Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that blocks the vas deferens, which is the tube responsible for sperm to travel from the testes to the urethra.
The procedure is usually performed by a urologist in a sterile environment, and it can be done at any time in your childbearing years. The surgery takes around 15 minutes, and involves making an incision on either side of the scrotum and inserting a tube through each opening. This tube will then be tied off in order to prevent sperm from traveling back up into your testes.
What are the things to Consider Before Having a Vasectomy?
#1 It is a personal decision
The decision to have a vasectomy is a very personal one, and it’s important to consider all of your options before making a final choice.
The first step is to talk about it. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to have a vasectomy, and the best way to decide is by coming up with your own list of pros and cons and then hashing them out with your partner. He or she will probably be surprised at how strongly you feel about this decision, so be prepared for that. You’ll also want to make sure you’re absolutely clear on what’s happening during the process—you may not be in control of whether or not you get a vasectomy, but you are in control of what happens after it’s done.
When you have some time to think about it, there are lots of reasons why having a vasectomy makes sense for you and your partner. Here are some of the benefits:
– You’ll both be able to get on with your lives without worrying about the possibility of having kids in the future. This can save you both money by not having to pay for birth control, as well as time that would otherwise be spent planning for kids. It also allows you both to focus on other things in your lives without being distracted by the stress of thinking about how many children they might have or whether they’d want any at all.
– You may find that having children just isn’t something that feels right for either of you anymore—that’s okay! But it can feel like something might be missing from your life if you don’t have them anyway. Having a vasectomy makes it easier for both partners when it comes time for this decision because there won’t be any surprises about what someone else wants or doesn’t want when it comes down
#2 Research the Options
You’ll want to research this procedure and find out what the different options are for getting one. There are different types of vasectomies (e.g., no scalpel), so it’s important that both of you understand what kind of procedure will work best for your current situation, as well as any risks involved with each type of procedure. You should also consider whether or not there are other alternatives besides vasectomy (such as female sterilization) that would work better for your unique situation and lifestyle.
The No Scalpel Vasectomy procedure is performed in an office under local anesthesia. A small incision is made on each side of the scrotum and a loop is placed around each vas deferens to hold it in place during surgery. This procedure takes about 15 minutes per side and requires no recovery time at all after surgery.
The No Needle Vasectomy procedure is also performed in an office under local anesthesia, but requires general anesthesia (where you don’t feel anything) because there’s a chance that you might feel some discomfort or pain as a result of the needle being inserted into your penis during testicle extraction surgery.
#3 It is an in-office procedure
A vasectomy is a simple, quick operation that takes 15 to 20 minutes. The surgery is performed in the clinic, which is usually on a day scheduled for you by your doctor. The most common side effects are cramping, swelling, and discomfort at the site of the incision.
#4 Sterilization doesn’t happen immediately
Going under vasectomy can cause sterilization, but it’s not immediate.
In fact, most men will experience some level of sterility for at least six months after the procedure. This means that you may not be able to get pregnant for up to a year after having your vasectomy.
It is important to note that some men may experience sterility more quickly than others. Also, sterility can vary depending on the type of surgery performed (open or closed); whether or not there was any healing time between surgeries; and whether or not a hematoma developed during surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about vasectomy procedures, contact Desert Sky Urology. If you have already made up your mind or want to further discuss your options, call us to schedule an appointment for a consultation.