The one and only indication for getting a vasectomy is childbirth control. If you’re a man, who along with this partner, have reached upon a decision to not have kids anymore, going through with a vasectomy is the best option for you.
It guarantees a 99% success rate, and is the safest, most convenient method to date. It is also cheaper and faster than female sterilization.
Are you looking for a clinic where you can have your vasectomy done? Do you want to opt for a painless procedure, excellent post-op care and speedy recovery? Well then, look no further, and book your appointment today!
Understanding the vasectomy
Vasectomy, generally known as “getting the snip”, is a method of birth control in men which leads to permanent male sterilization.
In this procedure, the surgeon blocks or cuts the tubes, known as vas deferens in medical terms, to stop the sperms from entering the urethra. It’s a short procedure, usually ranging between 15-20 minutes.
Vasectomy is of two types: scalpel and non-scalpel – with non-scalpel vasectomy with local anaesthesia being the preferred course. To make sure that you don't feel any pain, we'll give you local anaesthesia. In some cases, we may go for general anaesthesia as well.
Once this is done, your sperms will not be present in the semen, hence making it nearly impossible for you to impregnate a woman. In simple terms, you wouldn't be able to have children – possibly, for the rest of your life.
How the vasectomy procedure is performed
There are two methods to go about vasectomy; non-scalpel and scalpel method. Let’s take a look at each one of them separately and learn more about them.
In this method, one of our surgeons will use a scalpel to make an incision on the scrotum to access the vas deferens. After locating the vas deferens, the surgeon will put out a part through the incision and either cauterize it or tie it – whatever seems to fit. Then the incision site is taken care of, and you're all set.
While the scalpel method is already minimally invasive, a more meticulous and minimal approach is taken with the non-scalpel process. The only difference in this procedure is that our surgeons make a small opening (or puncture) using cautery or a specialized instrument instead of making an incision.
Post-Vasectomy Recovery and Care
You can immediately go home after the procedure. However, we advise you to do the following to make sure that you’re recovering at a good pace:
Wear fitting underwear
Shower daily for some days after 24 hours of vasectomy
Avoid any strenuous exercise
Don’t drive for a few days
Get plenty of rest
Apply cold packs to your scrotum to soothe the pain
Avoid taking OTC painkillers for at least a day
Wait at least 3-7 days before having sexual intercourse
By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to return to work after 1-2 days. If you experience excruciating pain, blood oozing out of your scrotum area, or fever – please contact us immediately.
All you need to know about Vasectomy Treatment
You may have other questions about the procedure that may not have been answered yet. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding vasectomy.
To begin with, before the vasectomy, you need to remove the hair from the front of your scrotum. We advise you to bring tight underwear or underpants as well. And, it would also be wise to arrange for a drive back home to avoid unnecessary pressure on your genital area.
We also advise you to not consume any alcohol or smoke a cigarette one day before the big day.
No, vasectomy is not painful. We will give you local or general anaesthesia to numb your body against pain. You might feel the piercing pain of the injection for sure, but other than that, you wouldn't feel anything.
You may experience some discomfort after the procedure. Still, it isn't too much and usually resolves on its own in about 1-2 weeks.
Yes. Vasectomy doesn’t affect your ability to ejaculate. You will be able to ejaculate the way you did before, only with 0 sperms in your semen.
Vasectomy promises a 99% success rate in the process of male sterilization. So, no – there are significantly fewer chances for you to make someone pregnant after getting a vasectomy.
Your testicles are responsible for manufacturing the sperms, and the vas deferens carries them to the urethra. In here, the sperms get mixed with the semen and are then ejaculated out of the body. However, after a vasectomy, your sperms are unable to reach the urethra. Hence, they die and are eventually absorbed by the body.
No, vasectomy does not affect your sex drive because you're still producing the male hormone, testosterone, in your testicles. Your testicles are responsible for manufacturing the sperms and testosterone, which are not affected during a vasectomy. Vasectomy means just severing the tubes responsible for carrying the sperms to the urethra.
You’ll be asked to provide your semen after 12 weeks and 20 ejaculations after your surgery. With the help of this semen analysis, we’ll be able to check for any sperms in your semen. If the sperms are present, it means you have had a failed vasectomy.
An over-the-counter male fertility test known as SpermCheck can also help check for a failed vasectomy. Still, it would be better to confirm it from our clinic. Until then, you should use conventional contraceptive methods during sexual intercourse.
Any male above 18 can go for this procedure. However, you should know that it's a big decision and should be made once you are sure about everything.
What if you end up wanting kids as you touch thirty? Therefore, wait it out, take your time and then come to a conclusion.
No, there are no studies to prove weight gain after vasectomy. You’ll look and feel the same after the procedure.
No, the non-scalpel method is an advanced and better procedure than the scalpel method. Because, in the non-scalpel method, there won't be any incisions, which automatically lowers the risk of infection with minor discomfort.
COMPLICATIONS OF VASECTOMY
Vasectomy is generally a safe procedure and doesn’t really cause any complications. However, here are the following most common complications you might experience after the procedure:
Hematoma in scrotum
If you experience any of these symptoms, please reach out to us instantly. We’ll make sure to guide you properly according to the severity of the problem and will prescribe medications, respectively.
What Are Your Treatment Options Apart from Vasectomy
Apart from vasectomy, you have all the remaining birth control methods available to you as treatment options.
If you’re not sure about your views regarding childbirth, vasectomy might not be the best option. Instead, you can go for the conventional methods like diaphragms and condoms, or you can get your partner to opt for birth control medications or for something more permanent such as tubal ligation.
But, getting a vasectomy is easier than tubal ligation, with fewer risks and quick recovery. Once you are sure about not wanting any children, getting a vasectomy is a better and hassle-free option than female sterilization methods, that’s for sure. Come on, guys, show some chivalry!
Why should you have your vasectomy at our clinic
It's a good question because getting a vasectomy is no child's play. Once you have decided to go ahead with this procedure, you obviously want to entrust this delicate job to someone who knows what he is doing.
Having a team of world-class urologists with years of experience, we take pride in the fact that we can get the job done at moderate rates. And what is better than having the authority to decide your date for the procedure?
We are equipped with the latest surgical tools and knowledge to make this procedure highly effective and safe for you.
Vasectomy, while it looks like a simple and safe procedure, is still a complicated one. If you don't want to wait in line at NHS for months and want to go for multidisciplinary experts at affordable rates – we are the ones for you.
We understand how crucial yet neglected men care is; therefore, we take it very seriously and aim to provide you with top-notch services and high-quality post-op care. You can contact us regarding any problem after the procedure, and we'd love to help you out.
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