A vasectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that results in male sterilization and permanent birth control. After a vasectomy, a man will no longer be able to father a child.
During a vasectomy, the tube that allows your sperm to travel from the testicles to the penis (the vas deferens) is cut. The tube is then sealed or tied off so sperm cannot get to the penis. When you ejaculate after a vasectomy, your ejaculate contains no sperm and you cannot father a child.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any man who does not wish to father children is a candidate for vasectomy.
What to Expect
Vasectomies are simple procedures performed in a doctor’s office. You won’t need anesthesia for the procedure, but the surgical area will be numbed.
Your vasectomy will take less than 30 minutes. You may spend an hour or so recovering at the doctor’s office before going home to rest. You will be able to return to sexual activity within a week.
Our urologists can use a “no-needle” approach to anesthesia and a “no-scalpel” technique to complete a vasectomy. This can speed up recovery time and help you feel more comfortable about your procedure. You should ask your physician about these techniques before your vasectomy.
In some cases, a vasectomy can be reversed if you wish to father children.
Why Choose UHealth?
Advanced research in men’s health. Our urologists are dedicated to men’s health and conduct innovative research into many conditions. Our expert team has helped develop new minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures to treat cancers, incontinence, and more. We give you access to leading-edge treatments and clinical trials that aren’t widely available. In addition, we have established the eighth fellowship program in the nation dedicated solely to teaching physicians how to care for men’s health. Innovative, expert urology care. Our team of urology experts delivers advanced care for all urologic conditions. We use the latest research and the least invasive procedures to help you feel better and recover more quickly. Our experienced urologists design a personalized treatment plan to give you the best possible results.
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