Is a vasectomy the right birth control choice for you? Below are some facts that will help you decide.
- No-scalpel vasectomy is a simple, safe, non-hormonal, extremely effective form of permanent birth control.
- Our doctors use the no-scalpel ("keyhole") method, meaning no stitches, no skin cutting, and a shorter recovery time than a classic vasectomy procedure.
- We require three office visits: a consultation, the procedure, and a three month follow up to check your semen for sperm.
- A local anesthetic is used to numb the scrotum before starting so there will be little or no discomfort during the actual vasectomy. The doctor makes one tiny puncture to reach your vas deferens (the tubes that carry sperm) and then seals them off so sperm can't get to your semen/leave your body during ejaculation. Patients are surprised by how quick and easy it is!
- A vasectomy will not affect your sex drive, erections, or ejaculation. You just won't have to worry about getting your partners pregnant!